FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF STEPBROTHER DEAREST...
Nina Kennedy was alive…but not living…until she met him.
Planes, trains, heights…you name it, Nina was afraid of it and led a sheltered life ruled by irrational fears and phobias.
When she moves to Brooklyn for nursing school, that life is turned upside down, as she develops an intense but unwanted attraction to her gorgeous roommate, who’s pierced, tattooed and just happens to be the smartest person she’s ever met.
Behind Jake Green’s rough exterior and devilish smile, lies a heart of gold. He makes it his mission to change Nina’s outlook on life. When he agrees to tutor her, they forge a bet and the stakes are high as Jake forces Nina to face her demons. He just wasn’t expecting to fall hard for her in the process.
What Nina doesn’t realize, is that Jake has been living his own private hell. Once he drops a bombshell, will their love survive it?
I completely understand all of the hype I've seen about Jake. I don't know what took me so long to read this book to be honest. I had some audible credits that had stacked up and so I started the Gemini series by Penelope Ward. Once I started this story, I had to hear more. Nina moves to NYC to go to school and struggles with Math. Her mysterious roommates offers to help her out by tutoring her. Nina also has some fears and they make a side bet that if she doesn't pass her tests, that she will have to face them. After some time, they develop a friendship along with a strong attraction to each other. They have some things in their past that get in the way. That's about all I can say without giving too much away. But, let me tell you... I could feel the chemistry between these too. And I love that the story doesn't end in the typical way, but addresses some struggles that couples face. It's not always just the HEA. Definitely enjoyed this one and adored Jake's poems!
Sooo good until...
The first part was really good. The 2nd part was kind of everywhere to me. There just seemed like a lot was piling on and there was no way they were gonna make it out together. Very unrealistic. I loved the characters and the fact that the POV is from both of them.
I can't believe I waited so long to read this book.
Especially when I can relate to Nina in almost every way. She stole my heart. She had my emotions flying high. I felt every fear she has. I adore her.
Jake is Smart charismatic and Hot, he's got a big big heart. He's selfless. But he had a secret and it was killing me to find out what? And oh my it's a doozy. The story flowed perfectly I loved everything about it .