When I left for California, I gave myself a new name and never looked back. Now my carefully crafted good-girl image is getting torn to shreds in the press thanks to my Oscar-winning A-hole of an ex-boyfriend. So I escape to the only safe haven I know and trust—my hometown—to take a breather while I plot my triumphant Hollywood comeback. However, when I arrive at my parents’ house, Jackson Burke answers the door instead. And suddenly the past comes rushing back. . . .
Jackson: First kiss. First time. First love. Yep, Allison Murphy and I shared a lot of firsts back in the day. When she left, she took half my heart with her. Now she’s back in town, and even though I swore I’d keep my distance, her parents hired me to remodel their house, and I’m going to finish the job. But one hot kiss later, suddenly the press is calling us the next big celebrity couple. Sure, I’ll play the part, for Allison’s sake—but I refuse to let her close enough to break my heart all over again. . . .
|A story that begins with two people talking about the future while they are in college and Allison telling Jackson that there is a change in the plans. She is going to California for the summer to intern for her aunt and then come back. That come back home is ten years later, and is after her picture is all over the rags with her looking like she is trying to steal an Oscar from a party she went to with her so-called boyfriend. Now leaving L.A. she is supposed to be at a rehab place instead she decides to go home. Home in Ohio and at her home is Jackson Burke, who was hired to remodel her parents’ bedroom and deck. Also, they are gone on vacation, she, of course, knows none of this. The last person she expects to see is the first person she does and that is Jackson. The story from there works through both of their issues from the past and you find out that really neither one of them has been able to move forward with anyone else. Allison finds Jackson as the only real person she has dealt with in years and Jackson realizes that she is the one. When he tells her she is shocked and does not know if it is for all of the cameras that were there or if it was real. Now find out what really happens by reading this wonderful story. The other characters in the book are good as well. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com|