Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own… shell.
Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, an excellent trivia team and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book.
So when the father she never knew existed dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! She’ll have to Speak. To. Strangers.
And if that wasn’t enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny and interested in getting to know her…
It’s time for Nina to turn her own fresh page, and find out if real life can ever live up to fiction…
I really enjoyed this book, the only thing that let me down a little bit was how rushed the ending was.
We’re following a 29 year old bookworm called Nina Hill who works in her local bookstore, plays trivia, has a cat called Phil and loves to read. She’s an only child with no father and her mother was barely around as a child and even less so as an adult.
One day, Nina finds out the dad she didn’t know she had has passed away. And as it turns out, she’s not an only child. She’s also recently found out that her trivia nemesis, Tom, is actually a really nice, hot guy and she’s struggling with how to deal with this.
What I love about this book is that I could really relate to Nina’s character a lot. She’s the same age as me and we have a lot of the same thoughts about dating and life in general. So her character was written really well. I also liked the relationships she ended up having with her brother and sisters and other family members. I haven’t read that kind of family dynamic before and it was a nice breath of fresh air. I also really enjoyed the relationship between Nina and Tom and how that blossomed.
However, unfortunately, I did think that the ending was rushed a little and I was left feeling a little “meh” towards the end of the book.
Overall, this was a fairly good book. The ending could have been packed out a bit more though.
I rated this book 3.5/5 stars.