Shaw Landon was a class act and I had no idea what to do with her. She was tied to my family, tied to the person that was my other half so I tolerated her and her haughty attitude when I didn't have any other choice. What I didn't know was that a short skirt and too many cocktails on her birthday was going to change my outlook on her for the rest of my life. Some people thought I hid behind all my tattoos and piercings that I tried to distance myself from my dead twin, Shaw saw through it all and wasn't scared of what was underneath. We weren't supposed to be together, weren't supposed to be anything but uncomfortable acquaintances but that all changed in the blink of an eye. Now I had to figure out just how a girl like her and a guy like me were supposed to be in love without destroying each other. Add in her custom made ex and two disapproving sets of parents and the whole situation sounded like it was more trouble than it was worth.
Aaah so Shaw, well I simply loved her. She’s a strong character who has been through a lot and you can’t help but admire her for her determination to see everything through till the end even if it hurts. I found her to be a very self-less character, independent and strong willed, there was never a moment I didn’t like her. Essentially she puts up with Rule for one reason, and one reason only, she’s been in love with him since she was 13 but Rule has always looked straight through her and acts like a complete jerk. Honestly I don’t know how she did it, I so wanted to kick him in the shin so many times it’s not even funny. She’s an awesome female protagonist, who’s loyal, sweet, kind and sees the good in everyone including Rule who doesn’t hold himself in high esteem. They both have their demons and it is one hell of a fight they have on their hands to make it together to the other side.
"I loved Rule like it was my mission in life. I loved him like it was inevitable. Like no matter how many times I was shown what an awful idea it was, what a bad match we were, what a callous asshole he could be I couldn't shake it."
"I think it's genetically impossible to not be kind of in love with him when you come equipped with a vagina. It's just something about all that angsty, moody swagger he has that makes you want to cuddle him up and make him feel better."
"Here's my heart Shaw. You have it in your hands and I promise you're the first and the last person to ever touch it. You need to be careful with it because it's far more fragile than I ever thought and if you try and give it back I'm not taking it."