what starts out as a relationship filled with suspicion and distrust changes over time as meg and luke get to know each other. it's partly because they have that terrible start that they can be their most honest selves around each other. slowly meg realizes that life isn't as perfect for luke as she imagined, while also managing to move past her grief after losing her sister and coming back to her old self.
being with luke sets her free, but as their relationship deepens the threat of meg being exposed as the graffiti artist increases. even though luke has no intention of spilling the beans, meg's design is easily recognizable and she hasn't been great about keeping it secret.
when being with luke wakes her up to the danger she is in, she regrets being so reckless, even as there is nothing she can do to change things. luke and meg have crazy chemistry from the get-go and what I love about their relationship is that they not only fall in love, they become friends. seeing them together is perfectly dreamy.
**the rules of persuasion will publish on august 14, 2017. I received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (crush) in exchange for my honest review.