Series: 2B Trilogy #1
Published by Harlequin HQN on August 26, 2014
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she's determined to make them come true—for her parents' sake as well as her own. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, she barely has time to think, let alone date. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….
Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can't risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, a social life is out of the question. The last thing he wants is for four noisy students to move into the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia's and Ty's paths cross, and soon they can't stay away from each other.
The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can't know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.
Nadia reminded me a lot of myself. She’s hardworking, driven, and pretty hard on herself. She is a full time college student who also has a part time job. She has very little free time but she still manages to maintain some great friendships and care about her family. Ty is similar to Nadia in that he’s working as well as putting himself through school but he’s also got a 4-year-old son to take care of. What little free time he has he spends with his son and his parents. Nadia and Ty don’t seem like they’d work since neither of them has much free time but what little time they do have they spend getting to know each other.
Nadia and Ty’s relationship seemed a little instalovey at first but that changed quickly. It was more that they were both instantly attracted to each other even though they both knew they couldn’t possibly work out. They decided to be friends and they really spent time getting to know each other. They definitely had chemistry though and I was just waiting for them to give into the attraction. They were not meant to be just friends, no matter what they thought.
The story wasn’t action-packed but it was still fast-paced. Once I started reading, I could not stop. I fell in love with Nadia and Ty’s story and I wanted to know if they’d get their happy ending. The story also does a great job introducing the characters that will be center stage in the following two books in the series. I wasn’t very impressed with Lauren but Max’s story is one I can’t wait for.
I Want It That Way is definitely a new adult book. There are some serious sexy times. I knew that Ann Aguirre could do romance but I had no idea they could be this steamy! She’s right up there with Jennifer Armentrout and Erin McCarthy in that category.
Overall, I Want It That Way is a fabulous new adult novel that I highly recommend. Ann Aguirre has been added to my list of favorite new adult authors and I can’t wait to read the second 2B novel.
What others are saying about I Want It That Way:
The Book Vixen’s review: “The cast of misfits in apartment 2B are also fantastic!”
The Reading Date’s review: “I think Ann Aguirre is a great addition to the New Adult scene and adds a fresh point of view.”
Talk Books To Me’s review: “At times the story does move slow and the ending was rushed but I still really enjoyed it.”
About the author:
Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.