When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives.
BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson
Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend’s deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he’s not sure he can trust himself.
SAVING ME by Molly McAdams
On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party—but inside she’s breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights… but when will she be ready to remember him on Sunday morning?
FOULING OUT by Tiffany King
Working at a sports bar, Courtney has become a pro at sidestepping propositions from arrogant jocks—which makes her a more elusive catch for campus basketball star Dalton than he expected. But when he falls for the saucy waitress, Dalton will have to rethink his game plan to prove he’s not the jerk Courtney expects.
BENEATH YOUR LAYERS by Christina Lee
In order to ace her fashion internship, Chloe must team up with local college dropout and set builder, Blake—much to her chagrin. But after some "hands-on" experience, Chloe will have to ask herself if Blake factors into her carefully laid plans…
This is the first book like this that I have read, 4 authors all writing about one of the 4 characters in the story. I really, really enjoyed it. I actually longed for more of each story. I also liked that each story picked up in time from the end of the story before, with a little "background" from the past.
I think my favorite of the 4 is Indy's story. The way Kier secretly took care of her from the moment he "met" her, even though he had "demons" of his own to take care of, he saw that Indy needed him more, even when she didn't know she did.
Misha and Darryn's story was one that made you want to smack the person (Hunter) that made Misha so untrusting and unwilling to want to get to know Darryn with all her walls that she built around her heart after what Hunter did to her at the end of last semester. Thankfully, Darryn doesn't give up on what he wants, Misha.
Courtney and Dalton's story was one that broke my heart a little in the beginning when we find out that these two grew up together as best friends and because of a dad's "dream" for his son, their friendship stops unwillingly by both so to speak. And that it's years later that they come together only means that they were meant to be together.
Now Chloe and Blake's story was IMO, a building up hot story. Chloe had no idea that Blake never meant what was said one day as she walked home when she passed his work site. When Blake's aunt sets him up to help Chloe out on a project, I'm sure his aunt knows that they are good for each other. What transpires over then next several weeks is "love" in the making. I loved the little game they started to play every night they worked together. It let both of them open up and get to know each other in a different way than normal.
I wish there was more to each story, to see more of their happy endings. I loved this story and the connection all 4 characters have. What great lasting friendships for all of them.
Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. When she's not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm ... or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren't really happening.
She's addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.
Author of the Between Breaths series from Penguin. ALL OF YOU, BEFORE YOU BREAK and WHISPER TO ME available now, PROMISE ME THIS on October 7th, 2014.
Also Adult contemporary romance TWO OF HEARTS coming from Peguin/NAL on May 5th 2015.