Sadie Vaughn knows all about heartbreak. Her heart is so fractured that she has walls built up around it thick enough to keep everyone out, which means at least she won’t get hurt again. When her roommate, Henley, takes her on a tour of her new campus, Sadie literally falls into the arms of a devastatingly handsome stranger. She tries to ignore the feelings that have been awakened in her, but when she meets him again, she realizes she’s losing the battle. To make matters worse, the brooding boy in the back row of her literature class stops her heart and makes it beat faster at the same time, even when he completely ignores her. She had all intentions of focusing on her studies and refusing relationships, but she finds herself in situations where she is unable to help herself. Her past may have created the fears, but now she must decide if she is going to face them.
Ok so it took me a bit to get into this book, but once I did, WOW. I have to say this is probably of of the most surprising books I’ve read in a while. I think that Ms. Ray did a fantastic job with this book. Her characters really come alive, all of them. I felt so torn for Sadie, I’m sure that her choice wasn’t an easy one, Gavin and Jamie are amazing. Although I think that Sadie can be a bit dramatic, and her version of lying seems to be a little skewed. The plot was a little slow at times, but it was filled with twists that no one could see coming that more then made up for it. It has all the inherent angst needed for a NA novel, the ups the downs and the twists to keep the reader enthralled. I have to say I am impressed, for a first time novelist I think Samantha did a fantastic job. 4 stars for a job well done, I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up in the future.