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Daisy Harris has no reason to suspect that her day will be any different than usual. She’ll go to class, alone. She won’t speak or make eye contact. She’ll spend her entire day doing her best to go completely unnoticed. That’s what life is like for Daisy now—an endless cycle of loneliness and fear. A life lived hiding behind the walls she so faithfully maintains.
Then she sees it. A magazine, left behind in class. A simple picture—just his face. And it changes everything.
It’s been a year since she’s seen Daltrey Ransome. A year since he and his brothers left town to pursue their dreams of rock and roll superstardom. A year since he left Daisy behind—left her to watch as everything she knew crumbled around her. She’s been running from Daltrey ever since, desperate to keep her secret.
But she can’t run anymore. And now that Daltrey has found her—the girl he’s loved his entire life, the girl he’d give up everything for—he’s determined never to let her go again.
*I received a free ARC of Ransom from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*
Ransom is the kind of story I just love to read! There is a rock star and a girl who has fallen in love with him – but it’s not your typical fangirl falling for a guy she doesn’t know at all, apart from through his music. It also features a friends to lovers part, which is one of my favorite contemporary romance tropes. I always enjoy reading about two close friends who realize they want to be much more than friends, but who are afraid to take the first step because the friendship is so important to them.
Daisy is a very sweet heroine, even if her journey in Ransom starts out as being very difficult indeed. She has been through some very hard times, and struggles with anxiety attacks, doesn’t have any friends, and has stopped talking to Daltrey to let him live his dream. One day in Uni, though, she meets Paige and Karen, and they have decided that Daisy should be their best friend. The one thing that makes this difficult for Daisy to deal with is that they are huge Ransom fans, and they are going to follow the tour in the summer to several cities.
Ransom is about new beginnings, passion for music, making new friends, starting to live again, and being stronger than we thought was possible! There is a lot of sweetness, quite a bit of heart-ache, and both strong friendships and strong love. There is hotness, too, and I truly loved all the aspects of Ransom. It is so light in some places, but quite heavy in others, and Daisy’s journey was very well done. She learned to deal with other people again, and to stand up for herself when others wanted her to stay safe – meaning she should stay inside and not interact much with others at all.
Written in first person point of view, dual from both Daisy and Daltrey’s perspectives. It is in past tense in some moments, and present past in others, which I enjoyed, since Daisy thought about things from her childhood as well as things that had just recently happened. Ransom is a great read, and if you enjoy New Adult romances you should pick it up before you go on vacation this summer!
She has the same wild look, the same uncontrollable grin on her face that I know I do. On her other side, Karen is leaning over the balcony rail, screaming along with the crowd. In this moment, I’m so grateful to be here with these two girls, so thankful that Paige went out of her way to pluck me from my loneliness and obscurity.
“There’s nothing to spill. And I don’t have a crush.” “Yeah, right. I saw the way you were looking at him during the show.” I gape at her. I thought they’d both been too into the concert to pay me any attention.
There’s something about the bustle of the streets, the way everything seems to be right at my fingertips, even the sheer magnitude of the masses of people. I was worried that I’d be uncomfortable around so many strangers, but I find the opposite really.