It doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t feel wrong. It just…feels.
EJ Cunning, an art history major, dates musicians. Foster Blake, a chemical engineering major, can’t sing a tune. They’re not each other’s type. They’re coworkers.
Then, one night leads to sex—sex between friends—which leads to an agreement. It all seems so simple—but nothing ever is.
Many layers build a person’s facade.
Look into the depths for what’s hidden within.
It’s more than water. It’s a story—a living and breathing substance beyond the reflective surface.
Foster and EJ: two fuck buddies turned more? nope. not that simple.
I’m pretty sure if the couch wasn’t nearby when I read the end of this book that I would have injured myself from swooning so goddamn hard. Foster is 100% full of all things that I find completely adorable. He’s geek-chic with his glasses and superhero t-shirts and massive brain that’s full of chemistry related jargon and facts. There’s a substantial amount of nerdy-talking that had me clutching my kindle with one hand. Cause, uhh, the other one was busy.
EJ is a funny, sarcastic and snarky girl who desperately wants to break free from the mold that she was born into. Her mother makes attempting to marry her off a sport, and while her father is less mentally abusive, he still isn’t supportive of her true passion: art. She’s an art history major only because she never would have heard the end of it if she was just an ‘art’ major. She’s not looking for love – she’s just looking to survive.
So when EJ walks into her part-time job at the library and meets Foster, the co-worker, she’s happy to let him be just that: a co-worker. Of course, when a hilarious drinking game full of nerdspeak leads to fucking (in all fairness, I would have jumped him after that too), their new friendship takes a turn….and then another turn…
I love that they both attempt to navigate around the huge bag of awkward that follows them everywhere they go. Their relationship is adorably perfect, even when neither of them has any idea of what they’re doing. There’s a real relationship and quite a few twists and turns to hold you captive to this story – there’s even an inspirational piece that will make you feel so good inside in addition to the romance. Self-discovery, relationship fumbles, and great plot full of orgasms are all present here – and it’s SO GOOD. 4.5 stars!
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]
About Renee Ericson
Most winters, Renee can be found on the slopes of the White Mountains skiing with her family. During the summer months, she likes to spend every spare minute at the beach soaking up the sea air. All those moments in between, she is talking to imaginary characters and caring for her children.