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By Adrienne Frances
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary/Romance
Dylan Mathews grew up in a house that was always filled with good-looking guys. However, with four protective older brothers they never stood a chance.Except for one.Dylan knew she loved Ben McKenna from the first time she laid eyes on him. When he started sneaking in her room, she thought he felt the same way.But just as their passion ignited, he left for college and never came back.Until now.Returning home after 5 years, Ben realizes Dylan has always been the one for him.Can he win back her heart and finally find love under the orange moon?
*****5- Holy Friggin Angst -Stars*****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~
He moved his hand into her soft hair, gently twirling it between his fingers and letting the ends stroke his calloused skin. It was a perfect representation of them: her deep, flawless beauty against his sharp, jagged, and utterly damaged existence.
Well, knock me over with a feather-this book was incredible. I'm pretty sure I have just fallen under the insta-love spell for Ms. Adrienne Frances and for once, I'm totally okay with it. I am a known angst junkie and this book thoroughly fed that addiction...and then some. Ben spent so much of this book being such a selfish, cocky, stubborn, mean asshat that I wanted to reach into my Kindle and choke the bastard. Dylan was so sweet and feisty but was far too forgiving, she allowed herself to be a doormat for faarrrr too long. At one point, I even screamed 'lock your damn door!!' to no one in particular and scarred the crap outta my poor dog Lol. But these aren't complaints, on the contrary- I love when I get so wrapped up in a book that I forget that these people can't actually hear me. It was just So. Damn. Good.
He had to be next to her one more time before he left this life behind. He needed to spend his last night in Phoenix lying beside her and basking in the arousal it sparked. He needed anything that would quite his rampant emotions and she was the only one who could do just that... whether she knew it or not.
As the only girl in a house with four older brothers, Dylan Mathews is used to having a steady stream of boys coming in and out of the house all the time. She was kind of a tom-boy as a kid and was more comfortable around the boys anyway so she never thought much of it....except where Ben McKenna was concerned. Dylan has been in love with the 'unofficial fifth Mathews son' for as long as she can remember, but he has always treated her as one of the guys, or a pesky kid sister, as least that's what everyone else sees-but Dylan knows a side of Ben that he shows to no one but her when he sneaks into her room every night. Ben has a pretty shitty home life with an absentee father and a drugged up alcoholic mother, the only thing that brings any sense of calmness to his world are his nights with Dylan. But when their innocent cuddling takes an unexpected passionate turn one night, Ben puts a stop to it and takes off into the night effectively cutting Dylan out of his life completely.
He shouldn't have thought about it; he was angry at himself for allowing his brain to function now, of all times. Nevertheless, he had to stop. This wasn't Dylan, and he certainly couldn't allow a one-night stand to be his last memory of her. Not her. Not ever.
And nothing, not even Dylan, was going to get in the way of his escape.
Now it's five years later, and Ben is back in town. Dylan knows she can't avoid him, he is still best friends with her brothers after all, she was the only one that has been cut out of his life for the last five years. No matter how hurt or angry she is at him, it doesn't change the fact that he still affects her and that just infuriates her even more. She cannot allow herself to fall into his trap again knowing he will pick up and take off once more- that is what he does best after all.
This was his game and she would always be the fool that let him win her over. Even five years later, he still managed to aggravate her, hurting her more than anything. She had always wondered what a run-in with Ben would do to her and now she knew. He was the same Ben that he always had been, with no glint of hope for a change.
His mothers guilt trip is the only reason Ben came home at all, he has no desire to be back in his hometown.... til he lands on the Mathews' doorstep. He didn't realize just how much he missed this family til they were all together again, but his biggest surprise is Dylan. She's always been beautiful and special to him (even if it was in secret), she calms him like no other, but now... now she is no longer the tom boy she once was, now on top of everything else about her that already fascinates him- she has blossomed into a stunning young woman. If he ever had any doubts about his feelings for her, five minutes in her presence erases them.
He wondered if she knew how he really saw her: faultless and fascinating. He wondered if it was written all over his forehead as he imagined it was whenever he spoke to her. Even five years later, that spark -that fire- still burned only for her.
Ben knows he is not good enough for a girl like Dylan, that has been drilled into his head his entire life, he also knows he can no longer live without her. But after years of pulling away from her in the light of day, insulting her whenever he could and cutting her out of his life when things took a turn for the unexpected, will Ben be able to convince her to give him another chance to make things right?
He wanted so badly to erase his mistakes; to erase all the ways he had hurt Dylan. He was nothing without her, but she was so much better off without him. That was the reality of it all.
This book had me right from the word 'Prologue', I simply could not put it down-it had it all. Sooo so much angst and drama, steam, frustration, laughs, tears, the list goes on. The entire cast of characters were wonderfully fantastic-the brothers were friggin awesome, their mom was just perfect-I really have no complaints other than it's over. I want more from these people- I can't say goodbye, I'm not ready. All around, it was an amazing story from an author that has firmly landed herself on my 'Must Buy' list for a long time to come.
“He loves you. I really believe that. And it's so crazy because this is Ben we're talking about. But, then again, it's not so crazy, because I'm pretty sure it's always been you.”
Dylan was clearly made for him, created for him, and put here for him to love and need.
Adrienne Frances spends her time as a writing consultant at a university near her home. In her spare time, she loves to be with her husband and two sons, who have made her exactly who she is today. Writing is a passion that she has appreciated for as long as she can remember. She believes that a wild imagination is a terrible thing to waste and should be captured and brought to life by all that are blessed to have one. This way of life is what led her to become a writer and later an author under Bandit Publishing. Her first celebrated novel, Under the Orange Moon, is set to release in March.