You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross {Beth’s Review}

Posted 29 June, 2016 by Beth / 0 Comments

You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross {Beth’s Review}You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross, Mark Perini
four-stars
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Goodreads

Model Finley needs someone to help her shed her "good girl" persona, so she'll try Eddie on for size.
New York City model Finley is fed up with hearing the same feedback at castings: she needs to take some serious action to wipe the "good girl" stamp from her resume if she wants to launch to stardom.
Enter Eddie Wells. He's shallow, predictable…and just as lost as Finley feels. Deep down, Finley is drawn to Eddie's bravado, his intensity. Except Eddie is hiding something. A big something. And when it surfaces, both loving and leaving Finley will become so much harder.

I have found my newest OTP!

Thoughts on You Before Anyone Else

Thank you Netgalley for allowing me to read this beautiful book!

This book is adorable. I would say it’s on the high end of YA. I’ve read some New Adult that was on par with this, so it’s geared towards the older crowd of YA. Not saying a 14 year old couldn’t read it or that it’s super mature, but there are Grown Up Problems(tm) in this book.

Writing this review is difficult because talking about my favourite part of the book would be a huge spoiler. So I will talk about it without talking about it.

Somehow, lately, I’ve read three different books set with this trope. And I love it more and more every time. It’s a trope that I had never seen before and I hope to all the gods that it becomes a Thing. In both YA and New Adult. It’s important. It’s needed. It’s very close to my heart for personal. I know, this is so confusing because I can’t even talk about it.

This book is great though. The writing is awesome. The dual perspectives are never confusing. The humor is right up my alley. It’s like someone sat Julie Cross down and said “these are all the things that Beth likes in books, so make sure it’s included” and it was.

From the synopsis, we know that there is going to be a huge plot twist. And I think Cross went about it perfectly. The lead up to it was amazing. I couldn’t put this book down because I just needed to know what was going on. And then of course when I did find out what was going on, I just HAD to find out how it was going to be resolved.

This isn’t an “edge of your seat” type of book, but it definitely kept me interested up until the very last word. I’m sad that this is a standalone because I could read 200 books with Finley and Eddie as the love interests. They are so adorable. OTP forever.

four-stars

Filed under: Contemporary, ESR: 8, Review: Beth, Romance, YA,

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