Fiercely independent Camille "Cami" Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.
Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.
Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.
As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.
Published July 1st 2014
Current GoodReads Rating: 4.16 stars
It was a beautiful love story but there were some aspects that weren't needed and might have brought it down a little in my opinion. First I'm still in shock that her first tattoo ever was across her knuckles! Who gets a nickname tattooed across their fingers, especially if you were skeptical at first at barely got one in the first place. That just blew me away. Second T.J. could have just been left out. He just confused me and made it unnecessarily complicated and then they explained him finally in three words that didn't even explain him, it just left me kind of pisssy that that was how they ended it. I enjoyed the two main characters and it went into a pretty good amount of depth into their families and past, but didn't seem to explain his accident in the least. At the end he was still fighting to drive and had anxiety about the past that still wasn't addressed and I'm not quite sure why they added that scene in the last chapter. That was more excitement in the last two chapters than the entire book. I loved the love story and friendships throughout, but some of the background or lack there of took away from it being an epic book in my eyes. I gave it four stars and wished they'd excluded certain parts that brought a perfect book down a notch.