Fans of Katie McGarry, Simone Elkeles, and Tammara Webber will love Against the Wall! As teenagers, they fell for each other despite the odds. But now that Eric and Meghan are all grown up, they’re reunited by fierce passion and dangerous secrets.
Eric Hernandez is the bad boy of every schoolgirl’s fantasies—and every mother’s nightmares. But after serving time for manslaughter, he’s ready to turn his life around. He just needs a chance to prove himself as a professional tattoo artist. The one thing that keeps him going is the memory of the innocent beauty he loved and left behind.
Meghan Young’s world isn’t as perfect as it looks. The preacher’s daughter is living a lie, especially now that Eric is back. Tougher, harder, and sexier than ever, he might be the only person she can trust. But there’s no telling what he’ll do to protect her if he learns the truth, and that’s a risk Meghan won’t let him take. And yet, back in the arms of the troubled boy with the artist’s soul, Meghan can’t help surrendering to the man he’s become.
So, I’m just going to keep this review short and sweet. This is another one of those books that is going to be hit or miss. You’re either going to love it or you’re going to hate it.
For me, I thought Against The Wall was ok. I really liked the idea of the story. The synopsis really had my curiosity going, so I was excited to check it out. I loved that Against The Wall was told from dual points of view. I thought the story itself had a lot of potential. The characters were intriguing.
However, I didn’t realize that there was another book prior to this one. Now, most of the time, I am able to follow stand-alone series’ really well, but with this one, I felt like I was missing something. Yes, this is Meghan and Eric’s story. But, I felt like I was missing a key part to their story and their connection. So, it made things a little harder for me. That being said, I will say that Meghan and Eric had some good chemistry. You couldn’t deny the feelings they had when they were around each other and they did share quite a few steamy moments.
Like I said, this book was an overall ok read. It had some things that I liked and some things that I didn’t. This is my first book by this author, and even though I didn’t love it, I do feel that there is a lot of potential there and would be open to reading another one of her books in the future.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review*