The Impact of You
by Kendall Ryan
Needing an escape from her past, Avery chooses a college where no one knows her. Keeping a low profile was the plan, falling for the intense frat boy, Jase wasn’t. Yet she can’t deny how alive she feels when he’s near. Even as common sense implores her to stay away, her body begs her to get closer.
Jase, numb from his own family drama, has grown bored with weekends fueled by nameless girls and countless bottles when he meets Avery. Helping her cope with her past is better than dealing with the bullshit his own life’s served up. Determined to drive away the painful secret she’s guarding, he appoints himself her life coach, and challenges her to new experiences. Getting close to her and being the one to make her smile are simply perks of the job.
But when Avery’s past boldly saunters in, refusing to be forgotten, can Jase live with the truth about the girl he’s fallen for?
Recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content.
This is a quick and somewhat predictable romance. Avery goes off to college to escape the drama that she left behind in high school. She is in college now and keeping a low profile. She is not a party girl. One night her friends talk her into going to a frat party. She finds herself catching the eye of notorious womanizer, Jase.
Jase is hot as can be and can get any girl on campus. Something about Avery catches his eye and he finds himself wanting to help her fit in. She is vulnerable and he wants to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Avery is keeping secrets. She doesn’t want anyone in her new school to know about her past.
Avery and Jase are in a Human Sexuality class together. *Ahem.* He decides to take the timid Avery and help her come out of her shell.
When Jase finds out about Avery’s past, he feels betrayed. He had no idea what she was hiding from him.
Avery finds her past coming back to haunt her.
Jase has to decide whether or not he can live with Avery’s past. He may have to accept her for who she is to be with the green eyed girl he’s falling for.
So this is where I didn’t totally love this book but only liked it. There is a typical double standard; the man whore can be a man whore and everyone just calls him “experienced”. The girl has a few experiences and she is labeled a slut. Very frustrating. I wanted to like this book more but it wasn’t great for me. This author is quite accomplished and other people liked this book so perhaps it is just me. The average rating on Goodreads is 3.8.
Overall a good read, not stellar but not tragic. 3 stars.