June 12th, 2017
The day a judge gave me the choice between going to prison or going to college was the day I vowed to stop stealing. Never again would I see something beautiful and beyond my means and take it, just because I wanted it. Just because I could.
When I moved in with Jerry, it was with good intentions. I needed a place to live while I got my degree, and he needed a roommate.
Then I saw Aster.
Blond and beautiful, good, pure, sweet, smart…and Jerry’s girlfriend. She was everything I never thought I could have. Except…maybe I can.
So I put a plan into action. Yeah, I’d probably go to hell, but it would be worth it. I wanted Aster. I wanted her yesterday and tomorrow and every possible way.
But you know what they say.
Be careful what you wish for…because you just might get it.
*I was provided a copy by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
When I first saw this book on NetGalley I didn’t know what to think about it. First of all, this book was written by Julianna Keyes. I read a couple of her book before and I really enjoyed those. However, I wasn’t sold with the concept of this book. I just couldn’t see how this would work because let’s be honest, Aiden would have to do something bad to “steal” his roommate’s girlfriend (and he did it). So yeah, this could have been a big problem to me (and it was, in the beginning) but I quite enjoyed this book.
Let’s talk about the characters first. I’m going to be honest here, I didn’t like them in the first 20% of this book. Actually, I wasn’t enjoying this book that much in the first 20%. Aiden was an a**hole and he just wanted Aster because she was hot. He didn’t even care if she was happy in her relationship or not. Aster, I don’t know… I really didn’t trust her at all (and it turns out I was right not to do it. However, both of them grew on me. Aiden was really an a**hole but ended up being a good kind of a**hole. He grew so much during this book. He did something wrong but he really felt guilty for it (even if that’s not an excuse) and he ended up realizing there are more important things in life. Aster… she was different. She was one of those girls who hasn’t had an easy life and who are trying to get a way out of that situation but she was more than that too. She was such a strong girl and she really knew what she wanted. To be honest, she was quite a surprise to me but after learning her story I completely understood her behavior. I did love these two together. First of all, they helped each other a lot but they also understood each other. It also helps that they had a great chemistry.
Being my third Julianna Keyes book I kind of knew what to expect from it, but just like I said, I really didn’t like the first 20% of this book and that includes the writing. However it got so much better. I also really liked that there was a change of the POV after a certain something happened. In the beginning this book is told only from Aiden’s POV but at one point it changes to dual POV. I loved how the author incorporated this so she could hide a few things.
Overall, this book didn’t start out the best way but I ended up loving it anyway. If you’re into romances and bad boys you should definitely read this one.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?