It Happens All the Time (Hardcover)
Atria Books, 9781476704456, 320pp.
Publication Date: March 28, 2017
"Bravely sheds light on sexual assault and consent. In alternating perspectives friends Tyler and Amber recount an alcohol-fueled night that changed the course of their lives." -Us Weekly From master storyteller Amy Hatvany--whose writing has been hailed as "gripping and emotionally honest" (Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times betselling author)-- comes a compelling story about friendship and consent, perfect for "fans of Jodi Picoult or Diane Chamberlain" (Library Journal). I want to rewind the clock, take back the night when the world shattered. I want to erase everything that went wrong. Amber Bryant and Tyler Hicks have been best friends since they were teenagers--trusting and depending on each other through some of the darkest periods of their young lives. And while Amber has always felt that their relationship is strictly platonic, Tyler has long harbored the secret desire that they might one day become more than friends. Returning home for the summer after her college graduation, Amber begins spending more time with Tyler than she has in years. Despite the fact that Amber is engaged to her college sweetheart, a flirtation begins to grow between them. One night, fueled by alcohol and concerns about whether she's getting married too young, Amber kisses Tyler. What happens next will change them forever. Told "with nuance and compassion" (Kirkus Reviews) in alternating points of view, It Happens All the Time is "a compulsory read for men and women" (Redbook) that will "consume you, drawing you into the very real plight of the main characters and leaving you hoping for a better future for us all" (Buzzfeed).