“He expected her to recognize him.
He expected her to be seduced by his charms.
He expected her to fall for him.
Expectations are a funny thing …
When his parents named him Herbert Lincoln James, they already had expectations that Linc would attend an ivy league university and go into politics. Linc didn’t. As captain of his swim team, he was expected to win the big relay to carry his swim team to the state championship for the first time in decades. Linc didn’t. Society expected him to walk past her. He couldn’t.
She expected him to see through her.
She expected him to make her into a joke.
She expected him to be cruel.
Expectations are a funny thing … “
With this being a new authors book there were some confusion between inner dialogue and conversations. I wasn’t a huge fan of the book being written in the third person but then had italic sentences in first person for Linc, it was confusing at times.
Okay now that I got the only bad part of the book out of the way let me rave about the rest. It was WONDERFUL to read about an athletic guy falling for a nonathletic girl. Linc was very much in shape hitting the pool everyday and going to Michigan State and on the swim team. By the way I LOVED that this book was based in Michigan as I am a Michigan girl… with that being said GO MAIZE and BLUE U of M! Anyways it was great to see him fall for a girl that was plus size. There were moments I was cringing for his mistakes or for the way he would describe things, but that’s because he has never been with a girl like Alexis.
Alexis is shy and quiet. She is not able to do a lot of things because of her size and because of how people treat her or look at her. Lincs friends don’t understand why he likes Alexis, let alone finds her attractive. Not only does Linc like the inner beauty but he is very attractive to the outer beauty as well which is like a fairy tale to Alexis.
The story-line and characters were great and it was wonderful to see a kind hearted person not care about what his friends and family thinks all for the heart of the one and only girl he truly wants. Like I said before the writing is not the best which is understandable the first few books for any authors can be like that, it’s a learning experience and that’s why many authors go back and re-release books – NOT saying that is what needs to happen here, just stating that the book is great and should be read. It was a slow build read and an easy going relaxation feel to the book. It was refreshing to read about young love that is honest and true. Plus I enjoyed seeing Alexis break out of her shell finally.
Alexandria Sure is from Michigan and adores her supportive family, her two rescue pups, and her mighty Spartans. Her coffee obsession leads her to writing in local coffee shops where characters come alive between salted caramel lattes and large cups of “cold brew extra cream two Splenda,” which are usually on the counter when she walks in because the baristas know her car. (Thanks, Biggby!)
When she is not writing, she spends a great deal of her time perfecting her craft. She is an active member of Capital City Writers Association and attends several writing conferences each year.
Sure’s first novel, Before Him Comes Me, is an unconventional romance of self-discovery, described by readers as “the first BDSM book with no sex.”