However the more she learns about the elusive Ms. Devereaux she begins to realize that the conveniently placed ad in front of her dorm room may not have been the happy coincidence that it once seemed. Maggie isn’t the only one who Ms. Devereaux has lured to the plantation, and Ms. Devereaux isn’t the only one with secrets to hide.
This book had all the right ingredients to become an instant favorite: smart, sassy heroine, brooding (but not jerkish) hero, a little bit of mystery and a unique premise. It ended up being a good read, but fell just a bit short of being a great read.
I’ll start with the stuff I really liked. First of all, Maggie was a great heroine. I loved how she stood up for what she wanted, even with her overbearing (and slightly intimidating) mother. Secondary characters (Andi, especially) were also fun. Overall, the story was well-written and well-edited. But then…
I didn’t really get too attached to the hero, Aaron. I found him to be a little whiny. I mean, so you’re an ex-con. So what? Doesn’t mean you should continually ignore the heroine’s assertion that you are indeed good enough for her. I didn’t understand why Maggie fell for him so fast. He’s a little too tight-lipped for her to have any clue of what he’s really like as a person. All she really knows about him is that he’s hot, and that he feels like he’s not good enough for her because she grew up in the Hamptons, which makes him a little bit of a reverse snob.
But regardless, because the author obviously has talent, I’m sure that she was able to redeem Aaron’s character in future books, making this series a solid 3.5-star read.
FREE Knockin' Books Awesomeness
Get all the good stuff right in your email inbox. CLICK HERE