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BRIAR -

I was infatuated with Asher Kelley the moment he came tumbling through my brother’s window five years ago. Even bruised and bloodied, he was the most beautiful boy I'd ever seen. We couldn't ever be together. I was too young, and he was too untouchable. He was too troubled, and I was too naive. But the heart is rebellious, and mine decided it didn’t care about any of those things. As I got older, harmless flirting turned to stolen moments in dark corners. Until one day, he was gone without a trace. Now, three years later, he’s back. Callous and cruel. He’s my brother’s best friend. My parents’ worst nightmare. I should hate him. But like a bad habit, I can’t quit him. 

ASHER -

I was drawn to Briar Vale from the first time she looked up at me with stars in her big, blue eyes. She was just a kid, nothing but elbows and knees, but she was the most beautiful creature I'd ever seen. We could never be together. I was too old and she was too off limits. She was too good and I was too fucked up. Eventually, the temptation became too much to resist. I risked everything for a kiss and she betrayed me. Three years have passed and I’m forced to see her again, but now she's all grown up. She’s my best friend’s baby sister. My downfall. I hate her for what she did. But she's always been my drug of choice.

©2017 Charleigh Rose (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Loved it!

I’ve wanted to listen to this book for months and I’m so glad I finally got around to it!

It’s read in dual POV and I really enjoyed that we get to hear Asher’s POV just as much as Briar so we really know how both characters are feeling through out the whole book.

This story was kinda tragic but also pretty freaking cute! It’s a brothers best friend/childhood friends/3-4 year age gap romance. It gave me major soul mate vibes. Briar is only 14 when they share their first kiss but at this point they had already been like best friends for the past 3 years. They had fallen in love at such a young age but Asher fought it because he knew she was too young at the time, not that Briar made it easy on him!

This story held an aspect of mystery which I love in a book. It has a little angst and a lot of steam. There was lust, love, betrayal, misunderstandings & tragic family circumstances which made for a super broody bad boy who didn’t feel worthy of the love he got from Briar.

I loved the way it all panned out in the end with a super cute epilogue. I would 100% read this book again, I actually think it’s one of my new favourites.

The narrators were good. I felt like the male narrator maybe sounded a little too old for the character. The female was spot on though, even her representation of Asher was great.

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A good story.

I enjoyed this story and the narration. Some people may be triggered by the age of the main characters.

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An ok read

I enjoyed the storyline and the narrators. It was pretty good but I without giving too much away there could have been more dark moments and I felt Briar gave in too easy all of the time. But a feel good read nonetheless

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Swoon worthy!

I loved Asher and Briar! This was such an addictive forbidden romance that it had me on the edge of my seat! I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop (ie. They get found out!) and when it did, I adored the way Asher stood tall and declared his love for Briar! Swoooonnnn!!!!!

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  • Nancee
  • 28-12-2018

Loved this story of Young Love♥♥♥♥♥

Charleigh Rose wrote a fabulous story of young love, miscommunication and second chances. The performances of Lexy Richmond and Roberto Scarlato were perfection and this is one BAD HABIT that you'll want to keep. Extremely well done all around ♥♥♥♥♥

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  • Fatuma
  • 08-06-2019

I don’t support pedos

I couldn’t ..........Could they have at least made her 18 when they reunite? I read in online reviews that they are 17 and 21 in later chapters. I quit reading once he started making a move on her at while she was 14 .We can not romanticize this kind of junk. It will give young girls the wrong impression. As a survivor of sexual abuse I couldn’t with this book... Asher is a creep.

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  • Magnolia Powers
  • 14-12-2018

Amazing book!

I loved this book. The characters had enough depth to make it interesting without driving the story overboard. The writing was flawless and well timed and the narration was spot on for both Lexy and Roberto.

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  • J padilla
  • 06-09-2019

Bries age was cringey at first...

struggled to get started. Bries age bothered me. But I liked the characters and kept an open mind. well worth listening to.

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  • Lee Anne Martes
  • 21-09-2019

mixed feelings

i have mixed emotions about this story. it was good, but there were aspects that had me cringing.

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  • Ginger
  • 20-06-2019

Masochistic and abusive

You don’t have to endlessly complicate things to make a story. The misery of these two idiots seems really unnecessary

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  • Reading Wingard
  • 28-03-2019

Perfect!

The writing, the pacing, the story, the characters were all perfect. Obviously, I’m not reading romance for enlightenment or it’s erudition. I read it for it’s ease and ability to take me a way. This one had all of the feels and a HEA. Asher is the ultimate book boyfriend! I almost wish this was a series. Since it’s not, I’m currently looking for her next book because the review numbers indicate the author is more obscure than her talent deserves.

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  • Gizel Alvarez
  • 12-02-2019

Not Usually one for YA

I enjoyed it, it was angsty full of assumptions that made the plot of our story full of a major plot twist. there's also very hot scenes that are blush worthy.

having never read this author I was unsure of what to expect however was happy and look forward to more, the performance was also perfection our Heroine's potrayal couldn't have been more perfect especially with her being a young adult.

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  • Katie
  • 28-06-2020

Awesome

Loved it. All the characters were their own person and I was easily able to feel as though I was there standing next to them laughing. Nat was a hoot. Can’t wait for next book in series

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  • Heather Bolland
  • 16-04-2020

Decent book, but...

I had a problem with the female lead being under age. I get that 17 is very close to 18, but what’s one more year. Listening to sex scenes about a 17 year old was not cool. And who was that sexually and emotionally mature at 17? I had no idea what I was doing at that age, yet this lead acted more like a 30 year old than 17. Far fetched.

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