Series: Crush #2
Published by Random House LLC Source: Netgalley
Genres: Animals, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
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Between all the parties and random hook-ups, Fallon Carr is this close to flunking out of college. But her internship working with pediatric patients means the world to her—especially since, at the end of the summer, one lucky intern will be offered a paid position. Determined to leave her bad reputation behind, Fallon even takes a bet that she won’t sleep with anyone from work. But there’s one little catch. . . .
Not only is Cade Ryan the hottest guy Fallon has ever laid eyes on, he’s a therapy dog handler who volunteers his time to visit kids at the hospital. So when he starts pursuing her, Fallon can’t believe her bad timing. The thing is, Cade is different. He’s not like the college guys who see her as a one-night stand, or the high-school boyfriend who took a part of her she can never get back. Cade genuinely wants to spend time with her—and not just between the sheets.
Fallon won’t let her growing feelings for Cade get in the way of her dreams. Besides, no guy can break down the walls she put up long ago. So what’s the harm in a little flirting? It’s not like she’s falling in love. But she may have seriously underestimated how complicated things can get when the perfect guy falls for her first.
I read and reviewed the first book in this series not to long ago, and I enjoyed it a lot. One of the characters we get to meet in the first book in the series is Fallon, who was Brinley’s roommate from book one. I liked Fallon in the first book, and even in the first book you could tell her character was evolving, so I was pretty excited to read her story in this book.
So part of the reason why I enjoyed Fallon’s story so much is because I think it does the new adult genre justice. Part of the reason why I like the new adult genre so much is because it one of those weird times in your life when you aren’t quite the adult you grow up to be, but you aren’t the teenager you once were, it’s kind of an awkward time. And Fallon is such a great example of this. She changes a lot from the person she was in high school to the person she is after a year in college. Like a lot of people, she really lets loose when she gets to college, and she does that with a lot of sexual relationships with men but avoiding anything serious of any kind. She has some hang ups about sex that are left over from a three year relationship that ended before she went to college, and now with this new summer internship all she wants to do is make her life better. Get better grades, do well in her internship, basically get her life back on track. Only she meets Cade, and he makes her question the whole swearing off guys from work thing. Fallon is just so easy to identify with, I can easily remember being in college and feeling self-conscious about myself or unsure of where I stood with other people. I think a lot of people are going to be able to identify with her.
So Cade is kind of awesome. He’s a totally awesome guy. He’s patient with Fallon and totally understand of how she feels. He is also just such a good guy in general. He’s nice to everyone. Plus he’s totally a guy after my own heart because he’s a therapy dog handler, and such a great dog owner. And I’m kind of obsessed with people who are good to animals. He’s good with kids, he volunteers his time, and has a good relationship with his family. I mean seriously could this guy get any better. Oh wait I forgot to mention he is super hot, has great chemistry with Fallon and he helps make some seriously hot and heavy scenes in the book. Yes please!
I can honestly say that I think I like this book more than the first book in the series, I just loved these character and their story. Great pacing and writing, and a fantastic addition to the new adult genre.