But the past won’t let go. Asher is here – her first kiss, her first heartbreak. More handsome and distant than ever, he’s still the boy who ...more
Amazing!!! Efing amazing!!
When you start reading this book you have that feeling, that little voice in your head that tell you "don't stop this is a really good one and you'll regret it if you stop now"
Well I couldn't stop, this book amazed me in so many ways... so here we go...
Asher, broken, that's all I can tell you, he's had a hard life, losing every single hope and feeling completely shattered, he only has one wish, to make her happy, t ...more
Could have been a great story. It could have been...
1,5 stars but not 2
I read No Saint by this writer and loved it so I wanted to try this series but it started with a book I tried really hard not to DNF. I don't think I will continue the series after this horrible start.
It is boring and annoying for many reasons.
Here's why I didn't like this book:
* Stupid excuse for separation
I never understood why he kissed her and then avoided her at high school. He explanation is as follows: His father was a violent man and he was beatin ...more
It was too dragging and rather messy for my liking. I guess maybe because the author wanted to introduce other characters who later will have their own books. It was nice to get to know some background stories of those characters, but it was also very confusing. Besides, the book was not very original, for there are so many other books with similar storyline. I probably won't continue this series.
It was an okay read for me.
Asher seemed nice enough though the book was way too rushed for me!
You hate him, you loathe him, 5 days later you love him more than anything..
Must be nice to turn your feeling on and off again..
really enjoyed this book, sometimes I felt the character were actually older that they were but than again the hand of life they got was quite sucky for both of them... nice read and I'm gonna read the next one... ...more
Though touted as NA, I found the characters and the underlying tone of the story more YA. Lots of angst, self recrimination, assumptions, and general drama. An okay story that didn't being anything new to the table. I kept wanting to skim through all the never ending drama to the good parts.
Now Audrey is ready to start college and find her own path. Then she sees him. The boy that was her best friend, the boy who kissed her, the boy who ignored her so long ago, the boy she loves, the boy that broke her heart, Asher.
Asher knows to stay away from Audrey and does his best but a late night with Audr ...more
Audrey is scarred from a tragedy that happened 3 years ago. Asher has his own guilt and problems but the world revolves around Audrey. She hates him and then not a week later loves him. It really took nothing. ...more
ok, so I loved the intro to their story but when I actually read their story it was just ok for me. Not great and not terrible but just in between. I am however intrigued enough with all of these characters to definitely give it another go with the next book. Please, I hope I get to see much more happiness for Asher and Audrey too throughout this series as they deserve it after all they have been through! Plus they are genuinely in love and I only wish I got "more" of their time togethe ...more
Genre:New Adult with a very Young Adult feel to it
HEA: (view spoiler)[Yea (hide spoiler)]
Recommend: Not really
Read more from author: Possibly
This was an okay read for me, it was sweet just didn't offer anything new, like any other generic ya/na tortured hero. Just seemed to float on the surface of a possibly good book, had no depth at all. Not bad though by any means, just ...more
While this read was enjoyable there was not anything really special about it.Usually I highlight tons of profound quotes but there were really not any in this book. The lead character makes some very stupid choices which lead to trouble and while I did enjoy the book somewhat, I like male leads with more spunk and Asher lacked that for me. He was very young and immature and that being said this is an okay read but I'm unsure at this point if I will continue this series.
I never warmed up to Ash even with his POV. The kid or "man" was always confused. Meh I didn't care for the romance either.
I liked Audrey, liked that it seemed like she came home ...more
I liked Asher & Audrey together. I loved that they had a history with one another (second chance is my FAVORITE kind of story), when they finally opened up to family/friends & how strong they were as a couple. Here's hoping we get more of them in the next book!
I do wish there was a little more dialogue between Ash ...more
Published: May 12, 2014
My Rating: 5 Stars.
First Review August 2014:
This book broke my heart. It was so damn sad. Although I was glad with the happy ending it still makes you wonder if Ash is going to be alright. I've never read a book with this type of abuse before. I didn't expect it when I started reading. But I couldn't stop I needed to know that everything is going to be okay.
Updated/Revised Review December 2016:
I love Jo Raven. I ...more
“But I want you here,” I whisper, too aware of his strong body pressed against mine, his musky scent. “Always have. Even when I thought you didn’t want me.”
“Why are you saying these things to me now?” His face dips toward mine, his eyes half-closing. “All this time I thought you loathed me.”
“I don’t. I...” His hands land on either side of my head ...more
Jo Raven is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, best known for her series Inked Brotherhood and Damage Control. She writes edgy, contemporary New Adult romance with sexy bad boys and strong-willed heroines. She writes about MME fighters and tatt ...more