This book was really great and I just loved it. I've read many books by Sophie Jordan and this book and series have been in my to read pile for awhile. Pepper goes to college and she lives in a suite with her two best friends Georgia and Emerson. She isn't the most social person and she's pretty busy most of the time. She goes to school full time, she works part-time at a daycare, and she babysits a lot. She doesn't really like to go to clubs and such as that. Her dream has been for years for her to end up with Hunter Montgomery who is her best friend's older brother. Finally, he ends his two year relationship and it's possibly Pepper's dream come true but she's only kissed one guy and it wasn't a great memory.
Pepper had a pretty messed up childhood. She had a mother and father and they seemed happy. But when her father was killed in the military, her mother just pretty much lost it. They moved around all the time living in the cars or staying in motels. Her mother did drugs and such but she tried to protect Pepper by hiding her in closets or bathrooms and keeping her away from the men she hooked up with. But one day one found her and the mother didn't think she could protect her any longer so she took Pepper to her father's mother and left her there. She ended up growing up in a retirement village with her grandmother. She had a best friend Lila and her family the Montgomery's had her over a lot and she always dreamed of becoming one with their amazing family. She thinks Hunter's the one for her and she's dreamed of it. She meets Reece at the bar Mulvaney's and she thinks he's the one that hooks up with all types of girls. She wants to be more prepared for Hunter and thinks this is her chance. Reece is gorgeous and not at all like she expected.
Reece runs his family's bar and he feels responsible for his father in a wheelchair. Reece has a younger brother Logan who he has practically raised since their mother died when he was 8 years old. Their father has always been mean and abusive but he's even worse now. Reece is so much older than his 23 years. He doesn't kiss or hook up with just about anyone. There is just something about Pepper that draws him in. He seems like a bad boy with tattoos and all but he's such a good man.
Definitely worth reading.