Author: Samantha Young Published: May 7, 2013 Pages: 373
Stars: 1 out of 5
Johanna Walker is used to taking charge. But she’s about to meet someone who will make her lose control… It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and a useless mother, she’s been making decisions based on what’s best for Cole for as long as she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may—or may not—fly.
But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable. The sexy new bartender at work gives her butterflies every time she looks at him. And for once, Jo is tempted to put her needs first. Cam is just as obsessed with getting to know Jo, but her walls are too solid to let him get close enough to even try.
Then Cam moves into the flat below Jo’s, and their blistering connection becomes impossible to ignore. Especially since Cam is determined to uncover all of Jo’s secrets… even if it means taking apart her defenses piece by piece.
I just couldn’t do this book. It wasn’t the writing so much but the main Character Jo. I don’t care how unfortunate Jo’s life is or how the author tries to twist her story, in the end she is still a gold digger. She still only dates rich men in hopes they will take care, a.k.a provide for, her and her brother. The changes who she is and does everything to please her boyfriend, even if that means losing herself. Her character just screams pathetic.
Jo has options she refuses to do- example getting a job with the help of her friends. She won’t allow them to help her but she will accept the help of her rich boyfriends who she hopes she can trick into marriage. No thanks!
The chemistry she had with Cameron had potential, if only I could get over her character. I found myself skipping paragraphs and skimming pages in order to get threw the book. But in the end, I couldn’t finish the book.