As for what didn’t work, there were two basic things:
All-in-all, this wasn’t terrible for a new adult romance. If the book had stuck to just the romance between Dylan and Zoe, it would’ve easily been a 5-star read. But all the unnecessary angst and drama dragged it down. Maybe younger readers wouldn’t mind that kind of thing? I dunno. But if you’re a grumpy old lady like me, you might want to consider steering clear.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It’s not contributing, but it’s not really doing anything to help crush the stigma, either.
Other reading suggestions
Try any of the reads on our list of top new adult book boyfriends you’ll wish you’d met in college. They’re all pretty awesome.