First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky
Like his name, Gray is dark and stormy. Dylan, a girl always searching for what's next, seemingly unable to settle down, is the exact opposite: full of light and life. On the outside, they seem like an unlikely couple. But looks can be deceiving and besides, opposites attract.
What starts as friendship, turns into admiration, respect and caring, until finally these two lone souls find they are truly in love with each other.
But staying in love is not as easy as falling in love. If Dylan and Gray want their love to last, they're going to have to work at it. And learn that sometimes love means having to say you're sorry.
I really liked this book! It was sweet and angsty with a touch of humor. I love how its is written in both Gray and Dylan's POV, with Dylan being carefree spirit and Gray being kind of stiff, but when they came together it was sweet. I also love how they both had a great love of music and the playlists in the back of the book. I like both covers for this book and loved Kacvinsky's writing style. The book and story was very realistic with the characters and the love story being normal. Dylan with her quirky-oddness and Gray with his numb make the cutest odd couple.
Swoonworthy Points: 7.5
There were multiple layers of swoonworthiness in First Comes Love. In the beginning Dylan was swooning Gray and by the end the roles were reversed. It was very sweet (gave me butterflies) and steamy at times.
Girl on the sidewalk watching ants; Boy hiding in the shadows alone. Their paths cross literally, and thus begins their friendship... but not by Gray's choice. Dylan is voracious in her attempts to make him smile, to figure out the enigma of Gray. Eventually they come together and form a strong bond. But when the summer ends, Dylan and her free spirit take off for a new destination. Is their love strong enough to pull them back together?
If you are in the mood for a great Contemporary Romance.. I would strongly recommend this book!!! And I cannot wait to see what happens with this enigmatic couple in Second Chance!
Can two drastically different, imperfect people be perfect for each other?
It’s been four months since Gray and Dylan have seen each other. Dylan’s been traveling in Europe, while Gray has college, baseball, and a life rooted in one place. Gray’s determined to forget Dylan, the girl he fell in love with in First Comes Love. Besides, how do you make a relationship work with an independent loner?
Just when he decides he’s over her, Dylan makes an unexpected entrance back into his life, hoping their steamy romance can start right where it left off. Gray realizes you can tell your mind to do one thing, but you can’t always convince your heart to follow. Dylan realizes she finally has to make a choice between freedom and her relationship with Gray.
Hilarious, intense, inspiring, and emotional, Second Chance shows that love is a journey, and there are never clear road signs or maps to guide you along. You can only navigate with your heart.