Author: Jess Gilmore
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2015
For most of my teen years, I lived under the same roof with Wes Proctor.
He was a surfer. He was cocky and popular. Guys wanted to be him, girls wanted to be with him.
There were times I was attracted to him, and times I hated him. Wes had a caring, protective side, but also a strong self-destructive one.
When he left our house at 18, it was sudden, like he vanished, and I never knew what became of him. My parents never said. They didn’t allow his name to be spoken in the house.
Now he’s back, we’re seven years older, and we’ve been thrown together once again by the most unlikely of circumstances.
There’s a lot of baggage. There’s a major trust issue. There’s secrecy.
And there’s sex. Amazingly hot sex.
He’s mature now and on the right track. His loud cockiness has turned to a quiet confidence. But Wes still might have that dark side. I don’t know.
In the span of just a few weeks our lives will be changed forever. We’ll find out there was always more between us, an unspoken and irresistible desire that is reignited all these years later. But all of that will be tested when it becomes clear there was more to what made him leave all those years ago, and Wes wasn’t the one with the worst secrets.
This is a tough review to write because it was a really a great book but the ending… it left so much unfinished and was so abrupt. Wes’s parents were killed when he was a kid and Dawn’s family took him in until he got into drugs and started acting out as a teen. They finally kicked him out when he was 18. Dawn and Wes haven’t seen each other in years until a chance encounter where neither one realizes who the other is. Dawn is in a relationship with a man she’s known forever and there isn’t any real chemistry there. She finally decides to leave him and try a relationship out with Wes. Then when she finds out her father took something that belongs to Wes and their bond becomes even stronger.
I really enjoyed how much the author managed to put into such a short read. I just can’t get past the ending though so I’m giving this one 3.5 stars. I hope there’s a second book so we can get the rest of the story.