Just Between Us by Hayley Oakes — Jenn’s Review

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The blurb looked good and it had received good reviews.



An attraction that can’t be denied ….

Ten years spent trying to forget.

Kyle returns to his home town following years away to discover Sophie, the girl he could never have, nursing a broken heart after being dumped by her fiancé.

A decade before Sophie and Kyle hated each other, she thought he was an arrogant playboy and he thought she was a spoilt princess. However one night a drunken kiss changed everything ….

Back then he was the achingly attractive bad boy that, however much she tried, Sophie couldn’t resist. Now as Kyle spends the summer attempting to revive Sophie from her misery, she wonders if the one person she wouldn’t let herself have is the only one who can save her?

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Sophie King hates Kyle Hanson. He’s arrogant, cocky and a jerk. Unfortunately, her mom is married to his dad, so she has to live with him. Fortunately, he completely ignores her…until one night while on a family vacation, when he asks Sophie to accompany him for a night out on the town. After that night, their relationship will never be the same.

In the months before they are heading off to college, Sophie and Kyle embark on a summer long secret “forbidden” relationship. Publicly, Kyle is still trying to ignore Sophie, pretending she doesn’t exist, the way he has for years, but his feelings for her are getting in the way and their inner circle is starting to take notice. Before they get found out… their relationship implodes.

Fast forward 10 years, Sophie has moved home, after ending a relationship one month before her wedding, when Kyle comes home for a weekend and offers her a chance to get away for the summer and decompress.

The heat, (and do they have some SERIOUS heat) between them cannot be denied and it’s not too long before they find themselves back in each other’s arms. But do they have what it takes to see the relationship through? Can Sophie get over her insecurities? Will Kyle wait for her to figure out what she needs?

I went into this book blind, not knowing anything about it or what to expect. What I didn’t expect was to stay up all night, reading until the very end. I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down. Separately, Sophie and Kyle are flawed, but together they are whole. I really enjoyed reading Kyle’s POV. Until then, you figured him for an egotistical teenager who just wanted the one girl whom he could never have. It was refreshing to experience his thoughts and feelings. This was an incredible story and I was hooked from the start. I will definitely be reading more from Hayley Oakes.

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    1. It is! Just click on the title at the top of the review or the picture and it will take you to the purchase page. It’s currently only 1.99!!

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