Being a twenty-one-year-old screw-up has its perks: Sleepwalk through class. Drink all day. Nail anything that walks.
Easy f#*$ing peasy.
In another lifetime, I was the fastest guy at Fielding College. I broke more track records than anyone on the West Coast. But since my world fell apart last year, all I want is to be left the hell alone.
Ariel Hastings isn’t just a wrench in that plan — she’s a bomb. The quiet girl with secrets shows up out of nowhere and suddenly our fates are tied together. She wants to run with me, learn from me, even live with me.
Now we’re spending way too much time together and it’s threatening to bring back the old Chase Owens. I crave something she won’t give me and I sure as hell can’t ask for.
Because we’ve both got pasts that won’t let go. Even if I can survive hers, we can’t outrun mine.
It comes as no surprise by now, but I read this eARC as a buddy read with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, go to her blog in the next couple of days to read her take on this book.
First of all let me just say that I’m glad that Netgalley provided both parts of this book, because I would have been seriously pissed if I had only gotten the first one. Mostly because each book by itself is clearly not complete, but also part 2 is way better in terms of plot and story.
I really appreciated the writing, even though the book starts a bit fast and jumps right into the story, without easing into it, the writing is compelling, and it had me on the edge of my seat. Also, the steamy hot scenes? So very good!
I ended up really liking the characters. Both Chase and Ariel are deep complex characters, and even though the story goes deeper into Chase’s story, Ariel still has a lot of layers. It was awesome to see them discovering stuff about each other, and falling in love. Even though there’s an instant attraction, there isn’t instalove, which I really appreciated. Also, the little drama about doubts about their feelings is almost non-existent.
There’s definitly a lot of action and a lot going on in this book. It got me hooked! It’s definitly a bit more than just a NA romance, so I would definitly recommend it. But be sure to get both parts 😉 .