Author: Elyssa Patrick
Series: With Me #2
Release Date: June 19, 2014
My Rating: 4 Stars
1. I hate Nick Brady. Loathe. Abhor. Can’t stand him 95% of the time.
2. That other 5%? I’m not talking about that at all.
3. People think I’m lucky for surviving the car crash. I disagree.
4. Nick is the only guy who makes my nightmares go away.
5. I won’t love him, though. Love is not worth the pain.
I, Nick Brady, have a few confessions of my own:
1. I don’t hate Daphne Fox. At all.
2. I find her scar sexy. Just like the rest of her.
3. I may be her older brother’s best friend, but that’s not going to stop me.
4. I love her.
5. And I’m going to do everything I can to have her.
I have waited SO long for this book, and boy was it worth the wait. Let's start off with- Elyssa Patrick sure knows how to feed my trope obsessed mind. Go With Me is the ever adored my best friend's sister trope, and a fantastic on at that. Wit, love, substance, lust, angst. This book is truly a all-in-one new adult top pick.
Daphne Fox has had her trials. After a devastating accident left her with severe survivor's guilt she's learned to internalize everything lest her overprotective friends and family hover any more than they already do. Part of that overprotective group is Nick Brady. He's that friend Daphne volleys back and forth with. Always exchanging pleasant snark with one another, she's never wanted to delve deeper to understand her real feeling for him. Much less expect him to turn the table on her out of the blue and try to turn their relationship into something she never dreamed she'd have or deserve. Yet, as Daphne has only been living half a life since the accident she has a lot of cleaning up to do before she can freely be with Nick. With the hiding, secrecy and guilt Daphne finally breaks. She's forced to reveal all and it may cost her some very dear relationships in the process. The love she never expected may be strong, but can it survive the truth and the time it takes to get there?
Here's my thoughts- Daphne, lovable character who was handed a crappy hand and did the best she could. She did teeter on the obnoxious tightrope a time or two, but all in all I loved the growth she experienced throughout the book and her interactions with Nick were both sweet and steamy. Nick- there is absolutely nothing I don't love about this guy. Patient to a fault- check. Hunky and hot- double check. Sexy and adorable- quadruple check. My only question is- Where in good tarnations is my own Nick Brady?! Ms. Patrick it is simply not fair that you create this magnificent man and not share him more wholly with the world. But moving on, the chemistry between Daphne and Nick was sweet and hot, yet not overbearing. Mixed in with the story, this book was the perfect recipe for me to devour. And another sigh of relief on my end? I don't have to wait another year until the next book! Yes, that is me cheering you hear. I simply can't wait for the next installment with this funky cast of characters!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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