The act of hating – no, fucking loathing Dean Collins. (Yes, I’m well aware that’s not the actual definition, but it might as well be . . .)
It’s been ten years since we've seen each other and the feelings are still as strong.
I’m not going to bore you with all the details of how our love was once intoxicating, consuming, and perfect.
Because it was . . . until it wasn't.
I've been fine without him. I haven’t missed his cruelty, his coldness and his spite.
And after the ugliest breakup in the history of breakups, I forced myself to move on.
Year by year, the feelings I had for him slowly drifted away, but one encounter with him recently changed everything. One encounter made me realize how the heart doesn't forget shit, and how my mind is going to have to work overtime to make sure I never forget my definition of resentment.
Review by Lorena
I was so intrigued with this book that I had such a hard time putting it down. I was consumed with this story from beginning to end.
I have to say that I fell in love with Dean Collins even when Mia hated him and found him to be such an a**hole, but I just couldn't hate him. There had to be a reason behind his behavior and I was determined to find out what that was. I didn't even realize that I had to reach almost the end in order to find out his reasons but hot damn this book was freaking awesome!
Dean was the most popular boy in school and every girl wanted him. But he seemed to have eyes only for Mia. Mia was a simple girl and just couldn't bring herself to accept that the "Dean Collins" would be interested in simple ol' Mia.
Dean had to work his butt off to get Mia's attention. He had the hots for her since they were sophomore's in high school but Mia never gave anyone the time a day, let alone a popular guy like Dean and boy did she make Dean work it to prove to her that he was genuinely interested in her.
They made the perfect couple and she suddenly became Ms. Popularity. But somewhere down the road things started going south between them and Mia just couldn't pin-point why Dean was retreating and instead of marching over to his house and demanding answers, she just let it go and that was her downfall because Dean started resenting her. He couldn't find himself telling her what was really going on with him and it broke his heart that she wasn't trying hard enough to find out.
They both were stubborn and caused their relationship to fall apart. After 10 years they run into each other again and they loath each other. They both have their reasons but both nuts didn't bother to sit down and discuss what the problem was 10 years ago. Eventually they do sit down and find out what exactly drew them apart but jeez, we had to wait till the end to find out, but that's what was great about this book, I got to read the whole thing and get so lost in it that I didn't even realize when I was done and then I was like "NOOOOOO" this can't be over just yet!!
Nicole London really drew me in from the beginning, she did an amazing job with this book and I have to say that this is on the top of my list of best read books in 2015. I totally recommend this book and advise you all read it because it was phenomenal.
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.