For You by Mimi Strong
I should have known by the tattoos that Sawyer was trouble. My mother always said to stay away from boys with ink, but she ignored her own advice. She also abandoned me and my little sister.
Life's been hard for the two of us, on the run and on our own, but I just turned twenty-one and started working at a bar in a new city. I wear a fake wedding band and a veil of lies.
My gold ring didn't stop Sawyer. He looked into me with his heavenly green eyes, and I nearly forgot my pretty lies. Now he wants to help me get my life together.
I should stay away, because he could blow my cover. When we get found—and I know one day we will—I want my sister to be old enough to handle the truth about our past.
I may be hanging out with Sawyer, but we're definitely not dating. I swear, he's not setting me on fire with every glance or casual touch. We're just friends. I'm not thinking about him wrapping those tattooed arms around me, every second of every day.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received this book as an ARC from the publisher a while ago, but it was good enough that I wanted to add it to my blog.
Once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down. I found Aubrey captivating and had to keep reading to figure out everything I could about her. She’s had a VERY tough life that you find out about in bits and pieces. And once you get all the pieces, you can understand her issues.
Sawyer is perfect for her. He is more than patient with her while she works through her issues before he even knows what those issues are. I could feel his devotion to her. Although I didn’t cry throughout this book, the ending did make me smile and left me feeling hopeful for them.
This is a stand-alone book, but according to the email from the ARC, there is the possibility of a sequel. I’m hoping there is, it would be worth reading. I’d like to see the future they make for themselves.
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