Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Jonah and Brighton are about to have the most awkwardly awful night of their lives.
For Jonah, every aspect of his new life reminds him of what he has had to give up. All he wants is to be left alone.
Brighton is popular, pretty, and always there to help anyone . . . but has no idea of what she wants for herself. Her seemingly perfect life is marred only by Jonah, the one person who won’t give her the time of day, but also makes her feel, well, something. So when they are repeatedly thrown together over the course of one night, anything can–and does–happen.
Told in alternating chapters, this poignant, beautiful novel’s energy and tension, amidst the humour and romance, builds to a new beginning of self-acceptance and hope.
How I got this book: Sent from Bloomsbury (thank you so much!)
Release Date: May, 2015
The Short Version:
I AM NOT A CONTEMPORARY PERSON THIS BOOK WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO MAKE ME STAY UP UNTIL 3AM!!
Though I suppose I should have seen it coming…whenever a books time span takes a single night I can’t seem to help myself.
The Long Version:
As stated above, I’m not really a contemporary person, but I still very much enjoyed this. The story takes place over the course of one night, which is about the same amount of time I took to read it.
Both Brighton and Jonah were very real characters, each with their own issues and problems. Brighton is still struggling to cope with the loss of her dad, and Jonah is resentful towards pretty much everyone and everything. Throughout the book, they are constantly forced into each other’s company, much to Jonah’s dismay.
However, as the two characters get to know each other, they each realise that the other isn’t as bad as they originally thought.
I think one of the best things about this was that Brighton and Jonah were continuously forced into spending time together, but none of it felt ridiculous or forced. There were no “yeah, right, like that would happen” moments, which was a relief (I was a little concerned) and the romance was also believable.
It was a good, fun read, and I am definitely going to be reading more of this author in the future.