☆WATTYS 2021 SHORTLIST☆ After a bomb goes off at her concert, a teen pop superstar retreats to a lake in Ontario, Canada, where the boy next door, summer love, and flying under the radar as a regular teenager help her heal from trauma.
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Cayden "Deni" Indigo is the hottest teen pop star on the charts these days, selling out stadiums in minutes and idolized by her fans. But when a bomb goes off at her concert and she sees her fans injured and killed, the music career that was once Deni's childhood dream becomes ground zero for her biggest nightmare.
Haunted by flashbacks and struggling with anxiety, Deni can't get on stage without having panic attacks. Bullies attack her on social media, blaming her for the deaths at her show, and she can't leave her house without the paparazzi hounding her. Deni's mom decides she needs a break from L.A. and her superstar life for any chance at healing. That's how she finds herself spending the summer at a lake in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, barred from her phone and social media.
Without her brightly-colored wigs or stage makeup, Deni flies under the radar--just a regular seventeen-year-old girl at the lake with her mom. And when she meets Hunter Gray, a boy her age from the cottage next door, her old life of red carpets and awards shows is replaced by one of bonfires, boat rides, and a budding romance. Hunter not knowing about her life as Cayden Indigo means he likes her and not her celebrity, and it's normalcy she craves. She'll tell him when the time is right, after a peaceful summer as an ordinary girl.
But Deni's summer of healing is on a collision course with what she wanted to escape. When the truth catches up, it threatens to undo the only happiness she's found since the night the bomb went off and puts her, Hunter, and both of their families in danger.
Teen Fiction / Young Adult / Teen Romance / Celebrity Romance / YA Romance / Summer Love / Love Story
Cover by Jennifer Farwell
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