I’ve heard a lot of hype for this book, so I was interested to see what it was all about. And I was totally in love with how these two characters collide and the overall situation of the accident.
I had trouble ever liking Bash because I couldn’t buy into him being innocent when later in the book he does the same dangerous and illegal behaviors that Kyle did to cause the accident. Likewise, he doesn’t have a whole lot of drive or ambition. I wanted him to want more than a romance or for his move to live. His plans for the rest of the week didn’t endear me to him.
I liked Birdie a little more, but I really struggled with the romance and her journey with Bash when so much fell into the tropes of a girl who doesn’t know she’s beautiful. Likewise, I really hated that she changed her appearance for Bash. She was such an interesting and quirky character, but by the end of the book I felt like a lot of that interest had faded away.
I loved how chemistry was intertwined throughout the novel. I think that was the coolest part. I really wish there had been more of that.
Overall, while I loved the initial circumstances that brought these two characters together, I think the novel fell onto old tropes that are tired and stale. I wish it had kept the freshness I’d felt in the first few chapters.
Author(s): Candace Ganger
Overall Rating: 2/5
Imprint: St. Martin’s Griffin