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Blurb (from Goodreads):
All alone in a new state, Brennan Daniels has only the memories of her best friend, Reagan, to keep her company as she starts college.
Reagan is the reason for everything Brennan does—before she died, she made Brennan promise to stay good until she found a man worth keeping. No boys, no dating, and definitely no falling in love—those were the rules for college, and Brennan carved them into the brick walls guarding her heart…
But there’s a fire burning behind those walls, and when Brennan meets Owen Scott, the (mysterious) new guy across the hall, she can’t deny the pull between them. He is everything she should never want. Everyone warns her to stay away—even Owen himself—but the heart wants what the heart wants, even if it knows that it’s going to get hurt—even if it means throwing old promises to new flames…
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“Last summer I made a pact – one I had every intention of keeping. It was a simple one: no boys, no dating, and certainly no falling in love my freshman year.”
This was a NA contemporary romance story, with a bit of mystery.
Brennan and Owen were both hiding things from each other and both had things that they were trying to work through, they both made some mistakes also though, and the course of their relationship didn’t run smoothly.
The storyline in this was about the romance, and we also got storylines about the things that the two main characters were hiding from each other. The romance seemed to go from Brennan hating Owen to loving him really fast though, and then we got this really long drawn out rubbish about them only being friends! Owen also made some really rubbish decisions romance wise as well, because getting a lap dance from some skanky girl is a great way to show that you love someone.
The mystery angle was okay, although for me it took way too long for us to actually find anything out, which made the book drag a bit.
The ending to this was fairly happy, it just seemed to take forever to get there.
6 out of 10