By Simone Elkeles
Series: Wild Card #1
My Copy: Ebook for Honest Review
After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.
Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. So when her older sister comes home after abandoning her ten years earlier, with her hot new stepson in tow, Ashtyn wants nothing to do with either of them. Then she comes up with a plan that would finally give her the chance to leave, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and get the future she wants?
Simone Elkeles is one of the ultimate sweet and savory romance writers. Wild Cards was a unique spin on the boy meets girl, and they live happily every after story line. The relation between Derek and Ashtyn makes for a very awkward start due to their family dynamic, but it added an extra bit of friction and suspense. Elkeles never disappoints with the build up to perfection, and I will be anxiously waiting for my chance to check out book two.
~BookWhisperer Reviewer HayBug~