Synopsis: I never thought I’d catch serious feelings for someone at seventeen—isn’t life
complicated enough at this age?—let alone for my polar opposite.
I’m the quiet, reserved bookworm.
He’s the popular, confident jock at the center of every party.
He’s also kind, charming, and sweet.
The determined wide receiver worms his way past my defenses.
I see a side of him no one else does,
and he makes me feel things I’ve only ever read about.
He isn’t my perfect match, but at some point,
I can’t ignore what my heart is trying to say.
So, what happens when a heart trips?
Well, at some point, the fall is unavoidable,
and I’m falling headfirst into something I didn’t want in the first place.
I asked for a crush, not for this.
I’m a Southern California girl who grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
My dog is my child, and she’s my favorite. I’m an advocate for love, mental health, and happily ever afters. Sarcasm is my go-to for any situation. I write sweet, sometimes sexy romances that range from young adult to new adult to contemporary. Cows are my favorite animal, and I’m the absolute worst at talking about myself.
Review: I enjoyed this book so much especially having the theme of friendship and romance that is highlighted.
“So get to know him, I chide myself. When there’s nothing to lose, there’s everything to gain. That last tidbit is something my mother taught me long ago. And in this moment, her lessons hold more weight than ever.”
This was one of my favorite quotes from the book as Devon decides to give love a chance. Devon hasn’t given love a chance before this, her best friend Erin encourages her to step away from the books and focus on her real life. For Valentine’s Day, she gets a list of her potential school crushes, Erin cheers her on to pursue someone from the list.
She had her on a certain guy at school but as time goes on, she falls for his best friend instead. They are opposites as Devon is shy, a bookworm, Julian on the other hand is the high school’s football player.
“Yeah, screw the damn list,” Erin mumbles from beside me. “Destiny seems to have intervened.” Erin is the ultimate best friend as she wants what is best for Devon including finding a crush or potential love on their senior year of high school. “Even so, treat this night like you’ll never have it again – because you won’t. Use that heart of yours and tell your mind to shut the hell up.”
“Am I hallucinating or invading some book-to-movie romantic comedy on Netflix? Who’s to say, really. Maybe this is the way being in high school is supposed to be, maybe I’ve been doing it wrong the entire time. Because if a guy I met mere hours ago can make me feel like I’ve lost my breath with just the quirk of his lips, then, well I am here for it. Terrified but here.”
This is a quote that I could relate with as I tend to shy, reserved about opening up with people which made my high school experience a bit different. Any time I decided to take a chance, do something different, I thought very similar to Devon. I have thought this is making me scared or anxious but I am going to try it because if I don’t, I might regret it and that’s how I picture her in this situation/scene.
I can’t wait to see you all next time!