Reader Question – The book where the hero was cold, unfriendly and aloof… and she never understood why.

by Maryse on March 9, 2014 · 12 comments

in Reader Questions

Okay at first when I read the “reasoning” of the hero’s coldness towards the heroine, it rang a bell. I reviewed a book with that “background/history” before. But I can’t remember exactly… which. It was maybe… a month ago? But then Amanda added an extra detail to her question that I don’t recall at all, so maybe we aren’t thinking of the same book, so now I’m stumped.

Amanda asks:

This is my last resort!  I have been trying for months to find a book I read last year and am having no luck.  It’s driving me crazy, so I thought maybe you and your readers could help.

What I remember: the book is in the YA/NA genre and begins with the characters attending their first day of college.  It’s written in dual POV.  The h is excited about attending her first day of college classes b/c she feels like it’s a fresh start for her in a new place and away from her high school and classmates.  She is especially glad to get away from the boy who turns out to be the H.  The catch is that, unbeknownst to either of them prior, the H is attending the same college as the h.  He has always been attracted to her but, throughout high school he was cold, unfriendly and aloof to the h and she never understood why.  The reason for the H’s behavior is that the *spoiler*.

The book also details a little the h’s best friend and it seemed as though it was set up for a book 2.

I could’ve swore I read this book on my Kindle but I cannot find it anywhere.  I’ve looked through my library too many times to count plus scouring Amazon and Goodreads’ lists and it’s like it never existed!

I know I’m not crazy; I did read this book, it does exist, lol!!


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Jessica Sotelo March 9, 2014 at 12:42 PM

It sounds a little like Bully by Penelope Douglas, but the alternate pov doesn’t come until the sequel… plus they’re not in college yet. So maybe not. It sounds so familiar though! I have to keep thinking! :-)

Virginia March 9, 2014 at 12:46 PM

The story line reminds me of Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron.

Jessica Sotelo March 9, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Also sounds like Into the Deep by Samantha Young!

Maryse March 9, 2014 at 12:49 PM

I know… especially the reasoning… when I read it, I said YES!! I just read this one (but I can’t remember the title). I need to backtrack over my reviews.

Kelli Stanley March 9, 2014 at 12:51 PM

My guess would be Deeper We Fall.

Bobbi March 9, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Definitely not Into the Deep … which is an incredible book by the way … agree that it sounds like Deeper We Fall

Claire March 9, 2014 at 1:06 PM

I think it’s Only For You by Beverley Kendall (I think it was originally titled When In Paris).

jenn March 9, 2014 at 1:25 PM

That sounds like deeper we fall. With the second book about her roommate in faster we burn

Allison March 9, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Something More- Mia Castile?

Erica March 9, 2014 at 1:59 PM

My first thought was Hector by Elizabeth Reyes, but I can’t remember if they went to HS together or not…

Nancy Parken March 9, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Sounds somewhat like Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles.

Amanda March 9, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Wow, you guys are awesome! Claire hit it with “Only For You”. I had no idea the title had changed – that explains why I couldn’t find it! Thank you all so much and thank you, Maryse for posting my question. I would have never found it without all the help!

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