One of Blake's hands buried itself in my hair and cradled my head holding me to him. My face pressed up against the collar of his hoodie, and I breathed him in. He smelled familiar, like damp grass and fresh air, of a time when things were less complicated, and my heart ached for us. In that moment, we weren't two strangers reunited by chance; we were sixteen-year-old Blake and Penny.
And we needed each other to survive.
LOVED this story! Okay, in case you haven't figured this out, I'm a huge fan of damaged characters. Blake and Penny have a troubled past and plenty of shit buried in it. They have so much history and so many feelings for each other, but there is still a lot standing in their way.
I loved how strong Penny was despite everything that was against her. She didn't let what others thought destroy her.
Blake was frustrating, but I understood where he was coming from and why he did what was expected of him. He challenged expectations and fought for what he wanted, it was a little late but better late than never.
They never forgot each other and that most definitely deserves a HEA!