Hey word nerds! If you have been around awhile you may have noticed by obsessed love of J.R. Rogue and all things she writes. Every time she even hints at new works I get excited and wait with no patience until I can get my grabby little hands on it. I Like You, I Love Her was no different. I went in as blind as I could and as always Jen hit it out of the park.
In a lot of ways, I was one of the lucky ones. My high school crush liked me back. It should have been magic and fire, but it was tragic and brutal. I wrote it that way, anyways.
His name was Bryan Winthrop. He was our high school basketball star. The prom king. The most beautiful boy I had ever laid eyes on. He liked me — the theatre geek who never should have caught his eye — but he loved her.
It’s been more than 10 years since the homecoming dance. Since the night he kissed me, breaking both of our hearts for the first time.
After the scandal, after graduation, I left our small town and made a name for myself on Broadway, then in Hollywood. I didn’t mean for the play I wrote about our high school affair to blow up. I didn’t mean for it to reach all the way back to my roots, wreaking havoc, wrecking families.
Bryan Winthrop and I were not friends, not lovers.
But I’m back. And for one summer — if she lets us — maybe we can be.
I am not going to lie you guys- the first chapter or two made me a little nervous. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get into this book and love it as much as the others. I am not sure what it was that made me hesitant. Maybe it was because I knew the topic before hand and I was a little worried about it coming out a little juvenile for Jen but as usual Jen brought it hard.
This book is so much more you guys! It is a beautiful story of growth and brings the reader back to a time that was hard for every human being- teen years. In a shocking twist this book left me crying and a little bit sad for the girl I used to be. I was hard on her and I don’t think I ever appreciated who I was back then. This book made me really thing about this and honestly I felt like every woman needs to read this book. We are not the mistakes we made as a kid but the women who conquered and grew from it.
There are twists and turns that nobody would ever expect and they honestly take this book to a deeper level that we have all come to know and love from J.R. Rogue. Jen is like a good wine, she only gets better with age. I love watching this amazing poet and story writer grow in her craft and become so much more. Thank you Jen for writing the books that matter the most and always leave me feeling so introspective.