Held me CAPTIVATED from start to finish.
FUNNY, INTRIGUING and SOMETIMES SERIOUS, the first installment of the Love Me Only duology is A MUST READ that will leave you wanting more.
I absolutely LOVED this story. The characters are complex and you become quickly invested in them. The story is well paced with some serious LAUGH OUT LOUD and HEARTFELT moments.
Ohhh emmmm geeee! This book is AMAZING! It and me laugh, it made me cry. I was hooked from the first page. I need more Chase and Jared!
Jared chews his lip, and I think of what it would be like to be the one biting it. Not that I'll ever know. "Tonight is making a lot more sense."
"Because I acted like a complete freak?"
He laughs humorlessly, though he doesn't verbalize his agreement. His eyes look past me in thought, snap back to mine. "I blew it tonight, didn't I?"
I cock my head in confusion. Technically speaking, he did everything right. Everything a man is supposed to do on a date. I was the one who sabotaged.
Carefully, he fishes the paper heart from his back pocket, flicks it pointedly. "You're not a heart and candles kind of girl."
"You did everything right," I assure him, though he's right- I'm not that kind of girl. Not that I ever expected him to know. I'm not like most of the girls he's dated, and I'm definitely no Shayla Adams - Ms.All-American Girly Girl. "I just can't be seen with you."
"Then give me a do-over," he pleads. "I'll make sure no one sees us."
My instinct is to immediately deny him, for obvious reasons,but curiosity gets the best of me. "Do-over?" I repeat.
"I want to see you again."
My lips part, rejection waiting on the tip of my tongue. No.This was his do-over, and it didn't work out.
I should never have let my guard down.
"You're fascinating." His leg bounces nervously as he contemplates his next words. He can sing in front of thousands of fans, yet articulating his feelings in this moment gives him anxiety. This could mean the difference between seeing me again or being a distant memory.
And it's kind of cute.
"Let me do something different. You still have a few more nights here, right?"
Right. But I'm also here for Marissa. I'm not going to spend every night here with a guy. That would make me a complete jerk.
I also know she'd be okay with it, though, if it got me in bed with him.
He did put a lot of effort into tonight... only to get sabotaged. He's earned a second chance, really. Not that guys haven't done far riskier and expensive things to nail a woman.
"I do," I say, finally answering him. "Two more nights." Do I break my rule and extend it past this one non-date? Against all my better judgement?
Broken rules could mean danger. But why don't I see warning signs flashing around him like before?
He tucks the heart into his pocket. Waits for my answer. The vulnerability in his expression is enough to undo me, so I go against all better judgement and tell him what he wants to hear - "Okay, fine. A do-over."