“When Jacqueline follows her long-term boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup at the start of their second year.
After two weeks in shock she wakes up to her new reality: she’s single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life. And then, leaving a party alone one night, she is assaulted. Rescued by a stranger who is in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget that night. But when her attacker turns stalker she has to make a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back.
The support of the intriguing man who is tutoring her in Economics, together with the allure of Lucas, who saved her from the assault, convince her that it’s worth fighting on. Lucas proves understanding and protective, but he’s hiding secrets of his own.
Will Jacqueline have to choose between Lucas and her tutor? Suddenly, knowing who to trust is anything but easy.”
I bought this eBook from Amazon when it was available for just £1.99 (£2.99 on Kindle at the time of writing this review), I had heard lots of good things about it so I wanted to check it out for myself.
Wow, I really REALLY enjoyed this book! Let me tell you why – the story is young, sexual and very romantic but at the same time it has a serious edge, any author who writes about the subject of assault or rape has to be so careful that it comes across in the right way. This author has, in my opinion, achieved this because it didn’t feel like it overwhelmed the story. There was a really good message given repeatedly to the girls who were attacked which I think would translate into real life. One other reason I loved this book so much was the incredible kissing scenes, my goodness this author knows how to write them well!
The attack on Jacqueline happened within the first chapter, it was a shocking way to start the story but certainly effective at making me want to know more. I had so many questions about Jacqueline, Buck and her rescuer Lucas.
There were some fun moments in the story that made me chuckle, most of those being when Jacqueline was with her friends, particularly Erin who was feisty and quite funny. Then came Landon, the tutor, and the increasingly flirty emails being sent back and forth between him and Jacqueline (I do love a book with emails and texts, I feel that I can relate to them more easily).
Lucas was wonderful, he clearly had some secrets which I was dying to find out but he was tough, sensitive and completely sexy! He loved to draw and there was a very sensual moment when he was drawing Jacqueline for the first time, I certainly enjoyed that part.
Buck was the villain of the story and I have to admit my heart started pounding every time he went near Jacqueline, he was definitely not a nice character but saying that, there wouldn’t have been much of a story without him – all good books need a bad guy!
This is one of those books that you just can’t put down, needless to say I read it in less than a day and I look forward to reading more from this author.
To find out more about Tammara Webber visit her blog here.