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Daniel has had a tough life - his parents died 2 years ago and his brother deals drugs and there are always parties and people around his house. People think he's hot but the girls don't want to get to know him in his opinion. Lisanne is a music major and has never had a boyfriend of any kind. They start out as friends but then move into more.
Daniel is a wonderful guy, but he does have some issues and gets angry and ready to fight pretty quick. Lisanne is there for him and she shows him that people can care about him and see beyond appearances.
We meet Lisanne as she's starting her freshman year of college and notices the "bad boy" of campus Daniel. She is instantly put off by his attitude, yet at the same time is attracted to him. When the two are paired up to be partners in a class she isn't very happy about it, but quickly a friendship grows between these two, and secrets are told.
I loved the dynamic of Lisanne and Daniel. She didn't give up on him, and he helped her come out of her shell. Both of them had a lot of growing to do in this book, and they did. Lisanne and Daniel deal with some pretty big things in this book, and you have to read it to understand, but the way Daniel would push Lisanne away because he was waiting for her to walk, and how Lisanne kept coming back and showing him how much she cared for him was a beautiful thing to watch.
There are some pretty tense moments in this book, and watching Daniel build a relationship with Lisanne, her family and even her friends was awesome. Daniel's relationship with everyone really ended up starting pretty rocky and ended in a good way. Though, how he ended up meeting her parents was quite hilarious and mortifying. Lisanne helps Daniel move out of his comfort zone and helps him see that life isn't meant to be lonely. Daniel shows Lisanne what it is to be loved and to be with some one no matter the circumstances.
I must admit there was a few times in this book that I wanted to scream at these characters for their dumb choices, but I think the things they did or said ended up making them stronger and really helped tell their story. This book is quite long, but even as I was nearing the 90% mark then the 95% mark I wasn't ready to say goodbye to these characters or this story. This book took me by surprise and I fell in love with Lisanne and Daniel's story. It is unlike anything I've read before and is absolutely stunning. I just wish that we would have gotten more of an epilogue for these two. The ending is amazing and I loved it, I just wish we could have seen more before having to say goodbye to these two amazing characters.
Daniel Colton is making a change, taking a risk. He is a nineteen year old guy with tattoos and piercings. He rides a Harley, he’s a ladies man, and he is starting college. Daniel’s parents died a few years ago, and he lives with his questionable older brother, Zef.
This is a huge thing for him. On the outside, he seems like a normal guy his age. He like to go out and party, hang out with friends ect, but he is hiding something. Something pretty big.
Lisanne is very different from Daniel. She has two loving parents and a little brother. She has always been a good girl, a good student. She is a music major. She takes school seriously and she is very inexperienced.
Lisanne is attracted to Daniel right away when she sees him in her business class, but he is far from her type. Plus, the few times they have interacted, he seemed like a jerk. Lis tries to keep her mind of Daniel, but she finds it wondering to him more often then she would like. She stays busy with school, and joins a band with people who happen to be Daniel’s friends.
Daniel and Lisanne get paired together for an assignment in business class. Due to a fluke, Lis learns Daniel's secret. She promises she won’t say anything, and he has no choice but to trust her. Because of this, they become friends, grow closer. Lis has it bad for Daniel, and he finds her different from any other girl he has ever met. He is usually a hit it and quit it guy- but Lis is different. He doesn’t have to hide who he is with her. They start a relationship. It can get complicated, but they both care for one another. After being together for a while, some ups and downs and conflict, they realize they want to be together.
Daniel meets Lis’s family and all. It doesn’t go that smooth at first. I do love Daniel and Lisanne’s brothers interactions. They had me laughing so hard. The two of them together can get complicated. Especially with Daniel’s secret. He is still insistent that no one knows and Lisanne has trouble with that. He isn’t broken. He doesn’t need to be fixed. He just needs to be accepted and loved for who he is.
I love this authors writing. This book was nothing like her Education books, but I really enjoyed it. Lisanne drove me crazy at times. It really took a while for her to grow on me, but she did. I loved Daniel from the very beginning. He was such a beautiful person, brave and strong. He didn’t let his circumstances define him. I had a lot of respect for him. I loved these two together. Maybe it was just me, but I was an emotional wreck during parts of this book...
Lisanne knew Daniel’s issues and she loved him regardless. He always felt like if a girl found out what was up with him, she would bolt. That was the main reason he never had relationships or got close to anyone. She wasn’t perfect, but I was impressed with how persistent she was with him and how strong she tried to be for the both of them. She loved Daniel for who he was.
Even with all the struggles, they made it work. We got some steamy parts, some funny parts, obviously emotional parts, but overall- this story was just beautiful, moving and heartfelt. A book I won’t be forgetting anytime soon. The ending was amazing. Just a really great read, original and wonderful- I highly recommend this one. Even with the slow start, a 5 star read for me!
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"I'm not trying to fix you, Daniel. I just want you to be happy. I love you just the way you are.Read more