Author: Christina Lee
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication Date: September 2013
Genre: New Adult Fiction/Romance
Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone
Synopsis can be found here.
I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
She’s met her neighbor. Avery Michaels doesn’t want to date. She wants to stay single, and enjoy what men have to offer. But when she meets her neighbor Bennett she is unpleasantly surprised that he does not seem to want her at all. or at least, he wants a relationship first!
Avery isn’t sure what to make of this an as things heat up between them, she realizes that something may have been missing in her life all along. But will Bennett still be around when se is ready?
Enjoyable. Bennett is a pretty great guy and Avery and his chemistry is very real and off the charts. I think some of the situations they put themselves in was a little bit unrealistic but I was pretty invested in the book and the characters so they didn’t bother me. I liked how Bennett is the one who wants the relationship and Avery is the one running from her past. It’s a nice refreshing twist instead of the girl always running after the boy for commitment.
I also really liked Avery and her relationship with her Mom. It’s truly messed up and explains a lot about Avery, her stance on relationships and her reluctance to commit. Her best friends were in the background, but they kind of annoyed me. They kept calling each other names, in an endearing way, but I quickly grew tired of it. I call my friends names sometimes too, but it was a bit overpowering in written form and there wasn’t enough support and warmth there on the page to counteract the excessive name calling.
The plot is predictable but not in a bad way. I guessed everything that was going to happen but I still enjoyed the ride.
It’s a steamy read with a fast plot and some great chemistry. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fun romance with a little extra edge.
Rating 7 Would Recommend