IT ALL STARTED WITH A ROLL IN THE HAY –
Mallory hooked up with her high school crush, who was a year younger than her and who happens to be the younger brother of her ex-boyfriend who left her heart shattered in gazillion pieces. It was supposedly a no-string, uncomplicated, just-for-fun sex. Or so she thought.
WHY DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO BE SO COMPLICATED WITH YOU?
ARGGGGH. A little bit frustrated on Mallory. INDEED, why it has to be COMPLICATED?! She likes him, he likes her –
so what if he’s one of the pledges of a fraternity her sorority always encounter? So what if he’s a freshman? So what if he’s a farm boy? The attraction was very much palpable in every pages, the re-enactment of the barn-scene is very much anticipated, and even the people around them notices.
AND TANNER -
I hate watching her with Tanner, trying to like him in order to fit in with the rest of the group. I didn’t like Tanner primarily, not just because he stands in the way between these two lovebirds, but there was already something wrong about this guy.
WHY ARE YOU SO EMBARRASSED ABOUT COLT?
HE WAS FOREVER IN LOVE WITH HER.
He may be younger than her (by three months!!!) – but he’s sexy, HOT, SWEET, and thoughtful. He’s very determined to have her without really being pushy or annoying. He was really patient, and a good sport. She may shove him away, but he keeps on coming back to her. I was hoping she’d realize he’s a keeper before he changes his mind about her.
IF SHE DOESN’T WANT HIM – I’d have COLT anytime of the day. Her friends already had an inclination and they didn’t even care about it – so why should she?
HAS ANYONE EVER TOLD YOU HOW JUDGMENTAL AND HARD YOU ARE ON PEOPLE?
I wasn’t really a fan of Mallory at first, nor at the middle. Trust me, it was difficult to like her. I can’t fathom why she was embarrassed by Colt and had to pretend about stuffs. It took a while before I warmed up to her character. She has trust and daddy issues – and don’t get me starting about her dad… I was happy about the change in her character, just when I was about to lose all hope with her – she realizes things, and does things I never thought she’d think or do. It was a relief that she had redeemed herself big time by the near -end of the novel. I really didn’t want to hate her for THAT long.
I love her friends – they are an amazing bunch. They were patient with her, and they support her – not really with her decisions, but more of what was good for her.
Patience is a virtue. Colt waited, and he was (including me) was greatly rewarded. There were some people who tried to hinder their HEA, but both of them were already invested in it. Mallory was wise enough to hold on to the best thing that happened to her.
I enjoyed reading this novel by Alyssa Rose Ivy – with all the interesting characters, great plot and surprising turn of events, no wonder I finished it in one sitting.
Sometimes, to be happy, you need NOT TO CARE about what other people think about you, as long as you’re happy and you’re not making anyone miserable, why not do it?
★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.
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