Release Date: April 7, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
His heart was turned off… Until she turned him on… Christopher Moore gave up on the idea of love years ago. Now, his life is an endless string of parties and an even longer string of girls. Enjoying the physical perks with none of the emotional mess, hes convinced everyone that hes satisfied—everyone but himself.
Samantha Schultz has moved on with her life. Finishing her student teaching and living with her boyfriend, shes deluded herself into believing shes content. But there is one boy she never forgot—her first love—and she keeps the memory of him locked up tight. She will never allow any man to break her the way Christopher did.
When Christopher's sister and her family move into a new neighborhood, Christopher is completely unprepared to find Samantha living at the end of the street. Memories and unspent desires send them on collision course of sex, lies, and lust. But when guilt and fear send Samantha running, Christopher will have to fight for what has always been his.
This is just the type of New Adult story I like to read. The conflict here was fabulous. This started out as a forbidden love long ago, and interfering people threw complications in that, both of the characters hurt the other, and now it's been years since they've seen one another.
Enter Christopher's sister and new husband into Samantha's neighborhood where she's now thrown into Christopher's company, and you have some pretty good fireworks here. I loved both of these characters. They were very well developed. They each have their own demons to chase and escape, they have their own view of what happened years ago, but there's no denying that some feelings are still there.
There are a couple elements to the story that were fairly predictable to me, but to be honest, I was enjoying the struggle of the two main characters to stay away from each to really allow those things to bother me. Put these two together and you had chemistry out the wazoo. Which I loved!!
The author did a fabulous job leading the reader up to the dark moment, making you love the right people, hate the others, and root for the right thing. The story tied up perfectly, and I was left wanting more. A very great book that made me go out and get the preceding books because I want to enjoy more of this author's excellent writing. An awesome story full emotion and depth.