Release Date: August 27th, 2013
Rate: Loved It
Allison Hagan is a college freshman who has not had the chance to live a normal teenage life. She has taken care of her grandmother after losing her parents in a car accident when she was ten. She has no one else, and she is afraid of losing her.
When she was a little kid she met the boy next door, Aiden, who made her smile after the grand loss she was suffering. He has been his best friend since then, and when her Gran insists that she needs to go to college and life a normal teenage life for once, she decides to go to UNC, where Aiden is.
Liam MacCoy is a college senior, quarterback of his college football team and womanizer. His priorities are football, college and then flings. His life is football and he's willing to only focus on it to get the chance to be on the NFL after graduation, and with a little bit of luck, he'd be with his best friend and roommate Aiden.
Allison's roommate, Hailey, has become Allison's best friend over the summer and when she sees her, she knows that she will have the whole college experience. However, when Hailey introduces to little, innocent Allison, her hot quarterback brother, sparks fly. They are instantly drawn to each other.
Liam is not boyfriend material. He's has never had a girlfriend and he's goal is to be on the NFL. He definitely has the enough time for a girl like Allison. She deserves everything. She deserves a good, attentive boyfriend, not a one night fling thing. However destiny has other plans and it's messing with Liam's head, because all he's capable of thinking is Allison and when is he going to see her again.
Allison cannot be able to control her emotions around a god like Liam. He was beyond hot and he does this things and say those wonderful words that make her melt. However, Allison wants it all: romance, the relationship, the boyfriend and a family she hasn't. And overcoming the fear of losing Liam, she tells him everything.
Will Liam overcome his own fear and take a shot with Allison or will he let her go? Even knowing she might be "the one"?
I am madly in love with this story. Kaylee Ryan wrote a sweet and wonderful story about normal college experiences and with a spicy touch: hotties!
What makes this story a great one is that you read two points of view: Liam's and Allison's. You get to know innocent Allison and how is her life. And then you get to know tough Liam, too. How he thinks and acts. And the most important part, you get to read how they feel for one another from two different POVs.
The plot is incredible. We could say it's one of the perfect love stories I have ever had the pleasure to read. With strong characters who create their own space in your heart, none of them are forgotten during the story and you have a sneak peak about the secondary characters. Never missing anything!
I was absorbed by the chemistry the two main characters have. They are what you could call a cute couple and, as you are reading, you are counting the pages to see the two of them together.
Allison is innocent, but never naïve or acts stupidly. She starts to experience a lot of new things and struggles with new situations every day. Despite her innocence, Allison proves us, readers, that she is also good and strong and that she is capable of overcome some though and difficult situations. She shows us that being week in those moments, is a normal thing and that the easiest way to find the end to the suffering is letting the ones you love help you deal with it.
Liam, instead, can be described and imagined by saying one word: hot. He is hot and good at football and has never felt what he feels for Allison. It was nice to see a the "male POV's".
Aiden is Allison's best friend, although I was fearing that he would feel something more about here and that it would unleash all the drama. He's also hot, but his relationship with Allison is the same as Liam and Hailey's relationship.
Hailey is Liam's little sister and she brings all the fun to the groups relationship. She's the one that shows Allison the college life and becomes a true best friend from the first instant. I love their relationship and I secretly know that something is going on between Hailey and Aiden. Just saying. And have my suspicion, and hopes, that the next book is about this two (*cross fingers*).
Why I loved so much this story? Not just for the amazing characters and their personality and the fact that the four of them end up being inseparable, but because it seemed like a real story. What I mean is that there was not an excess of drama in it. I was always fearing to read how Liam and Allison would have a problem and end up with their hearts broken. I think I'm so accustomed to see this things coming, that I was like expecting it. However, the drama that you read in this cute and lovable story is a good, real and supportable one.
The ending was the expected one, with some imaginative touches and unexpected turns, but with the happily ever after we were all waiting, and hoping, for.
I would recommend this book to everyone. I loved it and that's why I'm giving this wonderful story a five gorjuss dolls.
It's cute, sweet, real and something that could happen to anyone. Because finding "the one" is what we all want and it's not an impossible thing. Kaylee Ryan's debut novel, Anywhere with you, is the perfect new adult story that I was looking for this summer. The perfect real romance.
Liam Hemsworth as Liam
Marie Avgeropoulos as Allison
Matt Lanter as Aiden
Ashley Benson as Hailey
What do you think, Book Addicts?
She has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of music, enjoys scrapbooking and is a huge football fan. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.
I have a ton, but Beautiful Disaster is one of my top.
All the time. It seems as though when an idea hits you have to run with it, even if I am surrounded by the chaos of my family :)
I don’t really watch a lot of TV unless its football season.
I don’t really watch a lot of movies, I would rather be reading or writing. I am a romantic at heart so let’s go with the Notebook (cheesy I know).
Curled up with a good book, just hanging out and spending time with friends and family.
This is harder than favorite book. I love music, all genre’s.
Hmmm, Travis Maddox, Remington Tate… I have a laundry list.
Romance (any type)
I actually used it in AWY “life is like a giant canvas, and you should throw as much paint on it as you can”
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My best friend and I read a lot of the same books at the same time. We were coming off of a major book hangover and were stating that we needed a feel good read with no major drama or tradegy. I began to write that night and AWY was born.
Allison, is an eighteen year old who has put her life on hold to care for her ill grandma. When she graduates from High school her Gran insists that she go to college and stay in the dorms, to live and experience life. She is tough yet innocent at the same time.
The best thing about her would be her ability to stand up for what she wants, and not falter.
He is your typical jock, good looks and athletic ability. He needs nothing but football in his life, until he meets Allison.The best thing about him is that once Liam realices what he wants, he goes after it and loves with everything in him.
They struggle from the start with the chemistry between the two of them. The fact that they waited to be involved until they were both confident that they were ready for a relationship shows their maturity. The fall hard and fast once they give in, but the emotions are true.
Hailey and Aiden have been fighting chemistry as well, they are just a Little better at hiding it. Book 2 of the With You Series will be their story.
Book 2 starts off right where book 1 ended. Hailey and AIden start their journey. You also get to see more of Allison and Liam.