Three years ago she was left in pieces . . . Most college freshmen love the newfound freedom of living on campus, but none of them craves it like Beth Caplan. One ill-fated night when she was fifteen left her locked in a posh prison of private tutors. It's for the best, everyone said, and maybe it was. But after years of hard work and healing, the one person who never thought of her as broken could be the one to break her all over again. And Beth can't seem to stay away now any more than she could all those years ago. As soon as David March learned his best friend's little sister was enrolling at his school, he promised to look after her, and promised himself he'd keep a safe distance. But the sweet little girl he'd grown up with has transformed into a gorgeous young woman, and she's attracting attention from people she shouldn't-like the ex who nearly destroyed her and a strange new student with a disturbing habit of showing up wherever Beth goes. But for David, the most troubling discovery is realizing that he doesn't just want Beth to be safe. He wants her to be his.
Review by Lorena
This is my first read from this author and all I have to say is "thank-you" for running into you because this book was AMAZING!
I love reading coming of age books. I inhaled this book in a heartbeat. I got so consumed in it that I just blocked everything else outside of me and just jumped into this book and immersed myself in it. You also can't go wrong with a book with some suspense involved because that just makes the book that much more interesting and keeps you sitting at the edge of your seat!
How do you express your feelings to your childhood friend, how do you tell him how you really feel about him knowing that it can cause a rift between the friendship you have, especially when the feelings you have for this boy happens to be none other than your brother's best friend!
David March has always harbored feelings for his best friend's little sister and he actually went ahead and was vocal about his feelings towards her to his friend, but Sammy wouldn't have it, he forbade David to get near his little sister because Sammy knew David's reputation and the last thing he wanted was for his little sister to get hurt.
When Beth finally decides to give her virginity to her HS boyfriend, he completely ignores her the next day and from thereon. He basically ghosted her and wouldn't return her calls or texts and Beth was devastated. She actually suffered from this break up and when she finally woke up from this depression, she decided to become alive again and be herself. She ends up going to the same school as David and David becomes her protector. David knew how fragile Beth was but he never knew why she was so broken and in pieces three years ago. But his goal is to make her have fun and be happy.
As the story unfolds we get sweet Beth turn into a fierce Beth. She finally isn't this fragile girl that everyone thought her to be. She has manned up and is now strong. I loved that she changed her life around. She was a beautiful girl who had so much to live for and when she started college, she went in with a clear head and with the intentions of having fun and learning.
When Beth and David finally do hook up, their chemistry is just wildy hot. As much as they don't want to admit that they both harbor feelings for each other, they finally are at the breaking point and neither one can stop it!
This book made me sad at the beginning but as the story kept going, it just kept getting more interesting and when they throw in a little suspense in there....I'm done for!
Totally worth the read!
About the Author
Danielle Pearl is the Amazon and iBooks international best selling author of the Something More series. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children. She is a life long book enthusiast who has been writing ever since she could hold a pencil.
Danielle went to Boston University and worked in marketing before she published her first novel, Normal in 2014. She writes mature Mature Young Adult and New Adult Contemporary Romance.
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