So I found this book randomly. The author had posted in group I’m in on Facebook, looking for some people to read and review this book. I am not familiar with the author or anything else she has written (as a side note: I secretly enjoy this since you don’t go in with preconceived ideas).
Here’s the book’s synopsis:
He was that boy in the playground.
The one that pulled your pigtails.
The one that lifted your dress in front of the entire school.
Now he’s that guy in the office.
The one that steals your lunch from the fridge.
The one that gets away with everything.
I’m sure you know him. Everyone knows that guy.
He’s a #JERK.
Presley Malone knew her relationship with her fiancé, Jason, had run its course.
The second that ring came off her finger, she didn’t expect to be the pawn in an immature game played by the office jerk.
His name is Haden Cooper, and he is six years younger than her. Immature and irresponsible, getting drunk and stoned every weekend like he never left college. He rode a motorcycle, carrying a different girl each week. He was everything a jerk should be—insensitive, unreliable, and most importantly, a heartbreaker.
Haden enjoyed playing games, and when it came to Presley Malone, it was all too easy. Miss Know-it-all with her over-the-top OCD was soon going to get a taste of what it was like to live on the edge.
But what starts off as an innocent prank soon becomes an unhealthy obsession.
He is wrong for her and she is wrong for him. It’s a battle of the sexes ready to go to war. But in this battle there are no winners, and it takes only one fateful night and six tequilas for their lives to take an unexpected turn that changes them both forever.
My first impressions of Presley were that she was intense. She just seemed very intense in everything she did. Work, cleaning, being annoyed, etc. I actually saw some of myself in Presley. I felt a lot of her emotions were beautifully expressed. I felt like I could have been there with her, listening to her tell me what was on her mind.
Haden, on the other hand, was absolutely annoying. I don’t know how Presley didn’t murder him. I totally would have. That blouse incident. Ugh…HADEN!!!
In the beginning, I didn’t realize that Haden had feelings for Presley. I really did think he was just annoyed and having some of his male ego issues. Then as the story moves along, its totally obvious that he has these feelings for her. I don’t want to give spoilers, but I did not see Presley and Haden being connected in the way they are. I was shocked.
I felt this story was utterly intoxicating. I actually stayed up all night reading it and then messaged the author at 5am (American time). The author did such a good job capturing the emotions that Presley was going through. I know I may be biased since I really felt like I aligned with Presley, but it was just incredible. This book had me in tears several times, had me feeling relieved, shocked. It was just a mountain of emotions. An entire mountain range, really.
I would absolutely recommend this book. I found myself thinking about it constantly, hence the all-nighter to finish it. I can’t wait to check out more from the author!