College is supposed to be fun…
Go to parties
Pick up guys
Maybe get in a little trouble
On the surface Cami is your average, wild teenager out to have a good time, but inside she’s struggling. Almost a year ago her best friend was in a car accident, an accident Cami feels responsible for. Since then, she’s made it her personal mission to experience everything life has to offer, both for herself and for Julie, who will never have fun again.
Then she meets Liam, her cousin’s sexy roommate. Hooking up with a hot British dude seems like the perfect way to start off the school year, but the more time she spends with him, the more she finds herself actually liking the guy. Which totally screws up her plans to live life with no regrets…
"Promise me you'll be crazy and wild and impulsive and you won't just sit back and let everything pass you...I want to be sure we don't have a single regret when we get old. Zero.""I promise to be crazy and not settle down until I'm at least a hundred years old. And have no regrets."
This promise would change everything for Cami, especially after the moment she went off to college. She took it by heart and tried to be the crazy girl she had promised to be. A promise she gave to her best friend, when they were both fifteen.
Cami meets Liam, her cousin's roomate and they start flirting from the very first moment they meet. But even though Liam was exactly what she needed, just someone to have fun with temporary, he decides to turn a new leaf and become more serious with girls, something that is against her plans for college and more importantly against the promise she gave to her best friend, Julie. But is that promise important enough to waste a good opportunity of being with the hot british lad, Liam?
I wanted to think that if I went out with Liam it wasn’t betraying Julie. I wanted to feel that I was free. That I didn’t owe her every second of my life. But I couldn’t.
I'm sorry to say that I didn't like this book as much as I wanted to. I had loved these characters when I read the first book in the series and I was really excited to read their story, but this book was just a big bummer for me.
First of all, I didn't expect that this book would follow the same timeline as the first one. It was basically the same events, same discussions when others were involved in the scenes. If I had read it more recently, it would be more or less a repeat, but from a different POV and I didn't like that.
I was dying to read Liam's POV, but sadly it was only Cami's and in this book, I didn't like Cami at all. I felt sorry for her at times, but mostly I couldn't stand her. Not only she appears to be a shitty friend when it comes to Annie, but her actions didn't make sense. She was reckless, stupid, completely selfish and she was just pissing me off. Plus, what I couldn't understand was that she was making all those crazy actions, because of her guilt, but she was putting in danger her friend and that just didn't make sense at all. She didn't care about her, she wasn't paying attention to her. I believe that if I was having guilt about something like her case, I would be extra careful and overprotective of my friends, not the other way around, because, in my opinion, she was pushing her to the edge of the cliff.
As for Liam, he was really amazing, sweet, lovely, flirty, hot! But still, I expected their story to be completely different and the characters .. I expected them to be different and it was like reading about entirely different characters. I felt like I didn't sign up for this. So yes, I was disappointed. My mind had shaped another picture for them, after the first book and here they surprised me.
However, I can't help but give credit to the author, who has really great writing skills and because of them I kept reading. Because I dragged this book and I wanted to quit it many times. Which isn't a good sign. But maybe that was just me. Unpopular opinion and all that jazz. Hopefully my friends will like this more than me, if they give it a chance :)
PS1: I don't know if I'm going to read the next book in the series, although I wanted to finally read Chris getting his HEA, but if it's also in the same timeline, I don't think I will.
PS2: I have to admit that apart from Liam, I really liked Mike as a character. I felt for his story and I would be interested in reading more about him, in the future.
Arc kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review