If Only by AJ Pine

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 0 Comments A + a -

Title: If Only 

Author: A.J. Pine

Published Date: March 24th 2014

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Synopsis: It's been two years since twenty-year-old Jordan had a boyfriend—which means it's been forever since she, well, you know. But now she’s off to spend her junior year in Aberdeen, Scotland, the perfect place to stop waiting for Mr. Right and just enjoy Mr. Right Now.
Sexy, sweet (and possible player) Griffin may be her perfect, no-strings-attached match. He’s fun, gorgeous, and makes her laugh. So why can’t she stop thinking about Noah who, minutes after being trapped together outside the train’s loo, kisses Jordan like she’s never been kissed before? Never mind his impossible blue eyes, his weathered, annotated copy of The Great Gatsby (total English-major porn)…oh, and his girlfriend.
Jordan knows everything this year has an expiration date. Aberdeen is supposed to be about fun rather than waiting for life to happen. But E. M. Forster, Shakespeare, and mistletoe on Valentine’s Day make her reconsider what love is and how far she’s willing to go for the right guy.

I had so many feels coursing through me while reading If Only. And honestly, though a lot of those emotions were mainly stemming off of frustration, I had a lot of fun reading this. Maybe it was the "new" environment that we're transported into, maybe the awesome characters, or maybe even the AMAZING references that are all over this book that had me smiling because I KNEW THEM. Over all, this was a good read and a painful one.

So if you've read the synopsis you'd know that there's two guys, but STAHP right there. Because if you're thinking what I initially thought, then you're wrong. And if you really read the synopsis you can figure out what the end game is going to be. BUT what you don't know is the journey that this book has in-between it's covers. I thought I did, and boy was I wrong. And I'm glad I was because If Only exceeded my expectations.

Jordan is all about the what if's. However, she slowly escapes that mind set. And if finishing this book taught me anything it'd be that what if's should be thrown away into the dumps. Accept that what's done can't be redone, focus on the here and now, and experience life as it runs toward you. Because life will never stop running.

With more books to be read
Isaiah 41:10

P.S. I know this is short review, but you really have to experience this book and form your own thoughts. So once you've done that, definitely come talk to me because I NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO ABOUT THIS.

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