Review: Love Beyond Opposites by Molly E. Lee
If high school has taught mathlete Jade Aaron anything, it's that nerds never get the guy. So when rock star Lennon Pryor starts pursuing her, It's not rocket science. This doesn't add up. I mean, sure, he's hot. And charming. And a god on the guitar... But he's also the world's biggest player. Being with him would be a bigger mistake than 2+2=5. Until graduation night, when a reckless moment leads to a reckless kiss. And now Jade's falling for the one guy destined to break her heart.
I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that most of Love Beyond Opposites takes place in just one day--I kind of loved the Can't Hardly Wait aspect of this book. I guess it's alluded to in the blurb, but I thought maybe graduation night was just the start of the relationship.
Jade and Lennon have known each other throughout all their high school career. They've also definitely liked each other, but have stayed away--Jade because she thinks he's a player, and Lennon because he doesn't think he's quite good enough for her (and also because he's gonna leave town after graduation to be a rock star, as you do...).
But on graduation night, Jade comes to Lennon's rescue and they set off on a series of adventures. Will they finally open up to one another? (I don't wanna spoil it, but the answer's yes.) Will they kiss? (Well, the blurb spoils that one.) BUT THEN WHAT?
I read this book in like 4 hours. There's much to like here. The relationship is cute, they have good chemistry, there's a constantly ticking clock that keeps the plot moving forward. There's also some confusing stuff--like, I don't think the recording industry works quite like it's working out for Lennon. But whatever, it wasn't too distracting. There was also a strange scene where Jade and Lennon stopped in on some other party and it felt like I was reading parts of another book for a minute.
I also really hate when parents are caricatures of Adult Humans, and Jade's mother definitely feels a bit like a stereotypical Disapproving Mother. But, you know, I loved the other parental figures, so there you go.
Should you read it? While I'd hoped Love Beyond Opposites would have a bit more angst to it, it's a light, cute, fluffy read to get you through a slump. Get this one and throw it in your beach bag!
3 1/2 Stars
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Published May 7, 2018 by Entangled Teen