Aaron (Survivor Stories #1)by Published 08 Oct 2012
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I can’t describe what it’s like to want to scream every minute of every day.
Two years after a terrifying night of pain destroyed his normal teenage existence, Aaron Downing still clings to the hope that one day, he will be a fully functional human being. But his life remains a constant string of nightmares, flashbacks, and fear. When, in his very first semester of college, he’s assigned Spencer Thomas as a partner for his programming project, Aaron decides that maybe “normal” is overrated. If he could just learn to control his fear, that could be enough for him to find his footing again.
With his parents’ talk of institutionalizing him—of sacrificing him for the sake of his brothers’ stability—Aaron becomes desperate to find a way to cope with his psychological damage or even fake normalcy. Can his new shrink control his own demons long enough to treat Aaron, or will he only deepen the damage?
Desperate to understand his attraction for Spencer, Aaron holds on to his sanity with both hands as it threatens to spin out of control.
Aaron (Survivor Stories #1) Reviews
4.5 stars. Incredibly moving story of a traumatized young man who works through his demons and eventually finds some peace. The author is honest enough to end the story without fixing everything, which I appreciated. It is also nice that she recognizes that the majority of the book should focus on the process of survival, rather than the romance itself, given the brutality of the main character's issues. This is highly recommended.
Great book dealing with a hard topic. This is the first book I've read from this author and I will definitely be reading more.
Aaron had a life and traumatic experience two years ago and he is pretty much a walking corpse. He has flashbacks, panic attacks, etc. and is basically just medicating his life away as he doesn't know how to deal with what happened to him. I felt so bad for him and my heart ached for what his family was going through.
When Spencer came into the picture things slowly started changing for Aaron. This is a beautiful story about true friends. I don't really want to go into anything much more than that, but I would definitely recommend this book to anyone as it was a really heart touching story.
4.75 stars worth of angst, hurt, romance, love, friendship and comfort.
A well-written but rather slow story detailing Aaron's struggle to recover from the horrendous attack that left him scarred in body and mind and his friend Juliette raped and murdered. He finds a friend in Spencer who is deaf from birth.
He was terrified that one day he'd get trapped in his own head and never find his way back out again. His head was a fucking scary place to be.
It's Jake Bass on the cover. Jake fucking Bass. I can't NOT buy it. I don't care what that says about my gay porn addiction and how it affects my life choices 'cause Jake Bass.
Oh, and the book has pretty good reviews so there's that.