Bad Habit by Charleigh Rose
That’s my first choice of word when I try to sum up my read of this book. I DEVOURED it whole. Hell, from start to finished this book DEVOURED me. Piece by piece this story plucked at my heart and soul and buried itself, incredibly deep. I couldn’t get enough. What Charliegh Rose has done here is nothing short of magnificent and I loved every single second!
Everything in the book works. From the sizzling love/hate chemistry to the broken and devastating emotions the characters have. It was hard NOT to feel while reading this book. At times I think I felt too much. Bad Habit cut me open, spilt hot, raw pain and destruction in me and then slowly, beautifully sewed me back up. I can still feel the heat and the pain but this wild feeling of happiness is also too strong to ignore.
Bad Habit. Asher Kelley. Briar Vale. Are tremendous. Charliegh Rose, I bow down to your creativeness!
I was infatuated with Asher Kelley the moment he came tumbling through my brother’s window five years ago.
Even bruised and bloodied, he was the most beautiful boy I’d ever seen.
We couldn’t ever be together.
I was too young, and he was too untouchable.
He was too troubled, and I was too naive.
But the heart is rebellious, and mine decided it didn’t care about any of those things.
As I got older, harmless flirting turned to stolen moments in dark corners.
Until one day, he was gone without a trace.
Now, three years later, he’s back.
Callous and cruel.
He’s my brother’s best friend. My parents’ worst nightmare.
I should hate him.
But like a Bad Habit, I can’t quit him.
I was drawn to Briar Vale from the first time she looked up at me with stars in her big, blue eyes.
She was just a kid, nothing but elbows and knees, but she was the most beautiful creature I’d ever seen.
We could never be together.
I was too old and she was too off limits.
She was too good and I was too fucked up.
Eventually, the temptation became too much to resist.
I risked everything for a kiss and she betrayed me.
Three years have passed and I’m forced to see her again, but now she’s all grown up.
She’s my best friend’s baby sister. My downfall.
I hate her for what she did.
But she’s always been my drug of choice.