by Kelley York
Publication Date: December 6th, 2011
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
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Eighteen-year-old Archer couldn’t protect his best friend, Vivian, from what happened when they were kids, so he’s never stopped trying to protect her from everything else. It doesn’t matter that Vivian only uses him when hopping from one toxic relationship to another—Archer is always there, waiting to be noticed.
Then along comes Evan, the only person who’s ever cared about Archer without a single string attached. The harder he falls for Evan, the more Archer sees Vivian for the manipulative hot-mess she really is.
But Viv has her hooks in deep, and when she finds out about the murders Archer’s committed and his relationship with Evan, she threatens to turn him in if she doesn’t get what she wants… And what she wants is Evan’s death, and for Archer to forfeit his last chance at redemption. (Goodreads)
The main character in the story, Archer, is such a complex character. There are so many different sides to him. You know what he is doing is wrong, but yet you’re still rooting for him throughout the book. He thought all along that he was helping his best friend, Vivian. All he wanted to do was protect Vivian, and keep her safe. He is such an amazing friend to her, and yet she continues to treat him badly and takes advantage of him. I did not like Vivian at all. She was selfish and self absorbed, and she’s definitely one of my top five least favorite villains.
The love interest in the story is Evan. Evan is definitely a swoon-worthy character. The way he cares for Archer, how he helps make things better for him…. He’s definitely my favorite character in the book.
This is definitely a darker story. I always have to wonder how authors come up with the ideas for stories like these. I’m definitely curious about this one. The writing is very easy to follow, and very well paced. The story is one that will definitely suck you in and keep you hooked!
Overall, I really, really enjoyed this book! It was definitely different than most of the books I have been reading lately, and to be honest, it was a breath of fresh air. So glad to have had the chance to read it!