Words are strong. Love is stronger.
When Jordyn Michaelson’s autistic brother joins her at her elite school, she’s determined not to let anyone know they're related. Even if that means closing herself off to all her closest friends, including charming football stud Alex Colby. But despite her best intentions, she just can't shake the memory of kissing Alex last summer, and the desire to do it again.
Can Jordyn find the courage to tell Alex how she really feels—and the truth about her family—before he slips away forever?
I feel like the blurb doesn’t really match the book. Reading that, I would get the impression that this book was mainly focused around Jordyn and Alex
So, this book was definitely not what I was expecting! I thought it was going to be a cutesy little romance book, which I guess it was, but mainly it was about family and accepting them as they are.
I had a few issues with this book. It didn’t feel like the whole book, it was such a quick read and it just felt like there was something missing. (It literally took me three hours from start to finish). Another thing that bugged me was Jordyn. She was just so self-centred and whiney I found myself constantly rolling my eyes. Also, she was so horrible to her brother! She wasn’t necessarily mean towards him but just the way she was so embarrassed about him, wouldn’t tell her closest friends about him, I just thought it was ridiculous. Even when her brother was having a complete meltdown she wouldn’t even help him because people would see!
“I never considered that it could be like this, that the only person who’d make such a big deal about Phillip being my brother would be…me”
And this is where I started enjoying the book. Jordyn finally developed and sort of realised how ridiculous she was being. I like how the story ended
I did find it amusing that this book is all about gifted and talented people, with constant references to it, and I’m currently taking a unit at university on teaching gifted and talented students. How ironic!
Having said all of that, I didn’t mind the book. I mean, it wasn’t great and I definitely won’t be recommending it to everyone I see. But if you’re looking for a really quick read then why not? I wouldn’t be rushing out to buy it though…
Book: 6/10 (see my rating scale)
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Favourite Quote: “Phillip’s autism is a part of who he is, and I don’t deny that it’s a big part. But it’s never going to be all that he is. He should be loved for all that he is.”
**This book will be available on August 4th**
*I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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