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I really liked this book. It was an easy read with emotion and heartbreak but also with hope and unconditional love. There were some great raunchy scenes, funny scenes and scenes that made me catch my breath.

Whit and Deo had deep issues that needed more than a quick fix. They needed trust in each other, trust in themselves and trust in life. Deo works so hard at breaking down the huge defenses that Whit has erected, trying to help her to believe in him, in love and in moving forward. Whit was so fierce in the protection of those defenses that it made for some heartbreaking scenes and I loved Deo for his perseverance. Deo also had his own issues and I loved his friend Cohen for his words of honesty and wisdom, helping Deo to fight his own demons.

I'm finding it hard to write any more without giving spoilers. Suffice to say that this is the first collaboration I have read and I really enjoyed it and look forward to more from these authors. I will be checking out other books they have written ( )
  Artfullee | Apr 8, 2014 |
So it's about a girl running from some painful stuff & finds a slacking Hot surfer boy to pass the time ............read the rest of my review on my blog www.iloveladyporn.blogspot.com ( )
  iloveladyporn | Dec 6, 2013 |
So it's about a girl running from some painful stuff & finds a slacking Hot surfer boy to pass the time ............read the rest of my review on my blog www.iloveladyporn.blogspot.com ( )
  iloveladyporn | Dec 6, 2013 |
Wow, what an incredible book!! I loved it (and Deo)! This is a Contemporary, New Adult book, and was told from two POV's. The on/off relationship between Deo and Whit was enough to cause a permanent heart arrhythmia. My emotions were all over the place while reading this book! I was excited, pissed, happy, sad, and everything in between.

Deo's mother and grandfather were an absolute RIOT! Especially his mother's euphemisms for sex.. like threading the needle. His grandfather was snarky and sarcastic.

Deo: Surfer, beach bum, jobless, unmotivated. Sounds unappealing huh? But he was far from that. I loved him. He was so sweet, sexy, and very very charming.

Whit: I didn't connect with her as much as I would've liked, but understood why she felt/did what she did. She tried hard to be independent, but was constantly running away from her problems.

The story: They meet in a tattoo shop on Deo's birthday. The tattoo was a gift from Deo's hippie mother. Whilst trying to decide upon a tattoo, Whit offers him one that she had designed. He decided to get it. They soon fall into a just friends relationship, then into a friends with benefits relationship. The problem, Deo wants more and Whit is terrified to make that leap, feeling that she would lose all of the control she had worked so hard to build. Deo pushes too hard and has to get the one person.. the one thing that ever motivated him back.

If you liked Beautiful Disaster or Love Unscripted, you'd like this book. There is a bit more adult language in it, but that didn't bother me. ( )
  asgwilli | Dec 2, 2013 |
I think I may have mentioned in one of my other reviews just how much I like Liz Reinhardt's writing. I have read Steph Campbell earlier, too, and loved her.

And I really loved this.

I'm not even gonna lie, the main reason I loved it was Deo. I mean sure, the story was great, Whit is an interesting character, I loved Deo's mom and her herbal concoctions (she reminds me of my mom so much), but Deo? I think he may be a new among my favorite characters! His lack of direction in life troubled me so much. He just seems to be drifting out there, without any real goal. But through all this he is so laid back, so unstressed that you can't but envy him that attitude. And he is so straight-to-the-point, it's refreshing. So uncomplicated.
I enjoyed reading his chapters (and I can tell the author enjoyed writing him, too). When I have a reaction like this to any character, of course they become one of my favorites. He did some things wrong, but he is a genuinely nice guy with good intentions.

Like I said, Whit is an interesting character. At times I was so annoyed with her indecisiveness - I like you, I want to be friends, but I really like you, stay over but we're just friends. And then after things happen with them, she does everything to sabotage their relationship. Sometimes I felt she was leading Deo on. Sure, she had a lot to deal with, and in the end everything worked out, but I really just disliked her most of the time because the way she acts was very self-centered.

I would definitely recommend this read. ( )
  AriBookzilla | Sep 21, 2013 |
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Nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad leaves her conservative Pennsylvania home for sunny California, looking for independence, a fresh start, and a place to stash her grief. She promptly finds a job at a tattoo parlor, a craptastic first apartment, and one friend—Ryan—who is a little less friend, a little more benefits.
Deo Beckett is a soulful surfer with a passion for tattoos and beautiful women. On the eve of his twenty-second birthday, he finds himself living with his grandfather, recently unemployed, and seriously adrift. He doesn’t know much about what he wants out of life, but he does know his current situation isn't cutting it.

When Deo meets Whit, she’s all sexy makeup and fierce, smart-ass fun. It doesn’t take him long to see past her tough shell. And when he gets a good look at what's under all the superficial stuff that usually gets his attention, it leaves Deo wondering if there might be more to life than living fast and free.

Too bad Whit has a past she doesn't plan on sharing—no matter how hot Deo is. She might want him, but she knows better than to let her guard down.

Deo falls for Whit, and falls hard. But everything about her, down to that mysterious tattoo and the way she thrashes in her sleep, tells him that the girl he loves is hiding something. And the more he pushes for answers, the more Whit pulls away.

Having your guard up is one thing, but are the lengths Whit goes to to protect her secret worth throwing away the second chance she has at happiness with Deo?
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Nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad leaves her conservative Pennsylvania home for sunny California, looking for independence, a fresh start, and a place to stash her grief. She promptly finds a job at a tattoo parlor, a craptastic first apartment, and one friend-Ryan-who is a little less friend, a little more benefits.Deo Beckett is a soulful surfer with a passion for tattoos and beautiful women. On the eve of his twenty-second birthday, he finds himself living with his grandfather, recently unemployed, and seriously adrift. He doesn't know much about what he wants out of life, but he does know his current situation isn't cutting it. When Deo meets Whit, she's all sexy makeup and fierce, smart-ass fun. It doesn't take him long to see past her tough shell. And when he gets a good look at what's under all the superficial stuff that usually gets his attention, it leaves Deo wondering if there might be more to life than living fast and free.Too bad Whit has a past she doesn't plan on sharing-no matter how hot Deo is. She might want him, but she knows better than to let her guard down.Deo falls for Whit, and falls hard. But everything about her, down to that mysterious tattoo and the way she thrashes in her sleep, tells him that the girl he loves is hiding something. And the more he pushes for answers, the more Whit pulls away. Having your guard up is one thing, but are the lengths Whit goes to to protect her secret worth throwing away the second chance she has at happiness with Deo?… (more)

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