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Blurb (from Goodreads):
ReliableNina Baxter has her life all mapped out. She wants to work hard, take care of her younger sister and not end up like her drunk of a mother. Most of all, she plans to stay away from bad influences.
Alexander Noble doesn’t give a damn about anything or anyone. The heir to an unimaginable fortune, he’s never had to do a day’s work in his life, and devotes himself to pleasure and partying.
When opposites attract…
From their very first meeting, Nina knows Alex is bad news, and vows to stay away from him. But as their paths continue to cross, she can’t help being drawn to him – especially when he makes no secret of his interest in her.
Can they resist the pull?
For the first time ever, Nina is on the brink of following her heart. But can she believe Alex when he tells her to trust him? Or is he just another beautiful liar?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“As of this morning, the court’s placed April in foster care. The judge won’t make any final decision for a while, but the way things are looking, I think there’s a strong chance your mother’s parental rights will be removed and your sister will be placed permanently in care until she’s eighteen.”
This was an interesting new adult contemporary romance, with a bit of mystery.
Nina had a pretty rough time in this book, with her mother an alcoholic in need of rehab, and a 14-year-old sister to look after, never mind a burnt out flat, she really was struggling! I felt quite sorry for her, and it seemed like every time something went wrong, several other things went wrong at the same time.
The storyline in this was about Nina’s struggle to get her life back on track, as well as her romance with Alex, and all the ups and downs that went along with it, and there were a lot of downs! I kept hoping that they could patch things up and be together, but every time it seemed like it might be possible, something else came along to ruin things.
The ending to this was pretty happy all things considered, and I was glad that things eventually worked out for the best.
6.5 out of 10