Jan 21, 2013

Review: Nothing Else Matters by Sara Boyd

Nothing else matters by Sara Boyd
Published November 26th 2012
Source: from the author for review
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Goodreads summary: Fate is what you can’t choose and the lives of the Cooper family and young Nick Stewart are changed when Nick’s mum dies. He is left behind by his diplomat father to live with the Coopers. Mia Cooper and Nick become soul mates, sharing games, jokes, and holiday adventures as they grow together through their teenage years.But when Mia and Nick fall for each other, neither of them dares to declare their feelings, and both must suffer the agonies of unrequited love in their own way.They also have to deal with Mia’s jealous sister, stormy relationships of deceit and mistrust, and the trials of approaching adulthood. In a story that roams from Buenos Aires to New York, will Mia and Nick learn that, once they have each other, nothing else matters?

Ok. The reason why I haven't written this review sooner is simple. I don't know what to say. Really. There was nothing particularly bad about it to make me go into ravenous rants, but there was also nothing that good that I could write a paragraph or two about it. You know how some books just...are?

In short, Nothing Else Matters is a coming of age story that centers around Mia and Nick, who comes to live with her family after his mother's death. It's apparent that they have a special bond, and for the rest of the novel we just wait for "the" moment. In the meanwhile, they study, they hike and party. And then some more studying, some fighting, more hiking. I grew tired of that and was ready to give up half-way. Rather basic writing, the characters are just an inch from being flat, the story a mild version of a soap opera, especially in the second half. No setting to speak of, I only knew that they live in Buenos Aires. A highly hypocritical Nick with his double standards. And in the end, a rushed HEA.

Obviously we were not meant to be.

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