Emi’s got “daddy” issues, making her a stubborn, cynical smartass; Nate’s father died in a car crash, making him a sensitive, compulsive painter. Art becomes their therapy and their connection.
Emi doesn’t believe in love at first sight and everlasting love all because her dad is a lying, cheating bastard; however, Nate, who is full of passion (he paints, he writes, he reads,) wants to love her.
Told in the POV of Emi and Nate, this story has an interesting tug-and-pull effect (Emi wants to stay single, and Nate just wants her.) I liked that Emi just wanted a friend, especially with all her family drama. It’s important to be friends first and foremost.
It was fascinating how The Canterbury Tales, a poetic expression of love, correlated into Emi and Nate’s budding love and friendship. And I smiled at the vow Nate makes for Emi, promising he will wait. They could be together “not today, but someday.”
My rating: 4 stars