Goodreads Summary: Nicu has emigrated from Romania and is struggling to find his place in his new home. Meanwhile, Jess’s home life is overshadowed by violence. When Nicu and Jess meet, what starts out as friendship slowly blossoms into romance as the two bond over their painful pasts and their hope and dreams of a better future. But will they be able to save each other, let alone themselves?
Thoughts: I decided to read this book because I wanted to read something quick at the end of 2019 but winded up finishing this in 2020. I’m so glad that I decided to try something new because prose was such a great way to tell this story. I like the way this story discusses issues such as family, friends, domestic violence, and immigration.
I loved being able to hear both Jess and Nicu’s perspectives because I think that really lets you feel for both of them. I like how you hear both of their feelings toward each other and how for most of the story they keep secrets from each other. I thought it was great to only hear those secrets during the time that you were hearing from each of the characters.
I loved how their story slowly intertwined with each others until they came apart. I was disappointed by the ending though but I should have seen it coming just because of the title of the book. This book tugs at your heart throughout the whole story and even long after you are done.
I recommend this to those of you who enjoy books written in prose and those of you who like friends to lovers stories.
You can get this book at Barnes and Noble or look for it at your local library.