THE NATURAL HISTORY OF US by Rachel Harris
One class assignment. One second chance at love. The school player is all in. Now he needs to win back the sweet commitment girl who’s forever owned his heart.
Justin Carter has a secret. He’s not the total player Fairfield Academy believes him to be. Not really. In fact, he used to be a one-woman guy…and his feelings for her never went away. Too bad he broke her heart three years ago and made sure to ruin any chance she’d ever forgive him.
Peyton Williams is a liar. She pretends to be whole, counting down the days until graduation and helping her parents at the family ranch. But the truth is, she’s done everything she can to get over Justin, and salvation is just around the corner. With graduation one short month away, she’ll soon break free from the painful memories and start her life fresh. Of course, she has to get through working with him on one last assignment first.
For Justin, nothing ever felt as right as being with Peyton, and now that fate’s given him a shot at redemption, he’s determined to make the most of it. And for Peyton…well, Justin Carter has always been her kryptonite.
3 years ago Peyton had finally gotten her life under control when she met Justin. Justin had a way of getting under her skin and making her feel alive like she had been wanting to feel since she first got sick. She takes risks and just puts it all out there but in the end she still got crushed. Now its their senior year and they get partnered for their last project. Justin wants to make amends and work things out but thats easier said than done.
I loved this class project so much! It wasn’t as simple as taking care of a baby or writing a report. They really had to discuss real life scenarios and go on dates and do things that they will face one day. I was not expecting to love Peyton and Justin so much. Their characters were so well developed. Usually you would find yourself rooting for the current boyfriend but in this case all I wanted was for Peyton and Justin to get together.
Not only was this book in a dual POV (which I love!!)! but it also switched between present and 3 years ago. This made it that much more enjoyable because you really learn that happened and made them into the people they are in the present. I highly recommend this book. Its full of drama and emotions. Trust me you will enjoy every bit of it.