Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window by Kristy Moseley

       "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."

The title makes the boy sound like a creeper. But he's not. Liam James has been in love with Amber Walker since he was 6, and best friends with her older brother, Jake. But because of Jake and Amber's abusive father, Jake doesn't let any boy near her. One night, when Amber was 8 and Liam was 10, after the many times Amber's father abused her and her brother, Liam sees her crying through her window, they are next door neighbors, he goes over to her room through her window to comfort her.

Eight years later Liam still goes to Amber's room every night and stays with her to comfort her in her sleep. She suffers from terrible nightmares from all the physical and sexual abuse she and her brother suffered at the hands of their father. Liam is still in love with Amber, but because of her brother's protectiveness, she doesn't know and Liam has tried to get over her by sleeping around. Nobody knows that Liam sleeps in Amber's bed every night, and even though her father has been out of their lives for three years, Amber still panics when anyone but her family and Liam touches her, even a simple hug from her best friend brings on a slight panic.

After a surprisingly nice day at the ice rink with Liam,  he starts to flirt more openly with her. Amber takes it as him just being 'his man-whore self', as she puts it. But after getting drunk at one of her Brother's weekly parties and getting groped by a stranger there, Liam is there for her, and they share some tender moments, and a steamy make-out Liam finally tells her how long he had feelings for her, and who kept him away. He asks her on a proper date, and they decide to enter into a relationship but decide to take their time in every aspect, including when to tell her brother.

Well, I don't want to spoil the entire book, but after a slew of shenanigans, The book ends on a pretty happy note. There were a few things that were predictable, but all-in-all this was a decent book. There are some mild language and sexual content. But because of the sexual abuse, though mild as it is and thankfully non-descriptive, I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone under age 17, or to those that this kind of content bothers.

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