He was created for only one person. She was never supposed to be the One.
It is 1988 and Lilly, a shy high school senior with a non-existent social life, is forced to live out her romantic fantasies through the fictional characters of her books. That all changes when she issues a spur of the moment invitation to the strange new kid.
The world Charlie comes from is much different than Earth. Almost every aspect of a Sentrian's life is under complete government control. There is only one right the intrusive authorities may not violate: that God chooses your soul mate.While on his planet, Charlie never found his One, so when he develops an attraction to Lilly, he is torn. Should he ignore his feelings for the Earthan, or pursue a doomed relationship with the only girl he has ever cared about? His contact with Lilly does not go unnoticed. Involvement with an Earthan is considered blasphemy, and Charlie is condemned as a criminal of the state. The couple is faced with a difficult choice: accept eternal separation or risk everything to stay together
I really enjoyed this book, but the whole time I was reading there was something bothering me and I couldn’t put my finger on what it is that is bothering me.
I did enjoy the story and thought it was rather good. I also liked the characters, the good and the bad ones. Everyone made good progress through the story and it was a good read and interesting.
I found it an interesting idea of the aliens also made in gods image and been sent to a different planet after the tower of Babel .I should mention it is not a religious or spiritual book, it was just mentioned in it.
While the story was and good and kept me interested, I finally figured out what it was that was bothering me. Sometimes the books seemed bland or I guess more fitting word would be monotone.
Not enough to make me stop reading it.
The end I thought was rather sad and depressing but at the same time makes me want to pick up the second book and see what happens next .
All in all I think I give this book 3 ★ and I might pick up the second book to see where it leads
*I received a free ARC copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!