When Rose’s mother dies when she is 11, she goes into foster care for 2 years before she is adopted by Anne. When Rose is 17, Anne gets married to Spider’s father. There is instant electricity between Rose and Spider, but Spider is warned to stay away from Rose as she is far to young for him. And Rose is warned to stay away from Spider as he is drug addicted future rock star. But they can’t resist each other and get caught by their parents just as they are getting into bed together. Spider’s father convinces him that he is no good for Rose and that she has a bright future that he will destroy. If Spider agrees to stay away from her, Spider’s father will pay him lots of money so he can get his band settled in the LA music scene. So he breaks her heart and walks away with another girl at his side. After being apart for 4 years, they accidentally run into each other and the electricity is still there. Now that Spider has been clean for almost 2 years, he decides it is time to take back what is his ... Rose!
This is a heartwarming and heartbreaking love story. At times I just wanted to shake a Rose and tell her just walk away from him. And Spider made me so mad at times that I wanted to kick him where the sun doesn’t shine. And isn’t that the sign of a good book when you get emotionally involved in it?