Emotional, engaging and undeniably as steamy as ever, Glines’ work hits another home run. Readers will root for Grant and ache for Harlow as they struggle to reach one another. Glines continues to grow and improve as a writer, and fans of the new adult genre will be pleased with the lack of clichés in this unusual story.

Grant has never wanted an emotional connection with a girl before. Instead, he thrives on his playboy lifestyle, preferring to merely orbit women with messy lives and enjoy feeling needed. Then he meets Harlow — quiet, sheltered, gorgeous, alluring, perfect-for-him Harlow.

When Grant wanders into her lonely world, Harlow’s convinced he has ulterior motives. She’s aware of his promiscuous past and isn’t keen on letting down her guard. When Harlow finally acknowledges their mutual chemistry and begins to trust him, Grant does the unthinkable — and then he regrets it. When he finally gets his head on straight, can he win her back? But Harlow has secrets of her own, and once they’re revealed she’s terrified of what the consequences will be. (ATRIA, Mar., 276 pp., $15.00, ISBN: 9781476756547, PB, 18 & Up)

Reviewed by: 
Raven Haller