2nd Place 2017 Fiction Book of the Year - Independent Author Network
Tomboy Cam Swayne is determined that football hero Jake Phillips keep his eyes firmly on her. After all, she’s been his since before she was born.
Cam has grown up literally next to Jake. They live next door and share a tree house. They’ve played together on the street and at the lake since she could walk. Plus, they’ve saved each other in some pretty miraculous ways that even their parents find hard to believe. So, it’s only natural that when hormones kick in, Cam feels like Jake belongs only to her. And heaven help anyone that stands in Cam’s way.
What does get in the way? Just their three-year age difference while she’s in middle school, and he’s in high school. And his long line of “gaggling geese” that follow him like he’s a boy band superstar. And the illness Jake hides from everyone until his devotion to Cam makes it an impossibility.
Will Cam and Jake ever get their country love song happy ending?
Inspired by Taylor Swift country songs, this is a story of aching love and loss and learning to live through life in all its pain and glory.
Independent Author Network 2017 Young Adult Book of the Year
Independent Author Network 2017 2nd Place Fiction Book of the Year
The BookLife Prize calls it "fast-paced, stirring, beautifully written and a pleasure to read".
Other Reviewers say,
"Love is messy, it's raw & imperfect...this novel shows that real love is worth all the fuss."
"This book crushed my soul in the most beautiful way."
"Cam & Jake ripped out my heart."
"It's about Family & Friendship & the ties that bind us all together. It's about Determination. It's about Hope. And it's about Never Giving Up."
"There's a lyricism to Evans' writing."
"It's like Taylor (Swift) & the author were on the same page."
"I was driven to read their life story & it was so beautifully done, every word & scene."
"Heart wrenching & beautiful storytelling!!!"
"What an amazing story of true friendship & love. I couldn't put this book down."
"Ms. Evans took my breath away. She took my heart and soul and rearranged it with the lyrical fluidity of Jake and Cami's journey."