Bailey Wrenn is a small town girl with a big back story. Her mother left when she was young, leaving her in the care of an out of touch alcoholic father that barely noticed her existence. After trudging through life with no clear direction, she begins to wonder if she needs to leave this scarred memory of a town behind and finally move on. When Bailey hears from her friend Julie that life in Chicago is great and she should come out sometime, she takes that open invitation, and comes to visit her old friend with no idea of when she's going to leave.
One night, after Julie drags her from the apartment to see a local fight, she sees Kyle, a mysterious MMA fighter with a winning streak and an elusive personality. He doesn't talk to anybody after his fights, and disappears faster than Bailey can blink. One day during a chance encounter filling out job applications, Bailey runs into Kyle at his work, and the electricity between them is bright enough to light up the city.
It's only when they begin to get close, though, that things are turned upside down. An old boyfriend and a brutal and devastating past makes Bailey believe she can’t be close to another man ever again, even if he seems perfect. She feels alone. She's broken.
This was a pretty good book! I enjoyed it, it was dark, but not over the top dark, but dark that fit in with the situation, and there was a reason for everything, and yeah, that was highly enjoyable! And the romance was so good, too!
There's the mystery of her mom, and why she left, and then there's Bailey's past, including an ex-boyfriend who, well, is part of the reason why she's "broken." But then there's Kyle, who has his own problems, and as the novel progresses, they start to face them, by choice or not.
Yeah, I really enjoyed the romance! It was nice, sweet, and hot, and enjoyable to read, and believable, if the ending statements of love were a bit different, because it's said, but not with that kind of language, the kind of flowery stuff.
Yeah, this was a pretty good book, and I enjoyed it!
Author: M.L. Young
Read: June 13th, 2014
Source: Reading Addictions Blog Tour Review Copy for Review
Reason Why: Sounded good! And it's a SAC 2014 Book!
Publisher: M. L. Young
Published: April 1st 2014