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The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence #1)

The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence #1) by Jessica SorensenAuthor: Jessica Sorensen

Series: Yes (The Coincidence #1)

Genre: New Adult, Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary

Pages: 283

For Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lucky, he could keep his head down, do as he was told, and make it through the day. But one night it seemed like his luck — and his life — might finally end… until an angel named Callie appeared just in time to rescue him.

Callie has never believed in luck. Not since her twelfth birthday when everything was taken from her. After the worst was over, she locked up her feelings and vowed never to tell anyone what happened. Now, six years later, she continues to struggle with the painful secret that threatens to consume her.
When fate lands Kayden and Callie at the same college, Kayden is determined to get to know the beautiful girl who changed his destiny. Quiet and reserved, Callie still fears letting anyone else into her world.


Rating: 🌑 🌑 🌑 🌓

This was my first New Adult book I’ve read (I don’t much like this genre cause they all seem so mind-numbingly predictable) but I came across this book on Goodreads and the synopsis caught my attention so I thought, why not.

Ok so like I said above, the predictability is off the roof. Boy meets girl, both are going through things, they cross paths in the most predictable way, they try to fight it off, but love wins in the end. This is not a spoiler by the way. It’s literally written all over the synopsis. HOWEVER! if you scratch below the surface, you’ll find that it’s about much more.

  • Suffering in silence – It touches on domestic, physical and sexual abuse and its long-term impact on the everyday life of its survivors.
  • Endurance and overcoming – Although every day seems like another battle especially Kayden, they fight. In their own dysfunctional way, they refuse to give up and give in.
  • True friendship – I thought Kalie and Seth’s friendship was so much deeper and sweeter than Kalie & Kayden’s relationship.
  • Dysfunctional families left and right. I mean, almost everyone is battling with something.

Two things, however, that got on my nerves were:

  1. The beginning was slow! Seriously for the majority of the first half, they were just going through the motions ever sooo slowly! Just doing the same thing over and over again.
  2. And this really irritated the heck out of me. IT WAS REPETITIVE!!! The writing, they were saying the same things chapter after chapter I almost lost my mind! I was like I get it! now give me some new material to work with here! I’m talking about the conversations among themselves not about what they went through.

All in all, I would definitely recommend it. I mean for my first NA genre, I say not bad.


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