We participated in the cover reveal for this book last month and we've been counting down the days until we were able to read this.
Grant is damaged, selfish, and undeserving of love…or so he thinks.
Jessa is happy, in love, and has overcome her past…or so she thinks.
Grant and Jessa can’t stop thinking about one another since being introduced at a party a month ago. And despite their differences, they can’t seem to stay away from each other either. However, both are hiding secrets of less-than-perfect pasts, fearing what will happen when those mistakes come to light. As they grow closer, they each battle their own insecurities, and neither believes that they are worthy of the kind of love that they both still want. So if it’s true that opposites attract, what happens when the similarities begin to surface?
I was really looking forward to this book. I haven’t read Michelle Lynn's work before but this book not only has a hot cover, but it sounded AWESOME!
Initially, I was surprised to find that this was NA. The description didn’t indicate at all that it was NA. I’m not complaining that it was, I just wasn’t expecting it.
This book was enjoyable. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down. Even though this is book 2 in the series, it’s a stand-alone, which I was happy about since I haven’t read the first one.
I liked the relationship between Grant and Jessa. There was a connection between them from page one. Even though this was a stand-alone, I didn’t feel like I was missing out on seeing how they met exactly. I wasn’t happy when I found out that Jessa had a boyfriend. I started having flashes of love triangles and cheating, and I’m not a fan of either. So I started cringing and percent watching to see how long I would be tortured with Jessa’s horrible boyfriend. I was EXTREMELY happy that she dumped him by 25%.
I had a lot of respect for Grant. He was crazy about Jessa and could see that she was into him. He made it known that he wanted to be with her but also told her that he didn’t go after other guy’s girls, and that he was going to keep his distance. I really liked that once Grant and Jessa got together, they were together. There was no breaking up. They were in it for the long hall. That’s not to say that they didn’t have issues and occasionally fight, because they did. But they didn’t break up over it.
I also loved the letters from Grant’s mom. Those were just beautiful and they brought tears to my eyes.
I had a couple issues with the story. The author did a great job keeping me hooked with the secrets. I was dying to find out what they were! But I was slightly disappointed with what they ended up being. I was just expecting more. And once all the secrets were out in the open, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. And when a confrontation happened, I was disappointed that Grant & Jessa both ended up thanking their foe. Maybe I’m a bad person, or not as forgiving as them, but I totally would have gone all Dexter on him!
Overall, I’m really glad that I got to read this book my Michelle Lynn. I loved the secondary characters and can’t wait to go back and read Don’t Let Go as well as Trey’s upcoming book.
Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.