NICKI LYNN

A true nerd at heart, Nicki Lynn is a science and mathlete and loves the academic rigor of school. Socially quirky, she has found it best to explore her ideas through written craft. When she is not whittling away at a new writing project or procrastinating on her homework, she is spending time with either her friends or her many pets (2 dogs and 3 cats). Although growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nicki is a true northerner with a love of snow and busy cities.
Though his emotional state was always turbulent at best, Gabe Nile found stability in two places: art and Jaycie. Both served as an outlet for expression and hope for the unique boy throughout his childhood, and both were unceremoniously ripped away when he needed them the most. Within a span of five years, Gabe watched his closest friend vanish and lost his arm in a horrific car accident that cost him far more than his artistic ability. Now, Gabe, a prodigal musician and painter unable to create his masterpieces, is alone in his world and seeking a new purpose. When given the opportunity to revisit his past, he seeks out the one person who could possibly help him, but she’s nothing like he remembered. Gone is the quiet girl who understood him on a deeper level, and in her place is a moody, rebellious teenager with secrets of her own. Tumbling down a path of self-destruction, could this new “Jaycie”, despite their complex history, manage to save Gabe from himself before it is too late?

Hardback ISBN: 9781629897820
Paperback ISBN:  9781629897837
eBook ISBN: 9781629897844
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date 09/18/2017
Calloused by the harsh experiences from her youth, Jacquelyn “Jaycie” Brooks sought change. A new adoptive last name, different hair color, and piercings afforded the teen some semblance of escape in the time following her personal tragedy – even if only superficially. Jaded from her grim history, Jaycie watched the world with an unsympathetic scrutiny until a reminder of her past forced her to reevaluate her perspective. The reappearance of Gabe, the childhood friend she had been separated from for nearly five years, reignites her former identity, but she quickly realizes that their reunion is not without hardship. Gabe has been struggling with his own sense of purpose after losing the arm that fostered his artistic talent, but Jaycie’s attempts to help the broken man are exhausting and leave little room for her own escalating problems. In an attempt to flee reality, the duo embarks on a journey, but the price for such an adventure might be more than Jaycie bargained for. Amid reconnecting with Gabe and the continued battle with the demons of her past, she finds herself in a compromising situation. Stuck between her past and present worlds, Jaycie will learn the painful truth of consequence. Navigating through a web of deceit and emotional trauma, neither Gabe nor Jaycie is fully prepared for the path ahead, and that naivety may cost Jaycie dearly.

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