{Review} If Only by A.J. Pine

{Review} If Only by A.J. PineIf Only by AJ Pine
Also by this author: What If, I Do
Series: If Only... #1
Also in this series: I Do
Published by Entangled: Embrace on March 24, 2014
Genres: College Romance, New Adult
Character(s): Students
Pages: 342
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Sometimes it takes crossing an ocean to figure out where you belong.

It's been two years since twenty-year-old Jordan had a boyfriend—which means it's been forever since she, well, you know. But now she’s off to spend her junior year in Aberdeen, Scotland, the perfect place to stop waiting for Mr. Right and just enjoy Mr. Right Now.

Sexy, sweet (and possible player) Griffin may be her perfect, no-strings-attached match. He’s fun, gorgeous, and makes her laugh. So why can’t she stop thinking about Noah who, minutes after being trapped together outside the train’s loo, kisses Jordan like she’s never been kissed before? Never mind his impossible blue eyes, his weathered, annotated copy of The Great Gatsby (total English-major porn)…oh, and his girlfriend.

Jordan knows everything this year has an expiration date. Aberdeen is supposed to be about fun rather than waiting for life to happen. But E. M. Forster, Shakespeare, and mistletoe on Valentine’s Day make her reconsider what love is and how far she’s willing to go for the right guy.

Kassiah: Jordan is studying abroad and decides she wants to be different–more flirty, more fun, more spontaneous. So when she meets Griffin, she decides to go for it. She also meets Noah on the same train, who kisses the daylights out of her after running into her. This one is a legit love triangle, so if you don’t like those, you won’t like this. I guess it’s actually a square (?) because Noah, who Jordan really wants and who also wants Jordan, has a girlfriend. So Jordan decides to go out with Griffin, but she can’t get the kiss off of her mind.

I don’t know exactly what could have fixed this book for me. Jordan is truly annoying. She’s immature and can’t make up her mind. I actually think this would have worked better as a YA and had Jordan be a senior in high school. I liked both of the guys, but I would have been fine with Jordan not ending up with either of them because she drove me crazy. The setting was picture-perfect and I wish I had been there. If you’re looking for a clean “New Adult” book, maybe you’ll like If Only more than I did.

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Overall: 2.5

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