Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.
Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.
Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?
And some things are worth fighting for…
Oh my GOODNESS! Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn), you own my heart and SOUL! How do you do this to me every single time??! This was an absolutely PHENOMENAL story!!! I am so pissed that I’ll never experience the first read of this book again. And I’m pissed that the story is over. It was THAT good!
Cam & Avery are EVERYTHING! They’re everything I want in an OTP. They’re so fun together. There were tears, smiles, feels, anger — and it was all written so well!
This was a real story. It was authentic and believable and I felt for Avery. I really did. She held my heart in her hands throughout the entire book, even when I was frustrated with her. But Cam — he stole the show for me. They way that he was with Avery, the way that he gradually became a better person for her (even though he wasn’t a bad guy to begin with). He wanted to make her life better and he was so smooth with how he planted himself into her life. He was courting her before she even realized it.
The supporting characters — Britt, Ollie, Jacob — were so much fun. And were the perfect friends, especially Britt. The way that she handled Avery and cared for her was so fantastic. You could tell that she really cared about her. They cared about each other.
This is a story of pain, hurt, and healing. A girl whose silence is slowly killing her from the inside out and how a young man helps her heal. Not going to lie, I cried a couple of times reading this book. Everything was great about it. The plot, the characters, the sexy times. Oh, the sexy times!
J. Lynn definitely knows how to write her sex scenes. Not too graphic, not too limited. Just enough to make you want to know a little more. Perfect descriptions, perfect conversation/verbal cues. The scenes between the main characters were absolutely beautiful.
I loved everything about this book and I highly recommend it. To anyone!
J. Lynn will be in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Public Library on Sunday, April 27th alongside Cora Carmack, author of the Losing It series and Jay Crownover, author of the Marked Men series.
The library is having a New Adult Panel for their AVID event for 2014. AVID stands for Authors Visiting in Des Moines.
Carmen and I will be attending the event, so stay tuned for full media coverage!