Anguish was the norm until she came in.

The help-wanted ad at Ashland's college was simple: mother seeks live-in maid for son. But it turns out Breaker James is a mess in more ways than one. Confined to a prison of his own making and crippled by fear, he's completely withdrawn from the world. Can Ashland lead him out of the darkness of his past and help him reclaim a normal life?

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The help-wanted ad on the bulletin board at Ashland’s college was simple enough: mother seeks live-in maid for son. But it turns out Breaker James is a mess in more ways than one. He’s confined to a prison of his own making, crippled by his fear of people and any social interaction whatsoever. Every vibe he’s giving off is begging Ashland to stay away, yet she finds herself strangely drawn to him. Can she coax him out of his darkness and help him overcome the deep trauma of his past to reclaim a normal life?

A contemporary romance perfect for fans of Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall and JoJo Moyes’ Me Before You, AnguiSH delves deep into complex human emotions and the struggle to move forward from devastating past events.

Reviewed by Melanie Newton
Some name calling.
There is a lot Cursing and a lot of sexual innuendo contained in this book, with one use of the F word.
There are a few scenes that involve intense kissing, and groping, but no sex.
Smoking by an ex girlfriend is mentioned a couple of times, and partying is mentioned as well.
Supernatural Characters: There are no supernatural characters in this book.
Other: This is a contemporary romance novel that deals with mental illness, past traumas and the lasting effects from them.

Series: The AnguiSH novels, Book 1
Genres: Love & Romance, Social Issues/ Mental Illness
Tags: College, contemporary, Mental Illness, realistic fiction, romance, teen, young adult
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication Year: 2017
ISBN: 9781634222846
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Lila Felix

Lila Felix is full of antics and stories. She refused to go to Kindergarten after the teacher made her take a nap on the first day of school. She staged her first protest in middle school. She almost flunked out of her first semester at Pepperdine University because she was enthralled with their library and frequently was locked in. Now her husband and three children have to put up with her rebel nature in Louisiana where her days are filled with cypress trees, crawfish, and of course her books and writing. She writes about the ordinary people who fall extraordinarily in wild, true love.

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