She’s been broken by her past. He’s been breaking for as long as he can remember.
Together, they can make each other whole–or destroy each other.
When his best friend asks for something, Dane rarely says no. But babysitting a newly sober Scout Grimes for three weeks isn’t exactly a normal request. And with their history, it’s a recipe for disaster. Not to mention, she’s drop dead gorgeous and he can’t touch her.
There are few people Scout trusts as much as Dane Guillot. He’s always been her safe place, where nothing can hurt her. He’s also been the only man she’s never let herself want–screwing up their friendship isn’t worth one amazing night together.
They have too much history, and too much personal baggage to ever work. But if they are willing to take a chance on love–it might be worth the risk.
4 star review!
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**
Scout has had it tough since she was 15 years old. When something tragic happens to her, she confides in the only person she can trust, her brother’s best friend Dane. Years later, Dane is asked to look after her while she adjusts to life after rehab. Scout has used any means to cope since that tragic night 6 years ago; you can’t help but want to protect her from not just those demons she lives with, but herself.
“Sometimes, I don’t think I’ll be strong again.”
After years of attraction, Scout and Dane’s relationship progresses further than either of them thought possible. They vow to hide their relationship from her brother Atticus, as they both know he will not agree to it. No one understands the pain that Scout has been through as she has never told anyone apart from Dane; he knows how truly broken she is. It was endearing to watch her lean on Dane for support.
“You’re beautiful broken. I wish I could let you see through my eyes. See how strong you are.”
When Scout has to face the monster that destroyed her life all those years ago, she escapes, potentially putting herself in more danger than she thought possible. This was a great addition to the University of Branton series!
About the Author:
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in South Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.