Sunday, 31 March 2013

If You Stay by Courtney Cole

Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 432 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615748996
  • Publisher: Lakehouse Press (7 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • *Contains scenes of a sexual nature, adult language and drug and alcohol use.
24-year old Pax Tate is an asshole. 

He’s a tattooed, rock-hard bad-boy with a bad attitude to match. 

But he’s got his reasons. 

His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with guilt although he doesn’t understand why. What he does know is that he and his dad are left alone and with more issues than they can count. 

As Pax grew up, he tried to be the kid his father always wanted; the perfect golden boy, but it didn’t work. His dad couldn’t overcome his grief long enough to notice and Pax couldn’t keep up the impossible perfect façade. 
So he slipped far, far from it. 

Now, he uses drugs and women to cope with the ugliness, the black void that he doesn’t want to deal with. If he pretends that the emptiness isn’t there, then it isn’t, right? 

And it’s never more apparent than when he meets Mila. 
Sweet, beautiful Mila Hill is the fresh air to his hardened frown, the beauty to his ugly heart. He doesn’t know how to not hurt her, but he quickly realizes that he’s got to figure it out because he needs her to breathe.

When memories of his mother’s death resurface from where he’s repressed them for so long, Mila is there to catch him when the guilt starts making sense. Mila is the one…the one who can save him from his broken troubled heart; from his issues, from the emptiness. 

But only if he can stop being an asshole long enough to allow it. 

He knows that. And he’s working on it. 

But is that enough to make her stay?

Cover: Super sweet, sexy cover.  I love it.

As you guys know, I've recently started getting into New Adult novels.  And this is yet another.

I loved this.
Pax is a bad boy with some serious issues, and Mila is the girl with an artistic soul that will heal him.
I loved the chemistry and passion between, and that they both acknowledged how difficult them being together is, but they still want it, and will make it work.
The writing and plot had me totally engrossed.  I couldn't put it down.
The only thing for me was that it had one of my pet peeves in it! I can't say it here as it will spoil it for you.
But I still loved the book, it didn't ruin the book for me, the characters and the romance were amazing so I give it 4.5/5 stars and definitely recommend for anyone that loves or wants to try New Adult books.

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