[Review] Calling California by J. P. Grider


 

Cali Parker is poor. She has a lot on her plate - her father is dying, she's working to help pay the rent, and she's two-years behind in college.

Griffin Brooks is rich. He has not a care in the world - he's acing his engineering courses, his hobby is restoring his fifty-thousand dollar classic car, and he has a different girl on his arm every week.

When Cali sees Griffin on her first day of class, she's immediately smitten and thinks she's found the perfect guy. When Griffin sees Cali at the bank, he immediately forgets the blonde he was with that morning. Then they meet, and their worlds collide.

Cali doesn't belong in Griffin’s world, and he doesn't understand hers. But just when Griffin convinces Cali that their two different worlds can blend, a secret is revealed that tears them apart.

Is their love strong enough to bring them back together, or will their worlds drift further apart?

 
**Book received in exchange for an honest review** 
And when I say that, i mean about 5000 years ago, or so it seems. This was sent and added to my ever growing ARC list which I have decided to work through in no order and complete!
2016 mission.
This book has constantly caught my eye and literally, at this point in time, I want to punch myself in the head for not clicking it sooner.
It is such a good book!!
Cali has grown up without money. Working to help her parents, one of which is dying and the other is working two jobs to try and keep the house afloat, however it doesn't work out that way in the end.
We start the book at what seems to be a completely innocent thing where a girl has to go to work with her mother who is waitressing at a private/house function and there Cali meets one of the sons of the household. They exchange Gameboys, Cali's classic for his newbie and then we continue on with present day and how that meeting ends up with two hearts entwined, even if 1 is rich and one is poor.
There are so many hidden plots within this book it literally sucks you in with each chapter as you watch lies unfold and different paths that they can all take.
It's quite clear that Griffin is that boy, but he's now a man and they both hold that meeting dear to their hearts.
The story teaches you to not pass judgment on people. To not tarnish everyone with the same brush and accept help when you have it offered to you. It also makes you realize that lies always come out! (which I knew, ask my ex) and regardless of reasoning behind it, the outcome is the same.
Pushing your nearest and dearest loved ones away won't help and if you're meant to be you're meant to be.
Love doesn't see colour, race, wealth or size. It sees that two people belong together, through thick and thin.


 

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