Author: Kate Laurens
Series: Safe Havens #1
Date Published: 3/27/13
Genre: New Adult
A fresh start…
It’s been three years since Serena King learned to say no—no to the boys that were a desperate cry for help, no to the extra weight she put on in self defense, and most of all no to the abuse that has haunted her since she was fifteen. Now a sophomore in college, all she wants is to be normal. The last thing she expects is a guy who can make her want… make her want everything.
A new guy…
Alex Blackthorn is a bundle of contradictions, a sexy dark haired badness who goes slow… deliciously slow. And despite the iron will that has gotten her through the last few years, Serena finds herself unable to ignore the heat that sizzles between them whenever they’re together.
A dark past…
Serena never thought she could be involved in a relationship, but Alex makes her long for things she thought were out of her reach forever. When he finds out her secret… when he finds out what she did to keep herself sane… will he still want her, or he will treat her just like everyone else?
And Alex has a secret of his own.
Recommended for mature readers aged 17+ due to language and sexual content.
What I Thought:
Wow, talk about two people who have a lot of baggage! Alex and Serena could use a whole train to carry around everything that they have going on. They seem to be magnets though and be drawn to each other.
The chemistry between them is unmistakable though and they really seem to click. I love them together. The hotness that comes from them together, its a wonder that they don’t burn the building down!
I really enjoyed this story… it takes a while to build up their trust and commitment to each other, but once they do, watch out.
Kate Laurens creates a great tale about learning to trust again and moving on and building a life after things have fallen apart in your life.
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I solemnly swear on my favorite book, whatever that maybe at this moment, that this has in no way changed my opinion of this book in any way shape or form on my favorite book.