Review: It Was You by Anna Cruise


Abby Sellers knows what she wants.

Enduring eighteen years in the shadow of her identical twin sister, Annika, she wants a fresh start. A chance to create her own life, separate from her conniving, deceptive twin.

Surprising both her family and friends, Abby ditches her plans for college and enrolls at a new school instead. There, she encounters West Montgomery, a sexy fellow student who immediately disarms her with his good looks and charm. West takes a liking to Abby and she suddenly finds herself walking a thin line, fabricating a fictional life created not by lies but by omission. She soon discovers West has secrets of his own, secrets that he’s not altogether interested in sharing.

Out from under the shadow of her twin, Abby’s life—and her relationship with West—blossoms. When Abby leaves town one weekend, something unthinkable happens and her relationship with West is shattered. Reeling from the discovery, Abby fears all of her plans have backfired and she’s created a mess for both of them, a mess that no one can clean up.

But West isn’t willing to let her go that easily. When he forces her to confront secrets they’ve both been hiding, Abby must decide more than if she’s willing to forgive and forget. She must also decide just what kind of life she wants…and who she wants to live it with.


This book was such a refreshing read for the New Adult genre. Normally, these books revolve around a love triangle or some personal struggle and this is the first book I have read where the problem resolves around twins.I am an only child and it was interesting to see the competition and how different two siblings, let alone twins, can be. I loved how there was constant arguing and the parents firmly believing that there children were perfect.

I loved how complicated West’s life was and although I thought that West and Abby moved fast (2 weeks) I guess that is really how it is for some college students when you fall head over heels in love, it happens fast, quick and without a chance to pause and second guess yourself. I liked how West and Abby met and how they both chose to keep secrets from each other, until a point when you can’t keep lying.After reading this book I concluded that Annika is a crazy b*tch, I love West, and Abby is finally growing a pair! This was a great read, I enjoyed it and already have book 2 (It Was Me) on my Kindle, anxiously awaiting me! Anna Cruise is one h*ll of an author and I can’t wait to see where Abby and West’s story goes from here!


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