When society tries to put you in a box, knock the walls down. –Tati Green
“You have a pretty face” is such a back-handed compliment. It’s like telling me that my face is beautiful, but the rest of me is not.
Despite what society says, my curves are hot.
My love life, on the other hand, is not.
My mom says I’ll never find love because of my weight.
My sister says I’ll never find love because of my personality.
My almost-fiancé says I’ll never find love because I’m incapable of loving anyone.
My mom and sister are full of it, but my ex kind of has a point.
At twenty-seven years old, I’ve never been in love. I date a lot, yet sparks never fly. But when I experienced the heart-pounding, skin tingling feeling for the first time, I didn’t think it would be caused by a guy I’ve never met. And I damn sure didn’t think he would end up holding my future in his hands in more ways than one.
I loved Tati right from the get-go. She was a confident woman despite what seemed to be frequent jabs at her appearance from both strangers and relatives alike. She had clear career goals and was willingly working hard to achieve them. Her beginnings with Wes were completely adorable.
And Wes. Wes was some prime book boyfriend material. He always seemed to do and say the right thing without him seeming phony or like he was trying to hard. The pull between Tati and Wes once they were both in the same place was awesome. I loved the slow burn to the progress of their relationship. Once they actually got together, their chemistry was off the charts!
There were a couple of reveals in the last third of the book that I felt were obvious, but I’m not sure if they were actually supposed to be secrets, so it might not be that big a deal. That being said, the story felt very true to life, with believable plot points and realistic people throughout. All in all, I think it was a well-written book full of smart characters.
Danielle Allen is a lover of football, fashion, film and fiction. Married to the yin to her yang, Danielle spends most of her time with her husband, family and friends. From karaoke nights to vacationing and everything in between, she enjoys making the most out of the life in which she’s been blessed. Danielle spends her days teaching and event planning and her nights writing.
Danielle Allen is the author of the Back to Life Series (Back to Life, Back to Reality, Back to December*), Love Discovered in New York, Autumn & Summer, the Heartache Series (Heartache, Heartfelt, Heartless*) and Work Song.