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Delia Bridges is done living in the shadows cast by her ex-convict father and her football star brother. Attending Cook University will finally give her the chance to be her own person and hopefully find love at the same time. When she meets Wyatt Johnston, she knows immediately he’s the one.Wyatt fulfills all of Delia’s requirements for the perfect man: he’s rich, handsomDelia Bridges is done living in the shadows cast by her ex-convict father and her football star brother. Attending Cook University will finally give her the chance to be her own person and hopefully find love at the same time. When she meets Wyatt Johnston, she knows immediately he’s the one.Wyatt fulfills all of Delia’s requirements for the perfect man: he’s rich, handsome, and a talented forward for Cook’s soccer team. However, Wyatt turns out not to be the man she thought. When he dumps her and simultaneously ruins her reputation, she has to start over once again.Levi Caldwell has every quality Delia doesn’t want in a boyfriend. He has no money, works for the maintenance staff at Cook, and has no problem sharing his judgmental opinions about how Delia is living her life. Despite her growing attraction for the tattooed drummer, Delia tries to avoid Levi. But when a new crisis threatens to destroy all she has rebuilt, she finds Levi is the only person she can trust. ***Standalone New Adult Romance-Ages 17+ Due to Strong Language and Sexual Situations***...

Title : Pretending Hearts
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ISBN : 9781502463906
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Number of Pages : 316 Pages
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Pretending Hearts Reviews

  • Daphne Gents
    2018-11-08 05:17

    Loved Levi and Del! My casting below:

  • Carra
    2018-10-22 01:09

    Take your typical college setting with your typical college jerk (yeah, you Wyatt), but then toss in a sweet townie-type (mmm, Levi...) and shake it up with a whole lot of drama, and you get the impressive story of Pretending Hearts.There are a ton of new adult college-setting books out there, most that are variations upon the same theme. But Pretending Hearts takes your run-of-the-mill NA college book and gives it a good twist and shake with the main female character's unique family situation which affects events in the story multiple times to create plenty of drama and angst. But with Delia being a good, strong, resilient character, she finds her way through-with a little help from Levi.Ah, Levi. He is the epitome of the perfect book boyfriend. Hot, sexy, down to earth, understanding, protective...the definition of swoon-worthy. He is very much Wyatt's opposite (thank goodness), and so good-hearted and supportive. Trust me, you'll want to add him to your book boyfriend list ASAP.And yes, you're going to want to give Wyatt a very large piece of your mind (along with Delia's roommate). And probably a few slaps upside his head.What keeps me from giving that last full star is that I felt like Delia and Levi both were very quick to say they loved each other. It's a bit of a peeve of mine when the main characters get to that point so quickly. Besides that, the writing is smooth and flows quite well so I flew right through it without even realizing it. And now I just HAVE to go back and read Autumn and Blake's story (and man, I wish I had read it first...I really need more Blake!).4.5 drama-filled stars for Pretending Hearts!

  • Michelle Baldwin
    2018-10-29 04:27

    Wow.......NO SPOILERS.... Heather topham wood writes with so much passion from page one you are locked in to her book.... it's always a pleasure to read her books .... The storyline flows and I get lost inside for hours..... The only down side is that if finished and got to wait for the next in the series I hope it not too long...... SO GO ON READ IT....You won't be disappointed.....I promise.....

  • Damon Lover
    2018-10-25 06:12

    Wow! I was so psyched to find out another Falling for Autumn book was being released. Although I thought it would be a continuation of Autumn/Blake's story, I was intrigued by Delia's college experience. Loved the drama! And Levi is probably next in line as my new book boyfriend. All in all, I loved the story and hope to see a follow-up with Evan and Casey.

  • Snow Charming
    2018-11-13 03:35

    I liked Delia in Finding Autumn and I really loved that she got her own book! I felt empathy over all the stuff she went thru with her dad and Wyatt. Levi was so sweet and I loved his relationship with Delia. Fantastic book!

  • Paula
    2018-10-24 06:10

    Heather Topham Wood does it again and not only lives up to the high expectations after “Falling For Autumn“, but exceeds them with the sequel “Pretending Hearts”.We’ve met Delia in Autumn’s and Blake’s story and gotten to know her as his little sister. Although she made me angry back then, I was intrigued to learn her story. And what a story it is. Once I started reading, gone was my anger, replaced by sympathy, understanding and heart-ache. Delia isn’t the bitch, I’d love to make her out to be. Instead, she’s a confused girl, torn between the loyalty to her parents and her true self. The consequences of her parents action are far-reaching, threatening to not only define, but ruin Delia’s future. And it isn’t only her father’s ex-con sexual offender registry status that has pulled quote a number on Delia and how she sees life. Her mothers attitude towards her and her beauty, money and men and the lack of warmth and love she gave her daughter, have caused a similar amount of heart-ache for Delia. It isn’t helped by the fact that her brother Blake not only is dating the women that is the root of all destruction in Delia’s eyes, but is now also a famous NFL player, making Delia eager to step out of his shadows and be seen for herself. For the person she is on the inside.College offers her the chance to do just that and she is eager for this experience. It turns out that her first year of college will impart numerous life lessons on her – forcing her to confront herself as well as her demons. Not only does she end up learning who she really is and not who others expect her to be, but she also realizes what is truly important in life and that she is strong enough to confront painful truths.The lessons don’t come easy to her – not with her feelings getting hurt when she realizes she was blinded by the people she wanted to trust. And not when her life seems to fall apart when one painful event chases the other. Through all of it, I admired her strength and her determination. She didn’t allow others to break her. No matter how hard it got, she clawed her way out and didn’t give up. Instead of drowning in self-pity, she fights, she learns and she grows. By the end of the book I adored the hell out of her – for her courage, fierceness and strength.After her disastrous relationship with the privileged waste of space that is Wyatt, her friendship with Levi was heart-warming. And how could it not be. Levi managed to charm me off my feet. A nice guy who is proof that they don’t always finish last. He is down-to-earth and laid-back, being his own person – never compromising who he is or what he believes in. He doesn’t give a crap about expectations and society’s rules, living his life the way it feels right to him. Alone for that he had my admiration.Despite experiencing a tragedy, he doesn’t allow it to define his life and get in the way of his happiness. He is loyal to the people he loves and he devotes himself to his music and once Delia comes into her life, he also devotes himself to her. He is a true friend – a friend that is hoping for more as he sees all the things in Delia, that she is too scared to acknowledge herself.Levi is so awesome, it is hard to put into words. He isn’t broken, damaged or really haunted, but this doesn’t make him any less interesting or appealing. Actually, I found him even more sexy because of it. He is nice, sweet, thoughtful and caring, at the same time still all man and sexy. He has this thoughtful, calm way about him that makes him seem confident without being cocky. The way he stands by Delia, supporting her but also calling her on her shit, is the definition of respect and love. He is the typical guy next door and yet, he is extraordinary. Yes, I have a total crush on him. Best book boyfriend of 2014 – without a doubt. Le sigh…The story is captivating due to an enthralling and intense, yet realistic plot and the exquisite writing of Heather Topham Wood. There is so much passion and emotion in the words and story, that even now after finishing, it keeps on tugging at my heartstrings, making me feel a tremendous loss for finishing the story. The sensitive topics that the story is about are handled with finesse and care, not labeling, stereotyping or judging, but instead allowing the reader to form their own opinion, to open their heart to Delia’s story. To her pain. Clearly showing that things aren’t always just black and white, we learn through Delia, to not judge someone unless we walk a mile in their shoes.I loved this book. I loved the characters. I loved the lessons it included. I loved its fearlessness to broach controversial topics. I loved it all.5+ too-beautiful-for-words-stars.

  • Allie
    2018-11-17 23:15

    2.5 Eh, just didn't really do much for me. I guess I read it quickly and didn't hate it? I just didn't really like it too much at all either. I didn't like the protag and felt like I needed more character development regarding the male protag. Maybe if I had read book 1 in the series, I would have felt more engaged in this one? Not sure, but either way, not one I'd probably recommend.

  • Kitten
    2018-10-23 02:16

    *3 stars* I was given this book in exchange for an honest review The book focuses on Delia Bridges who attends Cook university hoping to leave her past behind and have a fresh start. Reader's who have read Falling for Autumn (book 1) have already been introduced to Delia before however since I hadn't read it yet, this was my first time meeting her and it was pleasant. This story takes readers on a journey as a part of Delia's life.The beginning had me interested, I wanted to know about Delia's life and more about her past. At times, I sympathised for her and I felt the confusing emotions she felt during the times when she had to figure out what to do on her own. Although I found it dragged during some parts and went a bit slow, I liked the overall pace and the back story of the characters.I liked Delia's character. She came across as a young, confused yet determined character. One I could easily relate to. She had a strong sense of strength even after she was put through trials again thanks to her past which she couldn't manage to escape from no matter how far behind she left it. Levi was a precious character. After reading mainly about Alpha characters, it was refreshing to see someone so different. Although quiet, Levi came across as one of the sweetest book boyfriends. Think about a younger, quiet Kellan Kyle playing the drums. I found myself at a stand off between Delia and Autumn's arguments. Truthfully, I didn't know whose story held the truth and who was being mislead, although I trusted Autumn's story more. I felt that Autumn wouldn't lie and maybe Delia was blinded by her love for her father. What little I did get of Blake, I liked....a lot. I wanted to see more of him. As this was my first Heather Wood book, I can say I enjoyed her writing and her characters. I certainly did feel the pull to read Falling for Autumn whilst reading this book as I feel it would finish off the side of Autumn's story perfectly. Not to mention, I'm curious to see the beginning of Blake and Autumn's story. (view spoiler)[ Luckily for me, I didn't like the asshole Wyatt or Georgia from the beginning, otherwise I would've been heartbroken. I hated Georgia from the very start. (hide spoiler)]Purchase Links: Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PB84HQEAmazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pretending-He...Author Bio:Heather Topham Wood's obsession with novels began in childhood while growing up in a shore town in New Jersey. Writing since her teens, she recently returned to penning novels after a successful career as a freelance writer. She loves creating imaginary worlds where people behave exactly how she wants them to.Heather graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a bachelor's degree in English. Her freelance work has appeared in publications such as USA Today, Livestrong.com, Outlook by the Bay and Step in Style magazine. She resides in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband and two sons. Besides writing, Heather is a pop culture fanatic and has an obsession with supernatural novels and TV shows.Follow Heather on Facebook, Twitter and her blog to keep posted on her upcoming works:https://twitter.com/woodtop255http://authorheather.comhttps://www.facebook.com/HeatherTopha...["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • James
    2018-11-13 06:27

    A pretty good read. I honestly wasn’t expecting there to be another book in this series since Blake and Autumn’s story was pretty much all wrapped up; so I was pleasantly surprised when I found out there was a new book featuring Blake’s sister Delia as a main character. I knew it would be worth a read and I wasn’t disappointed.The story follows Delia as she begins her first year of college at Cook University, the same college her brother attended and has since graduated from. While at college Delia tries unsuccessfully to hide her connection to Blake, both because of his celebrity status as an NFL player but also because of the scandal involving her father. She makes some new friends and gets a boyfriend and for a while everything seems great; however, eventually her secret comes out and her so-called friends quickly desert her. After suddenly being kicked out by her roommate and dumped by her boyfriend, Deila finds herself spending the night in the school library where she bumps into Levi, a guy who works the night-shift as a janitor. The story takes off from there as Levi and Delia quickly strike up a friendship and Delia begins to learn to let go of her misconceptions about the world, her friends, her family, and her disillusionment with love. I won’t say anything more except to say that the rest of Delia’s tale was sad, frustrating, messy, sweet, and heart-warming all at the same time.This book was definitely unlike any other romance book I’ve read in a while. The key thing I noticed was that Levi, the main love interest, didn’t even make a first appearance until about a third of the way through the story. I felt this was a good thing and it made the changes in Delia’s character over the course of the story much more obvious. There was a decent amount of time dedicated to describing the Delia before she met Levi and began to question and change her life. The other thing that was a refreshing change was that Levi didn’t really become Delia’s white knight. He supported her, but he never tried to swoop in and rescue her or convince her to do things his way – he gave her advice, understanding and compassion instead. I loved the trust that quickly built between them and how honest they always were with each other – even if it did take them a little time to share the hard stuff.Overall this was a pretty good read and I’d recommend it if you’re looking for a good new-adult romance. I would also recommend reading Falling For Autumn (the first book in the series) first as this book will spoil a lot of that if you haven’t read it first.

  • Sam Kozbial
    2018-11-07 01:32

    Delia thinks that going to college will allow her to escape from her past, but as we all know, you can never escape your past. Compound that with other traditional college drama, and you can see that things are not going to be easy for Delia. This is not just a love story. It's a lot more than that. We met Delia in the other Autumn books, we know she is struggling with what happened between her father and Autumn, we know how her family fell apart and how she so desperately wants her family back, but we also know that she has not been able to come to terms with what really happened between her father and Autumn. All of these events and experiences have influenced Delia and left her jaded and bitter. Then, things get even more complicated. I was really impressed with the way Wood approached Delia's situation. She presented all sides of the issue and I really believed the inner conflict of Delia's heart. And she gave us Levi, 501. What a beautiful gift. He was not perfect, but he was darn close. Wood gave me closure with respect to the Autumn drama, she let us see that there is a lot more to Delia than meets the eye, she let us revisit old friends (which is one of my favorite things), and I saw possibilities for new stories too (the sexed up twins?). Wood's writing style is very easy and pleasant, yet so real and manages to get me wet in the eyes every time.

  • Heather Wood
    2018-11-10 00:09

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  • Lauren
    2018-10-26 07:10

    3.5 delia was the little sister, the one left at home while blake went on to fall in love with the woman who accused delia's father of attacking her. she wanted a clean start, to be known as someone besides blake's sister. it isnt' easy for her though. it takes a rough start and a life changing moment to realize that what other people think isnt always whats most important.

  • Lana
    2018-11-02 04:20

    2.5

  • J.L.
    2018-10-27 07:12

    4.5 StarsI’m really enjoying this series. Levi is so sweet and patient while Delia puts her life together and faces the truth no matter how painful.

  • Kay
    2018-11-13 03:11

    I did receive a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thanks Heather!Pretending Hearts is the first novel I’ve read by Wood that wasn’t part of her Second Sight series. I don't know why I waited so long to read more of her books. Pretending Hearts turned out to be precisely what I needed to read while I was stuck inside on a cold winter day. While reading Pretending Hearts I could see that Wood has grown as an author since her first books, thus making me only that much more excited to read all of her books at some point, hopefully sooner rather than later.I do want to state that I did not read the first book, Falling for Autumn, before reading this one. This didn’t affect me at all since Pretending Hearts can be read as a stand-alone novel. With that being said, I do plan on going back and reading the first one because I enjoyed this book a great deal and want to read Blake and Autumn’s story for myself.Pretending Hearts read like a real life college story, and I liked that. I felt like I was back at college. It’s always nice to reminisce now and again. Delia, the main character, may not begin as my favorite character, but she warmed up to me. She is a little frustrating at first and kind of childish, but she does have some nice character development so I didn’t have to worry about those unlikable qualities the whole time I was reading. As for Delia's first love interest, I didn’t like Wyatt at all. I knew right away he was going to be bad news, and this kept me from becoming invested in the book until a handful of chapters later when we meet Levi. I did LOVE Levi right away. He is a genuine nice guy (also very attractive and a drummer) and I really think Delia deserves him. Not to mention that since she makes Levi happy as well I feel like the relationship is well rounded, if that makes sense. I liked their chemistry and would even read another book just about them. Not only do they have their cute moments, but they have their steamy moments as well. Although this book had a more depressing plot line full of adult responsibilities and harsh gossip among other things, there were still some light-hearted moments that made me laugh. One more thing that I also think it is important to tell you about this book is that there was the perfect amount of drama. A lot of times new adult romances have way too much drama in them, but I don’t think that line was crossed in this instance.Pretending Hearts is a quick and enjoyable read. It is a semi-typical new adult novel, but with a romance I actually cared about and a good group of minor characters I thought it was very good.

  • Lindsay Johnston
    2018-11-17 07:21

    This book was awesome. I will admit that I read the 3 books in this series in about three days. I will have to read them all again but slower this time and not neglect my household duties. :)I contemplating buying this book and I will admit, I did so to find out what happens to Blake and Autumn and if it would shed anything more about their future.But this book doesn't really skip ahead into the future and it was more about Delia realizing who she was away from the pressures of family. She went to Cook University hiding who Blake was to her because she didn't want people using her for that connection. She starts out in the book being very shallow and listening to her mom "Go to college to marry and marry a rich boy." And so she starts dating an idiot right off the bat. She knew she didn't love him or even really care for him but instead of breaking things off with him, she sticks it through thinking that maybe over time the spark will be there or staying with him because it is what her mom wants of her.It sucks how things ended but it was a major event in her life because it was something Delia needed to figure out who she was and what she wanted out of life.I loved reading about her growing attraction between her and Levi. He is such a great guy and you could see that she was scared, because she was a hop into bed girl and that's it. More for the physical and less on the emotional.(view spoiler)[ I was also surprised to hear about her pregnancy with Wyatt. But at the same time this helped Delia to realize who she is, once and for all, especially after the miscarriage. Heather wrote the miscarriage as if you were experiencing it with Delia. It was all just so real and I felt like crying right along with her. I also liked reading when Delia realized that her father had been lying to her about the assault and she saw first hand the controlled monster that he really is.(hide spoiler)]If you were like me and wanted to read this to find out where Blake and Autumn go from here, you will be disappointed but at the same time find out that this book is so much more. It's a Coming of Age novel. I loved how Casey played a big part in this book and only wish that Lexi had made an appearance.There were a few grammatical errors but it didn't take away from the book. I hope that Heather isn't done with this series because I would love to follow to see how things truly end. I feel like there is still more, and more of Thomas too. Maybe a conclusion book for Cassie-the mom and having her realized a few truths would be good.

  • Stacey Frederes
    2018-10-21 00:17

    This book is a pretty hard one for me to rate or review. It dealt with some heavy topics, and I thought the author did a good job of fleshing those out. I also loved how real Delia was. She makes mistakes, big ones, but the author really shows her thought process behind them. I think many teens make these same mistakes as they try to find their way. I know I certainly did. Delia shows a great deal of character development throughout the book. She is extremely self serving and bitter as the book opens, but the author did a great job of not making her a flat character, but instead had Delia seeking out her own growth. These qualities are commonly missing in the new adult genre. My biggest problem with the book is the rushed relationship between Levi and Delia. I thought Levi was a great character, but there is a lot of telling us that they spent time together rather than actually showing us them spending time together. So when the inevitable "I love you"'s started rolling in I was honestly like, huh? If you read the first book, you'll obviously know about the issue with Delia's family, and that storyline does certainly play a role here. Overall I thought this was a great book and if you enjoyed the first you'll probably enjoy this as well. And I will certainly continue to seek out books by Heather Topham Wood.

  • Jody
    2018-11-14 04:22

    A Heartfelt College Romance!An unforgettable, well written college romance with plenty of drama, a lot of emotion, and a memorable cast of characters. Delia Bridges is headed off to college with a family history that she is ready to put behind her. If only closing the door on the past was that easy. Delia quickly finds out that it is nearly impossible to move forward when your past is hanging over your head. She also has to learn that trusting the wrong people can make everything worse about being a freshman in college. That is until she meets Levi, a drummer with a kind heart, a level head, and a hot body!Delia is very close to her brother and parents, but her family’s twisted history causes Delia to be a little jaded about her life and circumstances. With the love and support of her new “friend” Levi, Delia grows up a lot in a short amount of time and changes into a young, confident woman that is willing to experience life on her own terms. There is a nice happily ever after and I was definitely rooting for Levi from the moment we meet him in the book.The author did an excellent job in writing a stand-alone novel about Delia and Levi while smoothly tying in some of the details of the previous novel, Falling for Autumn. I haven’t had a chance to read the first book, but after reading Pretending Hearts, I want to go back and find out more!

  • Jennifer Shiels
    2018-11-21 03:08

    This was another great book in the Falling for Autumn series. Delia Bridges is Blake Preston's little sister. Her brother is a football star but he also always been her hero and savior. Her life has also been tragically altered because her father was now an ex-convict and all her friends deserted her. Because of everything that has happened to her family, Delia doesn't believe in love. Her mother has drilled into her head that she needs to find someone with money that can take care of her. So when she starts at Cook University, she soon meets Wyatt. He's a Senator's son and plays soccer. So when everything gets ripped out from under her again, she realizes that Wyatt is all about appearances and never really cared about her. In this situation, she meets Levi. He's 20 years old and works as a custodian at Cook University and he's a drummer in a band. Delia's mother wouldn't look twice at him. But he is everything someone would want. He has intelligence, has heart and is very steady, and would do anything for Delia. This story is a great example that sometimes tragedy will cause you to find the things that really matter. What you thought you wanted or knew isn't always the case and some really great things can come out of it. Definitely worth reading.

  • Angel
    2018-10-29 04:33

    **Pretending Hearts provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**Love didn't have to equal pain. Love could wash away the pain and open up the way for a new beginning.Pretending Hearts is the second book in the Falling for Autumn series. It can easily be read as a standalone. Blake's sister Brie gets her shot at love in this story. A chance she didn't think she wanted. She had been told, by her mother, from a young age to marry for security, not love. Love only leaves you with a broken heart. Brie and Levi's first meeting doesn't make you think anything will happen between them. Even though Brie really opens up to him, which surprises her because he's a complete stranger and she's used to playing a role. I was glad when things ended with her and Wyatt. It was a bad situation that caused them to split, but he showed his true colors.I loved this book just as much as the first one! Heather Wood brings up issues that are hard to handle and opens up so many emotions within the reader. There were a couple of parts that had my mouth falling open, and caused me to speed read because I could not wait to find out what happened.Highly recommended New Adult read!

  • Marcey
    2018-11-05 00:34

    I really enjoyed this book. I hadn't read Falling For Autumn but I needn't have. I liked how you were able to relate with Delia and how she was able to learn from the mistakes that she made. Her miscarriage taught the values of life and how you need to go after what and who you want because you don't know how long you will have them. Later in the book when a "crisis" accurse and she ends up meeting Levi, their chemistry is great. As you continue reading the book you go on a journey where Delia has to forget all she's been taught by her mother and allow herself to fall in love with Levi. The hardships that Delia goes through are proof that if you can see the light at the end of the tunnel than you should keep walking. Ms. Topham Wood is able to create a connection between the reader and the charcters,  you can feel their feelings; their confusion, their love, their devotion, their fear. It's a great book that helps you learn that you family doesn't define you, you define yourself. You should not let others dictate the way you act, it's your life so you should live it the way you want. Read this book and you will truly love it.

  • RedRedtheycallmeRed
    2018-11-13 02:17

    Although I liked "Falling for Autumn", I wasn't too sure about this one because of Delia. She was annoying at best in the other books (much like her mother), and I didn't like her too much at the beginning of this one.I did warm up to her character though, after her realizing what a douchebag Wyatt was. I thought Wyatt and Georgie's (Delia's roommate) reactions to Delia's father's identity were completely over-the-top dramatic. Good grief!Levi was just about perfect, so sweet and compassionate. Just adorable. I like that Delia accepted him as he was, though I kind of question why Delia's mother never gave her opinion. I kind of wanted to read that confrontation and see Delia stand up for him.Autumn and Blake were in this book too, and it was nice to see the relationship between Autumn and Delia evolve. It took awhile and was still shaky, but it seemed realistic.There was some resolution regarding Delia's dad, and I was glad because that needed to happen.Not sure if there are more books to come in this series. Levi's brother and Autumn's roommate Casey seem to have some chemistry.

  • Sgiova
    2018-11-21 04:21

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This was an easy read with likable characters. Levi is the strong supporting type. And Delia is stubborn and at times comes across as overbearing with her self pity but the two come together and compliment each other and you can't help but route for them. Her initial outlook on life and who she should socialize with is distracting and disappointing and made me dislike her in the beginning although it's hard not to pity her in some ways with how her family drama has shaped her. Once she stops pretending and hiding behind a mask I couldn't help but start to like her. Delia's situation is unmistakably a trying time which leads to humbling humiliation. I think due to this outcome she is forced to grow up fast and face reality and stop feeling sorry for herself. Levi's undeniable support helps her focus on what is truly important making me love the outcome.

  • Aleks Dimova
    2018-11-09 01:26

    *I've won the book in a Goodreads giveaway therefore I'll write my honest opinion about it***I'm really sorry for mistakes or not so good review**I liked the book. Maybe I was expecting a little bit more from it but still it was interesting and I enjoyed reading it. The story about Delia's family was,mm intruguing, not expected. I like that kind of dramas.The love story between Delia and Levi was okay, maybe litte too fast. I guess I wanted more moments of them as a couple. Does it even make sense? :DStill it was good. I believe it won't be my last book by Heather Topham Wood. And if you're wondering whether to read it or not - read it. It may not be my favourite book but it may become your favourite. :)

  • Shealy James
    2018-11-03 06:10

    I wasn't crazy about Delia at first. She didn't have a mind of her own. She didn't stand up for herself, and she certainly didn't have any respect for herself. Things change for her, and if this author is good at anything, it is writing dynamic characters. SpoilersI thought this was going to be a story of redemption for Wyatt. I thought she was going to make him want to be a better man, but that didn't really happen. t didn't see Levi coming, but it all became a convenient once he was introduced. Her whole situation right down to the resolution was all predictable, but I am still giving it four stars because once again, I loved the characters, primarily Levi and his brothers.The story was enjoyable, and I look forward to reading more from this author.

  • Stacey Timmons
    2018-11-04 03:35

    Oh wow! Poor Delia! She was just pushed in every direction! It seemed like the universe was out to get her! It was sad to think that she was not worthy of being loved by a man, until the most perfect one for her came along! Levi was just a sweetheart! He understood every thing about Delia. And he wouldn't let her push him away. I think Delia was afraid to love anyone but her brother. I think she didn't think she deserves it after everything with her father but his actions and her mother's don't define her as a person! I did enjoy this book and I'm happy I got see this version of Delia. She totally deserves to be happy and loved!

  • B
    2018-10-29 00:31

    Series: YesStandalone: Yes, but not recommended. This book is deeply connected to the first book of the series with Autumn & Blake. This book is about Blake's younger sister. Main Characters: Delia Bridges & Levi CaldwellSetting: Cook College Married: NoChildren: miscarriage Sex: NoTheme: Acceptance Stars: 3.5Writting: 4.5 stars Plot: 4 starsI had a hard time keeping interested in this book. But Levi was a very unique character. I was hoping for more of his backstory and interaction with his friends and family. This book was focused on Delia, never shifting from her point of view. ~December 26, 2016

  • Tammie Venne
    2018-11-04 23:17

    I didnt realize that there was another book before this but really found that the whole story in this book explained enough to know what had happened. I really loved this book, it has a little bit of everything, from heartbreak, scandal, love and sex. I will definitely be checking out the other books by this author

  • trina
    2018-10-21 05:10

    I really loved this book! The author did a great job at making this book about Delia while still have autumn and blake in the book. This book completes the story between autumn and blake, but it always adds so much to the delias story. I had a lot of questions about her in the first book, and this book does a great job at showing her and the struggles she went through.

  • Kelly Conroy haynes
    2018-11-12 02:21

    Are our personalities, wants and likes determined solely by us as a person or by our families and our need to please them? This is what Delia struggles with through this entire book. What does she want? What kind of person is she? Can your family's past rule your future? This book is not too deep and shows that real, honest, raw love requires the real, true you be present. Good read.