Colton is dealing with the demons from his past. He tries to open up to Rylee. His early life is coming back to haunt him.
“Spiderman. Batman. Superman. Ironman.”
At times Colton tries to let Rylee go but then he knows she is everything he wants and needs.
“I’ve never let someone this far in because that means secrets are shared and pasts are discovered. And because it means you need. I’ve only ever needed myself – needing others only results in pain. In abandonment. In unspeakable horror. And yet, I need Rylee right now.”
It is hard for Colton to admit he is falling in love with Rylee. That feeling is so alien to him. He doesn't know what to do with them. Like I said he pushes her away and I wanted to hurt him during those times.
“You know, a couple of months ago, I might have answered you differently. But since you fell out of the damn storage closet, nothing has been the same.” He pauses momentarily as he struggles to find his next words, his fingertip trailing down the bare line of my spine. “No one’s mattered before. Ever. But you? Fuck, somehow you changed that. You matter.”
Rylee had some insecurities that Colton didn't help dissolving. I want to tell him to stop with the blond parade. He needs to tell them to stop touching him. This doesn't fly with Rylee ( or with me for that matter). I especially hated Tawny. She is evil.
I liked so many things about this book. I love the kids, love the best friends (Kim- I think Becks needs his own book), love their banter. And the best part happened just before the cliffhanger.
Now, this cliffhanger I have to suffered. Sigh!
At least I know what ACE stands for:
"Arrogant. Conceited. Egomaniac!"