“I’m broken, and I want you to fix me.”
SQUEEE!!!! I loooooved this book!! I was hooked from the very first page and spent the rest of my afternoon laughing out loud, swooning, fanning myself, and highlighting awesome and hilarious quotes non-stop! Fans of Beautiful Disaster or Wait For You should definitely check this out 🙂
So it’s about this girl, Hannah, who is crushing hard on a football player. She’s not one to usually get this mushy over a guy, but he’s caught her eye and she wishes she was on his radar.
The hero is a a guy named Garrett. He’s a bad boy hockey player with a bit of a manwhoring reputation around campus who is in one of her classes and borderline failing. He’s a smart guy, but this class just isn’t his forte. Lucky for him, she’s acing it… and he makes it his mission to get her to tutor him. Unfortunately for him though, she’s not remotely interested in anything he has to offer in exchange.
“How about a date?” I offer.
That gets her attention. She straightens up like someone shoved a metal rod up her spine, then swivels her head in astonishment. “What?”
“Ah. I’ve got your attention.”
“No, you’ve got my disgust. You actually think I want to go out with you?”
“Everyone wants to go out with me.”
She bursts out laughing…
“Just out of curiosity,” she says, “after you wake up in the morning, do you admire yourself in the mirror for one hour or two?”
“Two,” I reply cheerfully.. “I kiss each one of my biceps and then point to the ceiling and thank the big man upstairs for creating such a perfect male specimen.”
She snorts. “Uh-huh. Well, sorry to burst your bubble, Mr. Perfect, but I’m not interested in dating you.”
After a few days of trying his best to wear her down, he finally comes up with an idea: he’ll help elevate her social status by pretending to date her — thus making her more likely to catch the eye of her crush IF she’ll tutor him. She finally relents and the deal is formed.
But the more time they spend together, the closer they get… and even though Garrett swore he didn’t want a girlfriend, he falls for her… and makes it his mission to show her that he’s actually the guy she wants.
I have to say, this is the first time a girl’s been worried about getting caught in my bedroom. Normally they strut out like they’ve just bagged Brad Pitt.
Hannah takes a breath. “We studied. We watched TV. I went home late. That’s what happened. Got it?”
I fight back laughter. “As you wish.”
“Did you really just Princess Bride me?”
“Did you really just use Princess Bride as a verb?”
I loved the way their relationship developed almost by accident. Neither of them meant for it to happen. They just began hanging out, spending time together, and one thing naturally led to another. (Side note: after reading about them watching Breaking Bad together, I kinda want to watch the show too!)
Just to clear up a question I’ve been asked by several readers: there is NO cheating and no triangle in this story. He does hook up with two girls (literally just meaningless one-night stands) before he and Hannah become a couple. But once they’re together, all that ends. So don’t worry!
This book had the ability to make me swoon one minute, put my heart in my throat the next, then literally make me burst right out laughing out of the blue. Here, I just have to share this one scene…
The guy protests… “I don’t think you should go in th—“
I burst into the locker room and —
Horror slams into me as I register what I’m seeing. Oh God. I’ve stumbled onto a penis convention. Big penises and small penises and fat penises and penis-shaped penises. It doesn’t matter which direction I move my head because everywhere I look I see penises.
My mortified gasp draws the attention of every penis — er, guy, in the room. In a heartbeat, towels snap up and hands cover junk and bodies shuffle around, while I stand in the front of the room blushing like a tomato.
Teeheeeeee!!!! C’mon, doesn’t that make you want to read the book?? 😀
You’ll swoon hard over Garrett, wish Hannah was your BFF, and totally get caught up in their story. It’s fun, sexy, but with just enough ‘seriousness’ mixed in to ground the story as well. I really loved it!
This was one of the best college romance I’ve read. It had epic banter, sexy romance, and fantastic writing!! I laughed, I swooned, I couldn’t put it down. Highly recommended!!
Rating: 4.5 — 5 stars. Standalone NA romance.
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No words for how much i loved this book!!!! BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR!
One-clicked after all your facebook posts yesterday. LOVING it!
I’m so glad to hear that!! 🙂
Haha! Yup, that penis quote made me one-click. Off I go to start reading 😉
Teeheehee!! Happy reading 😀
Loved this one! Def a fav!!
For me too!! 🙂
OMG !! I am in the process of reading Beautiful Disaster and I am loving it so far. So, I think I am going to need this book afterwards to feed my obsession, especially of Travis !!
Oh awesome!!! Yeah I’m pretty sure BD fans will love this 😀
Anna Rodriguez says
Ahaha I definitely have toread it now!!
Woohoo!! Enjoy! 🙂
Jenny Dauksa Schaber says
I added it to my wish list the first blurb/teaser I read. I look forward to reading it.
this was an awesome book aestas..had the right dose of drama and the banter between Hannah and G was to die for…I think after some real serious books a good one to settle down..as usual thanks for a great reco…
Very welcome! So glad you loved it 😀
Thank you so much for this amazing recommendation! I loved loved this book, and Garrett and Hannah totally just became one of my favorite college romance couples. Great Review and Awesome Recommendation! <3
Thank you!! Definitely one of my favs too now 🙂
I just finished this book in two days and I absolutely loved it! Hannah and Garrett are my new favorite book couple! I’m always on your blog looking up new books to read and you never fail to point me in the right direction. Thank you for the amazing recommendations
You’re very welcome!!! 😀
I absolutely loved this book. I read it in one day! I couldn’t put it down! I loved Hannah and Garrett so much. It was hot sexy, honest, fun and heartwarming. Just a perfect book! I can’t wait for the next one. A new favourite for sure! Such a fantastic college romance exactly what I was long for
Glad to hear that 😀 😀
Wowza!! Thanks for finding this book. Swoon worthing indeed. And the locker scene I was laughing ☺
You were spot on with this! I’ve read many of Elle’s books. Always good, but usually short. You posted a caption from this book and I bought it. Thank you! I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait for the sequel.
I’ve just started this book and totally enjoying it ! Please tell me there is no cheating involved !
No cheating! I rarely review books with any form of cheating. It’s a hard limit for me.
Omg!!!!! it was super awesum!!!!cant think of a single fault in this particular buk!!!i totally was worth reading even when i missed d whole nights sleep…..i cant get over this buk, i mean there was nt an ounce of shitty drama like exe’s nd heartbreaking breakups ,rather it was so full of fun….that i couldn’t keep the buk down for pee breaks!!!!agreed there was the rape and abuse part in the buk but it has been so magnificently ignored in all the right ways which means dat the charecters were made out to b so strong i cant help but love both of em!!!!i was an awesum buk, nd i truely give u “aestas” full credit for recommending this buk and for the nicest review ever!!!
Because you likes this book so much you HAVE to read Thin Love…like its a must! Loved this story by the way, the banter was absolutely hilarious.
Oh the number of times I’ve read reviews about this. I just love this book so much I can’t help but love it even more through other people’s reviews. I’ve probably read your review like 6 times now. I just love The Deal so much! xx
OMG !!!! I love that book so much and with all the quotes you put in your review it just makes me want to read it again ! The scene in the locker room was hilarious and it’s so stupid but I laughed so hard at that one “I kiss each one of my biceps and then point to the ceiling and thank the big man upstairs for creating such a perfect male specimen.” I love Garrett, he’s perfect.
And now, thanks to your review I’m going to give a try to “Beautiful Disaster”.
Defiantly a 2015 top favorite for me aswell, great review!
Alexis Holpin says
Loved this book also <3
Susan T. says
Can’t wait to read this book.
Deb V says
Loved this book!!
As I said in a post on facebook, this book is the type of book that one never gets tired of….It’s funny, it’s sexy and it’s really easy to read!
This is definitely the best book of last year. absolutely I love this series.
Claire B. MacKanzie says
Splendid review, sweetie! 🙂 I loved this book too! It’s one of my favourite NA because it’s hilarious, funny, sexy yet touching, meaningful and heartfelt!
Kristina Hammock says
Love this series so much! Thank you for first posting about this back in the day. 🙂
I think this is by far one of the best books I’ve ever read. No matter how many times I read it, it just always blows me away.