Publication Date: January 31, 2017
Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars
Cover Thoughts: I like it, it represents the book well and anyone looking for a cute contemporary romance this I think would totally catch their eye!
In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.
When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.
Only he doesn’t come. No one does.
Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?
Kasie West is seriously an auto-buy for me. I seriously am impressed by this author. I’ve read all but TWO of her books and I’ve given them ALL 4 or 5 stars. I’ve yet to be disappointed by her books, stories, or writing style. I just love them all! Which makes me nervous each time I pick up one of her books now…. let’s not focus on THAT, shall we!
In this story, we find ourselves with our main character Autumn, who finds herself locked in the library with no way to contact anyone after putting all her stuff and phone in a friends car. When she realizes she’s not alone, she starts to freak out especially when she realizes who is also stuck in the library. Dax Miller. She knows very little about Dax, only that he’s spent time in juvie for doing something terrible, and he’s a loner. Not exactly, someone, she feels safe with, but she just has to stick it out until her friends realize she’s not with them.
Autumn and Dax have to make the most of their situation, and eventually, they start to open up and share with each other, and they find that maybe their preconceived notions about each other aren’t entirely accurate.
I LOVED so many things about this book. I really liked how it took Dax a long time to thaw his icy self. I liked how Autumn suffers from anxiety and how she’s tried to be “normal” and hide it from everyone outside her family. I liked how even though Dax is dark and brooding, he isn’t a jerk or mean or cruel. He just keeps everyone at a distance for good reason too. So I like that it took him a good long while to thaw out and bring himself to care.
I love Autumn and how she is smart, nerdy, funny, sassy, and awkward. It adds so much to the realism of the age group and story. I just loved her.
Overall I loved everything about this book, the ups, and downs, the depth and cheeseiness of it all.
Sexual Content: mild