I want to welcome Reena Jacobs to Books R Us. Reena is the Author of the YA book I Loved You First. Thanks for stopping by.
About the Book:
Alexandria (Alex) Carmichael guards two secrets close to her heart. One—she’s in love with her best friend, Seth. Two—he’s gay. As a freshman in college, Alex looks forward to fun times with her best friend. When Seth decides cycling through girlfriends is the way to fit in with the straight crowd, Alex must make a choice: watch Seth give his affections to another while her heart breaks or come clean with her feelings and risk losing his friendship forever. I Loved You First is a new adult love story told through the eyes of an African-American/Caucasian student who takes a journey of self-discovery while watching her best friend come to terms with his sexuality. Turn the pages and find a message of hope, new beginnings, and positive change.
I enjoyed the novella and I was drawn into the story from the first page. Alex was in love with her best friend Seth, but she could never be with him because he is gay. As he tries to keep his sexuality hidden from the other students, his life is falling apart and he may lose his friendship with Alex forever. Alex was always in Seth's shadow and he did not always treat her well. Seth did not care about her feelings and he was arrogant at times. There were times that I wanted to slap some sense in to Alex and tell her to get on with her life.The other characters were a nice addition to the story. Dink was the villain of the story but he had some qualities that I liked and I wanted to learn more about him. The novella was a modern interpretation of a love story and was very easy to read.
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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.