Genre: Young Adult

Age: 17+

Recommendation: Yes, yes, YES! This is one of the best books in the YA genre I have ever read.

Type: Part of a series, but can be read as a stand alone even though additional books are written that follow the same characters.

Summary: Such a great read, one of my favorites for sure. Would recommend to anyone that wants a great love story. + awesome female lead + delicious male lead + tension and chemistry + no cheese factor +witty


With a pink cashmere cardigan and pearl earrings, I felt like a schoolmarm on the beaches of Normandy


A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller about a good girl dangerously drawn to the ultimate bad boy.

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

Full Review:

This book is the first time I have read this particular author and I am so glad I did. The lead character in this book is Abby Abernathy, the story is written from her perspective and I can honestly say I loved it. Not always the case with books when the lead is whiny and helpless (some are almost stab worthy). Abby is written as a strong and partially damaged female from a questionable past. The story follows her during her first year at a new college and the shenanigans between her and her best friend America. It’s also particularly focused on her internal battle between her heart and brain involving the resident bad boy of Eastern University, Travis.Let me tell you, I think Travis Maddox may be on one of my favorite book boyfriends.  He’s hot, he’s smart ( well most of the time) and he’s the type of guy you would not mind waking up next to.

‘Don’t you remember her Travis? You ruined her sweater.’ Travis smiled. ‘ I ruin a lot of sweaters.’

Jamie McGuire gives a little of everything in this particular book. She gives you drama, love, action and heart break. It does NOT contain a cliffhanger and does provide you a satisfying ending that won’t make you want to throat punch the first person you see after putting the book down. The first time I read this book I stayed up and read it from cover to cover in about six hours. I have since re-read it about ten times. It is one of my go to books that I never get tired of. It feeds my inner teen and I always get a little giddy when I am done. I would recommend it for 17+. Although, if you are a bit on the conservative side I would say 18+ because there is some not so graphic violence and several sexual situations. Go get it now! It is totally worth it. Let me know what you think!

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