You’re the One I Don’t Want by Carrie Aarons
Series: The Tenth Girl #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 15, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon
Love is weakness.
Which is why Annabelle Mills vowed a long time ago to never let it destruct her. A former pageant queen with a bite equally as lethal as her bark, she’s interning at her dream job on the set of the highest-rated home design show on television. Everything in Annabelle’s life, though it may be cold and isolated, is going exactly as she always planned.
Until her ex-high school sweetheart moves to town. The same boy that she cheated on, once upon a time, essentially breaking both of their hearts. But no one knows the full story, and being vulnerable enough to open up about it is not on Annabelle’s checklist.
Hate is fuel.
The kind that courses through Boone Graham’s veins and allows him to shut out everyone around him. As the hottest rookie on Austin’s professional baseball team, he should be spending his days hitting home runs and signing jerseys. Except he’s seen dreams ripped right out from under those closest to him, leaving them with nothing.
Without a college degree, he’ll never take the risk of pursuing his real dream. But when he runs into the girl who took a mallet to his heart and stopped it beating, attending the same university might just be the biggest challenge he’s faced yet.
As the semester unfolds, the line between love and hate is blurred. And with the amount of baggage stacked between them, together is the last thing they want to be.
That’s the thing about hearts, though. They develop plans all on their own.
You’re the One I Don’t Want is another phenomenally written story from Carrie Aarons. This is the second book in the interconnected standalone series, The Tenth Girl, and oh my freaking goodness I loved every moment of Annabelle and Boone’s second chance romance. Although I did not read the first book, The Tenth Girl, I don’t feel that I missed out on too much. However, I totally plan on going back and reading it when I have a few moments to spare because I want to know more about Cain and Harper’s beginning.
Annabelle and Boone’s romance was a bit rocky at times, which is to be expected because of the drama they are still dealing with from high school…although I don’t really want to give that little tidbit away, but you will soon find out. Their mistakes both from high school and the present played a large role in this story. I have to say that I found myself wanting to smack these two upside their heads because they were made for one another, but were too stubborn to admit it…at least for awhile.
This enemies-to-lovers and second chance romance was the perfect combination and all the more reason why I love Carrie Aarons storytelling. Readers get ready for the rollercoaster journey you are about to be on when you dive right into You’re the One I Don’t Want!
About Carrie Aarons
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.
When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.