by Emily Snow (Goodreads Author)
Now that Willow Avery is out of rehab, she's got one chance left to prove herself before she’s officially on every producer’s shit list. At least, that's what her parents and agent are claiming. She doesn't really give a damn if she never makes another movie or not—she just wants to get on with her life, get back to her friends, and find her next escape. But Willow is broke. And whether she likes it or not, acting is the only job she knows how to do.
When she accepts the lead in a beach drama, Willow finds herself in Hawaii. And in Hawaii, she finds Cooper, the gorgeous surfer hired to train her for her new role. With the bluest eyes she’s ever seen and the sexiest Australian accent she’s ever heard, Cooper’s different from the men she’s used to. He doesn’t want to use her. And he refuses to let her fail. But when an old friend re-enters Willow’s life—a friend whose toxicity she’s been drawn to time and time before and whose presence brings about the painful memories she's tried so hard to suppress—Willow will have to choose between the girl she was and the person she’s becoming. The lifestyle that helps her forget the pain and the guy she’s falling hard for.
I was quite excited to read this book and I liked what I read. It starts off with a broken girl and a partly broken boy who help put themselves back together again.
I love Cooper's and Willows (Wills) chemistry right away even though it was laced with sarcasm and angst. Right away Cooper sees through Willow to the true her. It just takes him a bit for her to let down her guard and let him in.
You feel bad for Willow and the expectations that her parents put on her so they can live the lifestyle that they want and the pressures and choices no teenager should have had to go through. But unfortunately hollywood can be a cruel world. Especially her bitch of a friend Jessica. Holy what a cow she was. Who needs friends like that anyways but jealousy does crazy things to people.
Now that Willow has opened up to Cooper she also gets Paige and Eric with the deal which gives her for the first time friends and a sense of what family should be.
Once Willow gets her shit together her and Cooper make such a good pair.
This was a good book and I loved Cooper and Wills. 4 thumbs up!