Fresh off the heels of a devastating breakup, Riley Benson is a mess. But with her ingenious plan to become a ball-busting heartbreaker herself, she’s pretty sure she’ll survive. After all, what better way is there to get revenge than to move on?
Riley’s determined to become the perfect bachelorette—she’s going to drink like a bro, belch like a beast and swear so much that she’ll make even the most seasoned sailors blush. After all, those are the qualities that every guy’s secretly looking for…. aren’t they?
Max Fletcher is in love with the girl who gave him chicken pox and his first broken leg. When his best friend seems to finally be out of the picture, he can’t help but want to keep Riley all to himself. And, after coaching her with the very best of the very worst love advice, it seems as if he might actually get what he's wanted after all those years. But just as the two come to the realization that they're actually kind of perfect for each other, along comes a secret that threatens to tear them apart
My rating: 5 freaking stars!!!!
My review (* provided by the publisher for free for my honest opinion)
Oh, Riley Benson you are such a mess. A perfectly realistic and freakingly awesome mess! Since Forever Ago is a novel about two best friends. Riley, a newly single, sometimes alcoholic, and confused college student, and Max, the level headed, commitment-phobia frat boy. Besse writes an extremely intelligent story all about the troubles of new adulthood. When Riley finds out her boyfriend of six years has been cheating on her she is devastated but jumps right back in the playing field. Her biggest problem? Riley knows nothing about dating. In comes Max, who harbors a secret crush, and gives Riley the worst dating advice possible to run off any guy who comes close to her. In the past few months I have been boggled down with novels that have perfect alpha male characters who seem to have it all together. Novels that never touch on the subject of careers or life. Besse has hit every main point of our College years. Did we know what we were doing in love? Hell no. Did we get drunk and party? Of course! Did we have our career aspirations all figured out? Not a chance. We screwed up, made bad decisions and cared nothing of the consequences. Now, I may not be a new adult anymore, but I remember it like it was yesterday and I completely felt Riley's pain. And never have I ever seen such a realistic sex scene. Do I look fat? Must last longer... it was hilarious. Then some of the witty stuff that comes out of Riley's mouth, I kept wondering how the author came up with some of this hilarious shit! What is dog food lid spelled backwards? You must read this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves new adult but wants a more realistic insight to the inner workings of relationships. I would put it this way.
If you want to listen to music, you listen to Britney Spears to be lightly entertained. You listen to Queen if you want some real art.
If you want to read a book, you read a NA novel penned by some 40 something who can't even remember what a first date felt like or you read Since Forever ago of you want some real art.