My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Not-Outcast is a standalone but I’m really hoping it will become a new series!
*Warning: there’s some heavy issues like drug use and mental illness in here that may be a trigger for some!
Cheyenne has a tough life. Her childhood was riddled with abuse and deception. Plus, she has a mental illness that makes her very different from everyone else. But that didn’t stop her from falling head over heels for her step brother’s best friend, Cutler Ryder when they were in high school. Now, ten years later, her step brother (Chad) still hates her, Cut has no clue who she is and Cheyenne still loves him…
First, let me say that I seriously was not expecting the gravity of this book (in a good way). I mean, it’s Tijan, I knew I’d love it but I kind of thought it would be an easy reading sort of story. NOPE! It’s a book with a hero who plays professional hockey, sure, but it is so much more. Cheyenne struggles with a mental disorder (I’ll let you read the book to find out why) and the result is a heroine who is quirky, funny, sweet, off beat, zany. I absolutely adored the beautiful nut ball! And it IS a serious topic but the story isn’t all doom and gloom. Cheyenne and her wacky friends, Sasha and Melanie actually made me smile and LOL quite a few times.
As for Cut, well I mean…he’s a hot hockey player. Need I say more?? Does anyone remember that old Mike Myers movie, Wayne’s World, where his character sees the uber beauty, Tia Carrere and he just glides over to her all in a trance? In my mind, that’s what happened when Cut sees Cheyenne for the first time (except with Brad Pitt instead of Mike Myers)! SH-WING!! Love at first sight, a completely swoon worthy character!
This is yet another of Tijan’s books that I’ll add to my READ AGAIN E-SHELF! Told from dual POVs with a swexy ending. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
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