Verbally abused by her mother for years, 18 year old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother.
The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brothers best friend.
Gunner only had two passions in life, football and his grandfather’s ranch, until he falls for his best friends little sister. He will stop at nothing to show Ellie how much he wants her, even if it means he has to move faster than she would like.
Gunner knows they are meant to be together forever, but Ellie keeps denying her feelings out of fear of being hurt again. Every time he gets close to winning her love, something pushes her away again. Will Ellie ever be able to let go of the past and let him into her heart and will Gunner be patient enough to wait for her?
What will it take for them to realize they are all each other have ever WANTED?
Book Dame’s Rating 4 Stars
Cute story, I found the beginning to be a little slow. I thought the story was sweet and realistic. With 4 point of view a lot was going on, point of views were welled label and easy to follow. I never felt overwhelmed or confused, but I was disappointed that we got so much of Ari and Jeff but then was left with a cliffhanger. Another book to read, I just wish it got a little more or a peak into the next book. It seems like we could had it all wrapped in a few more chapters.I adore Gunner, so glad he wasn’t a player and had no games!! Ellie was a broken girl and very insecure. Of course they will have a bump ride, discovering their sweet love for each other! I did feel as though Ari and Jeff drama stole the show a little! Cute first love story, and how you can move past a rough childhood. I think this is a wonderful story but leans more to young adult genre!