Thursday, July 26
By: Tammara Webber
Genre: Young Adult Romance
My Copy: Ebook from the Author
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When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. He works at the coffee shop in the student center. He shows up at a downtown club, disappearing after several dances that leave her on fire.
Her friends launch Operation Bad Boy Phase, and nominate Lucas to be the perfect rebound.
When the would-be rapist turns stalker, spreading rumors that they've hooked up, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas proves supportive and protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.
I am always iffy when I hear such wonderful reviews about a book because I usually hold it to a higher standard and most of the time I am let down. However, this time I was not. Wow! Such a wonderful book!!! Webber pulls you in from the beginning of the first chapter and I knew I was hooked.
After Jacqueline’s attack, she starts attending her econ classes again and requests a second chance from her professor for her missed classes and mid-term. He grants it to her but suggests that she use the help of the tutor that the university employees. Since she has class on the days and time that the study group meets, Landon (econ tutor) must help Jacqueline via email. The relationship that Webber builds between these two is wonderfully adorable. The flirting between the emails gives Jacqueline a small hope and something to look forward to.
But then there is Lucas (her savior from the attack.) She starts to notice him all around campus and can’t get him out of her mind. After running into him a few times, he starts to creep into her brain. She notices that he is always there when she needs him but then he pushes her away because he has his own secrets he is hiding.
Jacqueline is torn between these two men. Landon is brilliant to boot, witty, and sweet. Lucas is protective, mysterious, and down right sexy. How is a girl to pick?
Besides loving Jacqueline, Lucas, and Landon, I really enjoyed Jacqueline’s best friend and roommate Erin. She was such a strong character and a pillar for Jacqueline when she needed her.
How Webber writes these relationships is nothing less than perfection. I lived Jacqueline’s life with her as I read this book. And of course, I feel in love with Lucas. This is a MUST READ book! And a warning, when you start this, make sure you have all day to finish it because you won’t want to put it down.
~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~