Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds…
After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.
One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.
When time is called, the intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both. With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thing—and if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.
There aren’t many books that will bring me to tears yet leave me with a smile on my face at the end. But this book is one of them. Emotional and hopeful this book is a testament to how love can change a person. It’s a testament to how each one of us makes choices about how we live our lives and how we treat the people in our lives. One of my favorite song lyrics is “decide what to be and go be it” from an Avett Brothers song. I kept thinking about that quote as I read this book. On my favorites list for 2017!