The day she graduated high school, Jaxyn left everything behind to escape. Now, three years later, she’s done running from her past and finally returning home to Boston to face the friends she abandoned without warning and the nightmares that still wake her in the night.
Back in the house that holds all of her childhood memories, from before life showed her that ‘happily ever afters’ don’t come easy, she is unsure of what the future holds. She definitely wasn’t expecting Kyden McCabe, the hot, tattooed and pierced musician she meets her first night back. He’s arrogant, frustrating and completely wrong for her.
All she ever wanted as a little girl was to be swept off her feet by a prince, but Ky is nothing like the heroes from the stories her mom used to read to her. He lives his life one night stand at a time and she knows he’s nothing but trouble.
Still haunted by her past and afraid to let anyone see the scars she hides, she fights the attraction she feels for Kyden and wonders if she’ll ever find her storybook ending. Then a monster from her past threatens to rip away her chances before she realizes that maybe she already found it.
Rating: 4 Groupie Stars
I went into this book with an open mind and didn’t read the blurb before diving in, and I was so glad I didn’t! I loved that this is not a typically romance plot line, it is always hard to find books that don’t sound or feel similar to books you’ve previously read! Jaxyn’s life is not one of privilege and she has had to face a lot in her short years. When she is borught back to the place she fled she has to deal with those she left and some of them are less than friendly. Jax doesn’t have to face it all alone though, she has support from her best friends and is making many new friends along the way; including Kyden. Jaxyn wants to keep Kyden at arm’s length because of the feelings he inspires. Jax refuses to settle for anything less than what her mother always told her she deserves, but when the feelings she longs to feel come from someone who is not willing to give her all she wants and deserves, what can she do?
I really enjoyed this book and maybe we will get more form some of the other secondary charactgers that were brought up throughout the book. I do wish there had been more to the Epilogue. I always have issues with those though, I want to know more about the future than most author provide, which I guess is a personal preference. Still this book was pretty good and I think tons of people would enjoy diving into the world Stephanie creates!