Bad girl,Georgia King, is trying to survive after spiraling into a darkness that nearly took her life. With her college dreams on hold she's trying to get healthy--trying to still the craziness inside her. She has no room for someone like Ben Lancaster and if he was smart he'd stay away. Because everyone knows Georgia is bad news--she ruins people--and if Ben isn't careful, he'll be next in line.
Ben Lancaster is a young, hot shot hockey player on his way to the top. Newly signed to the Philadelphia Flyers, he's living the dream. The girls. The money. The fame. He thought he had everything he wanted until he met Georgia. Suddenly he wants more--he wants her. He'll do whatever it takes to get her and Ben Lancaster always gets what he wants.
But the girl who's different from anyone he's ever known is hiding secrets. And as the dog days of summer pass, only time will tell if Georgia's secrets can be healed. Or if her bruised soul is strong enough to resist Ben Lancaster...
"Ben Lancaster had just tattooed himself onto my soul and the thing about tattoos? They’re painful to remove."--Georgia King
Great read! I can't wait for the rest if their journey.
The world isn't pretty but it is beautiful.
I am not liberal with 5 star ratings but this book gets five from me. Ms. Bale develops two characters who discover not only physical connection is needed in a relationship but individual self-worth, as well as mental and emotional wholeness in this new adult, contemporary romance. Happily ever afters do exist but there are always struggles and continued effort needed to keep a relationship solid. Her characters and their connection are fictional but the truths in Ms. Bale's writings transcend reality. But aren't all great books laced with truths that can touch our souls? Our world has many Georgia's and my hope is there are many Ben's out there willing to fight and support their soulmates as well as many Matt's who are quick to humble themselves and have patience as they deal with the Georgia's of the world. Everything in life isn't all pretty flowers but finding the beauty in our difference is what makes our world beautiful.