Zoey's hopes for a relationship with Logan is doomed the start. Her parents are serial adopters and have saved Logan from his troubled youth by taking him in when he was 16. Zoey crushed on Logan back then, but he hooked up with her best friend, Piper. Zoey was heartbroken, but she did not get in the way of their affair. For years, she continued to pine for Logan even after Piper’s pregnancy scare and her eventual break-up with him. Now, Zoey was going to college, the same one Logan was in and it was inevitable that their paths cross again. Unbeknownst to Zoey, Logan had feelings for her and became determined to pursue a relationship with her. When they could finally be together, feelings of guilt towards Piper and her parents, cast a shadow on their budding romance. Will Logan and Zoey’s love survive? How will her parents and Piper take the news of their relationship?
I love Logan’s character – he’s tough on the outside but sensitive and insecure on the inside, being a survivor of childhood abuse. Despite his appalling childhood, he grew up determined to make a life of his own. He grew to be a confident and independent young man and endeavoured to live his life with a purpose. Weaker personalities would be driven to despair and addiction. Zoey was inexperienced and self-doubting and did not want to hurt the feelings of people dear to her. She’s loyal and lovable and the reader can easily relate to her inner conflict, her thoughts and character. I like the wit ever present in the dialogues that are consistently amusing, are punctuated with humor and many times, evoke a lot of feels. These young characters are broken on the inside and yet managed their issues in a level-headed way. I would love to have a supportive roommate like Nina and a best friend like Piper. Towards the end, the reactions to Zoey and Logan’s revelation of their relationship were quite unexpected.
This is a simple yet complicated love story. I enjoyed every moment of reading this book and felt that the characters, although far from perfect, should be good examples to the youth of today.
This was beautifully written! The story between Zoey and Logan wasn't straight forward and had several complicating factors that resulted in them both keeping their feelings locked up tight - not only were they adopted siblings, but Logan was Zoey's best friends ex. An ex who he'd been very in love with and heartbroken over when she pushed him away.
Their chemistry is unmistakable - to both the reader and other characters. Their evolution from friends to more was beautifully written and I couldn't help but fall in love with both of them.
There is definitely a HEA and I was really happy for them with how their family, and Zoey's still best friend Piper, reacted to it all.