Author: Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Harlequin HQN, 352 pages
Publication Date: November 25, 2014
*ARC received from publisher via NetGalley
Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney's social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she's made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore.
Max knows about feeling lost and trying to move beyond the pain he's been on his own since he was sixteen. Now it's time to find out if he can ever go home again, and Courtney's the only one he trusts to go with him. But the trip to Providence could change everything because the more time he spends with Courtney, the harder it is to reconcile what he wants and what he thinks he deserves.
It started out so simple. One misfit helping another. Now Max will do anything to show Courtney that for every heart that's ever been broken, there's another that can make it complete.
This was just ok for me and it turned into the typical damaged characters healing each other NA book. Although I usually like the friends to lovers story, I felt like I didn't get to see Courtney and Max as friends before Courtney started feeling something for Max. And Max…um…he was so needy and sort of psycho in the way he was all possessive and jealous. The romance ended up being disappointing and it felt rushed. And yes, there's the thing that happens about 3/ 4 of the way in the book that tears the couple apart. Predictable.
So. Much. Melodrama. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for this, but I wasn't feeling it.
Posted by: Pam