Smut factor: 🔥
Author: Haley Jenner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Synopsis from the book:
a marked effect or influence
My life has been severed into two distinct origins.
You don’t need to know too much of my life before. It’s no longer relevant to my story.
The damage is mine. I’m a ghost. The shell of the girl from 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 striving to survive in the 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳.
Love. Life. Friendship.
I’ve pushed it all away in my fight to breathe another day.
Who am I?
Worse, I’ve lost sight of 𝘸𝘩𝘺 I continue to endure.
Until he reminds me of the girl of before.
Impact by Haley Jenner is my second six-star read of the year and I am in total awe of this book. First, let me preface my glowing review by letting you know this book may be a trigger for some. Be prepared; the primary theme of the book is sexual assault. Saying that, from the first line of the first chapter, you’re not just reading you’re transported. Zoe isn’t just a character on the page, you are Zoe. I think as a woman I automatically had this reaction because any of us could easily be Zoe. Whether it’s your Mother, your best friend, your daughter or you. Sexual assault is something as a woman we think about every day, that we constantly caution are daughters of what to be on the lookout for. Don’t drink without a buddy, don’t go somewhere alone, have your keys in hand before you’re out of the building to the car, it’s become so constant that we don’t even question it. Impact takes you into the soul of a survivor, in a way that is unapologetic about the aftermath of her attack.
The beauty in this book is the rebirth that we witness, and it’s not fast or simple but it’s so perfectly imperfect. And the love story between Zoe and Tripp, well it’s no easy go either. Tripp is the man that makes you believe in love and goodness again. Not in a cheesy roll your eyes sort of way, but authentically and sincerely.
I’m going to leave my review short, believe me; it is worth it to experience this book. And I hope what I’ve written is enough for you to give it a try.
Congratulations to the authors (yes authors, Haley Jenner is two people) for writing an exceptional story and thank you for allowing me to be a part of it.