Drew is scarred and damaged, and he has no business even looking at Ruby. But he can’t help himself. She’s beautiful, but he does his best to stay away. When they are assigned a school project, they become reluctant friends – even though they want so much more.
She’s torn between her feelings for Drew and loyalty to her brother. There’s no way they can ever be together...but love just might find a way.
Title: Falling for the Wrong Guy
Author: Sara Hantz
Publisher: Entangled Cush
Publication Date: October 12, 2015
I want to thank Entangled for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review.
I am a big fan of girls who go for the wrong guy. Because I always know in the end that wrong guy has some kind of baggage that he needs to let go of and the girl will help him with that.
Ruby has a crush on her brother's EX best friend, Drew. Always has. But he's been gone for a year, and he's the EX best friend for a reason. But Ruby's pull to him is undeniable, and she doesn't want to deny it. But Drew has always seen her as a little sister. So Ruby takes what she can in her friendship with him. Drew, on the other hand, doesn't see himself as worthy in any way to be anything to anyone. So Ruby standing by him is almost more than he can take.
I really loved the slow burn of this story, the friendship that forms between Ruby and Drew. Ruby easily empathizes with Drew because of his burns. She has lived a long time with her father and his burns and the depression that goes along with it. But Drew doesn't let her in right away, he lets her peel back the layers.
I was happy about the confrontation between Ruby's brother, Blake, and Drew. It needed to get out there and then it was over. Clearing the air was necessary for both boys to move on with their lives.
The underlying theme of redemption and forgiveness is laced throughout this book. I enjoyed how the story progressed. I will say I wish Ruby would have been a bit more confident about herself and her wants. I think that would have complimented Drew's inability to really let others know who he is and what truly happened. She sometimes let people walk on her and I wanted to see her be strong.
Overall this story was well written. I would definitely read more from this author.