***A USA Today bestseller***
When you've tried your best for years and never managed to please your demanding parents… When you've fallen head over heels for someone who keeps ignoring you… When you've hit rock bottom.
Tessa is this close to giving up – on her authoritative parents and their demands, on her studies, on everything in her life.
Including Dylan. The one boy she has loved since she can remember. The one who dated her and promised her forever when they were fourteen, and then dumped her without an explanation only to ignore her ever since.
The one who shows up to save her from the hands of her abusive ex before the stroke of midnight, who kisses her and holds her close, only to tell her in the course of the same night he doesn't love her.
Tessa knows Dylan has gone through some tough times, and they're only getting tougher - but is he telling the truth about his lack of feelings for her, or is he running from his own demons?
The way Tessa sees it, she has two options: run away, leaving it all behind - or stay to fight against her controlling family, and win back Dylan. She has a feeling he needs her, and how can she leave when he's the only man who's ever made her feel alive?
Standalone novel. No cliffhanger.
*Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers.*
Customer ReviewsSee All
This installment is Dylan and Tessa’s story. Dylan has been staying away and ignoring Tessa since they dated a few short months when they were 14. She has been in love with him even longer than that. Tessa has had some terrible things happen to her and her parents control almost every aspect of her life. Dylan also has problems with his parents and feels like he is drowning in responsibilities. He has some serious misconceptions about Tessa’s life, because she is rich and he is poor. I wanted to shake some sense into him a couple of times. When he comes to her rescue and then pulls away once again will she finally be able to let him go or will they find their way back to each other? I love this book and all of the books in this series.
Dylan is Superman. All the stuff he had to deal with - at the same time - yikes! I really love the camaraderie among these guys. Their bond was forged by something stronger than blood.
Oh Dylan, I really wondered what was going on with him. And poor Tessa, she just couldn't help herself! These two were both in denial for so long, but for very different reasons. The life that Dylan has had to live is such a tragic one! And he is, yet again, another stubborn man who doesn't know how to ask for him! These alpha men think they can do everything on their own, when all they have to do is say the words and their friends, really their family, would be there to help them in an instant. This book has really made me see how much of a family this group is, they are all so amazing!
This darkness that Dylan has put himself in, it's so sad! I know he didn't do it to himself, but he let himself live in this darkness for too long. It was almost as if he saw no light at the end of the tunnel and was burying himself. It was really sad to have the events that happened lead him to realizing how much he needed Tessa and how much she needed him. BUT I'm so glad it happened!
And Tessa, she proved just how strong she is in this book! I was so excited to see her become the person that she wanted to be! That takes so much courage, it's amazing!