Author: A.E. Woodward
Published: June 19th 2013
Format: eBook | Pages: 325
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: ARC provided for blog tour
★★★★★ (5/5) Stars!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
It didn't take me long to fall in love with this book or it's characters. The four friends had such a fun and interesting dynamic. It only took a couple of pages to have me laughing out loud. I was instantly hooked and couldn't put it down, well until I had dropped my Kindle on my head a couple of times dozing off! It's been a while since I've been as in to a book as I was this one.
Emma was such a great character, she's smart and snarky. She has a great job. Lives a condo in New York with her 3 best friends Shane, Tyler and Rob (lucky girl). She comes from a perfect family, with a mother who constantly drilled into her and her sister the importance of maintaining the perfect image, perfect hair, perfect makeup, perfect clothes, perfect friends, relationships...so you can't really blame her for rebelling most of her life. Her mother and sister can't stand the way she lives her life, she's almost 30 and she's living like a college student, she should settle get married, settle down, quit her job, raise a family. But Emma is perfectly happy with her life the way it is.
She goes home for her parents anniversary and her baby sister makes an announcement that sends Emma reeling with emotions and a twinge of jealousy that she never expected. It makes her take a step back and reevaluate her life and see that maybe she's not as happy with the way things are as she thought she was. On the plane ride home she formulates a plan, with only 8 months until her birthday she wants to try to find Mr. Right by the time she's 30 and be that much closer to the perfect life and perfect family her mom and sister are pressuring her to have.
This book proved that you can have an adult or new adult novel and have it be all about the love story and the romance and not be filled with sex, sex, sex. It was about the characters and the emotions. Their ups and downs on the way to find their happiness. It's always such a refreshing change. Don't get me wrong I enjoy my steamy novels like the rest of you, it's just a nice change of pace sometimes.
It had me engaged from start to finish and ended all too soon. I fell in love with each one of these characters and I was so sad to see this story come to an end. But I can't wait for the rest of the series to come out and delve deeper into the hearts of the other guys and see them find their happiness as well. I highly recommend this heartwarming love story!
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