{Review+Giveaway} I Want it That Way by @MsAnnAguirre @InkSlingerPR

August 30, 2014 Blog Tours, Giveaways, New Adult, Reviews 4 ★★★★

{Review+Giveaway} I Want it That Way by @MsAnnAguirre @InkSlingerPR

{Review+Giveaway} I Want it That Way by @MsAnnAguirre @InkSlingerPRI Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre
Pages: 384
Published by Harlequin, Harlequin HQN on August 26, 2014
Series: 2B Trilogy #1
Genres: contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
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Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she’s determined to make them come true. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, dating’s the last thing on her mind. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….

Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can’t risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, the last thing he wants is noisy students living in the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia’s and Ty’s paths cross, and soon they can’t stay away from each other.

The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can’t know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.

 

"A tender, sweet, and sexy story about how life—and falling in love—can never be planned."

—Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Also in this series: As Long As You Love Me
Reading Challenges: ARC August, COYER
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NA Review My Thoughts

I Want it That Way is the first in a New Adult Contemporary Series from Ann Aguirre. I had no idea she was so versatile as an author. I loved her new adult contemporary just as much as I loved her young adult dystopian. The unique thing that I am enjoying about this series is that we get to see the book covers and synopsis for each of the books right up front. I know whose story each of them are going to be about. It was cool because while I was reading this one, I saw some of the characters that the other books were going to be about and let’s just say they are not ready for their stories yet. They have crushes on other people or they are dating someone else right now. It was kind of fun seeing them now when I know their story will focus on something different down the road. But this story is about one of the young ladies in apartment 2B- Nadia, and her huge crush on the young single father downstairs.

I loved how Ty and Nadia connected outside on their balconies. That aspect of it kind of reminded me of On the Fence by Kasie WestNadia and Ty are both super busy. Nadia is taking a full load of classes as well as doing her practicum at a local school to become a special needs teacher, as well as working part time at a day care to help pay for school. Ty is working full time, taking night classes to become an Architect and taking care of his son alone. Normally, I am not one for reading stories with kids in them. (Please put away all rotten vegetables!) I just do not mesh well with tiny humans, and I normally feel like a pregnancy “ruins” a story for me. But there was no pregnancy in this book (that I knew of) so I decided to give it a try. And I am glad that I did. I loved watching Nadia and Ty dance around each other. Plus, watching Sam and Nadia interact in day care was adorable. I actually liked the little guy.

I wanted to punch his father and tell him to wake up a few times when he continually pushed Nadia away, but that is another story. And then when they finally came to some sort of agreement on an arrangement that they both liked, Ty was beyond sweet. I loved watching him worry when Nadia was driving in bad weather. But don’t you drama people worry, even then things still come between them. They didn’t have much smooth sailing, but I liked them so much I couldn’t help but to keep rooting for them! They are the couple you know is going to make it, if only they could get past their insecurities and issues and just try.

I Want it That Way was a great new adult read. Told in dual narrative between Nadia and Ty was a great way for the readers to get to know both main characters equally. We also got a chance to get to know the other roommates in Apt 2B so we can lay some of the ground work for books 2 and 3. Ty stole a little piece of my heart with this book. I really liked him and I LOVED that the author gave us a bonus scene from his point of view. I want more of them! I liked Ty more than Nadia, but Nadia was a sweet character as well. I loved her spunk and tenacity when it came to Ty. Ty just had so much heart. You could feel his emotions jump off the page. I was kind of addicted to reading about him. Fans of New Adult, of neighbor/roommate romance, and romance in general will eat this one up!

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Read the First Chapter HERE!

Other Books in the 2B Trilogy:

I Want It That Way

As Long As You Love Me (9/30/14)

The Shape Of My Heart (11/25/14)

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About Ann Aguirre

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes all kinds of books, emo music, action movies and Doctor Who. She writes all kind of fiction in multiple genres, both YA and for adults.

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4 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} I Want it That Way by @MsAnnAguirre @InkSlingerPR”

  1. Red Iza

    This series is “the” buzz these days, but it does look great. I was apprehensive about Sam (don’t love kids in romances much neither), but if you say you had the same fear and loved it anyway, ok, I’ll give it a try 🙂

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