My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Reviewed by: Neilliza
*ARC given in exchanged for an honest review*
☆☆☆☆ 4 STARS ☆☆☆☆
What happens when the life you been carefully controlled, spins out of control in a good way?
Because letting go of control helped you find the person you needed the most in your life.
Would that be so bad? Not when it came to Parker’s and Jessica’s life.
Two people trying to find themselves and to better the life they had when they were kids. Both Parker and Jessica live a hard childhood. While Parker lives, it closed off to people he doesn’t know, because he has trust issues. Jessica lives her life the best she can, always seeing positive things out of the bad. That kind of attitude is exactly what Parker pulled in.
For months Jessica have been crushing on Parker, even daydreaming how her life would be with Parker in it. At the same time avoiding Parker completely when she moved to Landon after graduating from college, to prove to herself she can do anything on her own. For the longest she tried to avoid Parker, because she couldn’t take another one of his rejection after what happened in California in the past. Until that one night when they were at the same bar, Parker couldn’t stay away from her. They had a heated conversation, that left Jessica breathless and offered Parker a one night stand. Parker declined her offer and Jessica left in a hurry from the hurt of yet again another rejection. This kind of thing happened over and over, where Jessica would never know what Parker will do next. First he acted really interested, then things would get heated and once Jessica returns the favor, Parker always ends up rejecting her.
One day Jessica finally confronts Parker, that he was giving her whiplash from being the hot and cold. Truth were told and Parker finally admitted why. He has life in control over everything he went through, but with her he couldn’t have control and for some reason he was alright with that.
Sexapades started happening, once was at an opera house while in the box seats. It always starts with Jessica trying to stop anything from happening, because it was public and Parker always talks her into it. This happens a few times in the book, these two always gets the thrill of having public sex knowing they can get caught at any time gave them the high they wanted. But the first time they really made love, was really special to both of them, which was in a really private area. Alone in a room, was the first time they really gave each other control. It was also the first time they really started opening up to each other. Parker has problems trusting people, but with Jessica he tried his best to trust her the best he can. He wanted everything with her and so did she.
Life seemed to be going well with the couple, until Jessica finds out that Parker have been keeping tabs on her and ran away hurt.
Will this be the end of the beautiful relationship that was starting to grow?
Or will Jessica let Parker go completely, because she didn’t feel like she could trust him again?
Read and find out.
Parker has always been hot and cold in this book, but the heat it gave the story was really worth it. When Parker finally figured himself out and how much he wanted Jessica, he was nothing but sweet. He may be the guy who wants everything in his life planned out and controlled, but with Jessica he was open to the living carefree and happy. They were best together and not apart. I enjoyed reading how these two found their way into each others arms. Of course they were a little crazy when it came to the sex Dept, but no part of this book was dirty at all. What they were was full of care and love for each other.
I can’t wait to read what’s next…