ABOUT THE BOOK
I’ve been nothing but a failure to my parents my entire life. I know I’ll never live up to their level of perfection, but it doesn’t matter. Especially, when I’m about to fail the same class twice. It seems like I’m doomed until my professor tells me he knows the perfect guy to tutor me—if he’ll agree.
Cree Madison is the star player on the hockey team, bound for NHL superstardom, and my last hope. I’m willing to do almost anything for his help. When I meet up with him, his eyes light up and he says, “I’ve been looking for you.” Only I don’t know him, and I’ve never met him before now. I’m willing to pretend to be whoever he wants me to be if it means I pass this class. But lies have a way of getting out of hand and neither one of us is prepared for the fallout when everything comes to light.
I have discovered yet another new author to add to my favorites list and though it is in the middle of a series it reads well as a standalone.
Boy meets girl. Girl disappears. Boy finds girl again. Girl doesn’t remember boy.
Cree and Ophelia are an extremely likable and sweet couple and I wasn’t bothered with their little white lies. Cree is a wonderfully nerdy jock who cares deeply about the people closest to him and he never gave up on Ophelia. Ophelia’s insecurities endeared me to her as she came alive around Cree and found her confidence to speak freely with her parents and finally feel comfortable making new friends. Ophelia’s trust in Cree is a big thing considering she isn’t a people person and deals with social anxiety and autism. I especially loved the book references and Cree’s incredibly thoughtful date to the book bindery. That man is amazing and definitely a keeper. The part I could have done without was the whole amnesia thing since it really wasn’t necessary.
Cree’s sister Millie stole the show for me with their sibling bickering and teasing and I can’t wait to find out about the relationship between Millie and Cree’s roommate Jude. That bad boy has some major baggage that I would like to delve into. Also, Cree’s other roommate, Daire’s whole mess of a life sounds like a real trainwreck and would make another good story on its own. I plan to go back and read the previous books in the series as well.
This lovely story will melt your heart and the unforgettable characters will charm your socks off as they muddle their way through classes and relationships while considering their fates after graduation.
Thank you to Ms. Smeltzer for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Micalea Smeltzer is a twenty-something author from Northern Virginia. She has four dogs, which is as crazy as it sounds. As a recent kidney transplant recipient she’s dedicated to raising awareness around the effects of kidney disease, dialysis, and transplant as well as educating people on living donation. When she’s not writing you can catch her with her nose buried in a book.