by Christina Lauren
I had to read this book because it sounded just too good. The cast of characters, the socially awkward and emotionally stunted heroine, the sexy nerd Hero, and the fun that is online dating. I felt like this book accurately portrayed the differences men versus women face in the whole online dating process. Men rush in to find gem after gem while women get unsolicited D-pick after unsolicited D-pick. (How is this even still a thing? And yet, literally, it is!) And how the men are oblivious to the struggles the woman faces and why she has to maneuver her use differently than they do.
But at the heart of this novel, as beautifully realistic as it all is… the romance, obviously. Millie is sort of this emotionally stunted introvert for reasons I won’t spoil, and Reed is this uber nice guy that you want to take home to meet your folks. But even the nicest and most understanding of men have their limits. At some point, they’re going to be pushed too far.
Toward the end of this book was kind of heart-wrenching in a way, when everything gets out in the open and Millie realizes she has to change (in a good, character arc kind of way – not an ‘I have to change so the person I like will like me’ kind of way).
Anyway, to wrap this up because I could seriously keep talking about this, I’ll just say loved the book, and if you were on the fence, definitely read it. ❤ It’s a good one.