A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.
When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy. -- BN.com
I overheard a conversation about this book on Twitter and was intrigued. Who doesn't love a hot-mysterious-good guy-bad vibe-hero?! Dude saves the day!! And he's all protective!! I've never really read a book before that has so many different layers. Rape is a scary scary topic but it's handled carefully and in a way that makes you really see the importance of protecting yourself and reporting any incidents.
Between the heartache of what Jacquelin is going through and the intense love she's found - you will no doubt swoon out of your chair while reading!! Seriously. Here's the link to BN's order page - it's SUPER cheap for Nook - you WANT to do this!!