This book is part of February's Challenge to read a Love Story. (I know this is incredibly late, but here it is!)
Someone to Love
Author: Addison Moore
Blurb: What happens when two people who don’t believe in love, happen to fall madly into the most beautiful relationship they could ever imagine? A train wreck.
When twenty-year-old Kendall Jordan transfers clear across country to Garrison University, the last thing she’s looking for is a one-night stand. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what, gorgeous, Cruise Elton offers.
Kendall has long since come to realize that love is an illusion that never lasts, and Cruise couldn’t agree more—but something deep inside her wants him all for herself. So, Kendall devises a seat of the pants plan to “play the player” and proposes that Cruise tutor her in becoming a female version of himself, Garrison University’s own playboy.
Real feelings begin to emerge, and neither Kendall nor Cruise know how to classify them. Everything they once thought they knew is redefined as they discover, in one another, Someone to Love.
NOTE: Due to the mature and sexual content, this book and review is intended for adults 17+
This book is hot hot HOT! Seriously. So many steamy scenes. I could feel my face heating up and the blood rushing to my cheeks.
Kendall Jordan arrives at Garrison University with the intention of getting an education. Love was the farthest thing from her mind. In fact, she didn't believe in it. But after meeting Cruise Elton who is only looking for a one-night stand, a fire lights up inside her and she wants him all to herself, even if she is reluctant to say so. But love is the one thing Cruise can't offer. He's been burned by love before and he's bent on it never happening again. So they strike up a bargain: Cruise will teach Kendall how to be the woman version of himself. Neither of them thought that they could love, let along fall in love with each other.
What I liked:
Hot, steamy, sexy scenes? Yes, please. Descriptions of Cruise Elton's entire anatomy? Um, YES. I've always been a sucker for stories about non-believers of love falling in love and this story is just that, with a sexual twist to it. I loved all of the sweet moments they shared together before the initial deed, and after as well. I did feel like they rushed things a little bit, but it definitely worked out for them.
What I didn't like:
Cruise Elton's ex-girlfriend Blair Lancaster. God she was annoying. She was a vindictive, spoiled, bratty bitch who when she doesn't get her way tramples on everyone to make herself feel better, even pretending to befriend Kendall in the process to find a way to drive a wedge between Cruise and Kendall and weasel her way back into Cruise's life and by Cruise not mentioning anything about his past love to Kendall, it gave Blair the upper hand to sabotage things. I also didn't like how Kendall and Cruise were rather careless at times with their sexual endeavors and it does come back to bite them in the ass at the end of the book. I mean, they dropped their undies EVERY chance they got, even in the most inappropriate places. Maybe I'm just reserved, I don't know, but there are just some places you don't do the dirty. I also didn't like the fact that they kept secrets from each other which ultimately only hurt them in the process. If they'd just come clean with one another they could have avoided the whole fiasco, but for some reason they kept silent about certain things, which Blair uses to her advantage to drive that wedge even deeper between Kendall and Cruise.
If you're looking for a book about two people falling in love when they've declared that love doesn't exist and have lots of hot sex in the process, then this book is definitely for you. Wanting to know why my review was.. well, good but it's only rated 3 stars? The Spoilers section has all the details.
I rate this book:
This is a place for me to freely discuss my feelings about the book without giving out spoilers in my review. If you haven't read this book, please don't read any further!
Thoughts on Kendall and Cruises sexual relationship: While very very hot, I had a little trouble with the fact that she was sleeping with Cruise when he was a fill-in professor for one of her classes. Not that she was sleeping with him in general, but that she was having sex with him in the classroom where anyone could've walked in and saw them and all hell would've broke loose. There were multiple places on campus that they got it on and that bothered me a bit. I mean, if they're going to be together they could've at least done it away from campus where it's least conspicuous.
Thoughts on some of the characters: Lets just say I couldn't stand most of them. In fact, the only characters I really liked were Kendall, Cruise and Kendall's mom and Cruise's mom. The rest were incredibly annoying and I wanted to punch them in the face most of the time. Molly (Cruise's sister) was a spoiled, manipulative little brat; Pennington was just... ew; Lauren and Ally were okay but I still didn't connect with them; Aunt Jackie disgusted me; Professor Webber definitely didn't seem real after the comment she made to Cruise during one of the classes because I seriously doubt that if a guy got a hard-on while modeling nude for an art class the professor would comment he should try his hand at pornography. And I think you already know my feelings about Blair.
Favorite Quotes: "I've always thought of love as a very sharp knife that held the promise of exquisite pain, never one that satisfied, never a theory you could nestle in, warm and safe, forever."
"You're on a road show with your penis, and trust me, I'm the last person who wants to get in your way. But I'm telling you, operation occupy-my-vagina is a no-go for the evening."