Review: Well this book...it sure is something else. I honestly don't how I feel. I mean, I know I loved this book and I want to read the second book like, right now. But I also still have a lot of questions.
I went into this book not really knowing what to expect but I guess I had some sort of expectations because as I read, I realized this book was not what I thought it would be. Which was both a good and a bad thing. The book, is about two people who meet again three years after a terrible breakup and the emotions are all still there. Throughout the book we get a series of flashbacks showing us their relationship from when they first met to the angst ridden, dysfunctional relationship that grows throughout the years.
The Cassie and Holt from the past are definitely not the same people in the present. In the flashbacks Cassie is this sort of wide-eyed, young, naive 19 year old girl that's never really experienced anything. She's hopeful, open and a bit funny; the way a person is when they've never seen the harsh realities of life. Holt is this total asshole. He's bitter, rude and spends most of his time ignoring people and pushing them away. Their relationship was definitely angtsy as hell and seriously hurt my head (and heart) at times. I also have to say that young Cassie kind of annoyed me. She's just so...desperate. I feel like that's mean because I feel like I can understand where she's coming from but the amount of desperation she had for Holt, and the amount of times she threw herself at him really irked the crap out of me. One of her friends jokingly says she has no pride when it comes to Holt and I 100% agree. She's the horniest virgin I've ever met. Holt of course is constantly playing games with her. He is so messed up I honestly didn't know if I felt bad for him or just wished he would fuck off. He definitely has his fair share of issues but what bad boy doesn't?
The Cassie and Holt of the present though...they're the ones that made me feel the most emotions. Seeing who Cassie was now, seeing that light that shined so bright in the past become so dark, it honestly hurt me. I just kept thinking "Poor Cassie, what could he have done to make you hurt so bad?" Holt is also a completely different guy and he's determined to win her back no matter what and ready to right his wrongs. But the question is: is it too late?
I really enjoyed this book and I've got to say this book is quite impressive. I do feel like the book spent more time showing their past then the present but at the same time not everything has been revealed. I'm guessing the rest of their history will be told in the second book. I should also mention the bucket load of sexual tension that was seriously making my kindle sizzle but yet in a weird way this book wasn't nearly as steamy as I thought it would be. Again, most of this book is about their past and the majority of their past told in this book, they weren't even together. But I will say that the moments they did have together left me dying for more (in the best way).
Overall, I say if you're a fan of New Adult and don't mind a bit of angst, pick this book up. I'm looking forward to the second book and finding out where things will go next.