Tour Review: I Want It That Way

September 1, 2014 Blog Tour, Reviews 2 ★★★★

Tour Review: I Want It That Way

Tour Review: I Want It That Way

I Want It That Way

Ann Aguirre

Series: The 2B Trilogy

Published on August 26, 2014

Genres: Contemporary, Romance


Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she’s determined to make them come true. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, dating’s the last thing on her mind. 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, the last thing he wants is noisy students living in 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.


“A tender, sweet, and sexy story about how life—and falling in love—can never be planned.”

—Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You


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This is a charming, real, and enticing story about friendship, loyalty, maturity, and love. I always enjoy a variety of books and genres. There are types of stories I enjoy depending on my mood. I love reading fun, fluff on days where I’m stressed and want to escape into a world of love and giddiness. When I’m granted the rare day or two alone from the outside world, and my kids, I love getting wrapped up in an emotional read that makes me feel great depths of feelings, and I usually end up with streams of tears running down my face. This book is a mixture of both.

In this story, Ann Aguirre creates a realistic college life for the reader. I felt transported back in time to when I shared an apartment with friends during my junior year. In fact, my favorite parts throughout this book included Nadia’s interactions with her roommates, particularly her interactions with Max, Angus, and towards the end, Courtney too. There was a sense of true friendship through these simple interactions that warmed my heart and helped me connect to the characters more.

Nadia is a smart, determined, and hard-working college student. With loans and a scholarship, she is attending college with not much else to spend-money wise or time wise. Between working, teaching practicums,  and a full course load, Nadia doesn’t have much time for anything else, or anyone else. Until she meets Mr. Hot Ginger, who stirs feelings inside her and gives her butterflies.

Ty and Nadia have a lot in common and are intensely hot. Both with similar goals, falling in love and committing is not something they both can agree on. So how much is too much and how much is not enough? This story captures the perfect realization that you can’t plan everything, especially the power of falling in love.

This is a delightful read and I’m thrilled to hear that there’s more to come in this series.


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About Ann Aguirre

Ann Aguirre

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.


2 Responses to “Tour Review: I Want It That Way”

  1. Jennifer Lane

    College was such a fun time that it’s good to relive the memories through NA books! I’m glad you had a positive experience with roommates–I did too, though I know many friends who had roommates from hell. Great review!

  2. Andria Buchanan

    Put me squarely in the roommates from hell category– at least in undergrad. Grad school I had such an awesome set of roommates I married one of them. Meanwhile this book sounds amazing. Great review!

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