by Alexandra Wright

Belle was the last person who expected to become friends with the gorgeous, remote, new guy who became a student at their high school in their last year, but, as she learns, she’s the only one he can trust.


Even though everything about Belle’s life is difficult, she finds great joy in her art. Everyday, she rushes home after school to watch her brother, who has cerebral palsy, while her single mother works two jobs to keep a roof over their head in the small town of Pitts, Australia. In her last year of high school, Belle has the opportunity to win an art competition, but her teacher pairs her with the gorgeous, arrogant, cold, new guy in school. And while getting to know Noah Cole starts out as another chore, Belle learns there’s a wounded soul under all that bravado, and a love that makes her see herself clearly for the first time in her life.