**ARC provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
As much as the lover-turned-stalker/homicidal maniac has been played, this one was pretty cool.
Brent was adorable, and sexy at the same time. I just loved him.
I mean come on, he has had a crush on Sandra from high school. And now she's back because her abusive piece of shit ex boyfriend was going to kill her. So Brent just takes her in and protects her, helps her find a job, helps her get some self defense classes. He was a perfect book boyfriend.
However, Brent wouldn't even tell her about him being in high school with her, much less about having a crush on her. Total dick move man. I did like this as an interesting twist in the story though. It was new to me.
I also liked getting a bit of Sandra's background. The couple jumped in together pretty fast, even though Sandra was pretty hesitant. I thought that their relationship developed well enough, if not pretty much purely sex at first.
I liked the writing style of this author, and the way the characters acted. I wish that Sandra would have spoken up sooner about her ex, but at least it ended with an HEA! I really enjoyed the book, and will check out this author's other works.