It’s nearly spring break. Mack is leaving for New Zealand to win back his girl and he asks Finn to do him a favor—keep an eye on his little sister, Layla. Finn has his reservations about the party girl, but he isn’t about to let one of his best friends down, so he agrees. Unfortunately for him, he has no idea what he’s getting into…or the effect this dynamic beauty will have on him.
Layla Mahoney likes to party. It’s the only sure-fire medicine for helping her forget the fact that her father’s dead and a new guy has taken his place. But when she’s drunk, Layla has a big mouth…and the wrong friends. Unable to remember what she’s been up to at her various parties, Layla falls into a nasty trap. Thanks to some compromising photographs, Layla is now under the thumb of the person she hates most in this world—her stepbrother, Derek. With Mack gone, she’s forced to turn to someone who’s always kept his distance, a good guy who has never had time for her partying ways. Letting Finn in on her dark and dirty secrets is something she never planned to do, but his tender strength and quiet protection draws it out of her, creating a bond between them that neither saw coming…and a whirlwind of problems that they’ll only survive if they stick together.
There are two things I absolutely love about Jordan’s novels. One, the diversity of the characters which she does so naturally and the way the characters developed with each book.
Layla’s story is just heartbreaking but it was also beautiful. I like how she grew up from what she was before to how she is now. I liked how Finn helped her to become better. And though Layla’s attitude bothered me a tad in the previous books, reading about her story felt like getting to know her more. Actually, not just her but the other characters as well.
I like how the love between her and Finn slowly developed. And I think that they are really suited for each other.
I like getting to know a bit more about the other characters too. Like Roxanne and Tyler. I saw a different side of them in this book and it really makes me look forward to reading their story.
Once again, Jordan Ford did an awesome job. (And the cover artist did an awesome job too!)