I was infatuated with Asher Kelley the moment he came tumbling through my brother’s window five years ago.
Even bruised and bloodied, he was the most beautiful boy I’d ever seen.
We couldn’t ever be together.
I was too young, and he was too untouchable.
He was too troubled, and I was too naive.
But the heart is rebellious, and mine decided it didn’t care about any of those things.
As I got older, harmless flirting turned to stolen moments in dark corners.
Until one day, he was gone without a trace.
Now, three years later, he’s back.
Callous and cruel.
He’s my brother’s best friend. My parents’ worst nightmare.
I should hate him.
But like a Bad Habit, I can’t quit him.
I was drawn to Briar Vale from the first time she looked up at me with stars in her big, blue eyes.
She was just a kid, nothing but elbows and knees, but she was the most beautiful creature I’d ever seen.
We could never be together.
I was too old and she was too off limits.
She was too good and I was too fucked up.
Eventually, the temptation became too much to resist.
I risked everything for a kiss and she betrayed me.
Three years have passed and I’m forced to see her again, but now she’s all grown up.
She’s my best friend’s baby sister. My downfall.
I hate her for what she did.
But she’s always been my drug of choice
This book was so freaking cute! This story is a falling for your brother’s best friend romance novel. We see Briar and Asher’s forbidden love affair and the things they have to go through together and separately. I really enjoyed this book.
Briar is so full of love and goodness while Asher is the misunderstood tarnished soul but together, they fit perfectly. I loved how we got to see the beginning of them then we get to see them completely grown up after being apart for years. While it did have some steamy scenes, it wasn’t the soul focus, this book dealt a lot with regret, loss and overall finding peace.
As much as I love the angsty bad boy tarnished love romance novels, I loved how this book played out and found myself rooting for Briar and Asher from the first chapter.