Title: The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window
Author: Kirsty 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.
4.5 VERY SWEET STARS!!
I simply loved this story, it was super sweet and I admit sometimes a bit cheesy but I really enjoyed it. So much that I read in almost one sitting :)
“It’s always been you; it’ll always be you, Angel.”
This is the story of brother and sister Jake and Amber Walker(who Liam calls Angel) and their childhood at the hands of an abusive father. Also Jake's best friend Liam, whom I fell in love with, who became Amber's safety net and comfort. One night, when Amber was 8 years old her father came home and was especially abusive, she was in her room sobbing. Liam, who lived next door climbed in her window and held her and calmed her until she fell asleep. He came the next, night and the next until they spent every night together.
Keep in mind that Liam is only two years older than her so nothing icky was happening here, but we fast forward 8 years and they are still spending every single night together. Amber basically can't stand Day Liam, who does nothing but tease and pester her, but she loves Night Liam who makes her feel safe and calm and keeps the nightmares away.
Night Liam was considerate, loving and thoughtful. Day Liam was a flirt, slut and a jerk. However, both night and day Liam made me feel safe and protected. ~Amber
There is nothing sexual happening here up to this point. Amber knows that her brother and Liam are man whores of the worst kind and she doesn't hide how much she despises that about them both. Until.... you got it, there starts to become feelings there on Amber's part but she can see no reason that Liam would want anything to do with her. But, unbeknownst to her, Liam has been in love with her since he met her at six years old!
This was one of my favorite parts, when Liam's mom tells Amber about his sixth birthday party where he saw her for the first time and why calls her Angel all this time.
“He turned to me, and do you know what he said to me? He said in a deadly serious tone, 'Momma, am I dead?' And I said 'no honey, you're not dead', and he shook his head, looking all confused about something. Then he pointed to you dancing and said, 'if I'm not dead, then why is there an Angel in our house.'”
I won't give much more of the story away except to say that it is fairly fast paced, a sweet love story, and a tad far fetched at times, but that's why we read fiction, right?? I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did :)