Title: 180 Seconds
Author: Jessica Park
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: April 25th 2017
Dates Read: 11/12/2017 – 11/15/2017
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds…
After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.
One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.
When time is called, the intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both. With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thing—and if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.
** Thanks to the publishers Skyscape and Two Lions as well as NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest review. **
This was my first Jessica Park book and I freaking loved it. I am kicking myself for waiting so long to pick it up and read it.
I am at a loss for words with this one guys. I am a sucker for romance as you all know by now and I think the romance between Esben and Allison was perfect. I mean they have their ups and downs but that’s what makes them seem more real to me.
All of the other characters were amazing especially Simon, Allison’s dad, and Steffi, Allison’s best friend who was more like family to her.
This book took me on an emotional roller coaster. One minute I would be laughing and then the next thing I know I am crying my eyes out.
When I went into this book I knew the basic premise of it. Jessica Park did an amazing job with a twist that I didn’t see coming at all. I was literally a mess while reading it.
If you are up for an extremely emotional read I highly recommend you give this book a chance.
Have you read 180 Seconds? What did you think about it? Do you want to read it?