It’s a tale as old as time: the bad boy meets the good girl. He makes a daring proposition. Then the boy gets a mysterious head injury and loses a year of his life…

The first time I meet Rickie, I don’t know what to make of him. The second time we meet, he doesn’t remember the six hours we spent together. Or standing me up afterward.

I’m not the same, either. I’ve got secrets. I’ve told lies. Bad boys aren’t my type, anyway. Even the ones with troubled gray eyes.

But now we’re roommates. Cue the awkward moments in the hallway when he’s wearing only a towel and a smile. He’s determined to win me over, and his talented hands weaken my resolve.

It’s all fun and games until my past rears its ugly head and his secrets come to light, shaking our fragile connection, maybe even breaking it…

Note: this is Daphne Shipley’s story. Contents include Vermonty ice cream flavors, nerdy awkwardness, tattoos, and a playboy grandpa.



I have to say that I’ve really enjoyed listening to Sarina’s books, the narrators are really great choices. And they truly make the story come to life, vividly. Here we have Waylaid, a college romance with a bit of enemies to lovers, but quickly turns to friends to lovers (in my opinion). The intrigue was with how both Daphne and Rickie have met before, but Rickie doesn’t remember.

With Rickie trying to figure what happened from the day he can’t remember, he and Daphne start getting closer and pieces start falling into place.

I loved seeing the growing friendship/relationship between them. But the intrigue of what happened to Rickie had me engaged with the story completely. The mystery and suspense behind it, yet I was just nervous once we learn the truth. Sarina paces this out from beginning to just about the end.

It was definitely another winner by Sarina in the True North series, but Rickie definitely takes the cake for me!

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