Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.
Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.
Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?
And some things are worth fighting for… (Goodreads)
It's been a good while since I cracked a straight-up romance novel, but this was a fun and quick read. I really enjoy Armentrout's voice, as I think she's hilarious, and I enjoyed Avery's inner monologue a lot. Granted, there were a few times I really wanted her to grow a backbone, but I recognize that what she went through was definitely not easy and I was gratified to see her growth throughout the novel. Her mother was certainly a piece of work....dang. Anyhow, Cameron was certainly drool-worthy, even if while I was reading I just rolled my eyes a few times--no man is like that in real life and sometimes it bothers me that people are so misrepresented in books (okay, that's a random rant for another time :). Anyhow, I enjoyed the book, and felt terrible for Avery, and cheered her on to find a way to grow and move past what happened to her. I'm definitely a Armentrout fan, but will probably stick more with her paranormal novels.
Has anyone read any of her books?