By: Kendell Ryan
Synopsis: **A New York Times & USA Today Bestseller**
Needing an escape from her past, Avery chooses a college where no one knows her. Keeping a low profile was the plan, falling for the intense frat boy, Jase wasn’t. Yet she can’t deny how alive she feels when he’s near. Even as common sense implores her to stay away, her body begs her to get closer.
Jase, numb from his own family drama, has grown bored with weekends fueled by nameless girls and countless bottles when he meets Avery. Helping her cope with her past is better than dealing with the bullshit his own life’s served up. Determined to drive away the painful secret she’s guarding, he appoints himself her life coach, and challenges her to new experiences. Getting close to her and being the one to make her smile are simply perks of the job.
But when Avery’s past boldly saunters in, refusing to be forgotten, can Jase live with the truth about the girl he’s fallen for?
Recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content.
Review: Have you ever done something in your life that you regretted wholeheartedly? Something so humiliating that you wanted to curl up in a dark hole and hide away from the world? Well that is exactly how Avery feels. In the past she made some terrible decisions and she lives with the the fear that everyone around will some day find out. Hoping to escape the past she flees and tries to start over in college.
Enter Jase, the mind-numbingly gorgeous guy looking for his own escape. Drawn to Avery he immediately recognizes her wounded soul. Appointing himself as Avery's life couch he sets out to help break her out of her shell. What he hadn't prepared himself for was the way in which she would save him.
I loved watching the relationship develop between Avery and Jase. I enjoyed Jase's softer side as he helps Avery come back to life. I thought this was a wonderfully written NA novel.