Bastard – J.L.Perry

My name is Carter Reynolds. I was born a bastard and I’ll die a bastard. I learnt it at a young age, and nothing and nobody can change that. I’m on a one-way path of destruction, and God help anyone who gets in my way. I hate my life. Actually, I hate pretty much everything.
That’s until I meet the kid next door. Indi-freakin’-ana. My dislike for her is instant. From the moment I lay eyes on her, she ignites something within me. She makes me feel things I thought I was incapable of feeling. I don’t like it, not one bit. When she looks at me with her big, beautiful, haunting green eyes, it’s like she can see into the depths of my soul. It freaks me the hell out. She’s like sunshine and rainbows in my world of gloom and doom. I hate sunshine and rainbows.
I’m Indiana Montgomery. My friends call me Indi. Despite losing my mum at the age of six, I have a wonderful life and great friends. My dad more than makes up for the fact that I only have one parent. I’m his little girl, the centre of his world. I adore him.
When Carter Reynolds moves in next door, my life takes a turn for the worse. He’s gorgeous, sinfully hot, but that’s where my compliments end. He seems hell-bent on making my life miserable. He acts tough, but when I look into his eyes I don’t see it. I see hurt and pain. To me, he seems lost.

The start of this book really sets the scene and it is a truly heart breaking opening that any one person should have to experience, my heart really went out to Carters mother to be have been treated that way by her family.
I feel like my mind has been through the ringer, in a good way though, this book took me through so many emotions it was hard for my brain to catch up with them all.
I enjoyed this book greatly and the whole time i was reading i had a thought in my mind on repeat ‘Carter is anything but a Bastard’ this guy has this warped view of himself from his experience as a child but he so very wrong. indi really showed Carter that he was so much more than the ugly label he had been given by his grandfather as a child.
I adored the relationship between Carter an Indi’s dad he really showed Carter how a on should be treated.
I loved the dynamic between the two main characters, the struggles these two people went through just shows that they were meant to be.
This book is wonderful thought provoking story that will stay with you long after the last page. J.L.Perry has done such a brilliant job and her writing style is flawless, any author that can make you feel the pain, love, heart break and joy that her characters are feeling are onto a winner for me.

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