Rating: 4 stars
“You think he’s yours but he’s not, I thought. You think he’s yours but really he’s mine.”
When Holly loses her virginity to Paul, a guy she barely knows, she assumes their encounter is a one-night stand. After all, Paul is too popular to even be speaking to Holly, and he happens to have a long-term girlfriend, Saskia. But ever since Holly’s mom died six months ago, Holly has been numb to the world, and she’s getting desperate to feel something, anything—so when Paul keeps pursuing her, Holly relents. Paul’s kisses are a welcome diversion, and it’s nice to feel like the kind of girl that a guy like Paul would choose.
But things aren’t so simple with Saskia around. Paul’s real girlfriend is willowy and perfect… and nothing like Holly. To make matters worse, she and Holly are becoming friends. Suddenly the consequences of Holly’s choices are all too real, and Holly stands to lose more than she ever realized she had.
Nothing Like You is a fabulous debut that is a sweet, quick read. Nothing Like You was very well written! I really enjoyed the plot.
Holly was a great main character with something everyone can relate to – She’s lost a parent, liked someone she shouldn’t have, etc. All these things that have happened to her made her very real. Her being a great character didn’t stop my urge to want to hit her over the head and knock some sense into her when she wouldn’t stop seeing Paul. Paul drove me insane, which was the point. He was a slimy git! Nils was fantastic character. He was hilarious and sweet.
I wasn’t quite satisfied with the end. I mean I know it wasn’t going to be a happy happy, skip off into the sunset ending, but the ending to me just wasn’t right. I was absolutely loving the book until the ending.
Nothing Like You was a fabulous debut with a pretty cover, and I cannot wait to see what Lauren Strasnick comes up with next.