When It's Love by Emma Lauren
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My Rating, Summary and Review
Sydney is one semester away from graduating from Addison College and not really sure what the future holds for her. She doesn't have a close relationship with her mother and she's never actually met her dad. Due to events that have happened back at home, she doesn't have a large circle of friends at school and spends a lot of time with her best friend Henry.
For the past 14 weeks, she's been in a creative writing class with a professor that she's attracted to and has dreams about getting him to notice her, so she's beyond ecstatic when he leaves her a rave review on the last essay that she writes for the class and even more excited when she discovers an email from him in her inbox, praising her again and telling her to keep in touch with him even though the class has ended. Feeling more confident in flirting with him behind the safety of her computer screen than in person, she finds herself in the midst of a serious cyber flirtation, which quickly escalates. Henry knows all about her crush on the professor and has been encouraging her to continue the online fliration and even helps her by taking pictures of her in compromising positions. But the photography session heats up between Henry and Sydney and she is surprised to find that she has begun to have feelings for her best friend and even more surprised to find that he too has had feelings for her all along. So where does leave things between her and the professor?
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read, but it packed steam and emotions and even though I was able to figure out certain aspects before they were revealed there were a few unexpected twists and turns along the way. Without giving away any spoilers, there's a part of Sydney's past that comes out and helps to explain why she has such a hard time trusting people and why she hasn't been able to tell people her deepest darkest secrets.
I liked Sydney but I really loved Henry. I know he had his reasons for his actions so I was able to overlook certain things that came out near the end of the book. I'm a little sad that it ended with a cliffhanger because I was really hoping that things would work out for Sydney and the man that she chose, so I'll be keeping my eye out for book #2, When It's Over to see what happens next.
I received a copy of When It's Love by Emma Lauren in exchange for an honest review.