Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month
Join BookSparks, author Amy Hatvany and the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) to #speakout against sexual violence. Sexual violence touches all genders, ages and cultures. One in five women will be raped in their lifetime, and 325,000 children are at risk of commercial sexual exploitation.
How You Can Help:
Author Amy Hatvany's new book, It Happens All the Time, draws from her personal experiences with sexual assault. Purchase her book today, April 19, and send BookSparks your receipt (to firstname.lastname@example.org). BookSparks will donate 30% of all verified purchases to the KCSARC. Find out more ways you can help (here).
by Amy Hatvany
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From master storyteller Amy Hatvany—whose writing has been hailed as “gripping and emotionally honest” (Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times betselling author)—comes a provocative and compelling novel about two friends whose lives are changed by a drunken kiss.
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.
In alternating points of view, It Happens All the Time examines the complexity of sexual dynamics between men and women and offers an incisive exploration of gender roles, expectations, and the ever-timely issue of consent.