☆✮ My Review ✮☆
☆ I received an ARC via Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! ☆
Writing wise, this book was delightfully well written and enjoyable.
Story wise, I liked it in essence.
Character wise, I loved Mia and could sympathize with her hurt and confusion, and why she hated Dean immensely just by reading the plot synopsis. I WOULD HAVE TOO after witnessing the crap he pulled!
And Dean, ugh. Don't even get me started.
While in gist, the teenage years can be the most exhilarating and the most volatile at times, Dean's sudden 180 was just ridiculous. Even after learning his reasons, I just couldn't with him. His douchebag behavior in HS post break up and 10 years later was baffling.
I thought Dean started up to be a wonderful, charming young man, and him putting the blame on Mia and being horrible to her was unforgivable.
Yeah, he had home issues that made you feel vulnerable and ashamed. But to lash out and scorn Mia made me want to punch him in the face.
He claimed she was selfish and kept deriding her for reasons unbeknownst to her, and then near the ending, it was like he had an epiphany and realized that Mia had things just has bad and how she was just like him, trying to get out of her sh*tty situation and make something for herself. And that she had indeed, always been there for him. He just needed to pull his head of of his a$# to see it.
I don't know. I'm very conflicted regarding my thoughts and feelings. They're riding all over the place.
Deep down, I loved Dean, but I was also profusely angered with him as well. I mean, wtf with, parading around and making out with other women and keeping them around when he knew Mia was going to be around?! Ugh!! He did it on purpose, and in the end, who did it hurt more? Mia? Or him?
It's like that saying, "you always hurt the ones you love," and for Dean, this person turned out to be Mia.
I definitely would pick up another read from this author, but, if I have to read another story with a main protagonist like Dean, I will pass on it.
My heart truly bled for Mia and the jerk face she fell in love with.
“Are you coming to the pep rally tonight?” he asks.
“School spirit isn’t really my thing. No offense, but…football isn’t either.”
He laughs, and I suddenly realize that the two of us have never talked about football during our sessions together. In fact, whenever I’ve brought it up, he’s changed the subject to something else.
“Well,” he says, letting my hand go. “You should come for me instead.”
“What? What do you mean?”
“I mean, since you’re not into school spirit or football, but you’re clearly into me, you can make an exception and come tonight.”
“You’re getting quite presumptuous lately.” I put on my best poker face. “Do I need to help you with that definition?”
“Not when I know the true word you’re looking for is cognizant.” He grins, stepping back. “I hope to see you tonight.”
“I’ll think about it.”
“I’m sure you always do.” He gives me a look so sexy that I almost melt into the floor.
Goddamn, Dean Collins…
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☆✮ About the Author ✮☆
Nicole London is an aspiring author who is currently trapped in a terrible 9 to 5 and wishes Starbucks actually made decent drinks. She recently discovered her passion for writing after reading a ton of amazing indie books, and she plans to publish her first book, Resentment, October 29th.