Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is But I Love Him, by Amanda Grace and coming May 8 from Flux.
Summary: Tonight was so much worse than anything before it.
Tonight he didn't stop after the first slap.
At the beginning of senior year, Ann was a smiling, straight-A student and track star with friends and a future. Then she met a haunted young man named Connor. Only she can heal his emotional scars; only he could make her feel so loved-and needed. Ann can't recall the pivotal moment it all changed, when she surrendered everything to be with him, but by graduation, her life has become a dangerous high wire act. Just one mistake could trigger Connor's rage, a senseless storm of cruel words and violence damaging everything-and everyone-in its path.
This evocative slideshow of flashbacks reveals a heartbreaking story of love gone terribly wrong.
My Thoughts: This one sounds so potent and gutting and filled with emotion. Just reading this summary, I already feel so much for Ann... but I also want to know Connor's story. Is it just a temper gone too far, or something else? I want to know everything that drives both sides of this story, and I want to know if Ann is okay in the end. I adore contemporary, and this one really seems to hold all the gritty, rough stuff I love. And I really love this cover, so simple but catching, and the heart is something I could stare at for a long time... and just might hold a whole lot more meaning after reading the book.