Publication Date: May 8, 2018
This was not what I was expecting to read when I first picked up this book up.
I was expecting a light, fun, breezy hook-up story which I totally based my opinion upon from the cute cover.
THIS story actually knocked my socks off!
The main male protagonist, Cain carries a lot of anger and has a lot of issues, the main one being that he turns to alcohol to numb his feelings.
Cain admits and accepts that he’s an alcoholic and as the story progresses, the reader can sympathize with the reasons ‘why’ he drinks.
The author did a fantastic job of writing his character. She did not sugar-coat his alcoholism or how it affects his loved ones.
The female protagonist, Sophie is a genius who is socially awkward. She doesn’t read normal social cues, and is brutally, and logically honest in all her responses.
Unfortunately, she’s never felt or been made to feel accepted by her family or amongst her peers.
Somehow Cain and Sophie’s characters click.
They understand, accept, and are honest with each other, and what started out as a hook-up/fling soon becomes so much more.
Even though this wasn’t at all what I was expecting, I am glad I read this story.
“I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book which was provided by the Publisher via Netgalley.”