‘Please don’t, please don’t, oh God stop-stop-stop…’ I hated the weedy sound of my powerless voice. His weight lifted from me for a split second-he’d changed his mind, or he was repositioning- I didn’t wait to find out which. Twisting and pulling my legs up, I felt the spiky heels of my shoes tear into the pliant leather as I propelled myself to the far side of the bench seat and scrambled for the handle. Blood rushed in my ears as my body rallied for all-out fight or flight. And then I stopped, because Buck was no longer in the truck at all. At first, I couldn’t figure out why he was standing there, just past the door, facing away from me. And then his head snapped back. Twice.
When Jackie is almost raped leaving a campus party Lucas is the one to save her. She is conflicted over how she feels about him because the day after the incident her boyfriend (different guy) of three years dumps her because he wants to ‘play the field’.
Lucas is attracted to Jackie but there is more to him than meets the eye, and secrets he’s not ready to share.
Fingers grazed the back of my arm, and I took a deep breath and exhaled it slowly before turning around. Good thing, too- because it was Lucas who stood there, his eyes dropping to my cleavage for a split second. He crooked an eyebrow and grazed into my eyes with a faint smile, unapologetic for looking.
I gave this book 3.7 out of 5 stars. My favorite character in this book was actually the main character’s best friend Erin. Although in the beginning she just seems to be your stereotypical college party/sorority girl she is actually the most honest character in the book. She knows what she wants and what she believes in and she acts in line with those interests. The two main characters were also interesting and they were actually great in that they weren’t perfect. They were flawed and at times broken, but they didn’t give up on themselves or one another. I think that for their situations they were very realistic and sometimes I would be screaming at my book because I didn’t agree with what they did or they just needed to be cheered for (because even if they can’t hear me I feel better 😛 ) Anyway, this is a standalone but there is also a second book in the series that is told from Lucas’ POV (his past and book present, you’ll understand why that’s intriguing if you read this one 😉 )