Thursday 27 June 2013

This Love by Nazarea Andrews

Published: June 25 2013 by A & A Literary
Pages: 191
Source: I was provided an eARC in exchange for an honest review
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She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding. 

He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess his life had become.

They didn't know they needed each other.

Avery Emili needs two grand. Two grand and a plane ticket--her sister is counting on her to get to Jamaica for her wedding. But the semester is over, and tutoring college freshman and high school students has dried up until the fall.

Atticus Grimes needs help--the messy split with his wife left the twenty-eight year old professor scrambling to keep things together as the semester winds down. Now he's got a research grant he has to actually do research for and all he wants to do is drown himself in a tall bottle of bourbon.

When Avery sees his ad for an assistant, all she's thinking is a summer job. But as they spend time together, in the office and out, both of them begin to realise something is there. Something that can't happen--he's a professor and she's a student. And both of them have histories, pasts that won’t let go. Can two broken people pulled apart by expectations find a way to be whole?


Well, what can I say about Atticus....yum yum yum! Which one of us hasn't had a crush on a professor through all of our years of school? And the whole brooding personality thing, there is just something about it that makes girls want to crack that shell and see him smile I think.

I really enjoyed this book, it reminded me of Gabriel's Inferno just in the sense of the whole professor/student thing, but for me, I enjoyed this one just a little more, I don't know what it was about it, the characters, or plot or whatever, but I just thought it was just that little bit better. 

Avery is a few years younger than Atticus, but I didn't find that she was naive about a whole lot, she was very determined at what she wanted, and that nothing was going to stand in her way of getting it, even if that person was Atticus. They both come in to this situation with baggage, and they are not exactly open about it, which could jeopardise their relationship even before it starts.

I found the character building to be really well done, both Avery and Atticus have things to learn, such as trust, and getting over what ever had happened in the past, and there was no rushing in the book in regards to this, it was not insta-love, and then everything was perfect, and it was really good to see. There are people in each of their lives that are trying to keep them apart and telling them that they are making a big mistake, and I wanted to strangle them sometimes, I understand that they are looking out for their friends, but there is a line that you just don't cross, you express your concerns, and then you have to let them make their own choices, even if they are bad ones, and just be there for them in the end.

I am going to give this book a 5/5 and would highly suggest it if you are interested in the NA genre, and it sounds good to you, and I am eagerly anticipating the next book, I think it is going to be just as good as this one!


Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write stories that she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

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