My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Loved this book!
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she’s single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, stalked by her ex’s frat brother, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Her econ professor gives her an email address for Landon, the class tutor, who shows her that she’s still the same intelligent girl she’s always been. As Jacqueline becomes interested in more from her tutor than a better grade, his teasing responses make the feeling seem mutual. There’s just one problem—their only interactions are through email.
Meanwhile, a guy in her econ class proves his worth the first night she meets him. Nothing like her popular ex or her brainy tutor, Lucas sits on the back row, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. At a downtown club, he disappears after several dances that leave her on fire. When he asks if he can sketch her, alone in her room, she agrees—hoping for more.
Then Jacqueline discovers a withheld connection between her supportive tutor and her seductive classmate, her ex comes back into the picture, and her stalker escalates his attention by spreading rumors that they’ve hooked up. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.
Author Recommendation: Mature Young Adults (language, drinking, sexual situations)
Jacqueline and Kennedy had been together for 3 years. Right after high school, she decided to follow him to collage instead of going to the collage she wanted to. She thought things with Kennedy were for sure. She thought nothing would break them up.. Until Kennedy decided to be a jerk.. ok maybe he was just being a guy. at least he didn't want to cheat on her, but to break up with her after 3 years?? Crazy guy didn't know a good thing when he had it.
2 weeks of laying in bed, crying, missing her classes,Jacqueline's best friend and room mate Erin drags her off to a party on campus. Jacqueline didn't want to go, but she went.. and since she was the designated driver, being sober, watching her ex- pawing all the other girls, she decided to leave early, knowing Erin would hook up with her boyfriend and wouldn't really need a ride home until morning.
Walking through the dark parking lot, she got to her truck, unlocked the door, then all of a sudden she's laying face down on the seat and someone is pinning her down.
Drunk as can be, Buck starts to strip her down and have his way with her. Having so much weight and height over her, she couldn't move, could hardly even breathe!
Then all of a sudden, he's not there anymore. She scoots to the far end of the truck, and she see's Buck getting the crap beat out of him.
After he's down for the count, her knight in shinning armor asks her if she's ok. Not knowing this guy at all, she isn't sure if she should trust him. When he asks her if she wants him to stay while she calls the police, she tells him "no police".
The guy doesn't understand why she wouldn't want to call the police, but seeing how shaken up she is, he offers to drive her home. She tries to resist, but after a few mins, she realizes she feels safe with him.
When she gets back to her dorm, she gets the text from Erin that she's not coming back tonight, so Jacqueline lays on her bed and cries the night away.
Next day in her Economics class, she sits in a new seat. She has no idea how she's going to make it through the rest of the semester with Kennedy right there.
When she's looking for a new seat, she notices the guy that helped her after the party. Not really wanting to make contact with him, she chooses the seat next to the sleepy guy (Benji is so cute! I love him!)
Jacqueline goes to see her professor after class in hopes to catch up from the last 2 weeks that she missed, including her midterm. yikes!
Luckily her teacher had a daughter, and had just gone through a broken heart herself, he took pitty on Jacqueline and gave her the chance to make things up. He gave her the email address of his tutor and told her to contact him ASAP.
And she did. When she stats emailing Landon, they have a semi professional/flirting going on. It's really cute, and fun, and she loves that he's so smart. But since their schedules don't fit together, the only way she's able to get caught up with is help, is through emails.
She starts to notice Lucas (The guy that helped her that night) all over the place. He seems to be working a lot of jobs here and there over the campus.
When Erin takes Jacqueline out to a club, and Lucas shows up and takes her out on the dance floor for many songs, Erin decides she is going to get Jacqueline and this bad boy together for a rebound. Jacqueline needs to get over Kennedy, and this is her ticket.
At first Jacqueline thought it was a good idea. She liked Lucas, and could see he was somewhat attracted to her..
She went to get a cup of coffee at the Starbucks that he worked at on campus, and gave her his phone number under he coffee cup.
Cute book I really enjoyed it. Lucas is a sweetheart and an all around good guy. But everyone has a past that haunts them.
Great book :) Loved it :)