My rating: 5 of 5 stars.
I don’t know why I like it, but I do.
Anna Todd is the queen of the screaming cliffhanger. I have literally screamed out loud at the end of every book because I need to know the next scene. I don’t even want to wait as long as it will take me to write this review.
The romance between Hardin and Tessa was unbelievably rocky in the first two books, they spent more time fighting and breaking up than they did happy and together. But in this book, their relationship was on a more even keel, despite the fact that they lived in different cities for much of the book.
I can’t stop her; she was always meant to do things greater than me, be with someone better than me. I knew that from the start. I was just hoping that somehow I would be wrong, as always.
Also Hardin is really trying to grow up and get his temper under control. Though every now and then he still “sees red” and basically just doesn’t have control and fights and breaks stuff. So he either goes to the gym or focuses his mind on keeping calm when he knows he is about to blow. Which he warns Tessa not to push because he is about to lose it. She knows he would never hurt her, but is afraid that he will end up in jail for assault or property damage.
This book went deeper into Tessa’s family and Hardin’s background as a bad boy in England as well so that was good, plus the romance between the two was very steamy in this book, though it set up some issues for the future.