Saturday, August 5, 2017

Review: The Difference Between Us by Rachel Higginson

I'm cursed.

At least when it comes to finding Mr. Right.

I'm tired of men that only want one night stands or blind dates that are nothing but awkward and uncomfortable. I'm tired of avoiding inappropriate text messages and the constant disappointment of always meeting Mr. Wrong.

After all these years of dates that lead nowhere, I can admit that it's me. I'm the problem. I'm shy and picky and cursed. Definitely cursed.

So I've decided two things.

The first? I'm giving up dating and relationships and men in general. Maybe, possibly, forever.

The second? I'm going to have to try harder to avoid Ezra Baptiste.

If I couldn't hack it in the kiddy pool of dating, I certainly can't swim in his deep end. He's too successful. Too intense. He's all man when I'm used to nothing but boys pretending to be grownups. He's everything I'm afraid to want and so far out of my league we might as well be different species entirely.

So he'll need to find a different artist to paint his mural. And a different graphic designer to help him with his website. He'll need to find someone else to glare at and flirt with and kiss.

It can't be me.

We're too different.

4 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I could not wait for this book.  We first met Molly and Ezra in The Opposite of You and I loved them.  I think it was more of the bickering that I loved between the two of them.  I wanted to know all there was to know about Ezra and see how these two would end up together. 

Molly is pretty much done with men and dating.  She is tired of the one-night stands and wants what her best friend has.  But since her dating record is not a very good one she chooses to forget about men and concentrate on her career.  Oh and to ignore Ezra Baptiste as much as possible.  But that proves to be more difficult than she expected, since his best friend is marrying hers.  Oh and not to mention that Ezra wants her to re-design his website, help to her with his social media accounts for his restaurants, and wants her to pain a mural in one of them.    In the past Ezra has criticized her work and now he is looking for her help. She has no choice but work for him but she doesn’t have to like it.

These two are complete opposites and seem to be from two different worlds.  Ezra is rich and owns 4 restaurants, while Molly is trying to prove herself at her place of employment.  But you know what they say about opposites attract.  If only Molly could admit that what she feels for Ezra is much more than hate. 

Ezra is rich and sexy, cocky and arrogant but what I loved is the other side of him that we get to see.  Maybe a little bit of vulnerability when it comes to love.  He’s been hurt in the past and never planned to go there again, until he met Molly.  From the moment he met her he wanted to get to now her better.  She was a challenge but one he was willing to take. 

I think they both brought out another side in each other.  A side that very few people get to see.  I loved the banter between them and looked forward to their emails.  They both had a fun and witty way about them. 

I really loved this book, but at times it was a little slow for me.  I wanted more dialogue between the two of them.  But when there was dialogue, especially when Ezra really opened himself up to Molly I fell in love.  This is a great series and I cannot wait for the Wyatt’s story. 

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