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Today is Sex and the Books stop for the Are You Mine Blog Tour, so hop in!!
Rating: 4.5 sexy stars
Human connection? Who needs it?
Ever since she can remember, wealthy but weary Saige Armstrong has felt different from her peers in Pechimu, New Jersey. With only one good friend to her name, she has navigated the complicated halls of high school and is now faced with the timeless question: Now what?
Fox Harrington, a fun-loving, socially charismatic graffiti artist uses his passions to color his world how he wants it. He knows exactly where his life is headed. That is, until he meets Saige.
A summer project links the two together, making a tentative friendship bloom into romance, but despite their affection for each other, fundamental beliefs and ways of thinking threaten to destroy all they have built.
“These moments in life are the best there are. They’re heavy with emotion, messy with the what-ifs, and frightening with the unknowns.”
First of all, I want to thank N.K. Smith for the ARC and for understanding my bad Internet problems LOL
Well, let me tell you, this book got me hooked from the first page. Not only for the story, but for N.K. ‘s writing style! I just loved her writing!
In Are You Mine? we meet Fox and Saige, two apparently very different young adults. Saige is a comitmentphobe and Fox is too focused on his dreams.
Through all the story they balance each other. Fox’s funny side is what Saige needs in her life, so she can open up and stop being a bitch (not my words) to strangers. And they grow up together A LOT! It is great to see when two characters learn with each other and this book is all about learning to balance your feelings and how to balance your life and your choices.
Saige is still undecided about her major in college and Fox is not going to college at all. He wants to focus on his art and to write his comic stories.
Because of Saige’s best (and so far, only) friend’s (Myka) obsession with steampunk they start to write a story, that turns out to me a comic story, Myka’s Metal Valentine. With this summer project they bond and a new feeling starts growing for both of them. We learn about Fox’s story and also about Saige’s heartbreaking one. But through it all, we learn that life doesn’t have to be taken so seriously, even though we do need goals to fulfill it.
This book talks about the Avett Brothers, a band I got to know because of the Slammed series (by Collen Hoover) and there’s also a bit of slamming, but not so much, so the similarities to Slammed end there.
I really enjoyed the book and I would’ve given it 5 stars if it wasn’t for the minor loose ends, I found after finishing it. There is no cliffhanging and the ending is a very, very good one! But I would have liked to see the outcome of some other characters and also a bit more about Saige and Fox’s outcome as well.
But all of this didn’t prevent me of LOVING this book! Seriously, I felt so connected to Fox and Saige that when I ended the story I felt a little bit lost. It is really amazing how some writers have the talent to connect us, readers, to their characters.
Thank you very much, N.K. Smith for giving us Saige and Fox!
Based in the American Midwest, N.K. Smith is a Technical Writer for a Fortune 100 company. The author of the Old Wounds Series, Ghosts of Our Pasts, and My Only, she is a mother of two who finds the time to write very early in the morning when the rest of the world is still fast asleep.
An avid lover of history, art, music, books, and people, she is interested in telling stories that speak to the human condition.