By: Sara Hantz
Release Date: October 12, 2015
Ruby Davis has a crush on her brother’s best friend. At least, he was his bestie until the big betrayal. Now Drew is off limits to everyone, especially Ruby. She can’t stand the way people treat him, or the way he feels about himself. It isn’t right. And those deep green eyes are calling to her.
Drew is scarred and damaged, and he has no business even looking at Ruby. But he can’t help himself. She’s beautiful, but he does his best to stay away. When they are assigned a school project, they become reluctant friends – even though they want so much more.
She’s torn between her feelings for Drew and loyalty to her brother. There’s no way they can ever be together...but love just might find a way.
I have always loved stories that involve sisters liking the brother’s best friend, it’s a classic story and what girl with an older brother doesn’t wish that sometimes, sometimes. But unfortunately this book wasn’t my favorite. I couldn’t really connect with the characters as much as I wanted to. Don’t get me wrong the story was interesting but there is so much more that could have been done with it. I just couldn’t connect.
We meet Ruby whose brother had a tragedy happen in his life involving his best friend and his ex-girlfriend. But Ruby the ambassador to forgiveness couldn’t help but befriend Drew again, because after all she’s always had a major crush on him. That’s all well and good but I’ve got to say even if you did have a crush on him loyalty is with family. But I think her bringing him back into the fold helped everyone in the family in one way or another so it was positive, but still if that was my relative, hmm I don’t know what I would feel.
There was a lot of anger, sadness, desperation and overall patience and impatience in this book from all the characters. It’s hard getting over tragedies, and sometimes the hardest part is finding help and letting go of things. If not letting go at least finding a way to move on from them. I think that’s a very positive in this book towards the end, the desire to find the help and make things right with everyone. That was a great lesson that we should all practice, sometimes you need help and it’s ok to ask for it.
Overall the book was a quick read, it felt a little stiff, but the concept was great. Really wanted more from this. The cover was cute though, showing how the guy was cut off from the cover a symbolism of him hiding his scars.