Published by Self Published on June 7, 2013
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Needing an escape from her past, Avery chooses a college where no one knows her. Keeping a low profile was the plan, falling for the intense frat boy, Jase wasn’t. Yet she can’t deny how alive she feels when he’s near. Even as common sense implores her to stay away, her body begs her to get closer.
Jase, numb from his own family drama, has grown bored with weekends fueled by nameless girls and countless bottles when he meets Avery. Helping her cope with her past is better than dealing with the bullshit his own life’s served up. Determined to drive away the painful secret she’s guarding, he appoints himself her life coach, and challenges her to new experiences. Getting close to her and being the one to make her smile are simply perks of the job.
But when Avery’s past boldly saunters in, refusing to be forgotten, can Jase live with the truth about the girl he’s fallen for?
This is the first one by author Kendall Ryan that I’ve read. For the most part I really liked it. There were a few issues I had with it though.
I liked Avery. Although I found her to be a bit naive. She was sort of complex. She’s got a big secret and it takes a while to find out just exactly what it is. When all is revealed I sort of think Jase made a crap decision where she was concerned. I think it was a bit drastic.
Speaking of Jase. I liked him. He’s portrayed as a player. Always hooking up with girls, but that’s not really the impression I got of him from the beginning. He takes a liking to Avery right away. She’s different than any girl he’s ever been with. He wants to become her friend and get to know her. Which considering his rep is something he doesn’t usually do.
He challenges her to try new things. Spread her wings if you will. I think some of the challenges Jase had for Avery were a bit odd though. Like for instance when he would suggest she talk to other guys. I sort of shook my head when that happened. Especially since he was attracted to her. It wasn’t anything major. I just thought it a bit odd.
The sexual content is comparable to adult mainstream. It’s not overly explicit in nature and there isn’t a ton of it. That’s not to say the tension between Avery and Jase isn’t thick throughout the story. When they finally did come together I thought to myself FINALLY!
Overall, I enjoyed this one. I’m looking forward to checking out more titles by this author.