By Angela Graham
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|4 1/2 STARS!!!|
After experiencing a humiliating breakup, twenty-two-year-old Cassandra Clarke is fresh out of college and living a simple solitary life without any intentions of pursuing love anytime soon.
When the estate next door sells, the last thing Cassandra expects is the unnerving attraction she feels for her sinfully handsome neighbor, Logan West, the young and charming single father with a playboy reputation.
It’s through Oliver, Logan’s four-year-old son, who keeps popping up in her childhood tree house, that she slowly begins to catch glimpses of the compassionate and wounded man Logan has hidden beneath his strong exterior.
Cassandra knows it's wrong and that she's heading for another heartbreak.
Logan will never be able to give her what she wants…love.
*Warning*- May cause excessive yelling and frustration towards a certain male character named Logan. Oh...and there is a cliff hanger...but I think it will be worth the wait to see what happens.
PLEASE GIVE US BOOK 2 ASAP ANGELA GRAHAM!
Cassandra has had it with men ever since she walked in on her douchenozzle of a boyfriend getting it on with the town hussy. She packs her things and moves to the country and into her grandparents house that now belongs to her. I loved Cassandra. She is a realist and doesn't let anything cloud her judgement...for the most part. A year has passed since her breakup and she just got her first teaching job at a nearby school educating Kindergarten kids a few days a week. She runs every morning without fail until one day she is out running with her best friend and realizes she has a new neighbor...a distracting, handsome, charming, new neighbor. Logan West is the father of a four year old son, Oliver. Oliver stole my heart. He is the sweetest little boy and he loves life and Cassandra's treehouse! She finds him there and an instant connection is made. Logan however sparks a different reaction out of her. She knows he isn't a relationship sort of man but she can't help the pull she feels towards Logan. I have to hand it to her though, she stuck to her guns and didn't sway in her decision to only be his friend for most of the book.
Logan West is complicated. I think that is the best way to describe him. I wanted to yell and scream at him so many times and then give him a big hug. We don't learn a whole lot about him since he is so reserved. We do find out that he was hurt badly by Oliver's mother and ever since then he has closed his heart to relationships. Towards the middle/end I felt Logan changing. I feel like he wanted to take a chance so much, however he lets his past get in the way...more than once and to his detriment. Right when you think everything is going to work out...WHAM!.... cliff hanger and what a big one. I can't wait to see what happens next in Book #2.
"Please, Cassandra. Wake up, sweetheart. I'll do anything. I need you. You're all I've ever needed. All I've ever wanted."