To Be Your Girl by Rae Kennedy is the first book in the To Be Yours series. This review will be spoiler-free.
Release Date: August 22, 2019
Staying away from Cade Renner is easier said than done—because he’s my brother’s best friend and my new roommate.
I know he’s trouble when I meet him—half naked, covered in tattoos, and kicking an anonymous girl out of his bed.
I’m not supposed to become his friend, and I definitely shouldn’t be thinking about him at night.
Especially after I meet Adam—he is the perfect gentleman and he wants to be my boyfriend. To him, I am a sweet, innocent girl not to be defiled.
But I’m done being innocent.
Adorable. Sexy. Innocent girl moves in with the bad boy and sparks fly.
I have so many thing to say about this book. I literally could not put it down. I read it in one sitting. (Well technically two because I was starving and had to get food.) It hooked me from the first paragraph and did not let me go until I read the final words.
Roommates to lovers is one of my all time favorite tropes. It is up there with enemies to lovers. There is just something about the close quarters and the drama that I love.
Cade is the bad boy of every girls dreams. I fell for him in an instant. He has his issues, but at the end of the day, there is nothing more important to him than the people he cares about. A tattooed and muscular man with a heart of gold. What more could you ask for? I loved watching him grow over the course of the novel. (I seriously cannot get over how much I love him.)
Haley fell a bit flat for me. While she had an interesting background and she had a life outside of Cade, I was disappointed with her character arc. I wanted more from her. I wanted to watch her mature. I wanted to watch her find herself.
I think the hardest part of this book for me was the description. There was just too much of it, or rather there was too much at one time. The majority of the first chapter is description. While it painted a very clear picture, it was a little hard to get through.
This was a fun book to pick up and escape into. It was an easy read. The writing was clear and the story flowed nicely. I never found myself feeling confused about what was happening or how we got from point A to point B. I don’t think it was what the synopsis suggests, but I’m okay with that because I think it is actually better than I expected it to be.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. I think any romance lover will enjoy this book and I suggest they all give it a try. I know I will probably be reading it again.