Virginal heroine = check
Playboy hero but retired when he met the heroine = check
Girl has dark secrets from the past =check
Guy has his own daddy issues and a loving mom = check
One complicated mess of a relationship = double check
Sounds familiar? This thing seems to be the outline for New Adult stories these days. I didn’t tick these things off because I didn’t like them; it’s just that this story has been built EXACTLY that way, the very same way as to how other stories are. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy reading these types of stories but sometimes you just love it, sometimes you don’t and sometimes its all just so so. The Impact of You belongs into my category of so so, as much as I like the story I’m itching for the whole story itself to give me something new, a certain twist that would make it a bit different from the others.She's trying to run from her past while he's trying to discover his future.
Avery has no intention of going to a party more so into meeting someone. But she simply wanted to appease her friends. Avery is your classic virginal type of heroine that loathes boys and parties. Yes, I like her but I don't know, I just can't seem to go through her. She has this secret which basically lies through out the story, but that certain secret upon being published still left me a bit disturbed. She's a virgin but she did give a go signal to her ex-boyfriend to take those kinds of pictures? She isn’t drunk when she agreed to did those right?
The secret being out also gives me an idea as to why she was running and why she was afraid to run into another relationship.
Jase is another sweetheart of a character. He's another dream boyfriend that I think everyone wants. Like Avery he has no intention of meeting someone for he's content on living his bachelor days and looking out for his mom. But when a renowned playboy like him shows affection to Avery, I can’t help but feel so swoony over him.
Despite the story flow being all too familiar, I still can't get over the fact that I'm still hooked on scenes where they go from friends into something more. I love that certain part in the relationship of the characters. Avery and Jase is both clearly scared as to where they were heading but I guess that’s the thing that keeps me hanging on stories like this - the path that lead them to their happy ever after. From strangers to lovers yearning for understanding and connection and finding people that would accept them despite their flaws and insecurities. I did like the complicated mess they both created.
I'm a fan of Kendall Ryan for I've read all of her novels and try to catch up with her new releases and I'm so used now to the way she constructs her stories. The Impact of You offers to us a story that we're so used to know now and it was another great one from the author. The story gives us this certain ideology that the person that we least expect could give us the greatest impact that could awaken us from the slumber that were into. I’m just left wishing for this story to have a more distinctive feature within it that would left its reader a one of a kind impact.