Rating: 2/5 🌟🌟
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Olivia’s parents own a skating rink where she spends most of her time. She used to be a figure skater until something happened to end her career. Enter Jonah Choi, skating prodigy who starts training at the rink. Sparks fly as they clash.
The synopsis gives the impression of a rivalry, an opposites attract vibe between Olivia and Jonah but I didn’t see it. Even the title hinted at it but it was missing from the story. Their first meeting was a volley of barbs but after that, the relationship did a rapid 180. Trust me, I do like when relationships progress fast but the segue lacked a smoothness that felt wrong to me.
There were quite a lot of things about the story that annoyed me, the exchanges between Olivia and Jonah, Olivia’s volatile and juvenile reactions. I understand that teenagers have the constitution of a ticking time bomb but the way Olivia reacted to some of the things in the story just irritated me.
I did empathize with Olivia’s plight over what she went through with her mother and how she had to deal with stuff on her own.
I really wanted to like this book but I didn’t like Olivia and there were plot holes in the story. Some important matters were glossed over which dissatisfied me. This story had potential and could have been much better.