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There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER... Life will never be the same. #Hessa
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.
But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.
But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.
He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.
Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?
Unless…could this be love?
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Everything is perfect the way they are so different but still the same. The way is so real. Thats how a real relationship forms. With all the up and downs. With all the Passion and love. Really could not put this book down!! 55
I began reading this after watching the movie version and am pretty disappointed. Harden emotionally abuses Tess throughout the entire book to an extremity that I don’t think any woman should put up with. The author is an amazing writer but wow... I really wish she would have portrayed harden in a different way or maybe did chapters from his POV. Typically, when reading these types of books you eventually fall in love with the “bad boy” but not in this one. 35
After is so much different from the movie; 100/10. 55
I found myself wandering here after watching the movie and I can’t put into words how amazing this book is. I would read the book a million times over rather than watching the movie 55
This book is like watching a car wreck in slow motion—you are horrified and yet you can’t look away. The writing is marginally better than 50 Shades but the plot is cyclical in a way that is nauseating. They don’t go anywhere, they don’t do anything, they mostly bounce around three locations and have sex/get into fights. The sex scenes are the only good thing about this book—they emphasize consent and safe sex as well, which I think is a plus in books like these. But the fighting—DON’T get me started. There are direct lines that Hardin says to Tessa that are straight up from the How to Be an Abusive Boyfriend manual. It’s borderline traumatizing—would not recommend if you have a history of DV. Hardin’s character is not charming in any way—and his behavior seems almost like he’s got DID. His mood swings are annoying at best and downright terrifying at worst and the way Tessa deals with it and loves him unconditionally is just tiresome. After a certain point you just wish one of them would snap out of it and realize undeniable chemistry does not a true love make. Hardin’s big reveal in the end of the book is gag-worthy and pushes him past the event horizon. The only way this book can redeem itself after this is by turning into a horror story where Hardin is the actual villain—because his behavior has all been leading up to that sort of ending. The message from this book is “there are some people in the world who you love no matter WHAT they do to you, because that’s just the way it is.” And I’m here to tell you that’s BS. Everyone has dealbreakers and Tessa’s infinite patience for Hardin’s evil behavior just makes her an unbelievable character and frankly, an unlikeable one too. “Caving to peer pressure because you are a gullible freshman” is a note you can only play so many times—yet Todd plays it over and over again. After a while, you just get fed up. I will continue to read this book series for the sex scenes and hopefully Hardin gets what he deserves—to be nowhere near Tessa ever again. 25
This book is sooo good!! I read it in four days and it was amazing!! I can’t wait to read the second one. 55
Loved it, wasn’t my favorite from the series ONLY because i prefer both sided perspectives but if you’re into one sided I would recommend. 55
such a great book! i finished it in just a few days, and was completely shocked with the ending, i loved it :) 55
I love this story so much I would say that I am obsessed with it, I just finished reading the first book here but I already read the hole story becauase I first bough the books on amazon. Going straight to the point I want to say that I am really disappointed of this book because the one that I bought on amazon has a chapter 98 where Hardin gives his point of view about how he felt when Tessa found out about the bet but this book doesn't have that chapter. This is the only reason why I giving 3 stars instead of 5 because that last chapter is really importar for the story and because I love to read Hardin's point of view!!!! 35
It’s a great book 55
Okay, I haven’t been so completely consumed by a book series until this one. Literally from page one I haven’t put it down. Any free time I have is spent reading these books. I’m now on book 4 and will be starting again on book 1 after I finish book 5. You become so in love with the characters and how complex they are, especially Hardin. The mistakes he makes always seem unforgivable but the more you learn about his life and his past, you love him more and are constantly rooting for the two of them. I don’t write book reviews usually but if you’re looking for a series to completely consume your life for weeks then this is the one. I’ve never in my life read a book that made you feel like you were actually living the lives of these characters. You find yourself feeling every single emotion that they’re feeling. There’s times where I had to quit reading during a part that was devastating and I’d feel the devastation until I picked the book back up. I’m not sure how else to explain it. I’ve read a ton of romance novels but never one like this. I’ll be looking into more titles from this Author and PRAY they give me the ability to move on from this series! 55
I hope everyone reads or listens to this book. 55
I LOVE these books! I read all in about 2 1/2 weeks. They are someone my new favs. I love how each character in the book is. They tell there own story, which makes me want to read more. I’ve enjoyed every single one! 55
Not a bad read, but not a fan of paying $12.99 for a Cliffhanger. 25
Oh I forgot to add. Anna clearly has something to do with the “high rating” it has. Clearly more than half her reviews are fake. If you want real ones, check amazon. Or you’re literally 12 years old. 15
Keep going!!! 45
This is the worst book ever! They have the worst relationship! He is awful! How can she forgive and make excuses for him like that! 15
Saw the movie and loved it, which lead me to read the book. I’m not even halfway through and I’m not sure how much more I can take. I would think it was written by a kid. The grammar and the things that are said sound like things my 11 year old would say. I’ve never known what it feels like to cringe reading a book till now. If you’re over the age of 16 I wouldn’t recommend 25
I read the story when she had first posted it and Wattpad and being the HUGE one direction fan I was, I absolutely loved it. Since publishing the series her work has gotten even better which is hard. I see a lot of reviews of people judging her for the way she chose the characters and how it was “teaching young females to stay in an abusive relationship” but I don’t think of it that way. Hardin was damaged. Tessa wanted to fix him, sometimes that’s hard but she was trying. If you read the whole series your aspect on this book will change, I promise you that. 55