Title-It Was You
By Anna Cruise
Publication Date-February 28, 2013
Published By- Mission Bay Publishing
Abby Sellers knows what she wants.
Enduring eighteen years in the shadow of her identical twin sister, Annika, she wants a fresh start. A chance to create her own life, separate from her conniving, deceptive twin.
Surprising both her family and friends, Abby ditches her plans for college and enrolls at a new school instead. There, she encounters West Montgomery, a sexy fellow student who immediately disarms her with his good looks and charm. West takes a liking to Abby and she suddenly finds herself walking a thin line, fabricating a fictional life created not by lies but by omission. She soon discovers West has secrets of his own, secrets that he's not altogether interested in sharing.
Out from under the shadow of her twin, Abby's life—and her relationship with West—blossoms. When Abby leaves town one weekend, something unthinkable happens and her relationship with West is shattered. Reeling from the discovery, Abby fears all of her plans have backfired and she's created a mess for both of them, a mess that no one can clean up.
But West isn't willing to let her go that easily. When he forces her to confront secrets they've both been hiding, Abby must decide more than if she's willing to forgive and forget. She must also decide just what kind of life she wants...and who she wants to live it with.
Twins are supposed to be close-knit. But Abby and Annika were never close since they were young. They were way different from each other. She tolerated her twin all her life, but it changed one night. After being in the shadow of her identical twin, she wanted to start anew. Instead of going to college as planned, she enrolled in a new school instead - surprising not just herself, but her parents as well.
Then West Montgomery came along. Oh he's cocky, but totally hot. He knew what he want, and he wanted Abby. He pursued her, and when he did, Abby could not find herself to say no. How can she, when this guy can make her feel that she's the only girl he wanted. YES, HE WANTED HER!
But both of them have secrets they keep, not really wanting to share all at once. Abby decided not to tell him about Annika, West mums about the real reason why he chose to go to the school they were in when he could have been in one of the premier schools in the country!
Everything was perfect, their relationship slowly progressed. Until Abby leaves town one weekend and Annika does what she does best and left Abby broken. Good thing West is determined to get into the bottom of what just happened - because he honestly don't know how something so nice in his life suddenly disappeared without any reasons. But it's up to Abby is she's willing to move on, forgive him and forget what happened.
Perfection is a scary thing, so does being utterly happy. I was wondering until when will it last. I was waiting for Annika to screw things up - and she did it with flying colors. Then, I have to ask, why is she doing it? Why does she ruin every single chance of happiness for Abby? They are more than sisters, they're twins! When Abby finally stood up for herself and confronted Annika for everything that she did - I was astounded because I never thought she had it in her. WOW. Perhaps, her twin sister needed a good wake up call from everything that she did to her. It was harsh, but desperately needed.
It was different from all the other twin-novels I came across with which makes it interesting. I kept on dreading on how Annika will screw up whatever Abby has. I liked the novel and managed to finish it in one sitting. It was sweet, WEST is totally hot (he surfs, plays ball and bakes! - who won't want him?!). It's great to have his POV on the sequel: It Was Me. But you know what I'm really looking forward? It's Annika's story. Underneath her bitchiness is a very, very sad girl, and somehow (I can't believe I'm saying this after what she did to Abby) I want her happy ending too with someone who will love her as much as West loves Abby.
Anna Cruise has been writing -- and drooling over boys -- since middle school. Lots of years have passed but some things never change...
Her books include the best-seller IT WAS YOU (New Adult), IF I FALL (Mature YA) and MAVERICK (New Adult). Additional titles releasing in 2013 will include a follow-up to Abby and West's story from IT WAS YOU.
Anna loves to hear from readers and authors. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also like her Facebook page, find her on Twitter @AnnaCruiseBooks or friend her on Goodreads.
All West Montgomery wanted was a vacation. A week-long stay in Tucson with Abby and her parents, a chance to get away for the week, the opportunity to get to know her family a little better and maybe carve out a little alone time with his girlfriend.
What he doesn't count on is finding a way to resume his baseball career.
Encouraged by Abby and her father to attend a MLB open tryout, West discovers that he can still play ball—well—and he suddenly becomes the hottest commodity on the field. Overwhelmed with offers and possibilities, West knows that whatever choice he makes will affect more than his baseball career. It will affect his future with Abby.
Professional baseball was always his dream, but Abby was a new dream come true. He doesn't want to choose between them, but in order to fulfill one of those dreams, West will have to.
Because he knows it's all on him.
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