On the Floor by Jennifer LaCross
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Who knew that working together and living on the same floor with the guy of my dreams would be so hard?
Harris has been closed off since high school, when her mother passed
away. Worrying about her family has made her own happiness her second
Jake Price has had family issues of his own, leaving him incapable of having anything more than a physical relationship.
When Rachel meets Jake on the dance floor, sparks fly. Fires burn. Their worlds change.
And then he walks away with no more than a thank you...
a twist of fate, they are brought back together when Jake shows up the
next day as Rachel’s new co-worker. They reluctantly decide to put aside
their attraction for each other so they can work as friends.
when that attraction becomes something more, will Rachel and Jake be
able to figure out how to work together, be together, and open up to
each other? Or will their old issues be something that destroys
everything they have built?
This is the first book in the series about the members of the band, Second Story.
Some of the material in On the Floor may be considered inappropriate for readers under 17.
Expected publication of this book is April 25, 2014.
I’m drawn to music, so when it’s a part of a romance, it immediately goes on my MUST READ list. And that definitely applied to this book.
I knew from the description that Rachel and Jake were going to be working together and I liked that. It added a little layer to their relationship. And because of their job, they were forced to try and get to know each other before they started dating.
There was so much chemistry between them that it was explosive. Even when they were “just friends”, you could feel the chemistry coming off the pages. One issue I had when Jake and Rachel were just friends is Nate. Nate was such a great guy, and I could have easily seen Rachel with him…that I felt bad when she told him there was nothing between her and Jake then later dumped him. But since this is just book 1 in a series about the band Second Story. So I can’t wait to see his story and him get a HEA.
The only other complaint has to do with Rachel and Jake’s job working as resident advisor (RA) and academic mentor (AM) in the dorm. It wasn’t the jobs themselves, those were kind of cool. But I did wonder about the AM. I didn’t live in the dorms when I was in college, so I was a little surprised by the AM. I know there were RAs, but I’ve never heard of AMs before. I found that interesting. But back to my issue…It wasn’t the jobs themselves; it was how Rachel and Jake referred to the students in the dorm as “kids”. Every time they said “the kids” I would immediately think of a group of 12 year olds instead of 18 and 19 year olds. And there wasn’t that big of an age difference. Rachel and Jake were 21-22 years old. It’s not that much of a difference. So, I found the “kids” to be distracting.
Overall, this was an enjoyable book. I can’t wait to read about the rest of the band.
**I received an ARC copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.**
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