I Liked It!
Wow! After finishing Selfish by Shatel Tessier, I needed to pick up Myself to see what was next for this amazing set of characters, and I was so happy to see this book was about Becca and Jaycent!
We met both of these characters in Selfish, and I was dying to know what was going on with these two characters. Both of them played big parts in Selfish, but I was happy to see them get their own book! Becca has always had her life lined up for her, but it was never what she wanted, she’s also always been in love with Jaycent, her older brothers best friend. When she was 18 she finally got her dream and then had it torn away from her, when she went to Seattle, she stayed with her then boyfriend Connor and she was happy in Seattle with Ashlyn and her life there, but she definitely wasn’t happy with Connor. Now that Jaycent is back in her life, and her relationship with Connor is finally over, she may finally get everything she’s always wanted.
Jaycent had what he wanted within his grasp four years ago, but Ashlyn broke his heart and left him and he has yet to get over her. When he sees her again he knows he has to have her and do everything he can to get her back, he doesn’t care that she’s his best friends little sister. I loved how protective he was of Becca, and how he went after Connor when he hurt her. I wasn’t happy that he kept what Connor had done from Becca, but I understand why he did. The way he proves his love for her over and over again was amazing, and the things he will do to prove his love for her is beautiful. I felt his frustration when she wouldn’t tell Ryder, and I was just as frustrated as he was with her.
These two truly do belong together, but they definitely have a road to get to their happily ever after. There have been many misunderstandings between the two, and they have a few things to get through before they can truly have everything both of them have dreamed about. I loved watching Becca stand up for what she wanted with her mother, and earn the respect she though she never had with her father, but I hated seeing her hide things from her brother, who she loved the most out of her family. She shouldn’t have felt that she needed to hide her relationship with Jaycent from him, and I knew by her doing this, it was going to cause problems. When everything comes to light with what all Connor truly has done, instead of being mad at Connor, I was angry with her for being mad at Jaycent!
Not only do we have these two running around trying to keep their relationship secret, but we also get to see Ryder and Ashlyns relationship through their eyes as well. I loved how this story was told almost in parallel with Selfish, but we got to see past it to see a little bit of what comes next for those two as well. Becca and Jaycent are perfect for one another, and I loved their banter, chemistry, and their friendship. Their love story isn’t easy, nor is it perfect, but they make it perfect. I truly loved these two together, and can’t wait to see more of them in Selfless when it releases later this month!