I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre
Series: 2B Trilogy #1
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, New Adult, Romance
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 sweet and refreshingly romantic read
In the movie “The Wedding Date,” there is a quote in a magazine article that drives the plot: Every woman has exactly the love life that she wants. There’s merit to the idea, I had to admit. And it’s certainly a significant theme in Ann Aguirre’s I Want It That Way.
College student Nadia Conrad moves into off-campus housing with three close friends and immediately (and quite literally) falls for another tenant in the building. As for that tenant, Daniel Tyler is just as attracted to his new neighbor. But the single father of four-year-old Sam has some strict ideas about his love life that certainly don’t include Nadia.
Ann Aguirre’s story is sweet with sultry and romantic tones, too. Her plot pulls together two characters at very different places in their lives in a believable way. The switch of certain gender roles was surprising in a good way, too. It was nice to read about a young single father who is so devoted to his son. And it was refreshing to see a young woman who really knows what she wants and be willing to be persistent and aggressive in going after it.
I always find love stories to be just a little contrived, just a little predictable. Even so, I enjoy the stories when they’re done right. And there is a lot that is right with I Want It That Way.