When I saw this series suggested by an author I read, I thought I’d give it a try. The premise sounded interesting and with Amazon, you can sample the first chapter and a bit for free. Normally, I don’t like reading new adult romance novels and I’m also not fond of the first person POV. That’s just a personal preference. There’s nothing wrong with first person POV, but I prefer a third person perspective. But, I decided to just download the sample and check it out.
There was also the issue that it was a story stretched out over three books. Some find this irritating because you would have to wait for the next book to come out and see how it all resolves. But, I’m a fan of series books because I like to see the story continue. Preferably, just post HEA events, but if the books are written well and the story is compelling, I would rather read three different books than one gigantic book with the whole story in one.
This book surprised me. At first, as I started reading the book, I thought that this was going to be another version of some of the popular books out there. Young innocent college girl meets up with a young good-looking guy who made it rich very early in life with some deep troubling past on both parts that prevents them from getting together. Drama ensues throughout the first book, continues in the second, and somehow in the third book they get back together again.
That seems to be the current basic skeleton for some of the romance novels at the moment. It’s true that a romance novel should have a boy meets girl, sexual tension and something that keeps them apart, then the final resolution of their problem where the reader is rewarded with a satisfying payoff of a HEA. This series does that and more.
I will try not to give any spoilers away. If you’ve read the book, you will know what I am referring to. If you didn’t, go and read the book. It’s a great journey into the lives of Mia and Adam and well written take on relationships.
Mia and Adam’s story is original. The internal conflict of their personalities and the external conflict that drives them apart takes you on an emotional roller coaster especially if you’ve ever known anyone in that situation. The fact that it’s in first person POV makes the reader really feel the multitude of emotions that the MC is experiencing.
Brenna Aubrey‘s technique of changing the POV for the first two books and then within the third book was brilliant. The reader gets to really delve into the mind of the characters and literally walk in their shoes. The choice of which POV to use was smart because it kept the secret that the reader doesn’t know well hidden until the final reveal. With the third book, the reader sees how the MC grow as one part of a pairing.
I also loved all the geek speak in the book. I never played Dungeons and Dragons or any online group games but I know of them. I did like the references to the major geek themes out there like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Dr. Who, to name a few.
This is one of those series that I won’t forget, and I can’t wait to read the next two books for Jordan and Liam. Check out the books on Amazon.com.