“I'm loving my share of New Adult books, you know? Because, yes, I believe this is a new adult book, there are a lot of hot and steamy scenes here -for which I'm very grateful- just so you know.
I liked many things about this book but one thing is very specific: I could relate to Ashton a whole lot... and it was kind of sad and fun at the same time. You see, Ashton's dad is the pastor of their small town and so everyone expects her to be Miss Perfect, you know? [I was dating the pastor's son and as so I thought I had to be perfect too]. And in small towns everyone has to stick their noses in other people's business... [why are some people so freaking nosy?! ¬¬ ]
But Ashton is hiding something: she doesn't want to be perfect, she wants to be herself: crazy, sexy, naughty and wild once in a while [oh my god... at first I thought I was doing the right thing but it was so difficult and exhausting!] But she can't be like that, and not only for her dad and the neighbors but also because her boyfriend, Sawyer Vincent, is polite and nice and the most perfect guy in the whole town. And she loves him... right?
Thing is, she does, but not as much as he loves her. And here is where everything changes: when Sawyer leaves town for a few days and Ashton has a chance of being alone for the first time in three years with her ex-bestfriend who also happens to be Sawyer's cousin, Beau Vincent, things go bananas. They begin to remember why they loved to spend time together and how easy was to be with each other. No need to hide, to pretend, to behave in the right way every second.
My first reaction to their relationship was that I wasn't very happy with how things went and how they lied to Sawyer but then, human people make mistakes.
And then Ashton's doubts were driving me crazy because, as I said, I used to thought that I had to be perfect for my ex-boyfriend but then I realize it was a HUGE mistake so I broke up with him. For me, to see her struggle with so many questions and doubts in her head was hard, annoying and revealing at the same time. So please, don't think it will drive you as crazy as it drove me, my personal experience had a lot to do with that.
What I liked the most was to see Ashton and Beau's encounters, you know? So secretive, so romantic and so full of hormones at times... I enjoyed every second of them together. How they laughed, how they talked, how Beau helped Ashton during one of the most heartbreaking moments of her life and how sexy and cute he was without even trying.
But let's not forget Sawyer. He was perfect, that's true, but not as perfect as Ashton thought, and when the time came for him to be a true gentleman he just sucked. Although I didn't like him very much at that time, it gave him more deepness.
As for the ending, I liked it. Not everything revolves around Ashton and Beau's relationship and some major family drama unfolds that gives us a lot of insight in the Vincent boys life. Punches, tears, screams and fights are just some of their reactions and it was believable all the time.
Overall, I recommend the book to every girl out there that likes a truly bad boy 'cause I'm sure you will love Beau Vincent ;)”