My rating: 4 of 5 stars
She’s careful, but wants to be reckless.
She’s cute, but wants to be sexy.
She’s innocent, but wants to be bad.
When ex-Olympic gymnast, Adaley Knight wakes on her eighteenth birthday she only has one wish, to leave the only town she’s ever known and start fresh.
Finding herself enrolled at a college across the globe, the once modest Adaley is almost unrecognizable. Her new persona dances on the wild side by sinking her teeth into the first bad boy she sees. The only problem is he’s not the least bit interested.
Ryle Benson, baseball extraordinaire and brooding campus bad boy keeps everyone at an arms length. Things have never come easy for him and the last thing he needs is getting involved with any female.
The tables are reversed as she tries to be bad, tempting fate, and he tries to fight his. The push and pull is half the fun. But what happens when one pushes a little too hard?
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Nacole I am cursing your name right now. Cursing you for giving me such a beautiful love story, cursing you for the heartache of their fairytale, cursing you for the way you ended it. I feel like my heart was ran over by a wood chipper. What have you done to Me?
I haven't read anything by Nacole before, and now I'm asking myself why. This story was full of angst and just pulled so many feels out of me. You immediately hurt for Adaley and what she's lost. Hurt for the path she decided to take. But you meet these people along the way that sprinkle color in this bright new world of hers. Zoe and Tank were two secondary characters that always added to the storyline at the perfect time, brought a smile to your face, and perfectly supported our main Characters.
Ryle and Adaley both have pain in their past, and both are trying to live with how that impacts their future, and their future together. The way Nacole wove their stories together, through meeting in college, was perfect. She makes you feel like you're back to living in that time. Makes you remember that time in your life.
Nacole has such a great writing style. It's effortless and smooth, and realistic. I think this was a great book. 4 stars!