Verbally abused by her mother for years, 18 year old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother. The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brothers best friend. Gunner only had two passions in life, football and his grandfather’s ranch, until he falls for his best friends little sister. He will stop at nothing to show Ellie how much he wants her, even if it means he has to move faster than she would like. Gunner knows they are meant to be together forever, but Ellie keeps denying her feelings out of fear of being hurt again. Every time he gets close to winning her love, something pushes her away again. Will Ellie ever be able to let go of the past and let him into her heart and will Gunner be patient enough to wait for her? What will it take for them to realize they are all each other have ever WANTED?
Wanted started out very interesting, then about twenty percent into the book, it just felt like it was on repeat. I felt that the relationship between Ellie and Gunner, and then Ari and Jeff were close to the same thing. So it was four different people with two relationships that were just repeating each other. Then all of the stupid mistakes they all kept making seemed very unrealistic. I also thought this book would have a lot more to do with Ellie being verbally abused by her mother, but there are only a few situations where that really comes into play, and you hardly see anything of her mother through out the book. I won't be reading the next book in this series, I really did not like this book, and I do not recommend it.