Series: Milford College #1
This was a fun, quick read. It’s a single POV story, told from Jennifer’s perspective. Jennifer’s transmission is broken, and since all of her extra money goes to her grandmother’s nursing home, she can’t afford to have it fixed so the mechanic is working on it in his spare time. She lives in her small hometown, though, 45 minutes from the college where she works. Marcus also lives in the town and works at the same college so it makes sense for them to carpool.
I did like how the long commutes forced them to really talk and get to know each other. They may have grown up together, but they didn’t really know each other well. Marcus was so supportive of her, too, especially with her grandmother. There were a couple things I didn’t love, though. First, Jennifer’s name isn’t given until 18% into the book. I have no problem with first person point of view, but I’d like to know who that person is. We also didn’t get Marcus’s side of anything. But the biggest negative to me is what did Marcus do when he was growing up that was so bad?? We know she was warned to keep away from him her whole life. The town gossips like crazy. He has a bad boy reputation, yet he has a director position at the college and helps his dad on the farm when he isn’t working. Beyond the usual teenage crap, how is he supposedly such a bad boy?
Overall, this was an enjoyable book.
like I don’t have to give one to him either. But I’m shuddering with something like excitement as we reach the front stoop of my grandmother’s house. I stop and stare up at him. He’s gazing down at me with that same deep, warm expression I saw in him earlier.
everything I’m feeling.
don’t know, Marcus. I don’t usually do things… just for fun.”
change anything important about your world. So why shouldn’t we do it again?”
believe I’m even considering no-strings-attached sex, but that’s exactly what I’m doing. That’s what Marcus is offering.
things so much safer. Safe enough for me to let myself be tempted for real. After all, sex with Marcus is going to be good. I know it for sure. And if I can enjoy it—have some fun—in a way that both of us agree will lead to nothing disruptive to my life, why the hell shouldn’t I?
Jennifer. Anything. Just name it. But if it’s not what you want, all you have to do is tell me, and I’ll never make a move on you again.”
twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different
states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get
her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.
life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.