A Son of Carver
by Haven Francis
Genre: Upper YA/NA Contemporary
Release Date: May 17th 2016
Sometimes the best version of yourself is the one you can only see through someone elseâs eyes. But what happens when those eyes belong to the one person you donât want them to?
Thanks to her fatherâs affair and her parentâs resulting separation, Presley Knox has been ripped from her life in California and dropped into an abyss in the middle of Georgia. With her alternative looks and creative spirit, trying to find her place in a sea of jocks and cheerleaders is hard, but doing it while living with her cousin who belittles her every chance she gets is almost impossible. There is one person in Carver who embodies everything Presley hates about her new life and she canât help but use him as the outlet for all of her frustrations.
Nash Carterâs bad boy image isnât a faÃ§ade; he drinks too much, sleeps around, makes his money street racing and has zero plans for his future beyond living a rowdy life with his likeminded dad and older brother. His good looks, cut body and popularity have always gotten him anything and anyone heâs ever wanted. That is until Presley Knox showed up at Carver High.
Nash knows to steer clear of Presley and her sharp tongue thatâs always aimed at him. But that becomes impossible when theyâre paired together for a semester-long photography assignment that promises to push them into the depths of each otherâs personal lives. In order to survive the semester, Nash implements a new strategy: get the one girl whoâs immune to his charm to change her mind about him.
With Nashâs unwavering pursuit to know everything about her, and with the nagging voice inside her head thatâs insisting thereâs more to him than sheâs letting herself see, Presley struggles to keep her wall firmly in place. When it slowly begins to crumble, Nash wonders if he should have kept his distance after all because the girl thatâs been hiding under Presleyâs hard shell is breaking his heart wide open.
Nash has been a lot of things to a lot of girls, but Presleyâs the only one heâs ever wanted to shelter and protect. But how is he going to do that when he knows sheâs right to keep their friendship a secret in order to protect herself from him?
Due to mature language and content, A Son of Carver is intended for readers 17+.