Author: Sheena Hutchinson
Published: April 27th 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: New Adult Romance
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Caution: May contain spoilers
April Landau thinks she has everything she’s ever wanted. Her high school sweetheart, a house she can’t afford, her bipolar tabby cat, and she’s all set to begin her Junior year of college. Just when she least expects it, her life gets thrown for a loop. When things between her and her long time boyfriend unravel, she becomes stuck in a downward spiral of emotion. Finally, opening her eyes to the fact that she may have given up more than she ever could have imagined in this relationship. She finds herself struggling to keep her head above water.
Enter April’s next door neighbor— Jared Hoffman. He’s her complete opposite. A high school drop out who was forced to take over his parent’s business after their untimely death. It’s no surprise this tragedy affected him greatly, causing him to recede almost completely from society.
But he has one secret. A secret he’s been carrying around for years.
What happens when their worlds collide? Can an old friendship be the one thing that brings these two back to life?
A new adult love story filled with drama, sex, death, and the complications of all of the above.
I wanted so much to like this book, and I gave it a good try, but there was something lacking in it that made it very difficult to get into. It wasn't bad at first--I really was a little bit intrigued--but it went downhill fast. April acted like a 12 or 14 year old. She did. And Jared wasn't much better. They both acted so juvenile and the drama was completely over the top. I did like them together to some degree; they definitely had potential for a good relationship. I mean, if they didn't act so childish it could have been much better.
Discovering April had some sweet moments. If April and Jared would have acted more like adults, not jumping to conclusions, I probably would have enjoyed it more. Also, if the book wasn't riddled with exclamation points, I might not have had to rub my temples every five minutes. Literally. I really wish I enjoyed it more.