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Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance
Published by Love Swept
Released on April 19, 2016
This was not the book for me. It deals with bullying even if you don’t get to see it first hand except for a bit at the beginning. You don’t get to see much of what happens after the incident and it leaves you really hating the hero of this story.
Letty Carmichael has finally recovered from the brutal accident that was brought on by bullying in high school. She’s in college now hoping to make a new start when she spies one of her bullies in class. It’s not coincidence but she immediately starts to panic when she feels he is cornering her.
Tate Sullivan is haunted by what he did to Letty during high school. He knows why he did it, but can’t fathom really why that reason was good enough any more. He’s attracted to Letty, but he tries hard to break down the protecting walls she has built around herself. He goes about proving she is attractive and desirable, but it isn’t easy.
The two dance around each other for quite some time. Tate being honest about how he feels for her and Letty trying to come to terms with what he did to her and learning to trust again. It was painful to watch unfold in the story. At times you felt bad for Tate, but really why? He was an asshole. The things they did to her was just criminal.
Tate is a big guy. Really big in all places. Letty is a little voluptuous but I wouldn’t say overly big. The two are paired for a project on sex in movies. As they research, they grow a little closer and learn how to please each other. Tate looks away when needed, rubs the right places and learns to please Letty. For Letty’s part, she starts off feeling nothing but anger towards Tate. With every little gentle thing Tate does, Letty’s walls come down. With the help of a new friend, she has what she has always wanted and needed to deal with the emotions she is in turmoil over.
So while the two have some sexy moments, the story fell flat from the beginning with how it all began. What also threw me was they were so young. Tate acts extremely immature in high school and Letty lived in terror. In college, we see Letty trying to grow out of the cage she has lived. Tate learns the error of his ways. Between the two it felt like two people going from teenage years into young adults and I really don’t find romance in that. Nope, I didn’t enjoy this story.
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