Loch Powers was the hottest guy I’d ever seen in my entire life.
And I hated him with every fiber of my being.
I'd practically known him since birth. Heck, we’d literally shared a crib as babies at his mom’s daycare.
Then I’d crushed on him hard when we hit middle school but he wouldn’t give geeky, glasses-wearing me the time of day. When his mom made him take me to the sixth grade dance, he’d humiliated me and I vowed to never talk to him again.
The next year when my family moved away, I told myself that if I never saw him again it’d be too soon.
Now I’m back and attending the same college, but I’m no longer the skinny, ugly girl who was so infatuated with him. And I’m so over him it’s not even funny.
But now that I’m no longer the ugly duckling, he’s set his sights on me, and I’m just not sure what to do with that.
Review by Lorena
Ahhhh these are one of my favorite types of reads. I just can't get enough of reading about kids turning to teenagers turning to adults and throughout the whole time they've always loved each other but either were too bullheaded to admit to each other their feelings for one another and it takes them forever to finally see that they were meant for each other. I love the whole process of reading how it all started, how it developed and how it ended.
Loch has always been one of the cutest boys in school and he and Simone were best of friends up until the sixth grade when he wanted to act like a badass and started to belittle Simone and make fun of her. Simone was mortified that he would do that to her when she's always harbored feelings for him but she knew that he could never love a simple, nerdy girl like her.
Little did Simone know that Loch has always had feelings for her as well but he didn't know how to show her his feelings so he thought that by acting mean was a means to show her how he felt (yeah right!) Boys, it takes them forever to grow up and realize what they had in front of them and then lost this whole time!
Loch never did get over Simone. Simone and her family moved from Seattle to California and they ended up losing contact with each other until Simone transferred to Seattle's University to continue her studies there and then that's where she ran in Loch again. Her goal was to get revenge on him, but soon she realized that she didn't want to anymore but it was a little too late. When Loch found out who she was and what her plan was, he was pissed and refused to talk or even acknowledge Simone for a while. Simone really thought that she blew it this time.
Can an arrogant ass like Loch actually change his ways or will he always be a bully? I think he's grown up now and actually has a heart, his heart has always belonged to Simone, she just didn't know that.
Can they work their differences and actually leave the past in the past and move forward and start a life together? That is the million dollar question right!
I totally enjoyed this book, it was short and sweet and let's not forget that the leading male in the book was hot as all hell and I love when a man is so dominant. Something about them telling you what to do can drive a girl a little crazy!
About the Author
Harper Bentley has taught high school English for 22 years. Although she’s managed to maintain her sanity regardless of her career choice, jumping into the world of publishing her own books goes to show that she might be closer to the ledge than was previously thought.
After traveling the nation in her younger years as a military brat, having lived in Alaska, Washington State and California, she now resides in Oklahoma with her teenage daughter, two dogs and one cat, happily writing stories that she hopes her readers will enjoy.
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