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.
When I started reading this book, I didn't realize it was part of series, but I suspected it was. The first chapter was overwhelming for me, too many characters I didn't know at one time. But once I got through that, I was totally sucked into this amazing book.
Max is going through a difficult time. He asks Courtney to accompany him to his grandfather's funeral. She went as his friend, something he desperately needed. I loved the playful banter between Max and Courtney, even if Max was using it as a shield to hide his true self. It just made some tough moments more light-hearted.
Courtney was a little more difficult to bond with. I think it was because I got bits and pieces of her description throughout the story. I'd have an image of her in my head, then I would get something that would alter that image. I think that I reading about her in the other books of the series would have helped this.
After reading this one, the rest of the series has been added to my TBR list.
Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.