Blurb (from Goodreads):
When Jade is given a scholarship to an elite private college in Connecticut, she sees it as a chance to finally escape her painful past and get a fresh start. She’s determined to succeed and that means keeping her focus on school and not guys. But her plan falls apart her first day on campus when Garret, a rich prep school boy with swimmer abs and a perfect smile, offers to help her move in.
Jade tries to push him away, but she can’t deny her attraction to him and Garret won’t let her. Things quickly heat up between them, but then come to a sudden halt when reality hits and Jade realizes that a relationship with Garret may never be possible. He comes from a world of wealth where there are rules, including rules about who he can date. And not following those rules has consequences.
As the two of them try to overcome the obstacles working to keep them apart, Jade is confronted with another challenge. On her 19th birthday, she receives a letter that her now deceased mother wrote years ago. In it are revelations that explain her traumatic childhood but also make her question the past she’s been running from.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was an okay story, but I have to say that the main character irritated me a bit.
Jade was a girl who wasn’t afraid to speak up about her opinions, and boy did she come across as rude at times! Just because someone’s toddler is having a tantrum in a diner, it doesn’t give you the right to shout and be rude to them about it! I mean really?! And ‘Jasmine’ is a bad name because it’s the name of a cartoon princess? What a bitch!
The storyline in this was about Jade starting college, and meeting a boy called Garrett, who was considerably richer than her. She was generally pretty rude, wasn’t particularly nice to him, and didn’t seem to want to make friends. She was even rude about swimmers – because swimming isn’t as difficult as running because you don’t have to support your own body weight – can you see why this girl annoyed me yet?
There was romance in this, but why Garrett liked Jade and wanted to be with her I don’t know, she wasn’t any nicer to him than she was to anybody else!
The ending to this was a cliff-hanger. We got a storyline very close to the end concerning Jade’s dead mother, and someone who possibly wants to keep certain information hidden, and is prepared to kill to do it. This came very late in the book though, and left us with a cliff-hanger. Hmm.
6 out of 10