I love this author's work! She is passionate and her characters are always full of so many feelings and complexity. And we can always expect a broken, cocky hero with a heart of gold and a sassy heroine fighting her battles and trying to carry her baggage.
Evan and Mallory had so much chemistry and their feelings were all over the place. They were intense and their felt so much and so deeply, that their closeness and feelings for each other left them confused and so scared, because they were way stronger thatn they could have expected.
Evan is a playboy, but there are so much more inside him that he doesn't let out, and little by little we get to know him better and understand his moves and fears and personality.
Mallory is already trying to heal from a recent burn, so a cocky player is the last thing she needs. But she doesn't expect to meet Evan and she expected even less to know the real him. So even though he hurts her (even if not intending to), she can deny the pull he has over her.
Actually, neither one of them can deny it and, as time goes by, they don't want to deny. They start to realize that their feelings are not something that you can overlook or simply ignore.
They are not just jumping and having fun, they are definitely falling. And they are trying to find out, together, if they can handle the landing.