INTENSE. DANGEROUS. ADDICTIVE.
Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
While I was reading this book, I took some notes. I was drinking several fizzy, caffine filled drinks at the time. Read at your own risk! They probably won’t make any sense whatsoever 🙂 Lets go!
Page 30 – What is going on? Being tossed over shoulders? I thought they were just friends! Why are they so touchy touchy, feely feely?
The transitions wheren’t so good. Abby would be in a class room one minute and the next she would be in her room, brushing her hair or something.
Page 36 – Why do they keep saying that the roommate is a bitch? We haven’t even met her yet! No reason to be so nasty, girls! I forsee Abby getting into trouble of some sort and running to her roommate for help later on in the book. It will happen.
I don’t understand why Abby is so protective of Travis. He’s a player! Stay away from him. No! Don’t agree to sleep in his bed! Why don’t thse characters ever listen to me? It’s like I’m talking to myself or something.
Page 76 – Let me get this right. Travis has just beaten up a guy. Shouldn’t he be recovering? Instead he is dragging furniture around/ from Abbys room. What? Get that other dude to do it for you!
Page 86 – Abbys friend is so annoying and a little, overbearing. Why won’t she just shut up? Also, is Abby really going to be tempted to stay by some food?
Page 148 – Why am I still reading this book?
Page 160 – Who is this Finch? He keeps popping up. Oh, I geddit. He’s the gay friend.
Page 182 – There! I predicted it! Kara, the so-called bitch, is helping Abby get ready. Can’t be that nasty can she? Perhaps a tad disinterested.
Page 208 – Abby jumping on Travis like that made me think of a cartoon. Slighty dramatic and unnessesary.
Page 366 – Please stop having sex. You’re not even together anymore! This just about two horny teenagers that think they can get it on when they want. Please stop it!
Page 362 – Can this book end already? I’ve had enough.
The phone calls sound so fake and self concious! Makes me laugh!
Page 384 – Is Travis going to die? I think that would be good. Not because I’m mean, I think it would make the story a bit better, if he died.
Page 386 – **Spoiler Alert** Travis doesn’t die.
Page 410 – If i ever got a tatoo, I would NOT have THAT! How utterly boring! Thats rubbish!
In conclusion, I’m giving this book two stars, because I threw it across the room at some points, it made me pace up and down my room like a madman, and finally because it made my eye twitch. No lie.
I wouldn’t read this book again, the only bit that I really liked was the ending. Shame it took 400+ pages to get there. Harsh, i know.
But, I can say that after all of that, I didn’t put it down. It still held enough interest for me that I wanted to see what would happen.
(Out of Five)
About Author and LINKS:
Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She was raised by her mother Brenda in Blackwell, OK, where she graduated high school in 1997. Jamie attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.
Jamie now lives in Enid, OK with her three children and husband Jeff, who is a real, live cowboy. They share their 30 acres with four horses, four dogs, and Rooster the cat.
Thanks for reading!