Genres: Contemporary Romance, Humorous, New Adult, Romance
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Hadley Arrington is the career-driven Editor-in-Chief of her university’s prestigious newspaper. Jack Diamond is a laid back student whose good looks have made things even easier than they need to be. She’s the girl who came out of nowhere and kissed him in the rain. He’s the boy who made her do something crazy. When the stakes seem too high, they have to decide if they’ll let their love show or if they’ll walk away for good.
This book was awesome, it was like watching my favorite romantic comedy, except in book format. I actually really enjoy books that have a romantic comedy feel, some times they end up feeling silly or overdone, but this book didn’t feel that way to me at all. It made me laugh out loud, but never sacrificed making me feel connected to the characters.
So to say Hadley is career driven is probably the world’s biggest understatement. She is determined to be a war correspondent, it is her dream, and nothing is going to stand in her way. I love that she knows what she wants. I love that she is willing to put in the work to make her dreams come true (I hate people who have dreams but don’t do anything to make them happen). She doesn’t exactly believe in love, and more than that she has no intention of getting involved in any relationship at all. But then there is a drunken night and a best friend, and before she knows it she is making out with some random guy. Enter Jack, the random guy.
Jack is such a good guy, in fact I can’t believe that Hadley wouldn’t want to be in a relationship with him. He’s smart, he’s kind, he’s a good friend, and he’s just good for Hadley. He’s interested in her, but all Hadley is interested in is a no-strings attached relationship, which of course makes Jack think she is the coolest chick ever. There is a lot more I could say about Jack, but there is something about him that really make the whole story, and honestly, if I tell you it will ruin the awesomeness of the story.
All that being said, the whole book is not sunshine and rainbows. You won’t be spending your entire read laughing, after all Hadley wants to be a war correspondent, and lets face is war is not funny, it’s sad and heartbreaking, the things you see in war are things people can never truly imagine until they are there. The whole experience is hard for Hadley and it’s hard for the reader, but it makes the ending all the more worth it.
I loved this book, and honestly I think anyone who likes new adult or romantic comedy romance in general will like it as well. I loved Audrey Bell’s writing style, and I am looking forward to reading more of her work.