Ex Factor by Elisa Dane
Nevaeh Evan’s life is uprooted after her father’s death, when she moves in with her aunt and cousin, Livvie. Her plan to lay low at her new high school isn’t working. Her friend’s jerky boyfriend keeps asking her out, the guy she likes treats her like garbage, and the thought of tumbling again makes her want to hurl. So when her aunt pushes her into joining the elite X-FACTOR cheer leading squad, Navaeh goes along with it. But Nev feels she doesn’t deserve to be happy. Not after what happened the night her father died. Bodie Scott knows about grief all too well. Critically injured in an alcohol related accident the year before, Bodie struggles with the fact that he’ll never play football again, and he’s so far behind in credits he can’t see straight. That is, until he meets Nev. Haunted by their bloody pasts and wary of a shared future, Nev and Bodie turn to one another for comfort and support, and realize they’re not so alone after all. And when the party scene at school threatens the life of a loved one, the two stop at nothing to keep the past from repeating itself.
Ex-Factor is book 1 in the Diamond Girls series from Elisa Dane.
I give it - 5/5
My Review (non-spoiler)- Well this story really hit me in the emotions! When I first read the title I thought it would be about like a girls ex or something but then I started reading it and oh my! This story has so much depth in it, it will make you laugh and cry. It is such an amazing story and will open your eyes to what tragic things can happen to people also how it can bring people together. I love how Elisa has written Nev. Even though she is going through a really tough time and it's very heartbreaking! I love how with the power of her family and friends she can overcome it and start to live a happy life. This story really teaches you the values of friends and family, also to never drink and drive! I love the awareness in this story about D&D and how it can kill someone every 15 minutes and this story will get this out there. Not only is it an amazing story but it's also a story about awareness of drinking and driving and that's what I love about it.