This novella was hard to follow. It alternated between the POVs(point of views) of Hero, heroine, & her cousin. Often it was hard to figure out who was speaking & who was responding. Or if it was a thought or a spoken word. I found myself going back quite a few times & re-reading the passages because I felt lost.
The characters were all pretty immature. I’ve read quite a few New Adult romances & the characters might start out immature or do some immature things here & there but there’s usually some kind of maturing along the way. This one does not. The main characters & their best friends are partying, binge-drinking, & sexing it up from start to finish. There is brief mention about studying or class & visit to their parents. I don’t mind that if the focus of the story was on the romance but this was mostly about drinking, frat-parties, & hooking-up. I didn’t care for it. What’s worse is that the main character’s coping mechanisms were destructive.** They may have patched up their differences by the end but these 2 still have a long road towards emotional maturity that I doubt their HEA(happily ever after). They are definitely a happy-for-right-now but even the next month of their HEA is dubious.
Hardly recommended as a happily-ever-after romance.
*ARC courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.
**A more detailed review with SPOILERS is on my blog
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