Friday, July 26, 2013

Review: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #1)
The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence #1) by Jessica Sorensen
There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.
Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.
For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.
Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.


Publishes in US: December 13th 2012
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Source: Netgalley
Series? Yes. 1st in Coincidence series.
The Redemption of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #2)
February 13th 2014 by Sphere
The Destiny of Violet and Luke (The Coincidence, #3)
January 7th 2014 by Forever

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    I enjoyed this one and devoured in less than 24 hours... I connected with Callie and Kayden, and their emotional turmoil was really well written and the emotions drew me into the story. 
    It is told in dual narrative and it is clear cut who is talking and what is going on. The voices are done well, and both have a story to tell. 
    Callie's friendship with Seth was another thing that I really liked about this story. He had a great personality and it felt like a bff or very good brother and sister relationship because he is protective, but he encourages her and understands her. So, here is where many will probably start to turn away, because he is gay.  Yes, I know. Formulaic right? The two damaged people falling in love and helping each other heal, and oh by the way there is the gay best friend. I have read a lot from my commenters (yes I love you all) that they are tired of this type of story because it is predictable. 
    But it was exactly what I needed, and wanted in a story right now, and that is what it comes down to. Great characters, good writing, and emotional response. 
    There are a lot of secrets and a few twists that I didn't see coming. But it was good about giving details a little at a time to form the whole picture even though you get the general idea of what happened to Callie and Kayden right away. But there are intricacies that come out through the story, and they both grow page by page and that is great to watch. 
   But that ending, it is the mother of all cliff hangers, and made me mad. I can't wait for the next one!

Bottom Line: Emotional book where I connected with the main characters.

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  1. Never heard of this book. Thanks for sharing.


  2. I've been wanting to read this one but it sounds kind of depressing so I've held off. I'm okay with predictable I mean what else will happen in a romance besides the couple overcoming their past and getting together. LOL

  3. I'm reading this one soon. Love having those emotional connections with characters. Sounds awesome.

  4. I liked this one, but that cliffhanger made me angry, too. Poor Callie and Kayden are sooooo sweet, I'm glad you enjoyed this!

  5. This is on my wishlist, it sounds like it is going to be a good as I was hoping. Great review.

  6. OH I hate cliffhangers with a passion. I will wait until the next book releases. I am such a fan of books told with dual narrators!

  7. Glad to see that you enjoyed it. It sounds like the characters are very well-developed. Hope you'll get your hands on book two soon.

  8. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one! It seems like everyone has read it except for me! lol ;p It sounds fantastic though. I can't wait to meet Kallie and Kayden. I hate cliffhangers! I totally understand why you would be angry! I'm glad you enjoyed this!

    Awesome review! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  9. Oh no! Some cliffies I can take and some not

  10. I agree Brandi, I really enjoyed this too and devoured it, I have book two and cannot wait to read it. I need more time! LOL Happy Weekend!

  11. I keep hearing about this cliffhanger, which is why the book is still on my kindle unread. I'll probably read it once I know I have time to go into the second book right away. Great review.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  12. I actually have The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden on my tablet, and now I'm wondering why I haven't read it yet! Now I'm extremely curious as to what the big cliff hanger is, that everyone is talking about. Thanks! :)

  13. I don't mind formulaic characters like that so it wouldn't bother me at all. I think it's great that you enjoyed this one so much. I've heard a lot of great things about it!

    I have been saved. Many times! Wonderful review :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  14. I was able to get through this one quickly too. And love the Seth friendship. :)

  15. I was okay with this one but Seth was my favorite character. I loved his interactions with Callie. Lovely review :)

  16. It's good to know that you were able to connect with the characters so strongly-I always like hearing that about a book.

  17. I don't mind the gay best friend as long as he is a full character, not just for looks. I love a well developed best friend gay or not. This sounds like a really great novel.

    Yes, I have been saved by someone once. How about you?


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