I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
on December 17th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: the author
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Sometimes love burns so hot in your veins that it consumes all rational thought.
That’s why Brock and I never had a chance. I had to start my life over. College was my chance to become someone new. I changed everything about myself to fit in, but one person saw through my facade.
The attraction between Abel and I was undeniable, but I still hadn’t healed from the painful secret I carried around with me. Abel struggled to get me to face my past in order to move forward. In doing so, he revealed a secret of his own; one that changed everything I thought I knew.
A secret that would bring Brock back into my life and force me to face the truth of what really happened the day I lost him.
The second I was offered the opportunity to read this, I jumped! I absolutely loved White Trash Beautiful, so I knew I needed to read this, like I needed to breathe! While it isn’t as raw as WTB, it still holds a certain level of grit that her fans will adore.
LOVE the cover! But… while the cover is uber delicious, I’m not sure how well it fits with the book. Delilah (Lie, for short) is by no means a girly girl, naturally. She would rather be left alone than hitting the clubs in her tight, revealing dresses, glamming it up and indulging in drugs and alcohol. She is forcing herself into an uncomfortable persona, desperately trying to fit in. She goes to ridiculous lengths to be liked by her roommate, and seemingly only friend, and it isn’t until far into the story that you begin to understand her motives.
I have to get this out of the way. I have never in my life read a book where the characters rolls their eyes so much. It really stood out, to the point that I started to keep track. 45 times! Other than that, the writing style is exactly what I would expect from Mummert; crisp and clean, with plenty of dialogue. There is tons of sarcasm, but it’s actually pretty witty.
There aren’t many major characters, and only a handful of secondary. We have Delilah, who I really wanted to like, but had a hard time of it. She keeps up so many barriers, and makes so many mistakes that I found it really hard to connect with her. Luckily, she grew on me, and I found myself rooting for her.
There are two love interests. Sort of. We have Abel, who is sexy in a rough kind of way. He isn’t about to take any crap from Delilah, and has no problem calling her out for her not being true to herself. On the flip side, we have Brock, the mysterious man from Lie’s past. I really wish there was more of his character, but it would have spoiled the creeping plot reveal.
All in all, a great read, sure to delight Mummert’s fans. I’m curious to know if this will be a series, or if it will stay a one-off. Only time will tell. 😉