I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I have read a few other books by this author so I knew that I would like it. Let me tell you, I couldn’t put it down. I read it on my phone and spent all night laying in bed reading it. The writing is beautiful, the characters are just that – characters. The chemistry between Jake and Nina was amazing. The flirtatious banter between them was enough to make you swoon. The storyline is different from what I’ve read before. Unique approach to the bad boy/good girl stereotype. A very emotional love story. It was beautiful, and heartbreaking all at the same time.
Nina just moved to Brooklyn, New York to start nursing school. She moves in with her best friend Ryan and his two roommates Tarah and Jake. Nina has phobia’s of crowded places that could trap her like elevators, subways, planes, etc. A fear she developed in freshman year of high school when she got stuck on an elevator. Ready to start a new chapter in her life, she is excited and also scared to be living in a new city, away from her parents. Especially now that she lives with a super hot roommate.
Jake is her new hot roommate. He’s covered in tattoos, has facial piercings and listens to heavy metal music. He’s a total flirt, sexy as hell, he’s funny and also super smart. A computer engineer, great in math and can fix anything around the apartment. Jake makes a deal with Nina that if he tutors her in math and she doesn’t get A’s on her exams, she has to let him help her overcome her phobia’s.
The more time they spend together, the more Nina likes him. She can tell that he likes her too but no one has made a move yet. Jake is also mysterious. He seems to be hiding something by going to Boston every weekend. He won’t say exactly what for and Nina can only think he must have a girlfriend there. But, something unexpected that Jake is hiding come out and now they are faced with a decision that could make or break them. Their relationship has grown since then and now Nina must decide on whether her relationship with Jake is worth the trouble that this may cause.
The book is sectioned off into two parts. Nina and Jake’s perspective. I love this because the second half is so important, and to have it in Jake’s point of view means we get to see what happens when he’s in Boston and what’s there that is straining their relationship. Everything ties together and it’s all so important to the storyline, the characters and the decisions they have to make.
I definitely recommend this book. it has a deeper meaning to it than just a love story between two people. Just like we are to never judge a book by its cover, it works the same for people. Just because they don’t look “proper” doesn’t mean that they are not smart or caring or good people. This book has strong sexual content throughout and is not suitable for younger readers.