Genevieve Rodriguez is less than thrilled when her older brother’s best friend, Deo, runs off and marries Whit, the girl who doesn’t even deserve him. At least that’s what Gen believes. And so what if everyone thinks it’s just a stupid crush? She’s had a thing for Deo for as far back as she can remember.
Freshly heartbroken and downright annoyed, Genevieve is also one ‘D’ away from getting kicked out of school. In other words, life could be better for the rowdy, youngest Rodriquez sibling. Her only hope of passing physics is her quiet, nerdy tutor, Adam.
Adam isn’t her type at all. He’s too quiet, too polite, and he’d rather stare at lab charts than bother to notice the bustier top so sexy, it turned the head of every guy in a five-mile radius.
When Adam tells Genevieve that he won’t be back after winter break because his visa is about to expire, the words drop out of her spontaneous, heartbroken mouth before she has the time to think…
Thinking it’s a joke, Adam gives Genevieve a firm no. But when the joke turns into something more, all bets are off and all limits are broken. Adam may not notice a perfect bustier, but he can’t resist a good argument. And Genevieve has been arguing to get exactly what she wants her entire life.
Review copy received for an honest review.
I am in love with this series! I like that you don’t need to read the previous books (even though I of course have ;) ) and it’s awesome to be reintroduced to earlier characters. It is fun to see where their stories led and how they are entwined with the new characters.
This latest book in the Lengths series introduces us more in depth to Cohen’s sister, Genevieve. She is a gorgeous girl who flaunts her stuff in flashy clothes and high heels. Genevieve seems like the black sheep of the Rodriguez family and feels like she can’t do anything right, including passing school. Enter….sexy scientist/tutor/teacher’s assistant Adam Abramowitz who is at risk of being sent back to Israel when his Visa runs out. Adam is Gen’s tutor and he sees so much potential in her, if only he could get her to see it too.
Genevieve is not only working through school issues but personal ones as well. She has been hung up on Deo (sexy surfer boy from Lengths, her brother Cohen’s best friend…) and has a hard time dealing with the fact that he is now married. One night Gen has too much to drink and Adam finds her sulking in a closet, he takes her away from the situation.
Adam and Genevieve start to spend time together outside of school and I could see that there was a connection with them, although neither one of it would actually act on it. Each of them thought that the other wouldn’t be interested. One night as they walk on the beach Adam tells Genevieve about his Visa and without even having to think about it Gen proposes to Adam….crazy right?! I couldn’t believe it, does stuff like this actually happen?? But it seems as if Genevieive really does care for Adam, at least in some way. Adam thinks it’s crazy (at least someone agrees with me) and tells her no and takes her home. Gen goes and gets some advice from our favorite hippie Marigold.
” ‘From what you just described to me, you found a partner who’s going to crack your life wide open and give you a jump-start to get moving.’ She sits up and slaps a hand on my ass.”
Eventually the two decide to go through with this and they actually tie the knot! It was actually very sweet how it all happened but you will need to read for those details! After the wedding Adam and Genevieive still have A LOT to learn about each other, I mean they’ve known each other for a year but now it’s time to find out who they really are. We are given glimpses of both of their feelings throughout the true evolution of their relationship. Of course with any new relationship (especially a marriage!) there are plenty of good times and bad times, sweet moments and bitter fights. Will they be able to come out of this together??
“Fear drives us away. Fear will send you running from what might just save you.”
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About the Authors
Steph Campbell grew up in Southern California, but now calls Southwest Louisiana home. She has one husband, four children and a serious nail polish obsession.
Liz Reinhardt was born and raised in the idyllic beauty of northwest NJ. A move to the subtropics of coastal Georgia with her daughter and husband left her with a newly realized taste for the beach and a bloated sunscreen budget. Right alongside these new loves is her old, steadfast affection and longing for bagels and the fast-talking foul mouths of her youth.
She loves Raisinettes, even if they aren’t really candy, the Oxford comma, movies that are hilarious or feature zombies, any and all books, but especially romance (the smarter and hotter, the better), the sound of her daughter’s incessantly wise and entertaining chatter, and watching her husband work on cars in the driveway.