He’s hiding a secret. She won’t settle for less.
Nessa Villanueva is tired of watching Zach Elliott go through women, while keeping her strictly in the friend zone. What Nessa doesn’t know is that Zach secretly puts her on a pedestal.
Zach feels dirty from the long-term affair he’s been having with his mother’s rich friend. Nessa’s too good for him, so he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her at arm’s length and protect her—even from himself.
But Zach doesn’t count on Nessa’s determination to break out of their friends-only relationship and show him how right they are for each other…
Based on the blurb alone, I knew I wanted to read this novel. The friends-to-lovers trope always gets me every time. So while this trope has been done before, Jules Barnard brought something unique to the story with her diverse characters. I love that Nessa is half-Filipino. Reading a heroine that comes from your own race feels validating. I love her chemistry with Zach.Blue Streak is a story about friendship, love and consequences. Most of all, it’s about learning from your mistakes, moving on and fighting for what you want. Because of its length, the book didn’t really go into anything in depth and I wish it was a bit longer because I really wanted to know more about these characters.Overall, nothing original but still quite enjoyable.
Jules Barnard is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended UC Davis, whose college landscape often finds its way into her New Adult novels. She has a Master’s degree and spent many an hour running statistical analysis, until she realized her favorite part of the job was writing reports. She decided to cut out the math and add in some hot guys, and so began her career as a novelist.
Jules is a Northern California native living on the coast with her husband and two children. She has no impulse control around cupcakes and credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.