My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If you have not read book one or two of this series - do not read this post- there are a Lot of spoilers from the first two books in here.
Reid Alexander's life is an open book. His Hollywood celebrity means that everything he does plays out in the public eye. Every relationship, every error in judgment is analyzed by strangers. His latest mistake totaled his car, destroyed a house and landed him in the hospital. Now his PR team is working overtime to salvage his image. One thing is clear—this is one predicament he won’t escape without paying for it.
Dori Cantrell is a genuine humanitarian—the outward opposite of everything Reid is about. When his DUI plea bargain lands him under her community service supervision, she proves unimpressed with his status and indifferent to his proximity, and he soon wants nothing more than to knock her off of her pedestal and prove she's human.
Counting the days until his month of service is over, Dori struggles to ignore his wicked magnetic pull while shocking him with her ability to see past his celebrity and challenging him to see his own wasted potential. But Dori has secrets of her own, safely locked away until one night turns her entire world upside down. Suddenly their only hope for connection and redemption hinges on one choice: whether or not to have faith in each other.
Author Recommendation: Mature Young Adults (language, drinking, sexual situations)
OK So I went from not liking Reid, to downright hating him, to being in love with him...
The first book he was a jerk, the second book I didn't even want to give him the chance to redeem himself in the 3rd book. But I'm glad I did...
This series had me hooked from the beginning of book one. I didn't know where it was going, especially after he and Emma didn't hook up in the first book.. or even the second book! WOW!
I'm happy for Emma and Graham though. and to me they made this series work..
But if I think about it a little more. we had to learn to hate Reid, because after the second book, he learns from the mistake he and Brooke made from plotting, he learned his life was a little too much out of hand.
When he woke up in the hospital this time, he had no idea what happened. He ran his 1 week old Porsche 911 into a HOUSE!!! Luckily no one was hurt, and he was alive!
The judge let him off easier than they would have anyone else. Paying for damages and community service working for the Habitat for the family of the house he destroyed. Seemed fair.
Dori was anything but the typical love struck star gazing girls he usually went for. He couldn't really tell what she looked like in those oversized t-shirts, no makeup and hair pulled back. But whenever he was around her, he wanted to know her. As a person.
Dori didn't want to give Reid a chance. She knew his kind. And how could someone "accidently drive through a house" He had to have known what would have happened if he got drunk enough... and she knew of his reputation enough to know that he was a player..
But since she was his boss at the house, she had to work with him.
They fought, and they ignored each other. But you know the saying, HATE is as strong of an emotion as LOVE is...
it was a good story to read. If you remember Reid from the previous books, you'll know that getting him to stop drinking, drugs, sex.... when he does it, it means something... and John figured it out first :)
Glad I decided to stick with the series and finish it off :)
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