Cat, a smart, shy, awkward nobody, is at college and away from home for the first time in her life. She has a list of things she’s never done and hopes to accomplish some of them in college. Cat is insecure but willing to open up to new experiences. Then she sees him: Jace, the cool, calm, and HOTTEST guy ever. He is intrigued by the shy, brown-eyed girl. He knows he has a certain something, something “real.” But does he deserve a young, innocent beauty like her?
Cat eventually becomes the “light” for the deployed army recruit, who lives in constant darkness. Both have their personal demons and together they learn to combat them.
A typical YA he said/she said, story gives an in-depth look at the fears, insecurities, and excitement of a college romance. Cat is certainly relatable—she’s introverted, smart, and oblivious to her own beauty (inside and out.) Cat is like Rory from Gilmore Girls—simple, funny, and cute. I also liked Jace wanting to protect Cat and how he goes all death-match with one silent look. HOT!
Overall, this was an enjoyable, sweet story. I did feel, though, that I got the gist of Cat and Jace’s story and have no need to read the rest of the series to read more of them.
My rating: 4 stars