My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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.Why do I keep on reading new adult fiction and expecting something new? So, I'm at the point of insanity according to Einstein I guess.
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…
Characters: I have to say, I keep on reading these books because I have stumbled upon some amazing characters. I like witty characters that can keep the funny diatribes coming.
While Cameron seems very caring, he lacks in the wit department. Yes, he did have a few chuckle worthy lines, but he just didn't do it for me.
Also, I'm a weirdo, I will fully admit that, and I started this book from the end, then back to the middle until I reached the end, and then started from the front until I reached the middle. I didn't find out the physical descriptions of the characters until I was more than halfway done because of this. This may sound vain, but I wasn't into it as much when I found this out. Whatever, I can picture the characters however I want in my head, so don't judge!
Avery is kinda a dull character. She's not funny, and I think some of her actions were really stupid. But she is kind, which makes me like her.
Plot: Well at least it didn't start off with a friend dragging the main character to a club to get her to hook up with someone. But yes, the characters live near each other, the girl has some dramatic past, the boy has some dramatic past that his playfully cocky attitude hides, the girl gets drunk and the guy is there,... But I still will admit to liking it just a bit. It's a guilty pleasure.
Would I recommend this to a friend?
Ehh, not the best new adult out there but it's ok. I'd recommend On Dublin Street by Samantha Young or The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski. While their plots are similar, those characters at least have got some fire and sarcasm.
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