Good girls stay away from Ryder Briggs . . . or, at least, they try to. In Renita Pizzitola’s emotional novel of heartache and seduction, one college freshman just can’t get enough.
Brinley Dawson doesn't drink, she studies—and despite the accusations of her alcoholic mother, she’s still a virgin. But if Brinley’s life is so put together, why is she freaking out to be going to college with the gorgeous, green-eyed jerk she kissed on a stupid dare in high school? Ryder Briggs can have any girl he wants . . . and the rumors say that he does. So why, after publicly embarrassing Brinley four years ago, is he suddenly acting like he’s interested?
Ryder never forgot Brinley. In fact, those perfect seven minutes permanently raised the bar for what a kiss could be. The truth is, Ryder doesn’t dare get too close to anyone. He knows how that worked out for his parents. But when his roommate takes a shot at Brinley, Ryder can’t contain his jealousy. Now he must do the hardest thing he’s ever done: forget about sex and convince Brinley his feelings are real.
Brinley isn’t sure whether she believes Ryder, but for the first time, her body isn’t playing by the rules. Then she discovers that she’s an unwilling part of a cruel game, humiliating her all over again—and Ryder might be to blame. Has Brinley’s little crush turned into a huge mistake . . . or has she found the one guy worth trusting with her heart?
A boy and a girl share a kiss in High School that neither of them can forget. Boy is dumb. Girl gets mad. Years later they meet again. Pizzitola does a great job making this story work. I love Ryder as a hero. He has flaws and baggage, but deep down he is a good guy. Brinley on the other hand is kind of a weak heroine. Brinley never really gets mad, even when she has every right to. The major conflicts in this story are great conflicts, and seem to be too easily resolved.
I still really enjoyed reading the story, and would recommend to anyone who enjoys New Adult romance.
OVERALL RATING - 4 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Renita Pizzitola is the author of New Adult Contemporary Romance and Young Adult Fantasy. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children. When not writing, she can be found feeding her caramel macchiato addiction and reading just about anything she can get her hands on.
Renita welcomes emails from her readers. To learn more please visit www.renitapizzitola.com