This is what I wanted at the end of Bully and Until You. I think I now realize my biggest issue with Tate and Jared's relationship is that he never really changed. She just agreed to date him, almost rewarding him for all his bad behavior. Whereas here, she really makes him work for it.
I also loved that his mom calls him out on being a bully—finally!
I can't believe it's taken me so long to read this story. It came out on October 4, and I literally had NO chance to read it because I was bogged down in papers, exams, and then final papers and final exams, not to mention needing to pack up my dorm room to get it stored for my transfer in January. Anyway, I love this book just as much as I did when I first beta'd it a while back (sometime around 2014, when I was Melissa's PA & she was actively drafting Book 2—which meant I read each chapter as it came out with bated breath).
I think I loved this book even more than the last. Maybe it's because I like Gabriel "Scottie" Scott a bit more than Killian, or maybe it's because Jax finally decides not to be a dark cloud raining on everyone, but I devoured this book.
Everything that was good about the last book, this book has it in spades, and a few bonuses.
Holly hell, I loved this book. I don't know why I didn't immediately read it when this first came out (I was probably too busy reading other books or something), but I'm so glad I read this once I got the email that book 2 Managed was out because it put this one right back on the map for me.
What did I like about this story? Well, for one, I liked that it was NA and not set in college. Kind of superficial, but I always like some variety in the stories I read and a lot of them have lately been NA sport-star college or adult historical romances (not that there's anything wrong with that). What I'm trying to say is that this was like a breath of fresh air.
When my eARC popped up on my Kindle App, I jumped right in even though I should have been sleeping. And man, Sterling's story does not disappoint. If I liked Noah from the Hitched books, I loved Sterling. It's probably because he's British. But I definitely appreciate the author's penchant for writing guys who know they like the girl from the (almost) get-go. It's a nice change from a lot of the other romance novels out there.
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