Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.
Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.
But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.
So happy that I was finally able to read about Roxy and Reece. Roxy has been in love with Reece since she was 15 years old. Reece has always been a bit old than her and so he waited until he was basically of drinking age before he told her how he felt. What I love the most Reece was that he didn’t put up with Roxy’s BS. He was always there for her. A lot happens in this book. Roxy gets a stalker, someone from high school gets released from jail after throwing a rock at Roxy’s best friend and making him end up in the hospital, she’s debating about whether or not she should tell Reece about what really happened that night, and she is also debating about whether or not she should quit community college because she isn’t happy with it and just live her life as it is now, which does make her happy.
The one thing that I didn’t like that Roxy did was making the drunken encounter that she had with Reece worse than it actually was for A YEAR. A while ago, Reece had gotten drunk at the bar that Roxy works at. Roxy took him home because he obviously couldn’t drive. When they got to Reece’s place, they started to hook-up, but before anything could even really happen, Reece fell asleep. The next day, Reece thought that they had had sex, and he said that he had regretted it because he didn’t want to be drunk for when he had sex with Roxy. He just wanted to sober. All Roxy heard that he had regretted having sez with her. One, they didn’t have sex. Two, Roxy is dumb AF for not actually listening to Reece. All he said was that he didn’t want to be drunk. He wanted to be sober. That’s all. Probably, one of the dumbest things to be angry about. For a year, everytime she see’s him she says “Fuck off” and goes and hides in the stockroom. She’s the one who made the situation worse.
I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. I really would have loved it if I could have read from Reece’s POV. If you want to know more of my thoughts on this book, check out video review.