by Madison Street
by Madison Street
Everything in Duke Grayson’s life was all he could ever ask for: A loving family, loyal friends, a beautiful girlfriend, and a scholarship to his top choice college. It’s his senior year of high school, and all he needs is to focus on his grades, lacrosse, and keeping his girlfriend happy. That is until Raya walks into his life.
From the moment they meet, Duke is drawn to her, not only for her natural beauty and her stunning crystal blue eyes, but because he’s aware there’s more to this girl than just his alluring pull to her. He senses secrecy and fear.
Throughout the year, their bond grows stronger, and his feelings for her become undeniable. Just when he is about to express his love, tragedy strikes and Raya disappears.
For six years, Duke is tortured by his struggles, as he’s unable to find her and blames himself for failing to protect her. Until the day, she’s found, and he’s given a second chance. Will Duke become her beacon of hope and make her see that it’s the little things that make life worthwhile? Can Raya overcome her fears and fight against the terrors that haunt her? Or will her dark and torturous past be too much for her to battle against?
Madison Street's debut novel, Little Things is book that I still think about, it is a story that has unexpected dark turns that leave you shocked. This is one of the reasons it stuck out to me. It deals with a subject that you don't see too often in a novel. It's not your traditional boy meets girl story. It's so much more and Madison does a good job telling the story of Duke and Raya. I don't want to give away too much, but it you are looking for something darker with the promise of hope, read Little Things by Madison Street.