Becoming More by Bayli Lane

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Synopsis:

At first it was all freedom, fun, and games for Lilly Fairfield. Being a freshman in college was supposed to create some of the best memories of her life, especially with her best friend, Lauren, and longtime boyfriend, Sander, by her side.

But the excitement begins to slip away when the people closest to her start to change. They begin moving in a direction Lilly doesn’t want to go, forcing Lilly to be faced with a decision. Should she fight for her relationships with both Sander and Lauren or move on to something different? Something unknown. Someone like…

Colton Davenport. Colton isn’t Lilly’s typical type. He’s shockingly sexy with his colorful tattoos, shiny silver lip ring, and ear gauges. His smile alone leaves her breathless. Then again, she hasn’t had a specific type other than Sander. When she meets Colton she feels an automatic attraction that stuns her into utter stillness. She can’t look away, doesn’t want to look away.

Lilly must decide between a life with Sander, a life she always thought she wanted, and an unknown path with Colton.

Will Lilly make the right choices for her future, Becoming More?

**This book is a New Adult Romance – intended for a mature audience.**

 

                                                :Laura’s 3.5 Star Review:

Becoming More, Bayli Lane’s debut novel. This the story of Lilly Fairfield.  She has just graduated from High School and is getting ready to head off to College with her best friend Lauren and her boyfriend of four years, Sander.  Lilly expects the next four years to bring the three of them closer together.  What she never expects is for them to be pushed further apart.  

Lilly see the good in everyone.  She is willing to give people the chance to prove themselves, even when the end result is her getting hurt.  She and Lauren begin to fight more and more, causing the distance between them to become greater.  To the point that Lauren does not come back to their room in the dorms for several nights at a time. Most of their conversations end in one of them storming off.  Lilly hates to fight with her.  At the same time Sander is becoming better friends with his roommate, who Lilly hates.  He is partying more, dressing like a slob and getting angry.  Such a change for the fit, well together man that he was when they started school.

One night Lilly leaves a frat party early and on her walk home she meets a group of students that invite her to a party.  She never expected to meet someone who she feels a stronger connection with, than she does with Sander.  Colton is everything that she should not want.  He is tattooed, pierced and the lead singer for The Deceitful Maze.  Colton has built walls up around him.  He is a ladies man, not one to have serious relationships.  So when he meets Lilly he has the wind knocked right out of him.  He wants to be her friend, her protector and above all he wants to call her his.  

“Any man lucky enough to kiss you should treasure it. He should take that gift and lock it way so tightly that no other man can get anywhere near you. He should do everything in his power to make sure no one else gets to take the sweetness of you”

“If you ever let me kiss you, I’d make sure you’d never want to kiss another man again. I’d make sure you’d never even think of another man again.”

All in all this was a fairly decent read.  Talk about a roller coaster ride.  I loved Clarissa, she is Colton’s best friend.  I hope she gets her own story in the future.  Lilly had a tendency to annoy the crap out of me.  I wanted to jump into my kindle on several occasions and smack the shit out of her. I hated Sander and the monster he became and his blatant disregard for Lilly’s feelings and the hell he was putting her through.  And Lauren was no better.  In the end they got theirs and had to deal with the repercussions that life threw at them.  Do Colton and Lilly get their HEA?  I guess you will just need to one click and see.