The Secret YearBook - 2010
Colt and Julia were secretly together for an entire year, and no one?not even Julia?s boyfriend? knew. They had nothing in common, with Julia in her country club world on Black Mountain and Colt from down on the flats, but it never mattered. Until Julia dies in a car accident, and Colt learns the price of secrecy. He can?t mourn Julia openly, and he?s tormented that he might have played a part in her death. When Julia?s journal ends up in his hands, Colt relives their year together at the same time that he?s desperately trying to forget her. But how do you get over someone who was never yours in the first place?
Baker & Taylor
Hiding his relationship with the privileged Julia from everyone including her boyfriend, Colt is shattered by Julia's death in a car accident and finds their secrecy compromising his ability to grieve and heal, all the while reading her journal that came into his possession after her death and struggling with survivor's guilt. A first novel.
Reading the journal of the high-society girl he was secretly involved with for a year helps Colt cope with her death and come closer to understanding why she needed him while continuing to be the girlfriend of a wealthy classmate.