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Series: Twenty-Something #1
Release date: January 7th 2014
Marisol Finnegan has done everything right to ensure that when she graduated college she'd have the kickass life she always wanted. That's what we're told right? A + B = C? Yeah, well sometimes C is being a twenty-four year old virgin moving home with your parents.
So not ideal.
Before entering this tragically pathetic phase of her life, Marisol stops at a bar for a drink. It's here where her life really changes when she meets her catalyst...Jason Scott.
After everything you've ever done has backfired and you no longer trust yourself how are you able to navigate a relationship? How do you even begin to love yourself let alone someone else?
Mari makes me laugh in the beginning because she feels sorry for herself and is overly dramatic about it. For some reason this endeared me to her when it probably shouldn’t. I just thought she was pretty funny and some of the stuff she did I might do if I was in the same situation. I think everyone can have their over dramatic moments especially when you are frustrated. Mari is trying to figure herself out and what she really wants to do with life. I thought her fear of relationships is interesting because it doesn’t seem to be rooted in anything besides inexperienced. It’s more like she holds herself to this high standard where it’s easier to not try at all than it is to fail. I like that Mari is flawed, she can be self-absorbed at times but it nice to not have her dancing around as little miss perfect.
I love Mari and Jason’s interaction right off the bat. Including that she keeps calling him bartender when she talks to him in the beginning. Actually they end up having all kinds of nicknames for one another it’s very cute. They start off as friends and then blossom into more. They have a lot of banter that I enjoyed. Although towards the end of the book I kind of felt frustrated with them both and how they handled things. Especially Mari, I probably would have told her to grow up and stop acting like a baby if I was her friend. Then I would tell Jason to simmer down. I have to say though it was nice that they did have some big fights where they made up by the end of the night. So it wasn’t like this couple is totally perfect and then this one things happen and it shatters everything. They were a couple you could relate to more because they do have spats.
I loved the supporting characters. I like when a book has a strong family and friend base. Trent, Blake, Declan, Lindsey (not so much I didn’t like her), Emily and Kayla. So Mari did have people to turn to when she needed to talk or someone to drag her out of bed and tell her she was being stupid. Same went for Jase, Declan was there to kind of mellow him out. I would love to hang out with Emily and Kayla because they both really rocked.
I enjoyed this book because it’s fun, romantic and light. The strong supporting cast helped invest me into the story. I wanted to hear about them just as much as the main characters. It also makes me excited for the next book which I am assuming is going to be Declan and Emily, which I freaking love those two.
Not only did I feel like she could pull off the pouty lips look she's actually 26 so pretty close to the age of Mari (I did change my mind once and almost choose Peyton List
Matt Bomer (From White Collar)
Guys are always harder for me to choose. I'm not sure why. It took me a while to settle on Matt and I had to find a picture of him not wearing a suit for it to fit in my brain.
I actually thought of her first then thought maybe not and then went back to her. Something about her ability to play a kick ass girl which is how I picture Emily.
She just looked fun loving in this picture. Just like Marisol's sister
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