“We’re all ugly, Ryen. The only difference is, some hide it and some wear it.” – 4.25/5 stars!
Attention! This book contains: black envelopes, silver-inked pens, abandoned theme parks, prom dates, songwriting, siblings, scavenger hunts, movie quotes, cheerleader outfits, watches, swimming lessons and pen pals.
“We were perfect together. Until we met.”
I can’t help but smile at the words in her letter. She misses me.
In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.
It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…
And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.
Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.
We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?
Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?
F*ck it. I need to meet her.
I just don’t expect to hate what I find.
He hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.
Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his number or picture or something.
He could be gone forever.
Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it.
For a smutty, quick romance, this was beautifully executed. I read a lot of romance, and I know how hard it is to find a story that doesn’t feel shallow… and this book has a good layer of depth to it!
The romance was really good and entertaining. At first, the main characters are friends, but they become “enemies” before becoming lovers.
I liked both main characters and their stories, but I didn’t love Ryen at first. I know she had a hard time making friends, but it was hard to see her being mean to others. I adored Misha though! He had a hard time, but he never treated others poorly – well, at least if they didn’t deserve it.
I wish the chapters were a bit shorter, but it didn’t bother me too much. The writing was immaculate and the book is very easy to read.
I enjoyed this a lot! It’s a good one to pick up if you like smutty romances. Penelope Douglas makes great books, I loved every single one I read so far.