Jessica Sweet thought going away to college would finally make her free of her parents’ constant judgments and insistence she play chastity club role model for their church events, but if anything, the freedom has made her realize she can’t go home and be a hypocrite anymore. Tired of dodging their questions, she stays at school over the summer and lands in an unexpected crash pad: Riley Mann’s house.
Sarcastic, cocky, and full of opinions, Riley is also sexy personified with tattoos and biceps earned from working as a roofer all day. Not the right guy for her even if Jessica was looking for a relationship, which she is definitely not. But Jessica knows that Riley hides the burden of having to raise his younger brothers behind that grin and as she helps him get his house in order for a custody hearing, they begin to fall hard for each other, and she is forced to question what she’s hiding herself.
Jessica has never had a problem getting naked with a guy, but when it comes to showing Riley how she truly feels inside, her fear of rejection may just ruin the best thing—the best guy—to ever happen to her…
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“McCarthy’s entry in the burgeoning new adult subgenre is a page-turning, gut-wrenching success…Their troubles are real, their love True, and readers will root them on past the very last page.”—RT Book Reviews
“A sweet, romantic, dynamic coming of age new adult that takes a much needed detour from the usual emotionally draining, over dramatic offerings…Crisp writing and a smooth story line makes it incredibly easy to become fully invested in this book.”—Smexy Books
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“One of those books that you just can’t and won’t put down…Extremely realistic and relatable…[A] dramatic and beautiful story.”—Harlequin Junkie
“Ms. McCarthy did a wonderful job with this story.”—Under the Covers Book Blog