My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book was spectacular! In fact (and I don't say this lightly), this may be the best book I have read so far this year. And that's high praise, because I feel like I am a very picky reader.
Caroline and West are the type of characters that you just fall head over heels in love with. Typically I find at least one of the main characters in a book to be annoying, or there's just something about them that's a little off-putting. Not in this case! Caroline is a fighter, and she goes through a journey of growth that is awe inspiring. She starts out in the beginning of the book a little timid and scared and weak after her ex does something awful to her, but by the end of the book she is standing tall, kicking ass and taking names. She really finds herself from start to finish in this book and I admired the hell out of her.
West is....well, he is just West. And I loved him. Flat out, one of the best book boyfriends ever. There are a couple of scenes where he just grabs Caroline and manhandles her and Oh. My. Gawd. Once they finally give in to the crazy lust and attraction between the two of them, it is hot! But I totally loved how they built a real foundation to their "non-friendship" first before they jumped into anything physical. They are both damaged in their own ways, and the way their relationship developed seemed really authentic to them as characters and to the story in general.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, and I'm fixing to go do something that has maybe happened once out of a hundred times. I'm fixing to go buy the sequel to this book off of Amazon because I simply cannot wait to see what happens! This author totally deserves my purchase of the next book, and I am going to happily give it to her. Read this book if you haven't yet! You won't regret it!