Sunday, 17 August 2014

ARC Review ~ I Want It That Way (2B Trilogy #1) by Ann Aguirre

I Want It That Way (2B Trilogy #1)
eARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: August 28th 2014

Publisher: Harlequin UK (Mira)

Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she's determined to make them come true—for her parents' sake as well as her own. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, she barely has time to think, let alone date. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B…. 

Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can't risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, a social life is out of the question. The last thing he wants is for four noisy students to move into the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia's and Ty's paths cross, and soon they can't stay away from each other. 

The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can't know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.

My Opinion

I will admit that when I requested this book I was on the fence about whether it would be for me. I liked the sound of the romance but the young dad aspect had me wary about whether this book would be for me as I'm not that fond of kids. I knew it was a risk but I'm glad I took a chance on this book as by the end it, and Sam had won me over--actually Sam won me over when he first came on the scene with his handshake.

I like how things progressed and felt Ty was a great male lead. He wasn't the usual arrogant, self-obsessed guy who can get any girl he wants you find in these types of books. Whilst he was described as hot (wasn't feeling the ginger though), he genuinely put Sam first and was a great dad. The relationship the two of them had was adorable and you couldn't help but love him all the more for it. As well as this, his past, although predictable, was dealt with sensitively and I liked that it wasn't overdone.

Similarly, I thought Nadia was a great character. She was loving, supportive and great with Sam. It wasn't just with the guys though, she was like it was all of we friends who I grew to like as well.

If there was one thing that I wasn't so keen on to begin with, it was the romance. I felt the start was a bit slow and took a while to get into things. I also didn't really like the friends with benefits side of things--even if they slowly fell for each other. I'm not sure what it was in the beginning but it didn't feel that natural and there was something that wasn't connecting with me. To start with I felt quite disconnected with the writing but I'm glad it grew on me. By the end I was fully invested in the characters' stories and loved them all. I was pleased with how it ended and it did leave a smile on my face.

Overall, I didn't expect to enjoy the child aspect of this book but it came as a pleasant surprise. It was a nice read and has some great characters.


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