The perfect life, the perfect wife.
And then I met Skylar.
Turns out what I wanted wasn't what I needed.
She's spontaneous, beautifully chaotic. She's an irresistible storm about to let loose. She dances like a firecracker and finds the sexiest ways to get in trouble. She breaks into buildings and knows all of Atlanta's best taco trucks. She doesn't check the boxes on my list--she blows my list out of the water.
I thought I knew what I wanted, but now all I want is her.
But our lives are so different. She's chasing adventure and determined to never settle down. I'm climbing the ladder to success, setting the groundwork for my ambition and the family that I hope to build. When our worlds come together, will they fit together or will they clash?
Jackson is straight laced, conservative, not a risk taker, and very protective of his younger sister after the death of their parents.
Skylar is wild, a risk taker, unconventional, and protective of her own heart. With reason, she has been through a lot and there are things in her past that it would take anyone a long time to get over, and to work through.
Jackson and Skylar make an opposites attract pair who work, for the most part. She shows him how to have fun, to loosen up, to let go a little and not let the rules pf life swallow him up. He shows her the value of committing to something, to making it work, and to doing your best at one thing.
Skylar, at one point, does allow her recklessness to get out of hand, with consequences for both of them. And, this is where I thought the book stretched a little past what I was willing to believe Jackson would forgive, even for her. There are things that are funny to joke about, and there are things that would be deal-breakers in real life, and in this case, I thought this would have ended them in real life, that it would have been too much for him to get past. I realize this is a book, but in order for me to totally invest in something, I have to believe the actions of the characters, and this one lost me at this point.
The writing was strong, the dialog was well-written and the pacing was consistent. I am not sold on the characterization of Jackson and Skylar, but this was not enough of an issue for me to be totally unwilling to recommend this book.