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Publication date: September 30th, 2014
My rating: 4 stars
"Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. She has her reasons - missing her family, losing her college scholarship. But then there's the reason Lauren can't admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend's older brother.
Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He's the guy who women love and leave, not the one who makes them think of forever - until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her.
Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with."
Second book in Ann Aguirre new adult series was everything I wanted it to be and so much better from the previous one. Characters, writing, story - there is everything you need for a good new adult novel.
As Long As You Love Me ( yes, it is another Backstreet Boys song) focuses on Lauren, one of the characters from the I Want It That Way. After failing all her classes and losing a scholarship, she returns back home - but the thing is Lauren is not the kind of girl we thought she was. And that is the main reason why I liked her so much. She felt more real and less like a character from a book. Reading about Rob, our leading man of the story, in the book summary, you have already build up certain expectations, right? Well, cross them all. Yes, he is gorgeous, he was a high school jock, but Ann Aguirre decided to avoid whole stereotype about perfect bad boy - including ever famous bad boy falls for good girl and changes his ways plot. Nope! You will be surprised. I know that I was.
I will have to stop here or else there is danger of me spoiling the book for you, but let me just tell you this. I think that even hard core new adult haters will like As Long As You Love Me. It hits the shelves on September 30th, so mark it in your calendar and let me know what you thought about it.
***Copy of this book was provided by publisher, Harlequin HQN, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!***