Everybody's Got a Story by Heather Wardell
Release Date - July 2013
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
After her boyfriend assaults and rapes her, Alexa is ready to start a new life in Toronto, far from New York City where everyone knows her story. In Toronto, Alexa soon learns that no matter where you are, you can't escape your problems. She cannot escape, so she must learn how to love and trust herself and others before she'll feel whole.
Everybody's Got a Story is such a gripping read. I didn't really know what to expect, but in the end, I was hooked. Alexa's story is graphic, but written in a way that it's paired with lighthearted moments to help break up the tension. As Alexa embraces life in Toronto, I found myself truly hoping she'd find the life she deserved.
This is the 12th book in the Toronto series. It's the first book I've read in this series, so it does work well as a stand-alone novel. Given that, I am intrigued in reading other stories. Characters from previous books do find their way into this book. It will be neat to go back in time and learn their backgrounds.