By: Abbi Glines
Published: December 12, 2012 by Simon Pulse
Kindle, 304 pages
Source: Personal Kindle Library
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Getting a boy to fall head-over-heels in love with you isn’t easy. Especially when he’s been in love with your cousin for as long as you can remember.My Review:
Lana has lived her life in her cousin’s shadow. Ashton always made perfect grades, had tons of friends, and looks model-perfect. And she’s always had Sawyer Vincent—the only boy Lana’s ever wanted—wrapped around her finger. But now things are different. Lana has a chance to make Sawyer see her, and she’s taking it. If only he’d get over Ashton—because Lana is sick of second-best.
Sawyer’s heart is broken. He’s lost his best girl to his best friend. And then Lana comes to town. Ashton’s cousin has always been sweet and soft-spoken, but now she’s drop-dead gorgeous as well. Sawyer doesn’t know if Lana can heal his broken heart, but spending time with her might at least make Ashton jealous.
What starts as a carefree fling becomes a lusty game of seduction. Sawyer and Lana may have different motives, but their scintillating hookups are the same kind of steamy. . . .
After the heartbreak from Ashton and the betrayal of his best friend, Beau, Sawyer needs a distraction. Lana, Ashton's cousin comes to town for the summer with more motives than just getting away from her own family drama. Having loved Sawyer since she was a kid, she is determined to make him see her as more than just Ashton's cousin.
I thoroughly enjoyed this series. Sawyer's story is just as sweet as Beau's. Filled with love, hurt, and discovery. Being from Alabama myself I always really enjoyed the football background of the story and the occasional mention of SEC football. (though no, I'm not an Alabama fan...that's a bad word in our household.)
Stories that focus on first love have got to be my favorite. There is nothing sweeter, nothing more exciting and exhilarating than the first time you fall in love.
The added chapters at the end are icing on the cake. Loved it!
"When you fall for the one who owns you, she'll be the only one that has the power to make you cry."
"I understand now what love really feels like. The kind that consumes you. Love holds the power to break you, holds the power to complete you."
Final Rating - 4 stars.