5 stars!! (updated review)
“I need to hear you say it. I need to know you’re mine.”
“I’ve been yours since the second we met.”
ooooo *happy sigh* what can I say about this book except that its reeeeally good, HIGHLY addictive and utterly captivating. You literally feel compelled to keep turning the pages. You just can’t stop. No joke!
Abby and Travis meet in college. He’s a tough, charming, insanely hot, tattooed badboy who also is a womanizing A student who fights in a ring at night and once he meets Abby, he’s just captivated by her. Abby is a good girl, no drinking, no swearing, pretty much just his complete opposite. Despite their differences, they are somehow drawn to each other other.
“I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn’t something about you at all. It was just you.”
He makes a deal with her where if he can remain abstinent for a month, she has to live with him for a month. They become friends before they become lovers but its clear that they are meant to be together. Travis thinks to highly of Abby to initially be with her. He doesn’t feel worthy of her. And in the book, we get to watch that change as it becomes more and more impossible for them to not be together.
“To douchebags!” he said, gesturing to Brad. “And to girls that break your heart,” he bowed his head to me. His eyes lost focus. “And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her.”
Its weird, there were a lot of things in this story that normally bother me a little, but for whatever reason, I just loved it here. I couldn’t get enough of this book!
I fell in love with how fiercely protective Travis was of Abby. He may have gone overboard a few times but it made me totally swoony! This is a book after all, and in books we accept things that may not work in real life but in a story just make your heart race!
“You can’t tell me what to do anymore, Travis! I don’t belong to you!” In the second it took him to turn and face me, his expression had contorted into anger. He stomped toward me, planting his hands on the bed and leaning into my face. “WELL I BELONG TO YOU!” The veins in his neck bulged as he shouted, and I met his glare, refusing to even flinch. He looked at my lips, panting. “I belong to you.”
I loved Travis’ character. He was flawed, oh so flawed, but his heart was in the right place. I love a guy who is sure of who he loves, not afraid to defend them, and will try as hard as he can to prove himself.
This book is fast paced and action packed. There are no slow or dull points. The writing is smooth and sucks you right into the story – puts you right there with the characters. It is heart racing and heart breaking and has a HEA.
“-It’s over. Go home.
-You’re my home.”
I loved watching the journey that the characters went through – watching Travis change and become a better person, watching Abby come to terms with her past and watching the two of them fall head over heals in love.
This was one of the first contemporary romance books I ever read (about a year before I started blogging or reviewing) so I’m unfortunately writing this review months after I originally read the book but all I know is that this book is sitting on my favs shelf and will definitely be re-read at some point.
Definitely a MUST read for any fan of badboy romances ♥