Review: Little Things by Madison Street


Everything in Duke Grayson’s life was all he could ever ask for: A loving family, loyal friends, a beautiful girlfriend, and a scholarship to his top choice college. It’s his senior year of high school, and all he needs is to focus on his grades, lacrosse, and keeping his girlfriend happy. That is until Raya walks into his life. From the moment they meet, Duke is drawn to her, not only for her natural beauty and her stunning crystal blue eyes, but because he’s aware there’s more to this girl than just his alluring pull to her. He senses secrecy and fear.

Throughout the year, their bond grows stronger, and his feelings for her become undeniable. Just when he is about to express his love, tragedy strikes and Raya disappears.

For six years, Duke is tortured by his struggles, as he’s unable to find her and blames himself for failing to protect her. Until the day, she’s found, and he’s given a second chance. Will Duke become her beacon of hope and make her see that it’s the little things that make life worthwhile? Can Raya overcome her fears and fight against the terrors that haunt her? Or will her dark and torturous past be too much for her to battle against?

*Warning: This book contains some disturbing situations, strong language and sexual content. Suited for 18 years and over.*


Bravo for a debut book! This was a good read, and I enjoyed the following Raya and Duke’s journey. While I don’t find the story terribly relate-able (which in this case is a good thing because what Raya went through no one should have to experience) I did find the story enjoyable. It is a tragic tale of love and lose, pain and happiness, and learning to heal in life’s darkest moments.

Raya has a troubling home life to say the least but she only has to make it through her senior year to be free. She can focus on grades and the end goal and she will be fine. She meets Duke and is immediately smitten; however, Duke already has a girlfriend. Drama, chaos, and disaster ensue and they spend the next six years trying to find salvation. Only time will be able to tell if wounds these deep can be healed.



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Madison Street was born in New York City and was raised in the Bronx, where she resided until she was 17 years old. After 9/11, Madison joined the United States Navy to serve her country.

During the deployments, Madison constantly wrote short stories and she discovered her passion for writing. You will find Madison always on the computer, whether she’s on Facebook, designing websites, messing with Photoshop, or writing for her blog.

Besides writing, her second passion is music and dance. Even though she’s a terrible singer, she’ll still belt it out in the shower, especially if the song is her jam! She currently resides in Virginia with her husband of 8 years, 2 children, a dog, and a cat. She is so excited to start this amazing journey and is honored to be part of such a compassionate and loving community.


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  1. thank you for sharing and for taking the time to read my story 🙂