Release Day: December 17,2013
If you're looking for a heartwarming story about a girl who falls deeply in love with a troubled boy who changes her life--a sob story with pretty metaphors and a million ways that'll tell you how "broken" she is, STOP. Don't read another word of this.
I'm not that type of girl.
My name is Emerald Anderson and I'm not going to bullshit you: I flunked out of college after my sophomore year, I've been fired from every job I've ever taken, and I've never had a fully functioning relationship in my life.
I wish I could say that I had a cheerleader in my corner, someone who says, "No, Emerald--You're great and you are good at something!" but I don't. My grandparents are completely oblivious to my life, and my mother's dying words to me were "You're going to end up just like me one day. A beautiful nothing."
She was right.
As I decide to start my life over and take two jobs that will forever change me--one from the inside, and one from the outside, I keep my mother's words close to my heart so I can keep the sexy and mysterious Carter Black away.
He's the first man who's ever pursued me, the first man who seems bent on finding out why I am the way I am, but he's wasting his time.
I'm not broken. I don't need to be fixed. I'm perfectly fine being a beautiful failure...
Jasmine's Review:I got an ARC for this book from the author.
I may have stalked and begged for an arc of this book after reading an excerpt somewhere. I just had to get my hands on this book. That excerpt alone almost made me cry.
Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down! This is probably one of the best reads I had this year. I would probably reread it and I don't reread books much.
Emerald has a seriously messed up life. Oh, and don't ever call her Em or she'll rip your head off. Anyway, you know what I really like about her? It's just that she just sucks up everything life has thrown her way. With a
She had so many faults like she couldn't keep a job for more than 2 weeks (except for the one in Phoenix) she's an alcoholic. Even if she didn't want to admit it. She's a college drop out. But I think those faults are the one made her so interesting. It made her so bad ass for me.
I love badass female characters. They are so much better than depressed characters that have so much self - pity for themselves and blah blah blah.
I'm actually quite speechless about this book. I just love it. The flow was good love the characters especially Carter. A new addition to the list of my book boyfriends.
Carter is Emerald's not Prince Charming. And he's MY Prince Charming. My gosh he's just so hot, sweet, sexy. Just PERFECT! I love that he made her wait and didn't just bang her. We didn't really get to know him too we'll in this book though. Maybe in the next book. Seriously?? Where is the next freaking book??
YES! I shall be right here next book!!!
5 freaking awesome shots
Yes I may have a new addiction for gifs.:)