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Amber Walker and her older brother, Jake, have an abusive father. One night her brother's best friend, Liam, sees her crying and climbs through her bedroom window to comfort her. That one action sparks a love/hate relationship that spans over the next eight years. Liam is now a confident, flirty player who has never had a girlfriend before. Amber is still emotionally scarred from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father. Together they make an unlikely pair. Their relationship has always been a rocky one, but what happens when Amber starts to view her brother's best friend a little differently? And how will her brother, who has always been a little overprotective, react when he finds out that the pair are growing closer? Find out in The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window.
Where to start.....
This started off quite promising for me but the more I read the more I disliked it.
Let's start with Amber, I couldn't figure her out! She had gone through years of sexual abuse from her father and jumped a mile if anyone came near her yet it only took her a week to sleep with Liam. I know she's known him practically all her life but surely you don't get over something that traumatising in such a short time especially as she never saw a therapist to work through her issues and didn't like to talk about it with anyone. She could also be so sure Liam loved her one minute and the next she would be doubting if he wanted to be with her because of something that was out of her control. This back and forth attitude she had made it very difficult for me to like her by the end.
This story deals with a very sensitive issue of domestic violence which I had never read about before but I just don't think the author did the topic any justice. It seemed to be more of a story of love as the domestic violence aspect took a back seat. I was really hoping to get sucked into this book, however, the story just didn't seem real to me as I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters, it was extremely cheesy and I found myself cringing at parts.
I gave it a 3/5 stars as there were aspects of the story that I enjoyed but as a whole I thought the author did not portray the issue of domestic violence appropriately.