Rating: 4 Stars
Steamy: A decent bit
Have you experienced that when reading NA at some point it feels like you have all read it before? It took me 12 years to get bored with historical fiction novels and merely 12 months to get bored with NA. I was just about close down this blog. The other option would have been to blog about my daily breakfast which would have been a tad boring as I usually skip breakfast. Anyway, this was the last book I decided to read. Thank god I read other book blogs and listen to their reviews! Here comes the review that contains minor spoilers (because you should read the book!):
What the official synopsis reads: Pixie and Levi haven’t spoken in nearly a year when they find themselves working―and living―at the same Inn in the middle of nowhere. Once upon a time, they were childhood friends. But that was before everything went to hell. And now things are… awkward.
All they want to do is avoid each other, and their past, for as long as possible. But now that they’re forced to share a bathroom, and therefore a shower, keeping their distance from one another becomes less difficult than keeping their hands off each other. Welcome to the hallway of awkward tension and sexual frustration, folks. Get comfy. It’s going to be a long summer.
What I read: Levi, Levi, Levi if you ever get over Pixie, I’ll take you!
This was such a good read. Usually I don’t like stories where the main characters have history together but with this one it was so well done that I actually welcomed it as it added so much depth to the interactions between them. And it was totally gripping. I couldn’t put it down because I just HAD to know what happened between them and what is going to happen.
So basically we are thrown in the middle Pixie’s and Levi’s story. They had a thing but then there was a tragic incident and they are both coping with it their own way. With each other they are coping in a rather hilarious and bitter-sweet way. The dialogues are really funny, Pixie is sweet but fierce and Levi the best counterpart imaginable. It takes a while until they get together (as in together together) but this wait is worthwhile.
The other characters are well portrayed albeit a bit stereotyped sometimes. Especially the boy-crazy best friend. I have the feeling that this boy-crazy sidekick is in literally every single NA and YA I read. Do they ever get their own stories? Sometimes they seem more fun than the main characters…
Apart from the boy-crazy sidekick the reason I am giving this book a star less is because at one point (minor spoiler) Pixie pushes Levi away. Which is kind of not understandable and to my understanding just serves to prolong the story.
Overall, good read. Thank you Ms Fine (and thank you dear bloggers that reviewed the book so favourably).