How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Sourcebooks Fire
One mistake. And everything changes.
For Monroe Blackwell, one small mistake has torn her family apart leaving her empty and broken. There’s a hole in her heart that nothing can fill that no one can fill. And a summer in Louisiana with her Grandma isn’t going to change that…
Nathan Everets knows heartache first-hand when a car accident leaves his best friend in a coma. And it’s his fault. He should be the one lying in the hospital. The one who will never play guitar again. He doesn’t deserve forgiveness, and a court-appointed job at the Blackwell B&B isn’t going to change that…
Captivating and hopeful, this achingly poignant novel brings together two lost souls struggling with grief and guilt looking for acceptance, so they can find forgiveness.
I really liked the sound of the book from the synopsis. I thought it sounded like an incredibly emotional read and I thought it would deal with some important issues, so I was happy to get approved for it and to get to reading it. Overall, Boys Like You is a well written, emotional book full of teenage angst and emotional turmoil. Despite its tough subject matter, it has some lighter moments.
Monroe and Nathan are both struggling with some horrible issues. They’re struggling alone, not really wanting to deal with their issues with anyone else. They meet each other, and find strength within one another. They are attracted to each other, but begin to fall in love as they get to know each other and talk about their problems. There is a lot of healing that needs to happen, and begins to happen once they gain strength and confidence from each other.
I liked that this book wasn’t all doom and gloom. There are some lighter moments. The banter between Monroe and Nathan is sweet and funny at times. There are some particular moments that I think many a girl will swoon over.
I would say there’s nothing that really sets this book aside from others like it, but it’s still worth reading if you enjoy this sort of book. Its got a great pace, some drama, cute characters and touching, emotional moments.
Would I recommend it?:
Yes! 3.5 stars