When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night - but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.
When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.
When I started this review I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. I kind of figured it would resemble a lot of the other New Adult novels that are out now, but I was wrong. This book is about Jacqueline following her boyfriend to college, but just into her sophomore year he breaks up with her.
One night while leaving a part alone, she gets assaulted by her ex-boyfriend's frat brother, but she gets rescued by a stranger before the assault turned into more than just assault.
Now that this guy Lucas saved her she seems to be seeing him every where, and she's suddenly very curious about him, knowing he seems to be, hiding secrets of his own she wants to find out more about him.
The two start to form a slow romance and friendship. But certain things seem to be involved that are a lot bigger than just their romance.
Jacqueline is a really wonderful character, she's very brave, and I admired her a lot throughout this book. She did a lot of things that I'm not sure I would ever have the courage to do, and that didn't seem to change her too much after all the things that kept happening to her.
Lucas was very mysterious throughout most of the book. I had a hard time getting a read on him, until pretty much the very end I realized why he acted like he did, and I really ended up liking him a lot.
This book was very good! I loved it. There was also some things in this book that are not your typical romance. It deals a lot with women being assaulted or raped by men, this seems to be the major issue in this story. And it is something that isn't to common in books. I highly recommend this book, it is wonderful.