Derek has a perfect body, THE sexiest smile and a car - Ashtyn's only way to escape from her crazy life. But Derek likes to play by his own rules and is keen to take Ashtyn on a ride she'll never forget. As they spend more and more time alone together, will Derek's flirty games drive Ashtyn wild?
Author: Simone Elkeles
Date of Publication: This Edition - August 2014
Source: Review copy via the publisher
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I received a free copy of this book from Bloomsbury in exchange for a honest review. This does not affect my review/opinions in any way. Thank you Bloomsbury!
I decided to read this on a day where I felt that I needed a cute contemporary read, and it definitely was! I really enjoyed this and devoured it in a day; and even though it wasn't flawless, I'd totally recommend it to someone wanting a fluffy fix.
I actually really disliked Ashtyn, the main character. I'm not really sure why, but I found her a bit shallow and really indenial. There wasn't quite enough background and formation, for me personally, to get along with her. I also wasn't keen on Derek until about halfway through the book.
Throughout the book I found that there was little description and not much to set the scene; which is something I like in a book. However, the romance was amazing and wasn't too instant, which I really liked. I really liked was the fact that it had small themes running through it, like the purple skittles.
Another thing I commend the author for was that Ashtyn was a sportswoman, and this was a main theme. Elkeles didn't try to put it on the down-low and made Ashtyn a strong character, one who didn't need a man, just wanted one.
I really enjoyed reading this as a quick, contemporary book even though it was slightly cliche and had a few faults. It was funny and genuine, with several themes that I loved.