I am royally screwed.
Pam Clayton, a Canadian university student, is thrown for a loop when all of her best-laid plans come to waste and her fourth year is completely up in the air.
Daryl Oates (“Oates”) is invited to his friend Aidan’s family’s vacation home to work on an app that’s just about to take up. He heads up for the weekend, intended to buckle down and get work done.
This evening has been an epic-cluster fuck.
Pam goes with her friend Alexis to visit Alexis’s late husband’s parents.
And then…Pam runs into Oates.
My eyes stray from his biceps long enough to read the front of his shirt, which says: “Talk Nerdy To Me.”
And Oates runs into Pam.
God, she’s gorgeous. Almost regal, with or without a plastic tiara.
And while fate is doing her thing – bringing them together – Pam has a few reservations.
He’s funny. Off-the-charts cute.
And from California.
Will they get together? Or will they let this opportunity pass them by?
So, I liked this book but I didn’t love it like I expected.
I checked out a few other reviews written for this book and realized that this one is a bit of a spin off – the characters are first introduced in the Amped series but they are more minor ones – and this is their book where they get together.
And while this one can be read as a standalone, I do feel like the experience will likely be enhanced by reading the original series.
This is mostly because this book is fairly character-driven and really gets intricate with the minor details and conversations between Pam and Oates. It follows two characters who are totally into each other taking babysteps to couple-hood.
And I have definitely read a book where I was already invested in the characters and the minor fluff bits were my EVERYTHING.
However, I had a bit of trouble getting into that sort of mindset without that intial book or two of investment.
I wanted a bit more plot and action – I wanted the characters to go through more hardships and trials. Something to break up the dreamy looks and long conversations.
That being said, the characters did seem interesting and the main characters balanced each other well as a couple.
So, I think if I had read the main series first, I would have loved this one a bit more.
With thanks to the author for a free copy in exchange for an honest review