I loved her inner dialogue. I connected with her on a very real level. And Ty? I just wanted to cuddle Ty. He was wonderful. He was damaged and insecure, but still strong in so many ways.
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He was passionate, but scared to get burned again. His past definitely left a mark and he built high walls to protect him and his son, Sam. Sam was about the cutest thing ever, too. I just wanted to smush all of them.
I loved how realistically the thing between Nadia and Ty developed. The chemistry between them was evident from their first meeting, regardless of how skeptical they were of each other. Their balcony night scenes melted my heart. They took the time to get to know each other and I, in turn, felt like I really got to know them. I understood their motivations and the things that were holding them back. The sexual tension between them was high and when they finally gave in to their desire, it was hot, but sweet. There were tons of emotions for me throughout all of it.
And quite a few tears. I absolutely adored them together. They were both flawed, but somehow together they were nothing short of perfect. Nadia's character development throughout this book was one of my favorite things.
I loved her in the beginning, but loved her more at the end. She thought she knew what she wanted from life, but after meeting Ty and Sam! Some might question if she was settling, but I say no. She was just choosing a slightly different path because her circumstances changed. And I fully support it!
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Of course, there's a healthy dose of drama from friends and family — and the main characters themselves at times — but none of it was too angsty or unbelievable. The residents of 2B would make a great TV show cast. I don't even watch TV anymore, but I would definitely tune into their show every week.
Each of them had something special about them and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of them a little better in the future books in the 2B Trilogy. There's not one single thing about this book that I would change.
It was perfection just as it was. It spoke to me on so many levels. I read this back in July and I'm not sure a single day has gone by that I haven't thought about it in one way or another. It left a mark on me. Several, actually. At the time, it was my first Ann Aguirre book. I've read the second book in the trilogy and loved it nearly as much.
I have every intention of going through her YA titles and seeing if I can find a new love there, too. If you're a fan of new adult books that are as heartfelt as they are sexy, I Want It That Way should be the next book you read. It is, without a doubt, one of my favorite books of so far.
I am so, so, SO glad my friend recommended it to me and put me in contact with the publisher to get an early copy.
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I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Aug 14, Kayla at MyBookMuse rated it liked it. A superstitious person might called that an omen. He had nothing to do with it, of course; that was just a quirk of timing.
I was eager to check this series out and I'm glad I did. But I'll settle for deep, meaningful conversation. I Want It That Way was funny, sweet, and packs plenty of swoon. My favorite part of this novel was Ty and the devotion and love he has for his son, Sam. Ty sacrifices so much of his own personal happiness and while that leads to problems with him and Nadia, that just made his character drool-worthy. You know that, right? It was understandable to see how easy Nadia was falling for him but my problem with that was how fast it happens.
I wouldn't call it insta-love but within just a few conversations both of them came off as too connected too fast. Especially since most of those conversations centered around their mutual attraction to one another. I didn't think anyone would put up with the rules and limitations that go along with me.
They embark on a friends with benefits approach to their relationship and even the foreshadowing that this had bad written all over it, it was relatable. Unlike books like Ugly Love, that show how little the woman receives from this sort of arrangement, the risk of things backfiring was worth the reward of them spending time together.
It wasn't rockets or fireworks or any of the Hollywood effects I'd been led to expect. Instead, it was crisp air lightly touched by the scent of burning wood, spiced with insatiable longing. I laughed, swooned and ached for Nadia and Ty's story. Aug 26, Annie Under the Covers Book Blog rated it liked it Shelves: genre-new-adult , read-in , review-requests , author-ann-aguirre , arc , series-2b-trilogy. The New Adult titles of late have been a little underwhelming for me, so I worried that would follow me to this book.
But since this is written by an author I typically enjoy, I thought I would give it a shot. She does it quite a lot in her UF and YA titles, but this one felt different to me. The heroine, Nadia, is especially sarcastic. For me, this was a double edged sword. With New Adult, you often have a particular trauma that the protagonist suffers from, however, this one felt quite light in comparison.
The romance is also simple and efficient. Aguirre builds the tension between Nadia and Tyler in a way that is straightforward yet sizzling. I only wished that there was more going on in terms of plot. Rating 3.
The pace is this book was quite perfect to be honest. I loved how things flowed easily and then how things progressed but even more so I love how Ty kept trying to deny himself.
She really is a good pers Rating 3. She really is a good person and someone you can look up to. But at the same time, I like how she does question certain things about why she is going a certain direction and how she does end up taking things in her hands and making a decision. The main character male, Ty, there are so many things I like about him even though he is absolutely frustrating. Yes, with his situation you can understand why he is so hesitant and is trying to do what is right, but at the same time you just want to shake him and be like snap out of it and take a risk for once when it comes to yourself.
Shelves: new-adult , meh , romance , from-author. View all 4 comments. I'm not gonna lie, one of the main reasons I wanted to read this series was because of the titles. Did the book live up to it's title? Not completely, but it was still enjoyable. Nadia is a hard-working college student on the fast track to getting her special education teaching credentials when she moves upstairs from single father, Ty.
She's instantly drawn to him, but something about his personality says 'stay away'. It isn't I'm not gonna lie, one of the main reasons I wanted to read this series was because of the titles. It isn't until their late night patio chats that she realizes something might have happened to him to make him this way - he is a single father.
I actually really liked all of the characters in this book. Nadia was smart and driven, she knew what she wanted and she worked for it. When things didn't work out as planned, she re-planned, taking it in stride. She didn't whine and she wasn't needy. On the other side there was Ty. He was also hard-working and driven but not just for himself. He was his son, Sam, to have a good life. While he seems closed off at first, it's understandable because he has more to think about when it comes to relationships and attachments. I really liked Ty as a dad. You could tell that Sam was his world.