My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Publication date: August 26th, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Genres & Themes: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Family, Responsibilities, College
Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she’s determined to make them come true—for her parents’ sake as well as her own. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, she barely has time to think, let alone date. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….
Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can’t risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, a social life is out of the question. The last thing he wants is for four noisy students to move into the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia’s and Ty’s paths cross, and soon they can’t stay away from each other.
The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can’t know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.
Everything went just fine…before the ”let’s be friends with benefits” subject came up.
Of course, Nadia, the main character, accepted and thought it was a good idea.
As if that ever works out.
The real problem here is that I never completely understood why they had to be sex friends in the first place. Yes, he, Ty, has a boy and, yes, he has trouble trusting Nadia wouldn’t leave him since the mother of his child, Sam, left him and broke his heart but the romance is so predictable. So so so predicatable.
Can I add that it’s his fault he was left alone with a child? I mean, he pushed his girlfriend on having the baby.
Also, they didn’t seem to have that of a beautiful chemistry. Basically, all they did, when being together, is having sex and telling each other how they lust one another. Ugh, I kept rolling my eyes.
Another issue I had with this story is that more than 75% of it is set in the building they both live in. It got so boring.
Nadia is actually not that of a bad character since she is a good person. If she’s so addicted to Ty good for her, but I simply can’t believe how she, the inexperienced girl that she obviously is with guys, can agree to casual sex. They could’ve just dated like normal people and see where that goes.
Ty…I thought I was going to like him. He’s a good father, he works hard, even takes night classes, and he’s always so calm. What’s not to like, right? Well that’s before I realized that he’s boring and, like I said, they don’t talk much, especially about important things or just…the weather would have been okay too. Just something that would have proven me that they have a good chemistry. I admit they did had some talks at the beginning of the story but those didn’t last long.
The writing was good but what the author wrote about did not appeal to me at all. I can’t give it more than one single star since I didn’t like it and don’t recommend it.
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