5 Vérité STARS
It's always extra special when you go into a book looking forward to it and just get blown away! Wow, this one just crept up on me and stole my breath away. I simply loved this story. This is one of my favourite books for the year!
The tale is simple. Tingly Simmons (aka T-Rex,) born filthy rich, could have anything and everything money could buy but having someone (family, friend or otherwise) to care for her, love her, be real with her and honest with her is something she's only dreamed of.
Screaming for attention, Rex does what many would do in her shoes, she seeks any kind of attention (all bad) to feel something, cause a stir and piss her parents off, which frankly, I totally think they deserve. In the process, she degrades herself and chips away at any self-worth she may have.
Coming back from a year of therapy and being red shirted from the track team for a major indiscretion with her French professor, Rex crosses paths with Tiberius Jones (aka Ty).
I so want to describe to you the beauty that's all Ty but you MUST experience him for yourself. He's this freshman, basketball star with youth and innocence when it comes to the opposite sex yet he's got this protective, take charge, and honest nature that was so beautiful, refreshing and mature.
Ms. Blaufeld created two completely opposite characters both with their own flaws and challenges that are just so captivating, real and raw. This story she's crafted and gifted anyone that reads it is the beauty of truth, of being real with another, soul to soul. And while so simple in theory, it's not easy to find and when you do, it's a rare thing of beauty, which is exactly what's she's given us.
"Feel that Rex? That's my heart beating for you. You can push and shove and run and whatever other stupid shit you want, but I'm coming for you."
"I like you too, Ty, but I don't get why me?"
"'Cause you're not into me for my jump shot or my jersey. 'Cause you got the best smile when you let it come out. 'Cause you're kick-ass fast in your running shoes. 'Cause you're tough and sweet, but don't even know it."
I highly recommend this book. If you love deep, sweet, moving and memorable romances, this is for you! This was an alley oop for me!
**ARC generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review.**