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This was a gorgeous read! And it was gorgeous for one reason – Cameron Hamilton! OMG! He is pure, NA, good guy awesomeness! I’m a big fan of the bad boys, but it’s nice to fall for a good guy every now and again too.
And he is the perfect guy for Avery. Shy, quiet, and anxious due to a trauma in her past, she has just moved away from home to start College, and she literally runs into Cam on her first day. They exchange some flirty banter, and although she appreciates his insane hotness, she is completely freaked out, and he is instantly smitten.
And so begins a sensational relationship. Cam is an ex-party playboy and the campus hottie. He is honest, confident, funny, sweet and charmingly cocky. He knows he wants Avery from the very beginning, and he isn’t shy about letting her know it. I love that he is so persistent in trying to get her to go out with him, but he never pressures her, and the flirty banter is brilliant!
“Well, to be honest, I was planning to woo you with my banana nut bread, but that shit ain’t happening now. So all I have left is my delicious eggs.”
… “It’s really good, but you’re not wooing me.”
“Oh, I’m wooing … It’s all about the stealth. You don’t realize it yet.”
Even though Avery resists him, there is great chemistry between them and I loved every moment of them together. They form a very special friendship, which slowly (and realistically) develops into more as Avery starts to open up and let Cam in. And the whole time, he is gentle and caring with her, and incredibly protective – he even calls her “sweetheart” *dreamy sigh*. They share a lot of special moments, and when she finally gives into the intensity between them and lets it all happen, Cam’s ultra swoony side comes out and it’s absolutely magic.
His chin grazed the top of my head and then his lips brushed across my forehead.
“I’m not going anywhere,” he said. “I’ll be right here when you wake up, sweetheart. I promise.”
“While the idea of taking you right now, against the wall, is enough to make me lose control, I want you to know that I’m serious. You’re not a hook up. You’re not a friend with benefits. You’re more than that to me.”
I closed my eyes, breathing heavily. “Well, that was…really sort of perfect.”
“I’m really sort of perfect … Everyone else knows that. You’re just a little slow on the uptake.”
And the way he says goodnight *shiver*.
But, of course, there are dramas. Avery’s past being the major issue. There are enough hints dropped throughout the story to let you know what happened to her when she was 14 and all of the associated fall out, so by the time the ‘big reveal’ came, it’s a bit of a non event. But it’s still a huge turning point in the story for Avery, and it is really tragic, and explains why she is the way she is. But a big part of this story is letting go of the past, and moving on, and that clearly happens for Avery as having Cam in her life helps her to heal and start living life again.
“I didn’t know what to say, but my heart was racing as he slid his hands down to mine. He placed them on his chest, right above his heart. “I have hope,” he said, his gaze never leaving mine. “I have hope because I love you – I’ve been in love with you, Avery. Probably before I even realized that I was.”
“You loved me?”
Cam dropped his forehead to mine and his chest rose sharply under my hands. “I love you.”
My heart stuttered. “You love me?”
Also helping her on her way are her friends, brilliantly hilarious Jacob and Brittany. These two had me in hysterics pretty much every time they appeared. I absolutely adored them both.
“You don’t have to want to be in a relationship for a little bow-chicka-bow-wow.”
Brittany looked at him slowly. “Did you really just say that?”
“I did. And I owned it. Gonna make me a shirt that says that.”
“He should want to be in a relationship with me! I’m friggin’ awesome.”
“Are you done dressing me like I’m your own personal Barbie?”
“Bitch, if you were my Barbie, you’d be half naked.”
I really enjoyed this book. It’s sweet and funny, and oh so swoony (oh, and there’s a bit of steaminess).
“Tell me what you want, sweetheart … Anything. And I’ll do it.”
The drama does drag on a bit, but Cam was enough to pull me through the bad times, and then it’s all worth it for the swoony HEA.
“I want you, Cam.”
“You have me,” he groaned. “You so fucking have me.”
4.5 Cam-loving stars.
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