The Plot (from Goodreads):
She has the perfect life…and it’s a perfect lie.
Behind the careful façade, she’s struggling:
To feel like she fits in. To find her true voice.
Now, finally, she’s ready to start living her own story.
Eliza Catalano has the perfect life. So what if it actually looks nothing like the story she tells online? As a therapist, it’s part of her job to look like she has all the answers, right? But when Eliza ends up as a viral “Worst Date Ever” meme, everything in her Instagram-filtered world begins to crumble.
Enter the most obnoxiously attractive man she’s ever met, and a bet she can’t resist: if she swears off social media for six months, Beck Carter’ll teach her the wonders of surviving the “real world.” No technology, no dating apps, no pretty filters, no BS.
It seems like the perfect deal—she can lay low until her sudden infamy passes, meet some interesting new people, and maybe even curate this experience into a how I quit the online dating racket book along the way. But something about Beck’s raw honesty speaks to Eliza in ways she never expected. She knows he’s supposed to be completely hands-off…but as complex feelings grow and walls come tumbling down, rough-around-the-edges Beck may be exactly what Eliza needs to finally, truly face herself—and decide who she really wants to be.
Thank you to Dreamscape Media for this ALC in exchange for an honest review.
For You & No One Else was the perfect end to the Say Everything series, although it can easily be read as a stand-alone.
Roni Loren writes the best characters. They’re always so real and relatable, with real-life problems. Okay, maybe not all of us need to be de-programmed from being raised in a cult, but certainly many of us can relate to lashing out and doing the opposite of what our parents want us to. And we’re certainly all guilty of putting on an “I’m okay” front for the world while we privately drown in our problems.
Eliza and Beck have great chemistry. There’s a lot of steam in this book, and it is very well-written.
I’m so sad to see this series end. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend all three books!
Audio Review: Narrated by Desiree Ketchum, this audio production was great. This was a quick, easy listen, and the narrator was a good fit for the story.
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