I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

The day a judge gave me the choice between going to prison or going to college was the day I vowed to stop stealing. Never again would I see something beautiful and beyond my means and take it, just because I wanted it. Just because I could.

When I moved in with Jerry, it was with good intentions. I needed a place to live while I got my degree, and he needed a roommate.

Then I saw Aster.

Blond and beautiful, good, pure, sweet, smart…and Jerry’s girlfriend. She was everything I never thought I could have. Except…maybe I can.

So I put a plan into action. Yeah, I’d probably go to hell, but it would be worth it. I wanted Aster. I wanted her yesterday and tomorrow and every possible way.

But you know what they say.

Be careful what you wish for…because you just might get it.

What a refreshing New Adult romance! I loved the storyline and the conflict it presented. Before you worry, this had no cheating! I know some of you can’t tolerate it, so no need to stress. Aidan didn’t allow for that…but he certainly wasn’t an angel by any stretch of the imagination and that’s what I loved about him.

The story started out totally from the male point of view of Aidan. He was rough around the edges and had a tough past, but instead of continuing down the wrong path he took a fantastic opportunity. He embraced his new life, but he was still a guy and had some of the same tendencies or inclinations he always had. It was just his nature, but to me, he was more mature.

Aidan at first I assumed was a gorgeous masculine tatted up manwhore bad boy….except he wasn’t.

Aster at frist was a blond, sweet, wholesome goody two shoes…except she wasn’t.

I can’t say any more than that…because I’m a massive spoiler-phobe.

I liked Aidan and Aster’s chemistry right from the start even though it wasn’t intense. It was more of a slow burn which built a friendship first. I actually liked that because I could savor every single gesture and look, and when I turned the page I always had hope that something more was going to happen. The whole restraint vibe is one of my favorites!

While both Aster and Aidan had baggage they both had to work really hard to overcome, they still had chips on their shoulders and it always haunted them. I was really worried at one point!! But they did overcome so many more obstacles, and it wasn’t easy. Then there’s a twist. The book soon changes to Aster’s point of view. Of course there was fallout I expected that to happen but I didn’t expect THAT. But all that made it real, and they got their HEA.

The romance was great – from the friendship to the banter, which could be hilarious, to the sexual innuendos, to the sexy times, to the deep love…it had everything. Total New Adult package!

Rec it? YES! A great slow burning romance that drew me in from the start, a great addition to your TBR if you love NA!

Happy reading!

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