Publication Date: August 26th 2014.
My rating: 3 stars
Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she's determined to make them come true—for her parents' sake as well as her own. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, she barely has time to think, let alone date. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B…. Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can't risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, a social life is out of the question. The last thing he wants is for four noisy students to move into the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia's and Ty's paths cross, and soon they can't stay away from each other. The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can't know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.
I love my contemporary reads, something cute and fluffy when I’ve had a crap day it’s always known to bring a smile to my face. But you know when you’re just in the mood for something a bit more hot? I really didn’t know where to begin, I’m not normally a fan of a lot of NA books, I need books to offer me something different, so when I first read Aguirre was writing an NA series, I was intrigued and to be honest it was just what I was in the mood for.
Nadia’s just moved into an apartment with her friends for college, it seems to be cheaper living off campus and living with her best Nadia really can’t complain. Then she meets the guy who lives in 1B, he seems a bit obnoxious at first, but boy is he hot! Of course I was expecting Ethan and Nadia to have their share of problems and this long list of reasons why they can’t be together, but I could truly understand this time where Ethan was coming from. Since he’d last been burned I understood that he didn’t want to take a risk, and he was upfront about his feelings, what he was like and what Nadia could expect from him. But still there was this whole sexual tension between Ethan and Nadia for ages honestly I would have been happy just to see a kiss; this for sure was a long time coming!
Aguirre sure had the swoony, hot side nailed, she didn’t shy away from writing a kissing scene and then closing the scene down completely, her scenes were certainly smoking, that I found myself constantly longing for Ethan and Nadia to have their alone time together again, why did they have to be so many restrictions? And why did everyone have to get in the way? *shakes fist*
Despite Ethan and Nadia’s story being the central storyline, I liked how Aguirre infused some important secondary characters into the story too. When things became a bit tense between Ethan and Nadia, it was nice to get to know the other characters a little bit more. One character definitely ended up surprising me I only wished that they got their happy ending.
There was a lot of heartache and anguish our characters had to deal with in I Want it That Way, and although I had a feeling how things would end, I was really surprised at how things ended for some of our characters. I Want it That Way really ended up in surprising me in a lot of ways, it was a book which over looked a lot of cliché aspects that I normally have a tough time dealing with and of course had some of the best sexy scenes I’ve read in a long time! This was my first read by Aguirre, but with the great impression she left on me with this read, it certainly won’t be my last!