by Tessa Marie
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Tessa Marie
Pub Date: March 2, 2015
Genre: Young Adult
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A single secret changes everything.
With no college ambition—or desire to care—Luke Hannon’s ready to bail on school before senior year even begins. But when he spots the hot new girl reading an upside down map, he changes his mind.
Hailey Saldino desperately wants to start fresh at a school where she's free of the snide remarks and hurtful stares. A place where no one knows her past…or her son, Brady.
Luke wants a no strings attached, physical relationship, until Hailey becomes more than a cute girl in a skirt. Usually his bad boy reputation hooks the ladies but it won't be enough to land a girl like Hailey. Needing a lasting approach, Luke decides to be honest. No lies. No BS. As the connection between them deepens, Luke shares all his shameful secrets.
Afraid to lose one of the few people who’s ever looked at her as something other than a slut, Hailey buries herself in compounding lies. And when Hailey's purposeful deceit blindsides Luke, he must decide if he'll walk away, or accept Hailey and the little man she already loves.
My Review: Hailey is such a strong girl and I loved reading about her. She had a baby and is raising her son along with the help of her mom. Having a kid so young, usually comes with stares, whispers, being called a number of things and so on. Basically its tough having at kid period, but having one when your young can be even tougher. So Hailey and her mom decided to move. Her mom says to keep her son a secret and hopefully she can have a chance at normal.
Then there's Luke. Hes the bad boy who can usually get the ladies easily and plans on leaving school before senior year. Then he spots Hailey and everything changes. He wants her, but she won;t be easy to win over. But can he ditch his reputation and be committed to one person? Well he surprised me, thats for sure. He does try to get her and at one point even spills his guts to her! Like every damn thing, so her earned some cool points there. Love a guy who can turn around and become a really kind and committed.
I really enjoyed reading this book. Yeah Hailey may be keeping a lot of secrets, but try to see it her way and understand. Once you do, you will enjoy watching these two get to know each other and trying to become something. Oh and Brady is just the cutest! You will love this little boy and love how good of a mother Hailey is.