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Published by Grand Central Publishing on September 1st 2015
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Erotica, Fiction, New Adult, Romance
"I couldn't put it down! I loved every sentence! The writing is outstanding, the setting entrancing, and the characters stole my heart. Fresh, flawed and instantly lovable, you'll root for Jo and Adam at every turn." --- S. C. Stephens, #1 New York Times bestselling author Their passion burned hotter than the stars . . .For Josephine "Jo" Kramer, nothing has ever been easy. When she earns a summer internship in Puerto Rico, working at one of the world's preeminent scientific facilities, she'll let nothing distract her. Not her own insecurities, not the arrogant scientists, and definitely not her tall, chiseled research partner, Adam. For Adam McCay, physics is simple-it's women who are complicated. Especially brilliant, beautiful ones like Jo. From the moment they meet, he can feel the heat smoldering deep beneath her icy exterior. And Adam knows just what it will take to make Jo melt . . .Under the endless stars of a tropical sky, Jo and Adam indulge their every desire. But as their internship comes to an end, their perfect island paradise is threatened. Was their time together a summer fling? Or is their passion hot enough to last the long winter nights?
I am a huge fan of Jeanette Grey having read a lot of her earlier stuff, so when I saw this up on Netgalley I couldn’t grab it fast enough.
We first meet Jo on her way to Puerto Rico where she’s earned a summer internship working in a prominent science facility. She’s determined to prove her worth to those that matter… she doesn’t have time for anything else. She’s prickly and disagreeable on the outside but there is this amazing vulnerability below the surface and Grey does an amazing job with her. I distinctly remember starting the book with the thought of “man, what a bitch.” But here’s the kicker – once you get to know her story, it makes sense… her strive to be good at this, her desire to keep everyone at a distance… and I promise you’ll end the story wanting to hug her!
Adam McCay is almost the exact opposite though. He cares about people and he’s not afraid to show it. He and his estranged girlfriend/ex-girlfriend are in two separate worlds right now, but she’s the first one he wants to tell about the amazing things happening in his life… but when Jo has him on his back in the dirt, he can’t help but be intrigued by her and he can’t deny the simmering attraction between them. I just have to say that Adam is probably one of the sweetest guys I’ve read in a long time… not like cheesy sweet or too much of a good guy, just exactly the kind of boy you wish you could have met while in college. The perfect mix of good and bad if you know what I mean.
The differences between Jo & Adam may seem vast while you’re reading, especially from the very beginning, but as Grey weaves her story, and we learn more about them both, you can see the things that will bring Adam and Jo together… and when it happens, you’ll absolutely fall in love.
I really loved the setting that Grey used here – and while this is most definitely NA I like that it wasn’t the typical college backdrop for once! The setting definitely helps in making this stand out as something different in the genre, and the writing itself is wonderful! Grey knows her stuff and she can tell a story that flows amazingly well.
If you are a fan of New Adult and are looking for a fresh new voice in the genre, you definitely need to grab this title when it releases in September. In the meantime go check out her other titles, they are still among my favorites! In the meantime I’ll be waiting for whatever she’s got next!
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.