Genre~ Romance, New Adult
Publisher~ Blackbird Publishing
Publication~December 11, 2013
Book Summary (Per Goodreads)
“There would be no happy ending for us. He was too damaged. I was too broken.”
Two years ago, Lorrie’s mother was murdered. But that wasn’t the end of it. Reeling from the tragedy, Lorrie’s father spiraled into alcohol, depression, and finally suicide.
The two most important people in Lorrie’s life are both gone but she’s still alive.
Trying to recover from the tragedy, Lorrie returns to campus, ready to pick up the pieces of her life. All Lorrie wants is to get back to “normal.”
Then she meets Hunter. The man, the legend, “the Hammer.”
Hunter is a cage fighter who takes on every fight like he’s got nothing to lose. His life is a tangled mess of girls, booze, and fist fights. And while it may seem like he’s got a devil-may-care attitude, he’s fighting a private cage-match with a monster he can’t defeat.
Lorrie knows that Hunter is the exact type of guy she should stay away from, especially in her fragile state, but Hunter has other ideas.
As Hunter and Lorrie grow closer together, will they be able to overcome their pain and heal each other? Or will they both end up wrecked?
I did not see that coming. PW threw me for a loop with Hunter's backstory for sure. This story is a very intricate and fascinating romance. Both characters struggle with two very hard issues that they don't want to share but that they need to share to get better. Lorrie's back story is tragic and one where I immediately felt for her, but when Hunter's story is shared...my heart just broke for him. I thought PW did an excellent job writing about two very different and difficult topics.
PW takes us along for the adventure, ups and downs, laughs and cries of Hunter and Lorrie becoming friends and more. This is a new adult because it is set in a college environment, but the issues and love they experience is applicable to more than just a new adult audience. The ending of the book is mind boggling and left me desperate to know what happens in the next book! For those of you who love covers...this is certainly a fitting and attractive cover that represents this book and Hunter..or at least my vision of it/him!
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Disclaimer~ I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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