Katie. A small-framed, soft-spoken, scatter-brained girl is a college Freshman with her eyes solely focused on the most popular guy around. She shares several classes with the Sophomore known as Jack Heidrich.
Jack. He’s cool, simple, well-dressed, and extremely sought after by all the other girls who linger outside his classes. Katie is hungry for his attention, but is transfixed that he’s never going to recognize her affections.
Her eyes are suddenly opened to change when Jack seems to want nothing more than to spend time with her. It’s like a dream come true. Everything begins to fall into place… until two jealous girls reveal ugly secrets about Jack’s life to Katie.
A beautiful night turns into a nightmare when Jack exposes his dark ability…
Worldbuilding: This short story takes place in college. There isn’t a definite location given but it sounded like a smaller college town to me.
Characters: The main characters in this story are Katie and Jack. Katie is an intimidated freshman in college that has been left to fend for herself after her brother graduates. She is pining away for the big hunk on campus Jack. But Jack has a secret and it isn’t something that he wants floating around campus. Can Jack and Katie open up to each other and get together on their own terms? Or will others try to do away with the competition in order to get Jack’s heart?
Plot: This story went by a lot more quickly than I had anticipated. Jack and Katie are in college and never really interacted before. This wasn’t so much an insta-love story as it was a story that didn’t really have a plot besides two jealous girls that wanted to make trouble. And honestly that trouble was only a couple of paragraphs worth of drama.
Writing: This novella was told in first person point of view of Katie. I wish that Jack’s point of view was included as well. The dialogue wasn’t as natural as it could have been but it didn’t distract me enough to stop reading.
Curb Appeal: The cover is awesome!!! That is what initially caught my eye as I was browsing for stories. The blurb kept me hooked enough to get the story.
Ultimately: I’m not sure if this story is supposed to be part of a continuing series or if it is a standalone. If it is supposed to be a standalone then it ended way too abruptly for my tastes and could have definitely benefited from more of an ending. If it is supposed to be a continuation then it would have been nice if the author would have written that note in the blurb. In the end if you are in the mood for a super short paranormal story that is more on the sweet side instead of steamy, then come check this out.
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