Blurb: Freya Morgan thought it was a great idea to hire the bad boy on campus to beat up her douchebag ex-boyfriend after he cheated and treated her like crap. Fast forward a few months, and nothing she’s done has helped her get over the scars left behind by her ex. Not the paid beating, not the string of sucky dates, nothing.
Dean Collins is in trouble, and it’s all Freya’s fault. After all, she started the trend of all the ladies on campus paying him to do their dirty work. But now, two of the boys he was hired to beat up are dead, and he’s the only connection.
When Freya agrees to help him find the real killer, she discovers that this bad boy isn’t so bad, after all. And getting involved with him means more than finding a killer, it means potentially losing her life…and her heart.
“Don’t you know how these things work? When there’s a mystery to be solved, it’s always the person you least suspect, not the person you hope it is.” He laughs. “This isn’t an Agatha Christie novel.” “You’re right,” I sigh and sit down on the swing next to him. “If this was an Agatha Christie novel, the writing would be way better.”
“There are plenty of reasons to go around,” I answer. “Considering his status as the Duke of Douche.” I know you shouldn’t speak ill of the dead and all that, but I’ve never understood that philosophy. An asshole who dies is still a dead asshole.
I liked this one better than the first one!
First, her name, everyone wants a unique name in their story so they can stand out. Well, MF nailed it with this one. She is super sarcastic and kinda awkward in her own way. Now to the hard stuff. This book deals with sexual assault. I could identify with her feelings of confusion. It’s hard to explain really because everyone’s experience is different. I really liked how it didn’t overshadow her life, how she clearly struggled but didn’t let it consume her. And how MF was able to write it like that without it losing its potency was fucking awesome to me. Freya acted exactly as I did. And I loved her all the more for it.
Another thing I really liked was how Freya never came out and said the word. I know that sounds weird but we don’t need to see it or hear it to know what it is and what she was referring to. And while some people may think it’s a bit of a cop out to not address it by its name, I myself was comforted by that very fact. I mean, yeah, obviously Freya is never going to forget it but it didn’t rule her life ya know? This may be coming out all wrong, it’s hard to really explain. Okay, I’m just gonna move on cause I‘ll just keep going in circles if I don’t.
I floved Dean! He was so….awesome and caring and funny! I loved how he took care of his family and didn’t make a big deal out of it. I loved how he wasn’t too proud to do any of the dirty work himself. But most of all, I loved how he responded to Freya. He was hard and soft, vulnerable and strong. It was the best of both worlds for me.
And their chemistry! Hot Damn!
::raise hand:: I’ll take a helping of flirty banter with a side of sensual kissing scenes please? Ding! *Order up*