Olivia Beckett’s once-charmed life is falling apart. Her family is about to lose everything, and she has almost no chance of continuing her college education. She can't even seek solace from her high school sweetheart. He's changed. She doesn't recognize the boy she used to know— his violent behavior is escalating and it scares the hell out of her. Her whole world is crumbling, and she has no one to turn to……
Sebastian “Bash” McDaniels is an up and comer in the boxing world working nights at the local college bar until he can land the fight of his dreams that will get him the hell out of Boston and away from his family's tragic past. He’s weeks from his goal when Olivia Beckett comes tumbling into his life in a flash of silky dark hair and haunted eyes. When he saves her from a potentially brutal beating, they begin to grow close, but Olivia's ex isn’t ready to let her go so easily.
Bash can't bring himself to walk away, but fixing Olivia just might leave him broken…
It seems an upcoming trend to cut one novel into three pieces and release each piece every couple of weeks. Honestly I do not understand why authors are doing this. I'm one of those people who reads her books in one breath, like start and finish it on the same day, week maximum. So reading a story and just when things gets interesting, the book stops and I have to wait three weeks 'till I can read the next part, it is not meant for me. First of all I don't have the patience for that and second it makes me lose interest in the story. The only way to get me to read the three parts is after they are all released and I can read it in one setting.
I also find it really difficult to review only a part of a story. Of course I have a lot of questions to what has happened to Olivia's family with the financial ruin and Bash's history. We get glimpses of that in this part, but more to come I guess.
As for the overall storyline so far it's not original and I feel like I've read this a couple of times before. Also the certain use of words and the sentences are a bit over the top and tiresome. The flow is good and I finished it really quickly, but I was mostly glad it was over.
Bash and Olivia are interesting characters, though once again not very original. Olivia did make a couple of choices so far I can not agree with and that made it hard to connect with her. While Bash was certainly appealing, I had trouble seeing the attraction between these two characters. It was all too instant love-ish, which I'm not a fan of.
I do think the die hard fans of New Adult will like it, but it just wasn't for me.
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