In Robin York’s sizzling debut, a college student is attacked online and must restore her name—and stay clear of a guy who’s wrong for her, but feels so right.
When Caroline Piasecki’s ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn’t look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear, hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defense and punches her ex to the ground.
West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he’s shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger—even after promising her dad she’ll keep her distance. On late, sleepless nights, Caroline starts wandering into the bakery where West works.
They hang out, they talk, they listen. Though Caroline and West tell each other they’re “just friends,” their feelings intensify until it becomes impossible to pretend. The more complicated her relationship with West gets, the harder Caroline has to struggle to discover what she wants for herself—and the easier it becomes to find the courage she needs to fight back against the people who would judge her.
When all seems lost, sometimes the only place to go is deeper.
First off I want to say, I am so glad that I won a Cora Carmack giveaway and was able to read this book. I absolutely fell in love with the characters. And I can not wait to read book 2, but we shall get into this later.
Every since I read this book I have been wanting to share it with you guys. Now that I have completed it, I was like I have to write a review!
The book starts out with being introduced to Caroline, your typical average girl next door. She has a boyfriend, or should I say had a boyfriend. And because she wants to be a lawyer doesn't really do anything risky to jeopardize her chances. Especially with her father being a judge.
But in the beginning of the novel Caroline finds herself in a situation that is completely new to her and one that she never thought she would fine herself in. All because of one night with her boyfriend. And I know what you are all thinking...she is NOT pregnant. It turns out that she had one risque night with her boyfriend, now ex-boyfriend. He thought that it would be cool to take pictures while doing some naughty things. She never thought that she would see them again, or that they would be leaked. Well guess what....she wakes up one morning to find out that all of those pictures have been released and all of her classmates have seen them. She is completely mortified and has no idea what to do. She cant go to her dad, because that is completely crazy, so she develops a plan. And this is where West enters the picture.
by: Dirty Girl Romance
The boy who comes from a horrible backround, and just wants to make good so he can take care of his family. Mostly his little sister. So because Caroline and West are drawn to each other, even though they know they shouldnt be. They start hanging out at the bakery where West works at night. Eventually their "friendship" turns into something more than just friendship and when everything comes crashing down. Decisions need to be made and will Caroline and West be able to make it through.
I can not go more into detail without giving everything away, but you must read this book. The whole premise is about revenge porn, with a romantic undertone. What I really enjoyed about this book, was that it was not just about romance. It had substance behind it, something to be learned.
When you first are introduced to Caroline she is weak, shy, scared, quiet, and not able to stand up for herself. Seeing her evolve through out the book was truly rewarding. She becomes this strong woman who fights back against the people that have wronged her, and stands up for herself. She thinks its because of West, and maybe it is. But I think that she had it inside her all along to fight back, she just never realized it. West helps her see that.
Robin York grew up at a college, went to college, signed on for some more college, and then married a university professor. She still isn’t sure why it didn’t occur to her to write New Adult sooner. Writing as Ruthie Knox, she is a New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including RITA finalists About Last Night and Room at the Inn. She moonlights as a mother, makes killer salted caramels, and sorts out thorny plot problems while running, hiking, or riding her bike.
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