I fell for Connor Drake. I didn’t want to; I fought against it, but I fell in love with him anyway. With his words. With his poetry. With him. The gentleness and beauty of his soul that speaks directly to mine. He writes as if he can feel my heart, hear its cadence and compose the exact right lyrics to accompany every beat and flow.
I’m in love with Connor…so why do I feel an inexplicable pull to his best friend, Weston? Grouchy, sullen, brooding Weston Turner, who could cut you down with a look. Fiercely intelligent with a razor sharp wit and acid tongue, he’s the exact opposite of Connor in every way, and yet there’s electricity in the air between us. The thorny barbs Weston wraps around himself can’t keep me away. But the more time I spend with these men, the more tangled and confused my emotions become.
When they both sign up for the Army Reserves during a time of increasing strife in the Middle East, I fear I’ll never unravel my own heart that sometimes feels as if it will tear straight down the middle…for both of them.
I love how this book starts, with both boys at school so you get to see how this strong friendship built to a point that they would literally do anything for each other. We then get to see Connor and Weston go off to College and this is where the real fun starts. Weston meets Autumn first and they have a challenging first meeting which leaves both of them intrigued by the other but instantly Connor arrives and lets say Autumn is smitten from the get go.
I loved all three of these characters in their own right and that made me really enjoy the three person POV (Which would normally be 1 too many people for me). Autumn, Connor and Weston were all so different that it was clear whose POV you were reading from even without the headings.
This love triangle was fun and different, it was all woe is me and who should I love but instead it was genuine love for both people. The boys were best friends because they represented parts that the other person didn't have but that is exactly what Autumn fell in love with each of them.
I'm sure that everybody who has read this book has an ideal pairing in mind and mine would be Weston & Autumn and Connor & Ruby. I would have loved to read the next book in the series anyway but the ending to this book was left on such a cliff hanger that I just need to know!!
I love Emma Scott's writing style, it was so easy and nice that the book flowed so quickly. I enjoy the character descriptions and how the families are all realistic and a little bit messy which makes them relate able and more fun to read about.
At no point do we spend too much time on irrelevant characters and places which is a nice change. It isn't very often that I pick up a Romance book but I am so glad that I was given the opportunity to read this book.