You Got Me by Mercy Amare
Release Date: February 8, 2013
Format: ebook, 222 pages
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
Description from Goodreads:
Roxy is broken
Aiden wants to fix her
No matter how hard Roxy tries to overcome her past, she can't. She writes on her arms to escape the pain, but nothing can soothe the ache that she feels.
Aiden didn't go to college to meet girls, he came to play football. Too bad that it is impossible for him to stay away from Roxy.
After meeting on the roof, they instantly feel connected, but neither of them are ready for love.
You Got Me is a story about new beginnings, and finding love when you least expect it.
It is completely undeniable that You Got Me is a cute book. It's cute, sweet, and romantic, and touches on some topics that are serious. The book isn't really all that heavy, though, so it kind of takes the whole fluffy, romantic contemorary thing to a different level than usual, which is refreshing. It's serious enough to not be total fluff, yet cute enough to give the same light-hearted feeling.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It's told in alternating POVs, which is always something I love. My only issue here is that the characters were somewhat cliche. He's the dreamy football player who is pretty much perfect. And then she's the abused girl protecting her heart. I'm not saying I don't like these characters, I'm just saying they weren't much different than what we've seen before. I DID like the thing where Roxy writes on her arms, though. That is not something I can say I read about every day, and it added something to her character that I really liked to see.
This book isn't that long, and I read it super quick. For the most part, I wanted to keep reading and just not stop. But then there were the times when it was like I hit a wall in the story and was so incredibly bored. Mostly, this happened when the two main characters--Roxy and Aiden--weren't together. Those two together make everything interesting, but split apart? Not too riveting. There was an event or two in the book where they weren't in the same place at the same time and I liked what I was reading. But again, more often than not, I wanted to skip to the other parts.
Roxy and Aiden! I very much love and approve of this couple. As I've already stated, they are so interesting together. And adorable. And so, so sweet! Aiden's a great guy and he's so good for Roxy. They treat each other well and just FEEL so much together, I love it! I was rooting for them from the moment they met. Still am, actually.
The ending. This is also cliche. Anyone could probably guess it. Seriously, that's not even a spoiler. But if it's going to be predictable, at least it is predictable sweetness!
Overall, You Got Me is a fun, quick read that will make you smile. If you like cute contemporaries, I think you should give this one a shot.