I knew the exact moment I’d become a ‘yes’ girl.
December 16th, a cold winter’s night, four years ago.
The night my innocence was stolen, the night I made the mistake of saying no—a mistake I’d never make again.
The dream of a ‘happily ever after’ was now a locked away myth. I promised myself that I’d never return to the place of my worst nightmare, that I’d never let anyone get close, but then again, I never thought I’d meet someone like him.
The intense, confident and beautiful Ky Crawford.
I had no plans to become someone’s Prince Charming.
I couldn’t be. I refused to be. My plan was simple—do whatever it takes to correct my biggest mistake, my one regret that now controlled my life.
I was on track. I had plans, but then everything changed when I saw her—the girl in the red jacket, the girl who I was told couldn’t say no.
The reserved yet stunning Eden Rivers.
A girl who can’t say no.
A guy who craves redemption.
A chance encounter?
It all comes down to this.
Be My December?
Eden Rivers is a young college girl with her whole life ahead of her having all the typical hopes and dreams that most girls her age have. Then one horrible night it is all taken away from her in such a vile way.
“In the minutes that followed, as the perfect world I knew was destroyed, I ceased to exist as Eden Rivers….. From that moment, I would become a yes girl- as saying no seemed to be the worse decision I ever made.”
Ky Crawford is a young successful man who has everything he could possibly want and yet he can’t get rid of his demons, he lives his life filled with guilt and remorse. Guilt because he couldn’t save the one girl he always knew was his.
Ky makes it his sole mission to help Eden find herself again and you will find yourself routing for him the whole time.
“My urge to kiss you, to touch you, to fuck you overwhelms me. I crave being near you; I need to be near you. You are completely and utterly destroying me Miss Rivers, and I couldn’t be happier about that.”
Their relationship will make you feel so many different emotions at some points you won’t know whether you are coming or going and the whole time you will just be wishing you could reach in and tell them both everything is going to be okay.
“I will make you realize that saying no is your given right and that saying yes can still be a beautiful thing”
I really enjoyed meeting the characters in this book. While there was much sadness in the story, there were also great friendships present and formed that allowed for just enough happy moments as well. This was my first book by Rachel Brookes, but I can honestly say it won’t be my last.