Synopsis: Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She's got direction, ambition, and a mother who's intent on keeping her that way. But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.
But he's also rude - to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessashould hate Hardin and she does — until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.
He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.
Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?
Unless… could this be love?
What. the. absolute. heck. did. I. just. read?
**DISCLAIMER. I read the Wattpad version of this novel so some of these names and event may be different then what is in the actual paperback version. Also this review is very angry so if you like this book... I recommend that you move along.)
I have lots of friends who have read or who are currently reading this book and all they do is talk about how perfect it is and how obsessed they are with it blah blah blah blah. I decided I would give it a try and I honestly believe that my IQ has dropped a few points just from reading it. One of the worst books I've read this year. I honestly don't even know where to start. If this book wasn't on my iPad I would seriously burn it.
Let us start with Tessa. One of my friends said that I reminded her of Tessa and now I am seriously starting to worry about what I'm like as a person. I hope they were just referring to the fact that she is smart and studies a lot because this chick is a mess. She may be book smart but is lacking in the street smart department. She doesn't think about anyone but herself and doesn't think about anything that she says or does before she acts. Don't get me wrong, I understand having insecurities in a relationship. A big part of having any sort of relationship with someone is to be able to trust the other person and saying that it was sometimes difficult to trust Harry is an understatement. But this girl.... she was just so clingy all the time!! It was good that she stood up for herself (sometimes) but when ever Harry wouldn't give her what she wanted she would freak out and start screaming and crying. and my God can that girl cry. There were 100 chapters in this book and swear that 67 of those chapters contained her crying at something. I just felt like she was so helpless.
Harry...... I don't even know what to say about him. He was horrible. Like horrible with a capital H. I get he had daddy issues and that he struggled with it but that does NOT give you a reason to treat everyone around you like crap. I don't care if you're moody, hungry, or just insecure it is not okay to treat someone that you supposedly "love" the way Harry treated Tessa. If I was Tessa I would booted him out the door in seconds. And how many times did the two of them fight in this book. I swear, every single chapter included them fighting (Tessa was crying of course) and then them having make up sex and then its all rainbows and sunshine. Harry was constantly taking advantage of Tessa and her insecurities. I wanted to just swoop in, rescue her and teach her some self respect because GIRL YOU DESERVE SO MUCH BETTER. And the fact that Harry's solution to everything was sex. Tessa is crying? Sex. Tessa is stressed out for work? Sex. He is stressed out AT A WEDDING? Sex. They are out of groceries? Let just have sex. every. minute. of. the. entire. book. I honestly just felt like the author was just trying to shock us with how dirty she could make everything. It wasn't romantic what so ever and it had be skipping large parts of the book.
All I know is that now I need to find a nice way to tell my friends that I think they are all lunatics. Thank you goodreads for letting me vent. IF YOU VALUE YOUR SANITY DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. At this point you couldn't pay me to read the next two books. Just no.
**Small side note, this author can't write. Every sentence was "He made me angry." "He made me want to cry." Tessa is happy. Tessa is sad. And I swear to goodness if that girl makes one more comment about how Harry smells good I'm gonna punch someone.
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