Publication date: October 3rd 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Unfortunately for Sydney, secrets from the past soon put her relationship with Evan to the test. Especially when a sexy blonde freshman makes her way into Evan’s life, and tries to rip away everything Sydney holds close to her heart.
The lingering feeling I got after reading this book was ‘that was strange.’ And, it was complex and funny as hell. It was different then anything I had read before. It was totally secondary character driven for me. I loved the supporting cast. Evan illicits a pattern of hate him/love him/hate him reactions from me throughout. Lukas the shy, gay guy, side kick was witty and funny and you wanted to hear his entire story from the beginning. Even Sydney’s roommate, Melanie and then later her sister Michelle were such intriguing character. I applaud Rowe’s ability to develop these characters by their actions and few words. I loved that.
Sydney was close to being really annoying, but she had a good reason to be, considering her past. She redeemed herself by having some crazy hot dreams (see tattoo reference below), funny self talk and an interesting history.
My only issue I had with the book was the ending. It was bizarre and happened way to fast.
The conclusion maybe a little unbelievable, but the book had a great mix of horror, humor, sexiness and psychos. I hope this book is a series, because I can’t wait to read what crazy stuff Rowe will come up with next.
Tattoo References: One tattoo was the MC’s name tattooed on her love interested, but that turned out to be one of her lusty dreams. Then he had “a string of star tattoos, both big and small, ran from his nipples all the way to his left shirt.” and “a tiny string of stars right below his neck line and a bald eagle that covered his upper back.”
I don’t like to judge people by their tattoo’s but the front tattoo I can’t picture and Evan didn’t seem like the old school americana design tattoo type of guy. I wish she would tell us what his tattoo’s mean.
Movie References: Blade Runner, The Matrix, Being John Malkovich, Sophie’s Choice, Defending Your Life, Transformers, The Proposal, Vertical, While You Were Sleeping, Vertigao – cool mix of movie references.
Favorite Line: “So he did you in a position where he didn’t have to see your face.” Great line from Sydney’s roommate and best friend Lukas.
*Just a few of my favorite things.
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Author Bio: B.D. Rowe is a Sacramento native with a penchant for crafting tales of romance, mystery, and intrigue. You can often find B.D. at the local coffee shop drinking white chocolate mochas and writing into the wee hours of the night. This is B.D.’s first New Adult novel.