From USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Sucevic, comes a sexy, new standalone novel.
Mia Stanbury is the quintessential girl next door. Smart, beautiful, and determined. She’s got it all going on. Is it any wonder that she’s been on my radar for as long as I can remember? We’re talking middle school, folks.
Fine, I’ll admit that I’ve made a few boneheaded mistakes as far as she’s concerned, but what can I say? I’m a dude. Sometimes I think with the wrong head. We’ll just chalk it up to one of the hazards of having a Y chromosome and leave it at that.
But I’m older now.
Mia has spent all of high school and college keeping me at a distance. If she didn’t melt in my arms every time I put my hands on her, I’d almost think she was immune to my charms. Turns out that’s not the case.
This is our last year at Wesley before we go our separate ways. Me to the NFL, her to law school. It’s now or never. I’m done playing games and allowing her to push me away.
I was her first and I’ll damn well be her last.
*This is a mature New Adult novel with strong language and sexual situations intended for readers over the age of 18*
Hi so I read this book last year and didn’t really care for it but now I liked it because I read the boy next door first and then read about Mia and Beck. I liked that they were more incorporated but I really don’t like that beck just took Mia back after she accused him of cheating and everything else. I did not like that. I really didn’t like that Mia victim blamed
I absolutely loved the story of Beck and Mia. It left me wanting more! I couldn’t put this book down! It’s one of my new favorites!!
There was a lot of setup for emotional development/growth of Beck (especially his relationship with his family) and then nothing came of it. Somehow he just magically changed from a wild teen acting out and fulfilling his parents’ low expectations... to this super nice reliable guy.
The plot feature of Mia’s family issues was pretty late in the novel. The whole subplot about the parents’ relationship would have been better addressed in the first half of the novel, because it would have given more depth/motivation to her reactions to some of the later events.
Even in the last chapter, Beck still had self-doubts and relationship doubts, plus some legitimate reasons to be angry with Mia, but everything resolves in two pages.
I hate books where the same issues are flogged over and over again, where the characters keep having the same emotional and communication issues to the point of repetitiveness, but I honestly feel the author missed some opportunities here. The characters just implausibly resolved a lot of trauma in 60 seconds of conversation.