Amy has a secret: no one has ever held her hand. She doesn’t even know how to hug. Everybody thinks she’s brilliant, but that’s because school was all she had. Then she meets Dane, a golden-haired surfer whose easy charm and hot touch teach her what she longs to know.
Dane lives for the salty breeze and a sweet wave, because that’s all he has. He’s lived on the streets since he was fourteen. A drifter. Homeless. But Amy changes everything. Smart and accomplished, she’s everything he’s not. He wants to be the sort of man who deserves her.
Except that means facing down his past—and that past might very well swallow them both.
Author: Amber Lin
My Rating: 4 Bookworms
So this one was kinda weird. Nothing like anything I have read before. But still with a few of those fun cliche’s snuck in to make things fun and interesting. Amy is a strange one. Completely introverted, and with no clue how to interact with other people let alone the opposite sex. Completely estranged from a mother who thinks her only obligation to her daughter is a monthly phone call and insistent criticism Amy is thrown into the deep end when she starts running into the ever so charming Dane.
Obviously he has his own issues and the two of them have a few obstacles to overcome together and it is a great lot of fun to read. What made it so strange for me though is that I really connected with Amy more than I did with Dane. Yeah he is cute and hard working, determined and all those good things but my heart broke for Amy and her lost puppy thing.
A great book. Go read it.
Amber Lin is an author of edgy and emotional erotic romance. RT Book Reviews gave her debut, Giving It Up, 4.5 stars and called it “truly extraordinary.”