My copy: Ebook bought from Barnes and Nobles
About the book:
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend America, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the charming college co-ed. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’ apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
I look at this book much like I look at Travis' character; rough around the edges but beautiful through and through. McGuire created this novel based with hope in a world that is not black and white. Simply saying people are complicated with baggage and history that will plague them through existence. What McGuire offers in this amazing story is the hope that obstacles can and will be overcome with love. Travis character is everything that Abby is trying to leave behind, but just like always never judge a book by its cover. Abby soon finds that Travis just might be everything that she needs with just enough good and bad.
It just might be possible that this book should come with a warning label. Readers be prepared to be absorbed for the duration of this novel nothing else will get accomplished until you are done with this book. I promise! Officially BookWhisperer would recommend this as a MUST READ. Also this will be a new addition to my favorites list shortly.