by Erin McCarthy (Goodreads Author)Robin used to be a party girl… until she got black out drunk and woke up in bed with her best friend's boyfriend. Now she's faced with being THAT girl, and couldn't be more disgusted with herself. She can't even tell her friends the reason for her sudden sobriety and she avoids everyone until she meets Phoenix—quiet, tattooed, and different in every way that's good and oh, so bad…
Phoenix is two days out of jail when he meets Robin at his cousin's house, and he knows that he has no business talking to her, but he's drawn to her quiet demeanor, sweet smile, and artistic talent. She doesn't care that he's done time, or that he only has five bucks to his name, and she supports his goal to be a tattoo artist.
But Phoenix knows Robin has a secret, and that it's a naïve dream to believe that his record won't catch up with them at some point. Though neither is prepared for the explosive result when the past collides with the present…
Source: eARC for Honest review from Penguin USA via NetGalley
Genre: NA Contemporary
After reading Sweet Book 2 I was dying to find out the secret behind Robin's sudden change.
By the end of the summer , Jessica drags Robin out of hiding to help freshen up the Mann household via some art from Robin. When Robin arrives at the Mann house she meets Phoenix who is Tyler and Riley's cousin who is fresh out of jail.
Robin and Phoenix are polar opposites but they both have their own emotional baggage which creates a bit of a bond between the two. For Robin she makes the worst decision being under the influence while Phoenix is dealing with some anger parenting issues.
This unlikely duo become instant friends and quickly learn to rely on one another because the last thing they want to do is be alone. Their very quickly escalating relationship has highs and lows which brings their baggage to the surface. Once the secrets come out its how you deal with the aftermath that is the reality. For Robin coping is not her strength which could push Phoenix away.
I really do like this series and the Mann boys but the thing that got me was the falling in love soooooo quickly which for me lost part of the strength and connection between the two. I felt it weakened the bond versus made it stronger. The author does address this situation and the reason for this quick emotion and for some they will go ga ga over it but for others it may effect the story line. Otherwise a super sweet read and a good NA series.
3 Tattoo loving bad boys thumbs up!
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