Series: 2B Trilogy #3
Published by Harlequin Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Friendship, Musician, New Adult, Romance
Buy on Amazon
Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney's social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she's made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore.
Max knows about feeling lost and trying to move beyond the pain he's been on his own since he was sixteen. Now it's time to find out if he can ever go home again, and Courtney's the only one he trusts to go with him. But the trip to Providence could change everything because the more time he spends with Courtney, the harder it is to reconcile what he wants and what he thinks he deserves.
It started out so simple. One misfit helping another. Now Max will do anything to show Courtney that for every heart that's ever been broken, there's another that can make it complete.
I like college books, especially when they involve two friends starting to develop feelings for one another, it’s always been one of my go to storylines for a good book. I also enjoyed the second book in this series, so I knew I was going to read this book as well.
So when the book starts we meet Courtney and Max, and they are on the lookout for a new roommate. I loved the dynamic between the roommates (Angus included), they have such a great and easy banter, and it was easy to really like them all right off the bat. Courtney and Max seem to have a good friendship, but it’s not until Max tells her that his grandfather has died and wants her to come with him to face the family he has left behind, that their friendship becomes much deeper.
I liked Courtney, she clearly marches to the beat of her own drum, and I really loved how much she stands up to her parents. I like that she is trying to find her own way, and is willing to take chances in order to figure out what she wants from her life. She has gone through some hard times when she was in high school, the death of her first love and some serious addiction issues that she fell into after her boyfriend died, so I was super impressed that she was able move forward with her life.
I liked Max less then I liked Courtney. Honestly I was a little confused by him. In the beginning he comes off as kind of a cool guy, like a ladies man. But then as the book continues on he seems way more insecure then I would have expected. One thing I totally expected from him though was his rush to react to things, it made for some interesting situations, especially when he has to fix things because of his quick reactions.
I liked the chemistry that Courtney and Max had throughout the book, but I really liked the friendship that the two of them had. The secondary characters in this book were fun and easy to like, and really helped move the story along, they really helped with the pacing. In the end this was an enjoyable book for me, and I think if you like friends to lovers romance books or new adult book that take place in college setting then this might be a book you want to check out.