What the book is about
When home no longer feels like home – where can you go?
When your best friend won’t listen – who can you turn to?
When love makes you feel weak – how do you protect your heart?
With constant fighting at home, Emma decides working at High Street Books and practicing avoidance is the best method to save her from more heartache. She doesn’t expect to meet Jake, the shop owner’s nephew, who makes her stomach do crazy things. But Jake is intent on pushing her away, and Emma must ask herself: Is he scared? Or is he hiding something?
Tastes Like Winter is a story of love, family, and friendship and, when everything is uncertain, trying to figure out where you fit in.
What I thought about the book
Emma is an introvert person with a passion for books. She loves to hide in her own world. Especially now that her parents are fighting all the time and seem to be close to a divorce. Emma starts working at a bookstore to be away from home. There she meets Jake, a mysterious and older student, who happens to be the nephew of her boss. He’s got a bad reputation, but Emma has never seen that side of him and she can’t help falling for him.
I really enjoyed this story. Jake is definitely the type of guy I would fall for. He doesn’t talk much about himself, but he gives Emma books as presents. Those books tell bits and pieces of his story. Emma and Jake have conversations about books, music, philosophy, life and more. I could talk for hours about these topics so I really enjoyed those parts. Of course it’s not cool that Jake is not really opening up to Emma, but that mysterious part makes me want to know what is going on in his mind. It makes me want to get to know more about him.
The story somehow reminded me of the books by Sarah Dessen, because of the dialogues and the way the main characters grew on me during the story. I really think that people who enjoyed books by Sarah Dessen will love this story as well.
About CeCe Carroll
CeCe began writing as an escape from her days as a corporate slave laborer. She grew up splitting her time between the beautiful beaches of New Jersey and the bustling city of New York. Currently, she lives in Massachusetts with her super handsome and talented husband and two adorable, but often-sassy cats. CeCe gets excited easily, mostly about travelling, food, and of course, her first love: books.