2 years ago he unknowingly played a role in the death of his fiancée Aimee leaving him with unbearable guilt. Forgiveness isn’t something he’ll allow for himself, but he’s definitely out for revenge. Kane’s moody, mean and generally an asshole to everyone. The town treats him like a killer and tries to avoid him at all cost, until Whitney.
At the age of 12, she lost both of her parents in an accident leaving her with a family friend she calls Uncle Santo. Now as an adult her “uncle” has plans for her, but Whitney is not willing to go along with them and moved away to get out from under Santo and his family. Being fairly new to town she meets Kane she sees a different side of him, one she wants to know better.
“I let pain speak for me. I let it feel for me, and I let it think for me.”
For the first time since Aimee’s death, Kane is starting to have feelings for someone else. But this is a line he won’t cross. He needs to find Aimee’s killers and he doesn’t need or want a relationship. Letting go of Whitney completely is hard for Kane, which in turn sends Whitney very mixed signals.
So here are my personal thoughts…
Minor spoilers if you keep reading→
I didn’t love this book, but I didn’t hate it. Whitney is okay, but put her with Lexie, Mollie and the other chicks and they were down right ANNOYING!!!
My other issue is Kane and Aimee!!! I’ve read plenty of books when a main character is grieving the lost of a spouse/fiancée and they learn to heal and move on. In most cases they learn that they can have more than one love of their life. But I didn’t feel that with Kane. Aimee will always be his first and “one true love”. Shortly after the 80% mark Kane says:
“God, why’d you have to complicate everything? If you wouldn’t have taken Aimee away from me, I wouldn’t be in this mess, and I wouldn’t have hurt Whitney like I did.”
To me, everything came back to Aimee and I never really felt this wonderful love connection between Kane and Whitney. And in the end, Kane was a MAJOR ass to Whitney and all he really had to do was say sorry and she forgave him. Kane was an douchebag for so long that he needed to do more to prove himself to me in the end, but those are just my thought ☺
Unbearable Guilt can be read as a standalone and is told by both POV’s.