New Adult novel from Erin McCarthy, the USA Today bestselling author of True.
Jessica Sweet thought going away to college would finally make her free of her parents’ constant judgments and insistence she play chastity club role model for their church events, but if anything, the freedom has made her realize she can’t go home and be a hypocrite anymore. Tired of dodging their questions, she stays at school over the summer and lands in an unexpected crash pad: Riley Mann’s house.
Sarcastic, cocky, and full of opinions, Riley is also sexy personified with tattoos and biceps earned from working as a roofer all day. Not the right guy for her even if Jessica was looking for a relationship, which she is definitely not. But Jessica knows that Riley hides the burden of having to raise his younger brothers behind that grin and as she helps him get his house in order for a custody hearing, they begin to fall hard for each other, and she is forced to question what she’s hiding herself.
Jessica has never had a problem getting naked with a guy, but when it comes to showing Riley how she truly feels inside, her fear of rejection may just ruin the best thing—the best guy—to ever happen to her…
This is the second book in the True Believers series but can be read as a standalone. I haven't read the first book but I definitely will go back and read it. Jessica Sweet is the preacher's daughter but is now at college and rebelling a bit. She is quite the party girl and definitely not a virgin anymore. Instead of going home for the summer she decides to stay in town and rent an apartment but lies to her parents and says she is doing mission work building houses. She doesn't want to go home and be the perfect preacher's daughter. Only problem is she can't move into the apartment for a week and has nowhere to stay.
Riley Mann is kind of an asshole and Jessica and he don't get a long at all. His brother Tyler offers up their house for Jessica to stay in for the week and she takes him up on the offer. Jessica and Riley tend to annoy the crap out of each other but that doesn't stop them from building a friendship which slowly turns into more. Their relationship was a little strange to me because it moved extremely slow and then escalated super quickly in the end of the book. This book is different from other new adult novels I have read but I still enjoyed it. I will definitely read the other books in the series because I am interested to find out what happens to the other characters and read more about Riley and Jessica.
Disclosure: This book was provided to BBMoreB free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own