This book is part of a series but can definitely be read without having read any other book within it. However, expect to get on a roller coaster of emotions throughout this coming of age story that is gritty and takes a look at real life, not what you want life to be. From wild college parties to social service visits, the characters will grab your heart and have you going no don’t do that or have you wanting to give them a hug. Jessica is a 20 year old college student who wants to break out of the good girl mold her minister father has put her in. Riley is a hard working 25 year old who finds himself struggling to keep his brothers together. Not your normal couple which is good because this isn’t your normal romance. No matter what your age, this book will keep your interest and have you wanting to know more. Awesome is a good adjective to describe this incredible story.
Jessica has no desire to go home for the summer. She knows her parents will have her teaching Sunday School and other “good” works for the church. They have her whole life planned, without her input and without taking into account of what she might want. The problem is, Jessica needs a place to stay for a week until the sublet she’s found becomes available. Tyler and his younger brothers are going to his girlfriend’s father’s house for a week. He suggests that she stay at his house with his older brother Riley. Riley agrees with a few rules. Without any choice, Jessica agrees even though every time Jessica and Riley get together they rub each other the wrong way. Though they get together like oil and water, they also start learning about each other and what they learn may totally change their relationship.
A New Adult novel from Erin McCarthy, the USA Today bestselling author of True.
Jessica Sweet thought going away to college would finally make her free of her parents’ constant judgments and insistence she play chastity club role model for their church events, but if anything, the freedom has made her realize she can’t go home and be a hypocrite anymore. Tired of dodging their questions, she stays at school over the summer and lands in an unexpected crash pad: Riley Mann’s house.
Sarcastic, cocky, and full of opinions, Riley is also sexy personified with tattoos and biceps earned from working as a roofer all day. Not the right guy for her even if Jessica was looking for a relationship, which she is definitely not. But Jessica knows that Riley hides the burden of having to raise his younger brothers behind that grin and as she helps him get his house in order for a custody hearing, they begin to fall hard for each other, and she is forced to question what she’s hiding herself.
Jessica has never had a problem getting naked with a guy, but when it comes to showing Riley how she truly feels inside, her fear of rejection may just ruin the best thing—the best guy—to ever happen to her…