By: Jennifer Chance
Published date: July 1, 2014
Overall Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Cheeseball rating: 2 out of 5.
Authenticity of Spirit: Eh.
How hot is it: There’s some sex, and one fun scene in an aquarium, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Hero: Jake, a free-spirited motorcycle repair person.
Heroine: Anna, some sort of corporate executive.
So I think I really need to start paying closer attention to what I’m reading because this was a New Adult book, and I had, like, no idea. I do have to say that I do not remember at all having the means or maturity that these characters exhibited throughout this novel and it wasn’t *that* many years ago that I was 24 or whatever.
Anyway, this is a tale of Anna, a career-oriented person being attracted to Jake, who is a little rough around the edges. Anna needs a date to her friend’s wedding, and a chance run in with Jake at a local bar leads him to pretend to be her date. There are sparks between them and they kind of ignore them until they go to the wedding and really consummate the relationship. Then, of course, there’s a dust up because Jake wants Anna to take a few days off of her high-pressure job, but she can’t, and he gets mad, blah blah. So their wonderful fake, yet not fake, weekend ends.
They both get back to Boston and Anna realizes that she needs to work less and Jake probably should compromise a little too. Along the way the share their deepest secrets, Anna is concerned about money because as a child they lived in their car, and Jake has anger problems.
It’s a cute book, though I found myself getting bored with it and rushing through. Their problems seemed silly, and now that I know it’s New Adult, it makes much more sense. I’m sure any New Adult would love this book, there are funny moments, and some steamy sex scenes.