The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand. Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple
bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
I have had this on my kindle for awhile and it was time… But as quickly as I read it, and from all that I heard about it, I found myself thinking almost too hard to describe my feelings about this book. This story is exactly like those high school relationships in High School. The ones where you couldn’t imagine not being with that other person. Travis can’t imagine a life without Abby once he connects how much he loves her, but it’s almost obsessive even boarder line controlling. Though I loved this love story itself, it doesn’t come from a good place. There’s anger and almost danger. with their relationship. There’s underground fighting, lots of drinking and gambling. Abby is a mess. Overall, I see and understand her need to get away from her youth, but she is so wishy washy in her own choices. Early into the book the feelings she has for Travis are very clear, yet she ponders and puts herself truly through hell. I can’t say I hated this book, but it is was most definitely not in the category of some of the others out there on the top/best sellers.
With that all said it was written great and compelling. I just can’t decide if it was a good story overall.