Genre: Contemporary Romance
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Steam Level: 🔥🔥🔥
“Being with you doesn’t provide some warped sense of validation. You were never a fling I had to get out of my system. Our love feels like…freedom. The kind people give their lives for.”
This one grabbed ahold of my heart from the very beginning and didn’t let go until the very last page. I went in not knowing a ton about it except that a lot of my romance loving pals have been raving about it, and I think that made it even more enjoyable. This is steamy, hilarious, awkward, forced proximity fun from start to finish. There’s not a ton of angst, the premise is pretty unique, and the characters are so likable even at their worst. Clara is an adorably uptight nerd and Josh is so fun and laid back and suuuuper dreamy, especially when he says things like, “Every body is different, but none of them are wrong.” 🥰😍 I mean, COME ON. None of us stand a chance if a book boyfriend is saying stuff like that!
This is my favorite kind of slow burn—a page turner that has you wanting them to rip their clothes off, but also savoring every word because the buildup is almost as steamy as the pay off. Believe the hype and don’t sleep on this one, friends!