Paperback: 530 Pages
Published: June 11, 2011
For almost two years now, Kiera's boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she's ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a
to start their lives together, Denny
at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect.
Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. new city
Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he's purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes...and none of them will ever be the same.
The cover is very sexy and the summary is so sweet. I was truly interested in this book after reading the summary. Kiera and Denny's story seems like it will be an emotional roller coaster ride that will grip the reader.
The book is so long. That was my first reaction. But as I started reading and the story line picked up pace, I realized I had finished half the book. The story takes the reader from Kiera's point of view. We are introduced to her and Danny as they set out to move to a big city to live with Denny's best mate, who happens to have a room for rent. As Kiera and Denny settle into their new lives, things start to get interesting. When Kiera first meets Kellen, Denny's friend, she is awed at his beautiful perfection. He is singing in a bar and staring right at her. Kiera is flabbergasted by Kellen and their funny interactions start to begin. When Denny goes on a business trip out of town, Kellen and Kiera get to spend some time together. They end up fighting and doing something they shouldn't have. When Denny gets back, Kellen and Kiera keep up their secret affair trying to figure things out before Denny does. But Denny isn't stupid. He realizes there is something going on and confronts them. While Kiera and Kellan try to figure out what they want, Denny has decided to move out, in order to clear his head. But something unexpected happens that leave all three characters in shock and anger.
I honestly liked the idea of the perfect couple. Yes, Kellan and Kiera are perfect for each other. They truly love one another and are willing to do what ever it takes to be together. I liked how Kellan was willing to change into a new man. Actually he did change himself for the better. He was a player and by the end of this book you can tell he had turned himself around. I also loved Denny's character. Even though he knew something was going on between his mate and girlfriend he wanted to believe the best of them. He wanted Kiera to be truthful to him on her own will and not by being forced. Denny was a very sweet caring boyfriend and Kiera was a ditz.
My number one dislike about this book was Kiera. She is a stupid, idiotic, cheating, bimbo who was so ungrateful for having such a sweet boyfriend. Sure Kellan is a walking sex god, but you have a boyfriend. At least break up with one guy before you go for another. That is simple math. By the end of this book I hated her. I hated her stupidity, her cheating on Denny and trying to hide it and most of all Kiera was still sleeping with Denny at night while getting freaky with Kellan during the day. Like what the heck!? My number two dislike about this book was how freaking long it was!! It didn't need to be so dang long to get it's point across. There was just too many fillers and useless chapters that could have been cut down.
I did like the plot and some of the characters. I think the author could have cut down many chapters and the useless details, but I did enjoy reading this book. The ONLY reason why I'm giving this book three starts is because of Kellan. I think he was probably my favorite character because not only did he warn Kiera of what will happen if they became something more than friends, but he also wanted her to tell Denny the truth. He wanted their relationship to start off truthfully and not based on a secret affair. He truly did change into a new man and that is also the reason why I will be reading book two.