*Warning: This book is for mature audiences. It contains drugs, sex, underage drinking, harsh language, and is panty melting hot!
Since the death of her sister, Tessa Grayson is invisible at home. Her parents barely speak to her or show any affection, so Tessa seeks affection from men.
It’s the summer going into Tessa’s junior year of college. Instead of going home for the summer, she stays in her small college town with her best friend and roommate, Piper. To make money, Tessa and Piper waitress at a local bar and grill. It’s a hotspot for college kids and a few townies.
On her first night working after a depressing visit with her parents, she meets Jaxon Wyatt. Jaxon just transferred to Eastern for his senior year of college to be closer to his brother. He is mysterious and badass, exactly what Tessa wants, but is trying to stay away from.
After a night of wild partying, Tessa is looking to get lost in Jaxon. Their attraction is undeniable, but Jaxon wants more. Jaxon and Tessa become closer, but he is hiding a secret. A secret that could break the bond he and Tessa share.
What will happen when Tessa finds out that Jaxon isn’t who he claims to be? Can Tessa continue a relationship with someone who supports everything she’s against, or does Jaxon have one more secret up his sleeve?
* Recommended for 18 years and older.
**A copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**
I want to start by saying Thank You to the author for asking me to read and review her book. This was quite the GEM. I was intrigued when I read the blurb, but didn’t really know what to expect, since I had never read anything by this author. I will say I was pleasantly surprised. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was so much more then just a NA love story, where a broken girl meets a boy and they get together. This time yes we have a broken girl, but she is also the player. Yes she meets a good looking bad boy, but there is so much more to him…he has a secret. Yes they get together but there is so much more to them and their relationship. This story was a great love story but with the element of suspense. I just knew that Jaxon was hiding something…I was thrilled to learn that I was right all along :). This book will bring out many different emotions in you will reading it, but to me that’s what makes it a 5 star book.
Tessa and Jaxon were great characters in my opinion. Yes Tessa was a broken girl but she was still a strong little spitfire. I truly enjoyed that she had a specific belief when it came to who she associated with and she stuck to it. No matter what it cost her. There was one part that I wanted to throttle Tessa. She comes from a horrible family unit. After her family suffers a tragic loss her parents, who of course to NO blame whatsoever, pretty much shut her out. Plus there were other things that happened in Tessa’s past that would make anyone not trust people, but at one point that lack if trust really screwed things up. You’ll need to read this book to know what I’m talking about. Now….as for Jaxon. He was great!!! I know he was keeping something but he truly didn’t want to but had no choice. Jaxon was such a sweet man and you could totally tell that he was completely in love with Tessa. I loved that he refused to have sex with her until it truly meant something to her and wasn’t just another conquest. But let me tell you that when they do finally get together….it is HOT!!!! I also loved the pace that the author takes their relationship, it made it believable.
As for Piper and Ryan ( Tessa and Jaxon’s bff’s) I loved their characters as well. I would love to get their story because I really don’t think it is finished.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a love story with a little bit of suspense and a story of learning how to trust and love again. I am excited to read more books by this author.