Sunday, January 20, 2013

Review- The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen


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 was super excited to read The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden. With its gorgeous cover and engaging summary it had all the elements I love reading about in a book. This book made me feel so many things at the same time that it is hard to describe. But its safe to say that is was one hell of a good book.

Callie and Kayden are very complicated characters. They are messed up. Like REALLY messed up. Each one of them has a fucked up past which they are trying to run away from while keeping all their feelings bottled up inside. On the surface they may seem like two totally different people but they have more in common than anyone could guess.

Callie was a nice girl. She has been through some horrible things which makes her want to be invisible. She struggles everyday to breathe. Her situation was so bad that it made me feel really sad for her. Then there's Kayden who's been suffering in silence. The abuse which he has to face from his father was painful to watch.

Callie and Kayden meet through a series of coincidences. Each one seems to be there for the other at just the perfect time. Their romance was a slow burn and I absolutely savored it. Trust doesn't come easily to both of them so it was amazing to see how their story progressed and became intertwined. We also get to see a sigh worthy romantic rain scene which totally does justice to the book cover.

Just when we start hoping that everything is going to be alright for Callie and Kayden and that they'll finally get the happiness they so badly deserve, comes the ending. It was a MAJOR cliffhanger which almost made me scream out loud with the unfairness of it. It leaves you craving desperately for the next book. If you hate cliffhanger endings like me I suggest you wait for the next book and then read it altogether or else get your hands on this one asap!

 X 4.5


  1. I loved Ella & Micha's book, and I bought this one the day it was out, and still haven't read it. I really scared of the cliffhanger everyone is talking about, but I'm going to read it ASAP, as you said.

    PS: I love love love coincidental relationships.

  2. Glad to see you enjoyed this novel!! I read this back in December and thought it was so good. I agree with you on the relationship pacing with Callie and Ethan. It was a little quick, but it still managed to feel realistic. Anyhow, you have to try Jessica's other book The Secret of Micha and Ella if you haven't already. It's just as good.

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