Besides Your Heart by Mary Whitney
"It's an emotional story that will take the reader back to those feelings that made the late teen years such a powerful time."
Late one night Nicki Johnson plays with emotional fire and Googles her high school love, only to find his name splashed across the British gossip columns. Back in his native England, Adam Kincaid is successful and dating a woman from an aristocratic family like his own. With a career in politics, Nicki’s no slouch, but she knows Adam is living a world away from her life.
Yet there was a time he was no farther than the next locker. Nicki will never forget their year together in high school—the year of her sister’s death, the year her mother checked out. Adam helped Nicki through suffocating grief, and she led him through a coming of age. Was it just high school, or was it something more?
She had just been through a horrific accident with a devastating aftermath the summer before her junior year! She starts school changed and immediately Adam is right in the forefront! While Adam is friendly to her and she's fighting her attraction to him he also has his cheerleader girlfriend Meredith. I think the author wrote the 17 year old Nicki character very well. Nicki just went through a tragedy the summer before she meets Adam, but the way she handles it, I think showed her strength. And then I understood Nicki’s insecurities when it came to hot and loveable, Adam Kincaid. I love the way she handled him when she thought he was just being “nice” to her. I am still thinking about these characters. The epilogue was in Adam’s POV and I read it three times already.