With one look, I’m his . . .
With one touch, he’s mine . . .
With one kiss, it changes everything between us . . .
I’ve been famous since I can remember. Singing, acting, dancing—I’ve done it all. The tabloids cover my every move, but I don’t want that anymore. I want to be normal, whatever that is.
When I leave Hollywood for college in Vermont, I’m on my own for the first time in my life. This is my chance to figure out who I am and what I want in life.
But it’s a lot harder than I expected. I can’t escape my image. Classes are difficult, and I’m struggling. And then there’s Caleb Fox.
Sexy, intriguing Caleb Fox.
Caleb is the one man who doesn’t want to use me. He breaks down my walls. He challenges me. He wants me. And I just don’t know if I can give him the same—or if he’ll stick around when he finds out my shameful secret that the tabloids haven’t managed to uncover.
Dating him is risky enough, but loving him could break me
Hailey Bloom is super famous and she has been practically her whole life. She is so fed up with her life that she decides to leave it all to live “normally” and attend college in Vermont. In her attempt to be normal she attends a house party where she is bombarded by fans who want autographs and to talk to her. *this is so not normal*
At the party she meets this guy…a super intriguing, sexy guy who seems a little different…
Instead I take a step to the side and away from him. I decide to state the obvious anyway. “You know who I am.”
He shakes his head slowly. “I don’t think I do.”
“I know of you, but I don’t know you.”
“You know my name,” I point out. And probably a lot of other details, too- stuff that people don’t willingly talk about. Stuff that I wish people didn’t know.
“But you didn’t tell me.”
Hailey is so swept away by Caleb that she knows she needs to run. She’s not in Vermont to kiss guys or have stories sold about her “getting around” to the tabloids. She needs to focus on school, which is something that doesn’t come natural to her, and make something of herself. The next day she bumps into Caleb (literally!) while out touring her new city. After some pretty sexy flirting involving a blackberry (think on that for a minute!)…one thing leads to another and he kisses her. And whew! What a kiss! She was completely hooked until he muttered an ill-timed “I’m sorry about that.” Welllllll, that snapped Hailey back into reality and she high tails it out of his townhome.
Now that Hailey’s mind is back on track, she’s not going to let Caleb get to her. (we all roll our eyes and say “right….”)
I thought this book was a fun read. Hailey is cool and pretty down to earth, Caleb is hot and sweet (dangerous combo!), Daphne and the gang are good supporting characters (with a story of their own coming?). The secret issue Hailey is scared will get out isn’t too dramatic. I mean, it sucks, but it’s definitely not a legitimate reason for Caleb to leave her or not like her. Also, I loved how Caleb encouraged her to do what she loves.
And maybe…I can be a little braver after all. Maybe it’s time I do things even when I’m scared and don’t back away…I don’t need to hold myself back because I’m unsure of what tomorrow will bring…what the future holds in store.
The ending is a semi cliff-hanger. Hailey and Caleb are in a good place, but there’s no limit to the trouble that could possibly come their way! (cough cough her mother!) So I’m looking forward to book 2 of this series!
My Caleb and Hailey-
*I recieved this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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