For Savannah Rae, living life without her parents was unimaginable. But being blamed for her first love’s suicide? That destroyed every part of who she was.
Gone were the days of innocence, happiness, and dreams. Now her days simply meant attempting to survive. In her mind, her only means for that was replacing her grief with men, booze and the fast life. And for five years, it worked.
When an opportunity to leave the nightmares of her past in Australia opens up, she takes it. Los Angeles beckons - with hopes of late nights, new beginnings, and the promise of a string of endless men to distract her, she can’t wait to dive in.
One thing she didn’t count on was meeting her match.
In the eyes of outsiders, Tate Connors has it all; the ultimate LA bachelor who is content with his lifestyle of wild nights, women and one night stands. He's Mr. Unpredictable with looks that could destroy any woman with one glance.
The craziness of Los Angeles throws them into the chaotic path of each other. Savannah becomes the perfect game, and Tate becomes the ultimate prey. Lines are crossed, emotions are smashed, and the idea of who they truly are begins to be tangled.
However, one thing will become clear.
They are more alike than either one could ever have imagined.
What a stunning debut from Rachel Brookes, she must of gotten the memo because she got the formula so right! I'm just preparing you ladies, this book comes with the 'Tate Connors Effect' and it's mind blowing.
Taking a seat on the floor in front of me, Tate looked up at me with eyes of unadulterated intention and it was then that I was able to see just how truly and devastatingly beautiful his eyes were. Eyes that were the bluest of blues were watching me. They were the kind of eyes that would make you forget about everything around you, the type of eyes that you would get lost in, the type of eyes that would make you do anything and everything without any thought of inhibition or consequence. They were the dangerous type of eyes.
You frustrate me, Sav, you infuriate me, you make me angry, f*$k, you make me throw glasses at the f#&king wall, but I wouldn't have it any other way. You may have started as a game to me but then you became my challenge.
I was breaking every rule with him. I was feeling things that I had tried to lock away for so many years. I was thinking about him like I shouldn't. I was shattering every protection that I had put around me. How could someone like Tate Connors make me consider breaking all of the promises I had made to myself?
All I know is that you seem to make me say and do things I shouldn't. Everything changed for me the minute you arrived.
I highly recommend this book. I think Rachel did an amazing job for her first book. I may be a LITTLE biased towards a fellow Aussie, BUT I think the book and the characters will speak for itself. It's the 'Tate Connors Effect', it gets you good!