After her senior year of high school leaves behind nothing but heartache, Olivia Beaumont is sure of this: She’s no stupid girl. She sets out for Winston University, promising herself that she will remain focused on her first and only love – astronomy. But all it takes is cocky sophomore Brax Jenkins and an accidental collision with a football, to throw her entire year off course.
A quick-tempered Southie who escaped the inner city streets of Boston to pitch for Winston, Brax is known to play way more fields than just the baseball diamond. So, when his name is drawn to take part in his fraternity’s hazing dare, Brax eagerly accepts the mission to take Olivia’s virginity. But he doesn’t plan on falling hard for the sweet and sassy Texas girl who sees right through his bad-boy persona.
As Olivia and Brax battle their feelings for each other, echoes of the past year begin to surface. A boy who once turned Olivia’s whole world upside down reappears, and “harmless” pranks wreak havoc. Pretty soon the aspiring astronomer is on the verge of revealing her most difficult, heartbreaking secret. All the while, Brax must wrestle with the irrevocable dare, and Olivia struggles against all logic as she does the one thing only a stupid girl would do: fall in love.
I read this book awhile ago so this is also one that I can't remember much about...I think I gave it 4 out of 5 because of Brax. I mean he really really won me over! I was thrown off at the beginning of the book because in the beginning of the book, he literally kisses Olivia on her first day of arriving at Winston. I was just like WTF WHO DOES THIS GUY THINK HE IS?! But then he ended up being so charming - but very untrustworthy. Honestly, it scared me a little that I found him attractive especially because his bad boy persona (fights, cussing, etc...) was a lot more intense then what I would probably ever go for. And their texting conversations were pretty entertaining. I loved hearing in my head exactly how Brax talked with his accent! But I thought Olivia was just plain stupid. I mean, she had this big traumatic event happen to her and she doesn't trust boys but yet, here is Brax who should really actually terrify her, and she's acting like nothing ever happened! It made me very frustrated. But by the end, I couldn't deny that I was rooting for them!
Quote I liked:
“Forever is for fuckin’ sissies. Pardon my French, but let’s go for eternity, yeah?”