Author: Komal Kant
Published: October 24th 2012
Genre: New Adult
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Ashton Summers is on her way to becoming the most popular girl in school and nothing—or no one—is going to stand in her way. Especially not Luca Byron, her freak neighbor, with his tattoos, loud music, and distracting green eyes.
Luca Byron has three goals in life: get through high school with a low profile, make sure his garage band becomes something more than a hobby, and try to forget about his insufferable ex-best friend, Ashton, who he can’t get out of his mind.
The last thing Ashton and Luca want to do is rekindle their friendship, but when Ashton takes a tumble down the social ladder, Luca—with his new makeover—is the only one who can help her rise up again by pretending to be her boyfriend. At first, being together is unbearable and annoying, but things start to change as Ashton and Luca discover the real reasons they drifted apart seven years ago.
Now, keeping their hands off each other seems impossible.
Stories about a boy and a girl who are fighting the feelings of hatred and love at the same time thrill me. The whole opposites attract thing. It almost always ends up in the formulaic fashion but I like it. It’s the journey I love more than anything, the banter and the feelings that overwhelm. This story had it all.
Ashton and Luca are the right kind of pairing to root for. They grew up together, fell apart, and are now finding themselves in situations that are bringing them together again. Ashton isn’t necessarily the best person, she’s actually quite the mean girl. I hated her for that, I admit it, but at the same time I hoped that she would learn and grow up. Luca, however, you can’t help but love him for all he is. He’s a wonderful guy, and you want Ashton to notice and realize that he’s there.
There is more to this story than the romantic tension. There are some the high school dramatics that take place with Ashton’s best friend Kance. It tears Ashton apart from her friends and draws her to Luca. In the midst of the drama, the reasons why Ashton and Luca drifted apart come out. Then all those years of being apart makes sense.
Impossible is quite possibly impossible to not like. The sexual tension is well played, and the romance isn’t overdone or underdone. Komal Kant has made a great debut as an indie author. I look forward to seeing the other stories she has in store.