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Allison Hagan has not lived the life of a normal teenager. Her parents died in a
car crash when she was ten, and she has been living with her elderly grandmother
who happens to be her only living relative ever since. Allison became best
friends with the boy next door, Aiden. Aiden’s family has taken her in as part
of their own, which is why when her gran insists that she live in the dorms at
college, Allison chooses to attend the same school as Aiden.

Liam MacCoy
is a college senior and quarterback of his college football team. Liam is
rumored to be first round draft pick for the NFL following graduation, as is his
best friend, Aiden. Liam has one focus and that’s football, that is until his
little sister introduces him to her roommate Allison. Since he met her, he
hasn’t been able to think of anything else.

Liam is not a relationship
kind of guy, and Allison wants it all. She wants the romance and the family that
she grew up without. Will Liam overcome his fear of relationships as well as the
tangle of friendships to give Allison everything she wants?

 

REVIEW by Kim

 

Loved this book!!!    So filled with emotion I would be laughing one minute and crying the next.   Allison is a girl with a life she made the best of, once losing her parents she goes to live with her grandmother who raises her and gives her a loving home and a best friend next door.  When the time comes, her grandmother sends her to college to have a normal life instead of taking care of her constantly.
 
Her grandma is Allison’s life, she gave up a normal childhood to take care of her, which she never regretted, but her grandma wanted her to have a life she could be proud of.  She wanted her to paint her own canvas in life, as she referred to her dreams in life, and she knew staying home with, that would never happen, so she ships her off to find that life and experience at college.
So she goes to be with her best friend Aiden whom she has been away from for 3 years.  Aiden and Allison are like the brother and sister neither had, loving and taking care of each other like siblings.  Once she gets to college she meets her college roommate Hailey and her brother Liam who also happens to be Aiden’s roommate and teammate on football.  The attraction of Allison and Liam is instant.  Needless to say fighting there feelings for each other is hard, they each want different things in life, watching them find there way turns out to be a great story. 
This book is not the typical college romance, girl meets guy, start a relationship have a misunderstanding of some form, fight and drama of make up, which has been done to much.  This is a story of friendship and love and finding a new start in life.  The love that Allison finds with her new friends as well as old is very rare now, it shows maybe there is hope out there after all for the faint of hearts. 
 
I highly recommend this book, no cliffhangers with a great conclusion!  I look forward to her future work!
 

EXCERPT:

Allison
POV

I wake
up feeling like I am being crushed.  I
open my eyes and it all comes rushing back to me.  Liam. 
I am lying flat on my back and he is sleeping soundly with his head on
my chest, arms around my waist and his leg thrown over mine.  I can’t prevent the smile that I know I was
sporting.  He held me in his arms all
night.  I glance out the window and it’s
still dark outside, good.  This gives me
some time to watch him in the shadows.  I
move my hand to his head and begin running my fingers through his hair.  Liam has taken me by storm, body, mind and
heart.  I was worried that he would want
more from me before I am ready and even that he is “playing me” to get into my
pants, but he has treated me with nothing but love and respect.  Love? 
I highly doubt that it’s love but I can tell that he truly cares for
me.  The way he looks at me, touches me,
holds me.  He makes me feel wanted.
I can
feel myself falling harder and faster by the minute.  I’m scared as hell, but I’m going to go with
it.  I’m going to paint my colors on the
canvas of life and see how the picture turns out.  My only hope is that Liam and I can continue
on this journey together.

 

I
continue running my fingers through his hair, watching him sleep when a loud
clap of thunder rumbles through.  I jump
not expecting it and Liam bolts up. 
“Allie what’s wrong?”  I can’t
contain the laugh that escapes me.

 
“Nothing,
the thunder just scared me, I wasn’t expecting it,” I tell him as he pulls me
into his arms.

 
“Did it
wake you up baby?” he asks softly as he strokes his fingers across my back.

 
“No, I
was awake,” I reply just as softly.

 
“What?
Why were you awake?  Are you okay?” he
asks.

 
I giggle
at how concerned he is for me. “Liam, I’m fine. 
I was…I was watching you sleep.” 
I reach up and run my hands through his hair.  “I was doing this, and memorizing everything
that I could about you.” I decide honestly is the best policy.  Well almost, I refuse to tell him that I
think I’m in love with him.  Hell to the
no! That would scare him off for sure.

“I
thought that I was dreaming but you’re really here,” he speaks softly into my
neck.

 

“Yes,
I’m here. You can go back to sleep, I’m sorry that I woke you.” I curl tighter
against his chest.

 

Liam
tugs the covers back over us and kisses the top of my head.  “Can we spend the day together?” he asks me
groggily.  I’m not completely sure that
he’s not talking in his sleep.  I hold in
the chuckle that wants to escape me.  I
don’t want to wake him again if he is sleeping.

 
“I would
want nothing more,” I reply honestly.

 

 

Kaylee has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of music, enjoys scrapbooking and is a huge football fan. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy. 
 

  

Twitter:@author_k_ryan

 

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