From the New York Times bestselling author of Collide and Pulse comes a gritty new novel about a shattered young woman who unexpectedly falls for two best friends as she struggles to overcome the trauma of her tormented childhood.
They were a storm I never saw coming, an unforeseen heartbreak on the edge of a dangerous cliff.
Amber Moretti's life changes in the span of minutes. An orphaned outsider, she is desperate to start fresh the moment she walks onto campus. In the time it takes to cross the university’s dining hall, she meets two men who bring color, air, and light to her darkened world.
They became my addiction, each a needle to my next hit, my high.
Brock Cunningham’s appeal is dizzying, a potent force Amber can’t deny. A green-eyed smooth talker, he instantly attracts Amber. It doesn’t take long for him to consume her every thought, her every breath.
Ryder Ashcroft, a blue-eyed, tattooed, and pierced bad boy, turns Amber off immediately—that is, until he kisses her, stealing a piece of her heart, her soul.
They were as opposite as fire and ice, yet I ached for them equally.
Never knowing she could be broken down in so many unexpectedly beautiful yet petrifying ways, Amber finds herself falling for both men.
Immoral? Maybe. I say undeniable. Uncontained.
But one event changes everything, shattering each of their lives…and Amber isn’t sure she can come back from it.
**ARC provided for honest review**
4.5 star review
I am reduced to a pile of ashes after finishing this book! It was so much more than the usual love triangles I read. I was hooked in the first chapter. I literally couldn’t put it down! This was the most twisted and, at the same time, most beautiful thing I have read in a long time. You get to read POV’s from all 3 characters, which is a good thing because of the mind trip Gail puts you through!!
Amber had a rough start in life and doesn’t know what it truly feels like to be loved. This girl has the mouth of a sailor & I love it!! She will put you in your place in a heartbeat. She has no idea how her life will change when she trips and falls in the dining hall/cafeteria!
On the outside Brock may look like the All American good boy but the secrets he hides on the inside are nothing close to good! And then we have Ryder. He has the pierced, tattooed, ladies man, bad boy image down pat! The 2 are complete opposites but they have been best friends since they were young. Both boys are hiding secrets from Amber. Can she handle the bombshells (yes that is plural) that the boys drop on her? Amber has her secrets that she hides as well. In the end who will she choose and will the boys secrets catch up with Amber? You will have to read & find out!!
The sexual tension in this book is OFF THE CHARTS!! And “the scene” will make your eReaders EXPLODE along with other things. ;) Sparks will fly that is for sure!
I can’t say it enough. I LOVED this book! I highly recommend you check out the hotness that is Brock & Ryder although I am #teamryder ALL THE WAY!!
About the author:
Gail McHugh is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Collide and Pulse. She is the mother of three beautiful children and has been married to her husband for fifteen years.
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