Author: Leigh Talbert Moore
Publication: February 21st 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: provided by the kind publisher
-- My Rating --
4/5 Oscars: Really liked it
-- My Thoughts --
The first book in this series, was phenomenal. I loved it. But I read this book before the first one, and I don't recommend you doing that. This book was more emotional and more heart-wrenching than the first.
Ashley was always the good girl. Perfect all over. But Ashley's father just died. The only bright light in her life is gone. And her family is torn apart. So, she decides to go against everything she has ever believed in. To act bad. She doesn't need sweet guys like Jordan, no, she needs bad, hot guys like Colt. But does her heart agree?
This book was definitely more intense than the first one. And you can evidently SEE the development of Leigh Talbert Moore's writing. It's more defined and much better. First, there's the cancer and death aspect, which affected the main character a lot. It shaped her actions through the course of the book. Ashley was not an easy person to like. She doesn't know what she wants, she is mostly rude, but I grew to like her a lot. Jordan is a sweetheart. he is the perfect guy, not what Ashley wants, but what she needs. Colt is the evident bad boy. But he makes you swoon, nonetheless.
Ashley's character development was as clear as glass. Leigh Talbert Moore is a pro at creating real teenager emotions. The kissing scenes and the confessional scenes in this book were way more intense and steamy than the first book. I almost thought it was NA, not YA. But, whatever genre it is, Leigh T.M. knows exactly how to express the perfect amount of real emotions.
I wonder if there's a third book in this series. Because, it's quickly becoming a favorite of mine. I've fallen in love with Harley, Jason, Trent, Ashley, Jordan, and Colt. And I hope to catch some glimpses of them in the (hopefully) future books. These two books are intense, heart-felt, romantic and most importantly, real.