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When she lost it all, Jess decided to cope by living a lie.
But you can’t keep on pretending forever…
Twenty-one-year-old Jess used to have everything—a loyal best friend, a boyfriend she loved, and a future that was right on track. But in a single night, her whole world changed.
Now, Jess lives for the impersonal connection of drunken hook-ups and to-go coffee cups in the morning. All she needs is one night to pretend everything is fine…until she meets Adam.
Thanks to a sports injury, gorgeous, charming basketball star Adam Carson is stuck in physical therapy at the hospital where Jess interns—giving her the perfect opportunity to see his sweet, considerate nature and making her realize that maybe she does want something more.
But while Adam might be the best thing that’s happened to Jess in a long time, letting him past  her carefully constructed walls means letting him know what happened...and why he'd never want her for more than one night.

 AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality—kissing. Lots of kissing. Naturally, her books have the same. When she's not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there's online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and  a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires, from Eric Northman to the Salvatore brothers. And in the midst of all of this, you'll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago burbs.

April 21
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Cheryl SDS ,

Fantastic story!!!

She only has one night stands because she doesn't think she deserves more. She suffered a tragedy that put her on anti-depressants, which she stopped taking. Jessica Elliott is going to school to be a physical therapist, which is where she meets college basketball star Adam Carson. He's in physical therapy with a knee injury. The more time they spend together, the closer they become. So close, that she's just waiting for the other shoe to drop. She's waiting for him to leave because they always do. Will Adam stick around for this roller coaster ride with Jess?

I loved it! Great character depth. The author told us everything we need to know without excessive filler story. My heart was breaking for Jess, Adam and Bryan, each for their own reasons. Zoe is everything you'd want in a best friend. I truly enjoyed reading this story full of tragic loss, friendship, family and love. I'm looking forward to A.J. Pines's next book, One Life, coming out in October 2015.

Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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