June 19, 2018
Fans of Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, and Jenny Han will delight as the fireworks spark and the secrets fly in this delicious summer romance from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.
When Jade decided to spend the summer with her aunt in California, she thought she knew what she was getting into. But nothing could have prepared her for Quentin. Jade hasn’t been in suburbia long and even she knows her annoying (and annoyingly cute) next-door neighbor spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E.
And when Quentin learns Jade plans to spend her first American summer hiding out reading books, he refuses to be ignored. Sneaking out, staying up, and even a midnight swim, Quentin is determined to give Jade days–and nights–worth remembering.
But despite their storybook-perfect romance, every time Jade moves closer, Quentin pulls away. And when rumors of a jilted ex-girlfriend come to light, Jade knows Quentin is hiding a secret–and she’s determined to find out what it is.
Almost Impossible is Nicole Williams’ newest YA romance. I don’t read a lot of YA, but I will always read anything Nicole writes. This story just warmed my heart. It was cute, sweet, and funny. Jade wants the normal seventeen year old summer experience and she’s going to get it. Sexy neighbor, Quentin, who’s sweet and hot and responsible and quiet. But he wants to show her fun and the teenage things she’s been missing. Jade doesn’t want to like him but he doesn’t give her a choice. He pursues her in the cutest way. Not playing coy and doing the dumb teenage boy thing, just out right saying that he likes her and wants to spend time with her. I found him adorable and refreshing! He’s keeping a secret, which isn’t hard for the reader to figure out, but it didn’t deter me from loving this story. It may have been obvious to us, but not to everyone else. They are teenagers. You see what you want to see, what you think is right. No matter how worldly or smart you are. Jade and Quentin have fun conversations that made me smile and remember being young. I absolutely adored this story and these characters. They were just what the other needed in their lives. Quentin thought it was awesome that Jade got to travel and see the world. Jade was envious that Quentin had a house, friends and family around. While they were showing each other how the other lives, they fell for each other. It was a slow, teenage falling that I loved watching. I want more of their story. I loved how it ended, but I’m a lover of epilogues and wouldn’t mind seeing these characters again!
A slow smile lifted into place, one side higher than the other, and then he winked.
“You can kiss me now if you want to. Just putting that out there.”
“I don’t want to kiss you. Who do you think I am?”
“Some girl who wants to kiss me.”
“Think fate’s trying to tell you something?”
“Yeah, I think it is. Try harder.”
Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost & Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well. She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.
Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency.