Jamie Cole has just been released from juvenile detention. Determined to go straight, he tried to cut ties with crime boss Brett Reye--but Brett has no intention of letting him go. Jamie's life is already more complicated than it needs to be, yet when he meets a beautiful stranger at a bar, Jamie knows he's in over his head.
Ellie Pearce has just gotten out of a terrible relationship and isn't looking for anything serious...until she meets Jamie. Their attraction is overwhelming and intense-she can't seem to shake her growing feelings for him, even though she's trying to keep it casual.
But when fate goes horribly wrong and Jamie's family is faced with ruin, he's forced to strike a deal with Brett. Despite his struggles, he wants nothing more than a future with Ellie. That's until Ellie finds out that he's been hiding more from her than she could ever imagine...
I went into this book completely blind. I saw the cover, liked it, and decided I would read it!
At first I was a little thrown because I thought for some reason that the characters would be older, especially with the shenanigans that takes place in the first couple chapters, but as I kept reading it really didn't bother me at all.
Ellie is in her senior year of high school and Jamie has just been released from juvenile detention after four years. They meet and have a one night stand, but that isn't quite enough for either of them. Jamie is so adorable! He is so unsure of himself when it comes to Ellie. He has had a rough past and doesn't think he's good enough at times, but he will be damned if he lets her go. He is so sweet, and thoughtful, and perfect! Ellie is also done with her superficial friends and is drawn to Jamie. He is so raw, and real, and completely different from anyone she has ever known.
Moseley had me swooning over Jamie, that it made me feel like a bit of a creeper! He is so young and innocent in his own way despite what he's been through. I love the way the relationship grows and the sweet sweet moments. Jamie is an old soul and he seems to calm Ellie.
I'm very glad that this is one of the first two books I decided to read by Kristy Moseley, she has me hooked on this story and I am dreading the wait until Worth Fighting For releases.
*A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review*