The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
MY RATING: 4 STARS
I was glued to this book from beginning to end. The dysfunction of Travis and Abby was so crazy I couldn't put it down. I would kind of equate it to watching a train wreck. You don't want to see it, but you can't look away either.
Travis is the of guy that all the campus girls want even though they are going to be used and discarded without a second thought. He's into underground fighting, drinking, and chain smoking. He doesn't form attachments to women—until he meets Abby. Then he basically becomes an overbearing, controlling, needy stalker. That combined with the fighting and drinking makes for some interesting situations. He can go from being sweet and thoughtful to insanely crazy within a blink of an eye.
Abby seems to love to torture herself. She wants him, then she doesn't. She and Travis seem to feed from each other's drama.
One thing is for sure, this is a drama-filled story. There is always something going on and no dead spots. With all the craziness of these characters, I never found myself bored with the story. I guess dysfunctional people need love, too.