With her two best friends, Aria enters her first semester of college armed with a “no more men” pact in an effort to demagnetize the sleaze balls. Unfortunately, the agreement proves difficult when she meets Liam, a charming foreign exchange student, on the first day of school.
Aria quickly discovers that Liam is not only Mr. Perfect, but he also somehow ignites her supernatural side. Upon the invitation of her dream guy, Aria travels to Ireland through the study abroad program, dragging her friends along with her. But her world of euphoric bliss quickly comes crashing down as she uncovers the truth about her past, revealing who she really is and what she was born to do.
Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala
Aria Darwin is getting ready to start college. She can’t wait to live with her best friends Morgan and Kayla. She has lived the life of an adopted child who almost drown with an overprotective mother. She is ready to make her own choices.
Unfortunately life gets even more complicated. Her jerk of a prom date comes back for more and she fights back but is ultimately saved by a strange man in the woods. She fears for her life. That man is familiar and she knows he is stalking her.
Once she gets to college she meets Liam. He saves her from further humiliation her first day. They are drawn to each other, but after Doug, Ari has sworn off men for the first semester. It is a difficult pact to stand by as Liam wiggles his way into her life. Things seem perfect but Ari knows Liam is going back to Ireland after Christmas.
Things start getting weird when a mystery man shows up and warns her away from Liam. She is afraid for her friends and Liam. So when the chance arises to go to Ireland too, she jumps at it. Unfortunately things get worse when she gets there. She doesn’t know what to do next.
This book was pretty fast paced. I like the mystery of the boy in the woods. You don’t know who he is or what he wants. It freaks Ari out. Then add in her visit from Doug and her record with boys suck. Next Liam enters the picture and he is sweet, she finally drops her walls. It is fun to watch them grow closer. I like that the author keeps throwing in the mystery guy occasionally to keep her on her toes. She hides what she can do from her friends and Liam. You want her to tell them until she does.
Once she confides in Liam things change fast. I wasn’t expecting everything that happened. I was hoping for the best. I become completely invested in Ari and her story, so I really wanted things to go well. Unfortunately everything fell apart as she learned who and what she really is. It was a great read for the first book in the series. I give it a 4 out of 5.