Publication date: April 24th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Twenty-three-year old Jadie Santiago has a secret.
One morning on her way to work she stops to offer a homeless man a bottle of water. As she meets the man’s eyes, Jadie instantly recognizes they belong to her father, whom she hasn’t seen since she was sixteen. Unable to accept the truth of her encounter, Jadie flees, hoping eventually to forget the experience and continue leading a normal life.
But then she meets Reece, an aspiring writer with a mysterious past who is set on capturing Jadie’s affection. Jadie wants nothing more than to give her heart to Reece, but her broken past and crippling secret keep her from surrendering it to him fully.
Things won’t come easy to Jadie as she fights for her place in the world, but there is strength in her, and she is determined never to stop struggling for what so many others have: love, happiness, and a sense of belonging.
Something Like This is another book I hadn’t heard much about before reading. However, when I saw the synopsis on Xpresso Book Tours I thought that the blurb sounded interesting so I decided to request it. I was happy when I found a copy in my inbox a few days later.
Something Like This focuses on Jade Santiago, a young woman whose life changes dramatically when she comes across her homeless father on the way to work. Jade tries to rekindle her relationship with her father, whilst at the same time falling in love with her boss’s nephew, Reece.
I found this book to be better than I had anticipated. It was an emotional read, and I felt some sympathy towards the protagonist. I can’t begin to imagine what it would be like to find a relative, or even a friend, homeless after having not seen them for several years. Jade is also an easy character to connect with and relate to; I am sure we all feel worthless and insecure at some point in our lives.
Whilst I did enjoy Something Like This, I find that the relationship between Jade and Reece did seem a bit rushed and unrealistic. Nevertheless, it was cute. I would recommend this book to those who are looking for a coming-of-age story but want something a bit different, or are into new adult fiction.
Disclaimer: I received this book in return for an honest review from Xpresso Book Tours.
Have you read Something Like This? Let me know your thoughts 🙂