In Review: The Difference Between Us (Opposites Attract #2) by Rachel Higginson

Posted July 27, 2017 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 1 Comment

In Review: The Difference Between Us (Opposites Attract #2) by Rachel HigginsonThe Difference Between Us by Rachel Higginson
Series: Opposites Attract #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: July 27, 2017
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 256 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
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I'm cursed.

At least when it comes to finding Mr. Right.

I'm tired of men that only want one night stands or blind dates that are nothing but awkward and uncomfortable. I'm tired of avoiding inappropriate text messages and the constant disappointment of always meeting Mr. Wrong.

After all these years of dates that lead nowhere, I can admit that it's me. I'm the problem. I'm shy and picky and cursed. Definitely cursed.

So I've decided two things.

The first? I'm giving up dating and relationships and men in general. Maybe, possibly, forever.

The second? I'm going to have to try harder to avoid Ezra Baptiste.

If I couldn't hack it in the kiddy pool of dating, I certainly can't swim in his deep end. He's too successful. Too intense. He's all man when I'm used to nothing but boys pretending to be grownups. He's everything I'm afraid to want and so far out of my league we might as well be different species entirely.

So he'll need to find a different artist to paint his mural. And a different graphic designer to help him with his website. He'll need to find someone else to glare at and flirt with and kiss.

It can't be me.

We're too different.

I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

in review my thoughts

If you’ve been following my blog recently, you no doubt know that I fell 1000% in love with The Opposite of You when I read it. I had no sooner finished that book that I pre-ordered The Difference Between Us and started basically stalking Rachel’s social media for updates. It paid off, too, because I ended up getting an ARC and I was able to enjoy Ezra and Molly’s story before release. 🙂 And boy, did I ever enjoy it.

It only took Molly and Ezra’s initial fiery exchange in The Opposite of You to make me realize how much I NEEDED their story. I was shipping them before I even started this book. The tension was high with these two and I just KNEW it would make for a passionate connection if they ever became friends… or more. I wasn’t wrong. This book gave me the delicious slow burn I’ve come to really appreciate in the last few months. Rachel gives good slow burn, there’s no doubt about that.

I loved this book so much. It was utterly unputdownable. I was engrossed in Molly and Ezra’s story and, frankly, I just couldn’t get enough of them. (Bonus: there are some great Vera and Killian scenes!) Molly and Ezra were both such wonderful, complex characters. I just loved the progression of their relationship from the initial animosity to the realization they weren’t as different as they thought to the friendship and more. It felt realistic and it gave me life. Their chemistry was off the charts, their banter was highly amusing and the sexual tension was high… and things got hot when that finally broke. I laughed, swooned and felt all the feels. LOVED!

The Difference Between Us was a wonderful follow up to The Opposite of Us. I’ve already got a total case of grabby hands for The Problem with Him, which is coming in November. It’s definitely one of my most highly-anticipated books of the latter part of 2017. I can’t wait for Kaya and Wyatt’s story. I just know it’s going to be amazing. Rachel has quickly become one of my go-to authors. I’ll be devouring her backlist as I can make time.

FAVORITE QUOTES

Ezra Baptiste was one of the most intolerable men I had ever met. Arrogant, condescending, offensively good looking, he had all the qualities of a human I tried to avoid. 

I wanted to hate Ezra. Or maybe not hate him, but at the very least be unaffected by him.

Most days I felt like a tiara-wearing toddler playing dress up with my mom’s heels and checkbook. I was in a grown-up life I didn’t know what to do with. 

I watched Aladdin. You should have always been Jasmine. Every single time.

He kissed me in a way I had never been kissed before, in a way I knew, I just knew, I would never be kissed again, not by any other man. Nobody could replicate this moment. Nobody could compare.

We were fireworks exploding, and cars crashing, and worlds colliding.

I had spent twenty-seven years of my life blending in. But I wasn’t invisible with Ezra. He saw me. And I was enough for him.

About Rachel Higginson

Rachel Higginson is the best-selling author of The Five Stages of Falling in Love, Every Wrong Reason, Bet on Us and The Star-Crossed Series.

She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart. Now she spends her days writing stories and raising five amazing kids.

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