Asher Davis. My first crush.
My first kiss.
The boy who ripped my heart out of my chest again and again. Over and over. I let him have it every single time.
We are that toxic high school couple you hear about, the one you witness in the hallway avoiding each other. You laugh at them in class when they’re forced to work together, their gazes full of hatred. We are the couple you gossip about when they win homecoming prince and princess their sophomore year…
The back and forth is what kills me the most. I’m not his princess, I’m the girl he toys with when he’s bored. And he’s definitely not my prince, no matter how badly I want him to be.
Our senior year and we’re months away from never having to see each other again when disaster strikes—and brings us closer together. All it takes is one touch, and I’m burning for Ash. Hotter than I ever have.
But will that burn turn into a devastating fire? Or can we actually make it work this time?
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A coming of age High school romance.
CLOSE TO ME is a next generation series, Autumn is Drew and Fables daughter from the book ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND. The previous book does not need to be read it is a standalone but I have read Fable and Drew' s story and I like how the Author has moved onto them years later with teenage children who are now getting their stories too as they are now grown up and coming into adulthood.
Autumn Callahan is a bit of a goody girl, she's definitely a daddy's girl, one of the head cheerleaders and although her character didn't do anything to make me really dislike her I still found her none backbone sort of character annoying at times.
This is a good girl falling for the bad boy kind of story. He's poor, she's rich, I couldn't wait to see were their story would go and I really enjoyed it.
My heart went out to Asher, a star football player, he's a talented boy but also a bit of a loner with a troubled home life.
Autumn's dad Drew Callahan is an ex NFL player and now the school football coach who ends up bringing Asher home after finding him beat up by his mother's boyfriend, Drew goes looking for Asher when he didn't turn up for practice and finds him bruised and broken.
Fable, Drew's wife has had her own troubled upbringing similar to what Asher is going through and feels a kindred spirit with Asher so he is taken in by them and stays with the Callahan's.
Autumn and Asher have danced around each other for 4 years up to this point and have never acted on the chemistry between them but now they are living in the same house, well, let's just say there's a lot more activity after dark in the Callahan home and its not homework, once these two teenagers stop fighting the pull towards each other.
Close to me is hot for a high school romance, I enjoyed the plot and the mix of angst in the story.
I would say Asher and Autumn's story finishes on a hfn which was a little disappointing as it finishes with both characters applying to colleges, so hopefully there will be more of them in other books and we get to see a hea eventually.
I would read more in this series, I am also looking forward to Jake Callahan's story Jake came across as the annoying moody brother and hot shot high school football player.
Told in first person pov.