It’s official, I’ve found one of my favorite books of the year! The second book in her Say Everything series, I am officially obsessed with the world Roni Loren has created. The first book, YES & I LOVE YOU, was such a delightful surprise and WHAT IF YOU & ME was even better! A trope-y, funny contemporary romance with plenty of steam and hidden depths, what more do you need?? Oh, did I mention the tropes are sunshine and the grump and “omg my neighbor is hot”??
The book follows Andi, a slightly paranoid, but sunny, horror movie podcaster, who is becoming increasingly annoyed with the man who lives next door – Hill, her grumpy, growly former firefighter neighbor. This book gripped me from page one and had me rooting for Andi and Hill both individually and together.
Both our heroine and hero had issues they needed to work through, but it didn’t take away from the romance – in fact, it just added depth and nuance and gripped my emotions as a reader. The beautifully dimensional and well-rounded characters and small, but important cast of secondary characters kept me turning the pages.
My favorite part of the story was the push and pull between Andi and Hill and the healthy dose of hero pining. Oh, and did I mention the chemistry? It’s incendiary! I am sweating just thinking about the well-written and HOT love scenes.
Overall, this was an easy five star read for me. I do not recommend reading this book right before bed, like I did, because you won’t want to put the book down to sleep! I need an announcement about book three ASAP!
**I received a free copy of this audiobook in order to provide an honest review**