Baya Brighton is looking forward to her first year at Whitney Briggs University, new friends, dorm life, and finally being close to her brother again. Love is the last thing on the list, but when Baya meets her brother’s roommate she begins to have thoughts and feelings that make even her blush.
Bryson Edwards has a secret he prefers buried in the past and long forgotten. He prefers loose girls, fast cars, and long nights working at the string of bars his family owns. When his roommate’s sister shows up on the scene, she’s far too innocent and sweet for him but he can’t shake Baya out of his mind and worse, it looks like she’s seeping into his heart as well.
Baya seems determined to show her brother she’s not a little kid and equally determined to use Bryson’s body to prove her point. It’s been made pretty clear that Baya is off limits to Bryson but their undeniable sparks explode into a whole lot more than just a few 3:AM KISSES.
I am a fan of Addison Moore so of course I jumped on the opportunity to read and review this book in the tour, and I cannot let you know just how much I enjoyed it - yes it is smut ridden but I love it! Give me a book with a sexy alpha male heart throb that can also make other parts throb and I am all your's well his ... and oh my do I want to me his - I am officially a book whore, the amount of book boyfriends I have could start a small country.
We start the book of by meeting Baya Brighton, she is 19 years old and on her way to collage and boy does she need to let loose and spread her wings, and also her legs . . . yes little Miss Baya is a virgin and she desperately needs a good seeing to. She is hoping that collage will be a liberating experience in more ways than one - hopefully it will be liberating in multiple ways and possibly positions. Baya's one issue? she happened to choose the same collage her brother attends and he happens to like his sister just the way she is thank you very much. Although I enjoyed watched Baya expand I do wish there had been a little more character and plot envelopment - this could have been a 5 star read if only a little more was given.
Enter Bryson - Swoon and then swoon some more. He literally 'connects' with Baya while she is moving in and offers to help her to her dorm room - Enter the roomate who has already made a friend and is connecting in their room in a totally different way. Queue cliché Bryson happens to be the room-mate of her brother so where does she end up that night? On the couch.
“Deep down I know I have to have Baya. I need her to want me too, and I can’t figure out why the hell I feel this way after knowing her for less than a few hours.”
Bryson is a difficult person too understand, there is more to him than meets the eye and in some parts you just want to smack him round the head and give him a good lecture of two. He was also a major man whore, he literally had notched in his bed! I also feel that Baya was a little to naive and forgiving towards him sometimes a guy just needs a good telling off and to get his act together - we all love and alpha male not an alpha slut.
“I’ve hung out in the dark for so long, I’ve forgotten what it really feels like to live, too soar with the promise of something wonderful on the horizon. Baya just might be the light at the end of this long, hellish tunnel.”
This story also had some amazing secondary characters and I am so glad to see this is going to be apart of a series as I cannot wait to get more! and of course see where Baya and Bryson end up (fingers crossed we see some more of them)
I also feel the cover of this book deserves a whole paragraph on its own - Holy hotness!!! The guy is just more pantie melting man-ness! and the girl - I appreciate her body enough to know she has an amazing figure.
“Perfect. He’s tanned, ripped and evidently ready to dip his wick.”
One of my favourite things an author can do is tell the story from both main characters and Addison more does this and I could not get enough of being inside Bryson's head. Overall this book is a good read that will keep you occupied and entertained plus a little hot under the collar.
Addison Moore Biography:
Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.
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“So”— I swallow hard, never taking my eyes off his—“which Edwards brother is the right one?”
The music cuts out and a sharp bite of feedback takes over the speakers inspiring ten different people in the vicinity cover their ears. A slow song starts in and resettles the mood in the room.
Bryson pinches his lips together, taking me in as if I were dessert, but he doesn’t answer the question.
“You want to dance?” He nods over to the center of the room.
“I’ve never seen anyone dance here.” Heat rises to my cheeks and I take a breath at the prospect holding his body to mine.
“I think maybe it’s time people start.