Sunday, July 21, 2013



After experiencing a humiliating breakup, twenty-two-year-old Cassandra Clarke is fresh out of college and living a simple solitary life without any intentions of pursuing love anytime soon. When the estate next door sells, the last thing Cassandra expects is the unnerving attraction she feels for her sinfully handsome neighbor, Logan West, the young and charming single father with a playboy reputation. It’s through Oliver, Logan’s four-year-old son, who keeps popping up in her childhood tree house, that she slowly begins to catch glimpses of the compassionate and wounded man Logan has hidden beneath his strong exterior. Cassandra knows it's wrong and that she's heading for another heartbreak. Logan will never be able to give her what she truly desires…love.


This book was definitely not was I expected. It was so much more; emotional and drama filled. It had my emotions all over the damn place. It was seriously an up and down roller coaster ride. But I will say, the ride was well worth it. Angela did a fantastic job with this book, I felt like I was a part of the book. I felt every single emotion poured into the story.

Cassandra was dedicated to her boyfriend, Mark, for five years. She gave him everything. They were happy, living together, and had their futures ahead of them. It all came crashing down the moment Cassandra walked in on him with someone else. It was the moment her walls went up for good. She packed up her things and never looked back.

Hilary is her best friend, her rock, and helps her get back on her feet. Cassie begins to start her life over. She moves into the house that her grandparents left her, away from the city, away from everyone. There is only one house next to her, but it is currently vacant. The little town is exactly what she needs, where she is also the kindergarten teacher. Her love for running helps her to clear her mind.

Logan has his fair share of problems; problems that he wishes to keep hidden deep inside. He is raising a son, Oliver, alone, and moves into the empty house next to Cassie. Logan likes his women. And gosh, he can get anyone he so desires, and as many as he wants with the way he looks.
The first impression Cassie gets of him is that he is an obnoxious jerk. He is hot, has a gorgeous rocking body and he knows he gets under Cassie’s skin and that amuses him. Cassie doesn’t know how to act around him; it’s as if she has lost all sense of focus when he is around; she hasn’t felt this way for a man in well over a year and she doesn’t like this feeling at all. Cassie has a soft spot for Oliver though; he found his way into her old tree house in her back yard. She finds comfort in him, some kind of connection.

An old friend (also someone who Hilary has been crushing on for years) opens up Haven, a bar they frequent. Logan is constantly spotted here drinking and speaking to women. Cassie and Logan have some kind of flirtatious game; you can see the sexual tension between the two of them clearly from across the room. But Cassie is confused by this, just as anyone else would be. One minute Logan seems to be completely interested in her, the next minute he is flirting with other women. Heck, Cassie was trying to be nice one morning and brought Logan and Oliver muffins but walked in on Logan and his ménage a trios.  Cassie tried the dating scene, but that didn’t seem to work out for her.

Cassie tries to ignore the way that Logan makes her feel. She cannot let her heart feel that way again. She focuses on herself; teaching; making herself happy, without a man. She has fun with Oliver who is always coming over; playing in her tree house or helping her making muffins. They seem so natural together. They’ve come so close that Logan has slowly weaseled his way into Cassie’s life.

Logan is done denying the chemistry between the two of them and he wants to give it a shot. Cassie opens up feelings in him that he hasn’t felt in a long time. She makes him feel whole again. He finds himself wanting to do things with Cassie he has never imagined doing with the other women he has been with. But yet, there are still some things that must remain a secret.

Cassie has managed to avoid her ex, Mark, since that very horrible day when he broke her heart. That has all changed when he is dating Logan’s sister. Mark is everywhere. Logan sees how uncomfortable Cassie is when Mark is around so she needed to confess to him their history. It had Logan seeing red and wanting to crush Mark.  But respecting Cassie’s wishes, he tries his very hardest to keep them far away from each other. As Cassie and Logan get back into a normal routine with each other more, getting to know each other and falling hard for one another, Oliver’s mother walks back into the picture. She wants Logan and Oliver back and will do anything to make them a family again. It seems as if these two can’t seem to catch a break.

Will Cassie and Logan be strong enough to stay together? Will Logan leave Cassie to have his “family” back together? Will Cassie leave Logan before she gets her heart completely broken once again? Will Logan chose to stay with Cassie because she completes him? How far will Oliver’s mother go to get Logan back?

This book had a really good flow to it, that it became a quick read for me. I will have to warn you though, of the not so nice cliffhanger at the end. I’m not really happy about that, but it will definitely have you wanting more. Great job Angela! I will not be waiting patiently for the next one.

I received an ARC for an honest review.

This review was done by Jennelyn.


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