4 1/2 stars. I had serious doubts about this one once I read the first few chapters. Ryan was the guy terrified of a relationship, who sleeps around with any willing partner. This normally puts me off for good. But this one was written so well, with its characters behaving so realistically that I understood why Ryan constantly sabotaged himself and his chance of true love. I hated him for it, I'm not gonna lie, but I think he hated himself even more. Jayden was terrific Loved his character and the two of them together? Simply explosive. This book even made me go all mushy teary eyed.