Published by Emma Doherty on July 5, 2016
Series: Four Doors Down #1
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: ecopy from Author
Becca McKenzie is just trying to make it through her senior year of high school. She has good friends and a gorgeous boyfriend but Ryan Jackson, the bane of her existence, keeps popping up everywhere.
She doesn't care that they were best friends for years. She doesn't care that their moms are close and therefore she hears more about him that she'd ever care to know. She doesn't care that their mutual friend, Jake, keeps pushing them all to hang out together, and she especially doesn't care that the rest of the school bows down and worships him.
Becca decided years ago that he wasn't worth her time and nothing, NOTHING, is going to change her mind.
Four Doors Down is a young adult contemporary romance by Emma Doherty. I had no idea when I first started (or even finished reading until I turned the next page.) that this book was going to have a sequel. I am beyond excited that there is going to be another book. I really, really hope the characters are at the same college, because that would be so much fun. Four Doors Down was a really unique read for me. I flipping loved the book. Completely. It was the kind of book that not only could I not put it down, but I would get annoyed at people for interrupting me while reading. The unique part is that I had a major beef with the main character, and yet I loved this book more than I have loved most of my reads lately.
Becca is a stubborn and completely oblivious individual. She said it best. At one point in the book she turns to Ryan and says why are you so nice to me? I’m also such a B to you. And it is 100% true. Yes, I get what Ryan did when he was 12 was very mean. I get that it wasn’t nice and that it really upset and affected Becca, but come on! It is almost 6 years after the fact and Ryan is quite obviously very interested in being in Becca’s life. And it totally obvious how genuine and nice he is. So I didn’t see why Becca wouldn’t just get over it. She is mean to Ryan pretty much from start to finish in this book. And yet, I just loved it so much. I do not know what it is about these characters or the plot, which isn’t very original or different, but Emma Doherty created pure, addictive MAGIC for me. I want to read more of Ryan and Becca right now. It is easy to love Ryan, but surprisingly I found myself liking Becca even though she was annoying. (and trust me, she is very annoying.)
If you like an ex-friends turned enemies turned something more story, you will not be able to put Four Doors Down, down. I couldn’t. When I absolutely had to put this book down to accomplish something productive in real life, I was a distracted mess. I am not even remotely joking. This book got under my skin in a big way. I loved it. Even with Becca. Trust me, Read this book. There is something very special about it.See why @BookBriefs thinks everyone needs to be reading Four Doors Down by Emma Doherty @Em_Doh #YA #Romance Click To Tweet