the attraction of adeline starts out at a sex toy party-book signing-strip pole dancing class. when jack foster walks in on it, adeline rigby falls on her head. and maybe it's the concussion, but things aren't quite the same for her after that moment.
jack wasn't expecting to be so taken by adeline, he's heard of her for years, she's one of his sister's best friends, but they'd never met. and now he needs a fake fiancée and she needs a place to live and someone to help her with her french, and maybe it's all meant to be?
jack had been left at the altar a long time ago, and after that he gave up on the idea of love. but maybe it was that he didn't know what love was that caused the problems in his previous relationship. all he knows is that adeline makes him feel things he thought he couldn't. and unluckily for him she's even more skeptical about love than he is.
adeline had a rough childhood, she has trust issues and abandonment issues galore. she knows that jack is good and kind and that he thinks he loves her, but she doesn't believe that love will last. and she can't lose her friendship with his sister. so instead of losing anything she does her best to ignore it and deny it's even happening. and when that doesn't work, she cuts jack out of her life, because if giving him up is her choice it doesn't count as losing.
he is made of sterner stuff. he fights for her. he keeps fighting for her. and when she finally reconnects with one of her foster moms, she realizes that maybe it's okay to let him win this one. because giving up on love is losing. and there are many ways to keep your promises and make your dreams come true. adeline and jack both have a lot of reasons not to believe in love, but when they are together it's hard to deny what they feel even if they can't put it into words. sometimes actions speak louder.
**the attraction of adeline will publish on april 10, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (lovestruck) in exchange for my honest review.