Book description via Goodreads:
Evan Lennox is going nowhere fast. She’s living with her grandparents after her parents bailed on her, she got kicked out of her posh private school, her ex-boyfriend proved to be the biggest sleaze imaginable, her former best friend is a back-stabber, and her current best friend is stuck in backwoods NJ. To top it all off, one teeny, tiny fire she lit to burn some memories of her ex goes a little out of control and winds up igniting a good piece of a very powerful family’s pecan orchard.
Evan lands her pampered behind in court and gets sentenced to community service. Which she knows she deserves. But the hard labor and humiliation may be her undoing.
Until she meets Winchester Youngblood on the site.
Everything about him is tricky, confusing, not at all what it seems, and so sexy, Evan can’t resist pulling closer. But every step she takes to get to know him gives her more of a reason to back up and put him as far out of life as she possibly can. Because Winch is one hundred percent complicated, and Evan isn’t looking for that. At all. She needs to meet a nice, responsible guy, not share searing kisses with the charming hustler she met after they both got sentenced in court.
But Winch is so much more than what he seems, and Evan finds out that she’s falling hard for the guy everyone underestimates and writes off. And Winch realizes that Evan is the one person who’s ever challenged him to ask for more out of his life, and her courage inspires him to try to be the person she sees when she looks at him. With every single odd stacked against them, Evan and Winch need to find out whether they have what it takes to fall for each other.
After finding herself in front of a judge and being sentenced to community service on Saturdays, Evan meets hot bad boy Winchester. Right off the bat they know that being together would be a bad idea. Everything about the both of them is complicated yet they are both intrigued by that challenge. The more time they spend together the harder they fall for each other, but will it crash and burn in the end?
LoveloveLOVED this book! I LOVED IT. At first I thought the story would be more centered around Evan but I found it to be equally about both Evan and Winch. I feel like I got to know them both equally and thoroughly and I loved them, individually as well as together. I liked that they were both badass; feisty with some attitude, yet held a soft spot for each other. I loved Evan and her temper and especially her snarky comments. She was kind of the good girl gone bad and even though she didn’t always feel deserving, she knew what she wanted and went after it. And of course I fell in love with Winch. He was more of a good boy with a bad boy facade, always fighting against what he wanted due to familial obligations. He tried really hard to be sweet to Evan but something always got in the way. But who wouldn’t love the sweet, bad boy, family guy?!
This was a very sweet, intense, emotional, all-consuming love story. It had a lot of funny moments that made me laugh out loud and there were A LOT of heart-dropping, tear-jerking moments that made me stop and take a breather. The best part about this book was that I couldn’t predict the direction it was going in. I never knew what to expect and it kept we guessing the whole way through. I’m crossing my fingers for a continuation of their relationship in the next book! Or at least a nice update in the next installment. Definitely adding this to my list of favorites and will more than likely be reading this again in a couple of weeks.