I know I'm crass, that my sexual innuendos and dirty mouth annoy you, but I live for those two bright spots of color in your cheeks. If that's the only reaction I can get out of you, I'll gladly take it.
You hate Mondays so every Monday I slip an anonymous poem into your bag and your smile gets me through the week.
I think I'm falling for you, and I know it's wrong. I know that I'm only supposed to be the adviser to your program and nothing more, but here's the thing. I think you're falling for me too.
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Release Date: January 23, 2018
Genre: New Adult Romance. Forbidden Romance.
Sigh. I loved this book. Hard. It's been a while since I could read a couple of romances in a row because they all seem to blend together now-a-days, but this one was perfect. It soothed my soul and made me fall in love all over again. I actually read it in one sitting as well which has been pretty hard to do these last few weeks, so that tells you something right there! This is just an adorably sweet and somewhat forbidden romance with a bit of humor and a lot of heart. I very much recommend it to all readers.
ABOUT THE BOOK
xo, Zach is described as a steamy forbidden romance. And, while I agree that the couples romance is in fact, forbidden, I wouldn't necessarily call it steamy (only towards the end). Why? Because Kendall Ryan builds up the ROMANCE without all the SEX to muck it up. I truly loved this.
Poppy and Zach meet at a college party. Seems legit for a new adult romance, yea? But their circumstances are a bit unconventional. You see, Poppy had just gotten out of a relationship and in walks her ex with a new girl. So, what does Poppy do? She eyes Zach from across the room and asks that he pretend to be her boyfriend. He agrees.
The two end up sharing a pretty passionate kiss, you know, to make her ex jealous, and learn that they have a ton of chemistry. Too bad Poppy isn't really in the zone for another relationship so quickly. So she tells Zach that if they are meant to be, they will meet again.
Fast forward a couple days (maybe a week) and Poppy goes to meet her writing adviser. Only, this person is not just and adviser... He's also the same man who she shared that passionate kiss with!!! insert ohhhsss and ahhhs .
As the story progresses it's pretty clear that fate has brought these two back together again. Only problem is, Poppy doesn't think it will work and Zach does. So the two have to maneuver around their feelings. One may wonder of they will be together in the end? And, if you know romance, it's fairly certain that they will. But reading about HOW they get there is what makes the story special.
OVERALL THOUGHTS OF THE BOOK
Overall, I loved this book! I thought it was a fantastically written romance with all the right feels and build up. However, had the book been a bit longer and a bit more in depth (I would have loved to see a bit more angst in the story as it was leading that way but didn't quite make it) I think I would have given it 5 stars instead of 4.5.
Another thing I loved about this book was the LACK OF DRAMA. There wasn't any unnecessary drama to mix it all up. It was straight forward, to the point, and heartwarming. A lot of times, romances add crap drama to the story to piss us readers off (or, that's what it does to me anyway). And if that drama doesn't serve a good purpose, it messes with the story. Thankfully, that wasn't the case here so I was really happy.
If you're looking for a sweet romance with a lot of heart- especially one that will make you have a huge smile on your face- then I recommend reading this one. It's a really good story with fantastic characters and a charming romance.
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