Title: Tell Me Not To Go
Jeff Price is in a long-term relationship rut–nothing a move from Utah to Silicon Valley can’t solve. But when he meets Samantha, his sister’s best friend, his newfound freedom is threatened by their attraction. Headed for med school, and still gun shy from her last relationship, Sam’s not in the market for love, either. The answer is simple: a ninety-day, no-strings-attached affair. What can possibly go wrong for two people determined not to fall in love?
Author: Victoria De La O
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Tell Me How This Ends
Published by Swerve Source: Publisher
Published: January 31st 2017
Genres: New Adult
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I feel like I need to state that even though this isn’t listed as a second installment to a series, this is indeed the second book following “Tell Me How This Ends”. Do you “need” to read it first or in order? Nah, but I think you’d appreciate some of the banter that flows between secondary characters as well as understanding a little more of the dynamic between brother and sister, etc…
For those who have read the “first” book, Sam is Lizzie’s BFF and roommate. The one that got her heart completely ripped out while she watched her boyfriend have sex with someone else in her bed. Yep. That one. To say that she’s having issues getting over the fact that she blames herself for giving up so much to be with someone like her ex is an understatement. The armor around her heart is so thick. But when the one person who makes her heart beat again temps her, there might just be a crack. One that only gets bigger and bigger the longer she’s with him.
Jeff is Lizzie’s brother. The one from Utah who appears to be perfectly nice and every parents dream husband for their daugher. But that’s not really who Jeff is, at least not to Jeff. He’s the guy who’s always reliable, doing what everything knows he’ll do because he’s the good guy. Well…he’s ready to change that image and himself by moving to California and starting new. There’s just one issue. Sam. She’s the total opposite of what he usually likes in a girl, but she’s so far under his skin, he can’t seem to help himself. Knowing that she’s not in to a commitment, a 90 day challenge is issued and it seems to be the perfect fit…for both of them…at least, it sounded perfect. Until it isn’t.
No disrespect to the author, but the blurb doesn’t do this book justice. This book is so much more than a 90 day challenge between two consenting adults. It’s about not being afraid to love again, or at all for that matter. It’s about stepping outside your comfort zone and trying something new. About letting your guard down enough to let someone in so that they can truly see you. (Sigh) This book is beautifully written and takes us through a journey that many of us are too afraid to embark on. So sit back and enjoy the ride, because it’s a amazing one.