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The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden
by Jessica Sorensen

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence #1)

By: Jessica Sorensen

Release Date: December 12, 2012

Rating: 4 Stars

Summary: 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.


I guess I got punished for reading the last page of this book, something I often do. I was so mad when I read the last paragraphs! But then I arrived at the ending (for real), and it wasn’t the ending I expected after sneak peeking.. And I discovered there’s a sequel. Yeah I know, it serves me right.

“Seize the day, take hold of it, and make it whatever you want.”

This book didn’t rock my world or anything like that, but I am sure that I’m still going to remember it in let’s say a year. Hence my rating 4. There were little things that maybe annoyed me, like Kayden bumping into Callie and not recognizing her while they know each other for years and even had family dinners together. But those little things didn’t annoy me enough to like the book less. I guess I was just too carried away with the story.

Both Callie and Kayden have their secrets and although Sorensen dragged the revelation of Callie’s secret a bit, it didn’t bother me. Also, it was pretty obvious what happened.
Her past made me sad. Kayden’s situation made me mad. And while both are so afraid and insecure to take a leap they do their very best to overcome their fears. Told from two perspectives, I noticed a (positive) change in both of them. Callie learns to trust again, Kayden finally defends himself.

I also want to say that I adored Seth! The way he’s there for Callie, takes care of her and is simply just a sweetheart.. Everyone should have a friend like him.

“In the existence of our lives, there is a single coincidence that brings us together and for a moment, our hearts beat as one.”

Although I craved for a happy ending, I’m left with a big question mark. How I hate open endings! So I hope Sorensen is already making work of that sequel because I really want to know what happens now! Sometimes people speak of “fixing” one another. To be honest, I don’t think Callie and Kayden can fix each other. They are too scarred for that. But I do believe that they -brought together by a single coincidence– can help each other and at least make life worthwhile again.

And on a side note: don’t you just love that cover?! 

Go to Lis’ review on Goodreads.

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