From the outside looking in, Jessie is a normal nineteen-year-old high school senior. Athletic, likeable, and seemingly well rounded, he’s every parent’s dream. However, Jessie is suffering from an unfathomable pain…the pain of loss.
Sickness tears him apart from the inside out—but the illness is not his own.
After cancer stole two of the most influential people in his life, Jessie is left to cope with his emotions. He struggles to make sense of his life’s cruelty, and is obsessed with the idea that he too will someday become ill and fall victim to the merciless disease.
The first step to getting help is admitting there’s a problem…
As his emotional state begins to spiral, Jessie finally seeks psychiatric help. That’s where he meets Kacey Monroe. She’s the most beautiful woman Jessie has ever laid eyes on, and she also knows the pain of loss. While they bond over their life experiences and mutual attraction, Jessie finds comfort in the normalcy of having a high school girlfriend.
Jessie’s support system is not only shaken—it’s completely destructed as a revolting secret is exposed leaving his vulnerable psyche completely eviscerated.
A split second decision completely alters Jessie’s life course in a way he can’t possibly comprehend. Hand in hand, he and Kacey are left to face the aftermath…or run.
About the Author
I live in Piedmont, Oklahoma with my wife and our two children. I have always loved writing, and finally decided to go for it. With the amazing resources available for emerging authors, it only makes sense to take advantage of them.
This was one of the most emotional books I’ve read lately. I was impressed by how the death of Jessie’s brother and mother affected him and how he struggled to cope with his obsession, if I can call it like that.
Jessie Kasper used to be a normal teenager, until cancer took away his brother and mother. Their loss left an empty place in his heart and as well an aggressive fear towards the fatal illness. He is constantly afraid he may be ill too and at any sign of pain or any unusual spot on his body he gets these panic attacks that end up with him in the hospital, surrounded by people who don’t seem to understand his concern (at least in his opinion). He is well aware that his fears cause pain to those he loves, so he is now determined to put an end to them and accepts help from a psychologist. More so, when a new girl comes to his class and they start a beautiful friendship that may lead to more.
A story with a turn that you can never imagine. I still cannot believe how it all ends, it’s something way over your imagination. Except that, you will meet a teenager with a strong personality, determined to get over his nightmares and his loss. With help from his father and his friends and for them, he will make an effort to recover and to understand that feeling pain is sometimes normal and natural.Kacey has her own loss to deal with, and even more! I will leave you to judge her in the end J
Well, an entire 5 stars from me for Jessie Kasper, I can’t wait for the next book in the series! Congratulations to the author for such great characters and plot.
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