Author: Carey Heywood
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Genre: New Adult
More Info: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon US
Purchase: Amazon UK
Purchase: Amazon CA
Casual flings are the only way to go.
Everyone you trust eventually leaves.
Falling in love is for anyone, but her.
What else would she say when all she knows is loss and abandonment? Sawyer Sterling learned too young that depending on anyone else will get her nothing but heartache in the end. Never shying away from outwardly showing her love, she struggles accepting it herself. Stubbornly, she vows to never risk her heart.
Dealing with revelations she never saw coming, her impulse is to distance herself from emotional entanglements. When her past collides with her present, can Jared Keller help prove to her just how wrong her assumptions are? He is the exception to her argument that everyone leaves. Will she ever see him as something she deserves?
Here I was smack dab in the middle of my past with the man who clearly wanted my future.
I am ashamed to admit this is my first Carey Heywood book. I own all the rest, but you know how endless TBR’s can be. I’ll tell you though; there’s something to be said about being the last one to the party. I feel like I was opening a present that everyone else already had but for me it was brand new! For me?! If I had to wait for just the right time, I can think of no better character than Sawyer to pop my Heywood cherry! This girl was fun in a bottle; a no-holds barred conundrum of activity. And I loved every second of her.
This beautiful man loves me. I’ve never felt so scared at alive and the same time.
Having not read Him or Her, I went into this completely blind. I knew nothing of the characters or their history. Sawyer was such an interesting character for me to read and had such a unique background. She’d always felt unloved and unwanted, yet she was still, for the most part, whole. She had lived her life to the fullest except when it came to love. Knowing that if you had love you could lose love, she never wanted that in her heart. Funny how life happens though, right? And always when we least expect it. Jared has been her best friend since she was ten and unbeknownst to her, always in love with Sawyer. Ya’ll, I swooned like no other with this man! The way that he understood her inside and out. The way that he didn’t take her crap, yet knew when to back down. The way he called her on her insecurities yet gave her space to figure them out herself. The entire package was one I wanted to unwrap over and over again!
I bare my soul to Jared and find my mate.
I love stories where nothing is as it seems. Even more than that, I love romances with a little mystery. I loved that there wasn’t any unnecessary drama. Sawyer was a very in your face, take me as I am character and her truth flew from the pages. I cannot wait to dive into more Heywood books!