Synopsis: Tessa O’Connell is a girl as ordinary as they come-or so she thinks. Her aim for senior year is to keep her head down yet somehow manage to convince her childhood love Jay Stone to love her back. What she isn’t prepared for is for Jay’s brother, Cole to return to town and change the life she’s always been seemingly content to live. Tall, gorgeous as all hell and a bad boy with ocean blue eyes and the perfect edge of adorability, he was her greatest tormentor, her number one enemy. But the guy that’s come back is like no one Tessa’s ever come across. He challenges her, he tests her limits, he forces her to bring out the girl she’s long ago buried under a veil of mediocrity and most of all he compels her to consider that perhaps the boy that infuriates her to the point of no return might just her guardian angel.
Review: I didn’t know the author or the novel, but the theme was very nice so I was curious to discover the story.
Tessa has always been in love with Jay. He was her friend, the one who listened to her when she needed it and she has always hoped that he would see her the same way she did. But when her ex-best friend became her nemesis and take him, her life collapsed. She is all the more desperate because the boy who has always harassed her is back in her life. And yet, when she sees Cole, he looks different. He opposes her detractors, he helps her to look up and have confidence in herself, yet she remains suspicious and we perfectly understand that!
I really enjoyed seeing Tessa open up to the world little by little and realize that finally she had deprived herself of many things and, at the same time, it is so painful to see what she is going through every day in high school. I became very attached to her character. And what about Cole? He is extraordinary. He does everything possible to help her and to make her happy, even if it is not easy. However, he too has his own weaknesses and they will have to try to overcome them together, even if it is not easy and they make mistakes. I was quite sad at the end of the story, but I also understand it.
I had a very good time with the novel, even if I think there are still a few lengths.