Authors: Lauren Baker and Bonnie Dee
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Rating; 4/5 Stars
From Goodreads: Her family, her friends
and her conscience all say it's wrong to fall for the hustler she
rescued from the streets. How come it feels so right? When Megan first
meets Mouth, a homeless teenage hustler, on the streets of L.A., he's
the perfect subject for the street life expose she hopes will help her
break into journalism. She doesn't expect to be drawn into his life and
become his friend-or to take him in after he's been beaten and robbed by
thugs. As they learn to live together, a powerful attraction flourishes
between Megan and the young man. Although he's street smart, tough and
mature, he's also a youth in transition. When they finally give in to
the sexual heat between them, Megan fears she's taking advantage of her
position as his mentor. Their relationship challenges every aspect of
her life. Megan must make difficult choices between the conflicting
demands of her friends and family, her career and love. Warning:
Explicit sex, reference to underage sex, graphic language, violence.
My Thoughts: I absolutely LOVED this book! Sean (aka Mouth) and Megan are amazingly well defined characters who will get under your skin. They have fantastic chemistry and their relationship is balanced on a seesaw just waiting to topple over one way or another.
The story was one of the more original ones I've read yet. Yes, it's a "romance novel", but it's not the crap your use to finding on the supermarket shelf. It's emotional and endearing. Sean has some seriously screwed up baggage that is nothing less than heartbreaking for someone so young. While Megan is trying to make her way into the journalism world, and finding it harder then she first imagined. When Sean comes into the picture, everything in her life turns upside down.
If you enjoyed Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster, then you will love this book!
This is NOT for younger readers, the subject matter is very explicit!