Published by Trisha Wolfe on February 16th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Love means fading out so another shines brighter.
Right clothes. Right school. Right fiancé. As a Wyndemere, Arian’s expected to abide by the rules. The most important: be perfect. But Arian’s seemingly flawless life is far from it. An embarrassing expulsion from her father's alma mater spirals an already unhealthy obsession out of control, exposing a dark truth.
Faced with having to attend a small private college after a stint in rehab, Arian’s ready to coast under the radar and repair some of the wreckage, but her father’s looming control is like a vise choking off her air supply.
When a run-in with Braxton’s beloved star quarterback, Ryder Nash, puts Arian squarely in the crosshairs of his devoted teammates, the last of her controlled, orderly world unhinges. As the pranks and paybacks escalate, Arian and Ryder’s rivalry takes a passionate turn. And once Arian glimpses beneath the all-star-athlete exterior Ryder projects, she realizes he’s far more than just a jock.
As their relationship intensifies, outside forces feel the threat. Outrunning their pasts doesn’t mean history won’t repeat itself, but Ryder can’t let that happen. He’s just one Championship game away from breaking the mold. Only one moment, one choice, might change everything.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ACK. I don’t know how many times I’ve said this, but I am totally in love with this series. Really. I think a good book is written when it can make you literally feel every emotion. And reading this book has got me on an emotion overload, lately. There are times when I would laugh and there are times when I break down and cry, for real. Basically, this third book is about Arian. You would recognise her from the second book as she was Mel’s rehab buddy. It was also known that she was placed in rehab because of her bulimic state. Or is it? HAHA. Anyway, this book is about perfection. Ari’s family has always been about perfection. The way you walk, the way you talk, the way you dress, and even who you marry. So when she’s given a second chance at college, she’s determined to not screw it up, like she did before. Everything was totally going fine, until she meets Ryder. Sure, it was all hot and bothered for them at first, until their rivalry got the better of them. Soon, there were pranks and stuffs, which was quite funny HAHA.
Anyway, you know that feeling when you love something and it breaks your heart to not give it 5 out of 5 stars? Yeah, well. I LOVEEEE this book, trust me I do. But unfortunately, the beginning did not hit it well for me. It was quite draggy at the start, but since I had faith in Trisha Wolfe’s writing, I plowed on, and I’m happy to say that YES, it did get better. I guess because at the start, it seemed like the author could not decide if she wanted Ari to be a stuck-up girl or just a sympathetic one. So, like at times, it was hard to like her. But after that, it actually got really cool, and you kinda get a clearer picture of Ari. So yay, 4 out of 5 stars for her. And don’t give up on this book or this series. It gets better, trust me 😉