“We were too young, but for the record, I’m pretty sure I damn near loved you, too.”
Rating: 3-stars. Contemporary Romance
If you’ve been following my blog on Facebook, here, or my Goodreads account you know I read EVERY book Whitney writes. Since Andrew, she made me a huge fan of hers and she’s always been one of my go-to authors if I’m in a reading funk. Thus, it pains me to say, Over You, Over Us fell flat for me on so many levels. I couldn’t connect with most of the characters, it felt rushed, the steamy scenes didn’t do it for me and *sighs*, I even skipped lines *hangs head in shame*.
“Hey, Corey?” Please don’t ask me anything inappropriate …
“Yes, Hayley?” “I know it’s been a long time since we spoke, but I still remember when you used to call.”
I looked at her, seeing her blue eyes focused on me. “I still remember when you used to answer.”
Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? Hayley and her brother Jonathan had a horrible childhood, bouncing from one to another bad foster family. As if that wasn’t enough, the system split them up so both had to live in different homes. Jonathan ended up in Corey’s family and both became quick friends. Not long, Hayley joined the club – thanks to living close by – and the three of them hung out, with Hayley even sneaking through their window at night and so on . . . until Jonathan graduated and took off, leaving Hayley behind with a promise to get her soon so she can have the life she/they truly deserve.
Corey and Hayley bonded despite the age difference and she developed over the following months a crush on him . . . or she thought it was.
Fast forward, present time. Hayley has to move to her brother to San Francisco after a failed business, that’s where Corey and her paths cross again. Old feelings rekindle and yeah, the rest is history as you say 😉
It’d only been a few weeks since Hayley moved in, and I was ready for her to move out. The sexual tension between us increased to dizzying levels . . .
I wish I could give this book a better rating, but everything was lacking a bit: the humor, plot (depths), sex. I needed more, more of everything in order to swoon over this book and its characters.
If you’re looking for a quick read with insta-romance (even though it started in the past, but you know what I mean, no real build-up etc.), then def check this book out! This time, it didn’t work for me but that’s as always ONLY MY opinion.