(TH#4)"His mind is a chaotic mess, built of the kind of stuff you read about in a Stephen King novel. He couldn't control his anger any more than I could control my stomach from rumbling when I was hungry. He thought cursing like a sailor at others was morally acceptable, and most of all didn't seem to give a rat’s ass about himself. Any normal person would have stayed far, far away. But me? Well, I wasn't normal.”
When Lilia Matthews' argumentative and dysfunctional family becomes too much to bear, she moves in with her grandfather for a summer in Heart, North Carolina. What she doesn't expect? Alec Grey. He's creepy, and dark, and frankly everything Lilia doesn't need to be getting involved with. But he has a few problems of his own. Besides the fact that he's certifiably crazy, he can't remember any of the events that led to him showing up on her grandfather's doorstep. And Lilia's apparent mission? To help him regain those memories. When they clash it's like fire and ice, but as Alec and Lilia find out, it's the craziest moments of all when that fine line between love and hate seems to blur. When you find out maybe going against the world all on your own isn't all it's cracked up to be. And that sometimes, it takes delving into the insanity of another to find the sanity within yourself.