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Two secrets. One bet. Who will break first?Taylor Caldwell can't decide if she wants to kiss her new college roommate or punch him.On the one hand, Hunter Zaccadelli is a handsome blue-eyed bundle of charm. On the other, he's a tattooed, guitar-playing bad boy. Maybe that's why Taylor's afraid of falling in love with him, or anyone else. She doesn't want to get burned, so she needs him gone before it's too late.Hunter himself has been burned before, but Taylor's sexy laugh and refusal to let him get away with anything make her irresistible. Determined not to be kicked out of her life without a fight, Hunter proposes a bet: if she can convince him she either truly loves or hates him, he'll leave the apartment;and leave her alone.But when the man behind Taylor's fear of giving up her heart resurfaces, she has to decide: trust Hunter with her greatest secret, or do everything in her power to win that bet and drive him away forever.
Besides the cover drama this is lovely read. Hunter is a charismatic misbehavior which means he usually break rules or does things that irritate people but gets away with them because he's charming - sound familiar? We all know one. Taylor was amusing and Hunter sums her character up perfectly when he states he's never bored around her because she doesn't act the way he expects. Similarly I am fascinated by the equal parts terrified and fearless Taylor, who may or may not be more likely to punch a guy in the balls than smile. She is entertainment and a half.
Their relationship is a perfect example of how love and hate are two sides of the same coin. For half of the book Hunter is trying to get Taylor to like him and Taylor is trying to aggressively deny it by any means necessary - hence ball punching. Eventually they both admit to the attraction with Hunter turning into the cutest wooing romantic ever. *sigh*
Their hidden secrets were horrific events but the story focused more on the healing process of both characters rather than dwelling in a slightly dark depressive zone which I appreciated. I don't think Hunter and Taylor's relationship moved beyond the teenage love stage which was a little disappointing. It felt a lot like a coming of age relationship story rather than the emotional depth and development I've come to expect from New Adult. Still, I hugely enjoyed reading this book and definitely recommend it!