title: If We Ever Meet Again (If Love Duet, 1)
author: Ana Huang
release date: June 30, 2020
publisher: independently published
genres: contemporary college romance
Thank you so much to Ana Huang for my DRC in exchange for my honest review.
One year, two opposites, and a love that will blindside and, ultimately, shatter them.
She’s an aspiring interior designer who dreams of falling in love.
He’s an ex-football star who thinks love is a con.
She’s a virgin, and he doesn’t do virgins.
He’s cocky, infuriating, and not her type.
She wants the fairytale.
He wants freedom.
Blake and Farrah shouldn’t have fallen for each other the way they did: totally, completely, and irrevocably.
Because they’re studying abroad in Shanghai, and they only have one year.
Because forces at home threaten to rip them apart, even if they don’t know it yet.
And because, eventually, they must face the most heartbreaking lesson they’ll ever learn: sometimes, even the greatest love can’t conquer all.
This painted such a great picture of what studying abroad in China may look like through the eyes of young, impressionable college kids. The writing was beautiful and I really got caught up in it all.
In Shanghai, a group of American college students from all over the country become part of FEA (foreign education academy). Among them is Farrah, who wants nothing more than to become an interior designer. Blake is a Texas boy who left his football career, ex girlfriend and his father’s respect behind when he joined this group.
The two of them shouldn’t work. According to Farrah, they will never work, since he is anything BUT her type. But he eventually charms her and so starts their whirlwind romance. Everything is viewed through rose colored glasses for a few months, but after a holiday trip home to Austin, Blake does something that changes everything.
I loved how supportive Farrah and Blake were of each other. They encouraged each other to seek their dreams and not what other people wanted for them. There were times though, when I would get annoyed at the naivety of Farrah… but would always remind myself that she is a young college student and she has every right to be a little naive.
I absolutely cannot wait for the next book! This one ended with a short excerpt of the next book and I am totally hooked!!!!!