Blurb from Goodread
I used to be “Isabel Jenkins, child prodigy.” As lame as that sounds, at least it was an identity. But now I’m not sure what I am. I just failed the most important exam of my life—the emotional readiness test required to get into a medical residency program—and it turns out my parents can’t stand each other. Now I’m trying to figure out how to pick up the pieces of my life, and that means re-enrolling as a college freshman, but this time I’m shutting the books and majoring in being eighteen.
But so far, my roommate hates me and I’m not into the party scene. The only good thing about school has been getting to know my insanely hot RA. Marshall Collins makes me wonder about everything I missed while I was growing up too fast. Pretty soon we’re hanging out constantly, but for the first time, I find myself wanting more than a no-strings-attached physical relationship. And the lesson I really need is one Marsh definitely can’t teach me: love. Because I’m going to be alone forever if I don’t learn fast.
The girl, Isabel Jenkins. When I read the blurb, I instantly thought that it’s like my childhood TV show, Doogie Houser M.D. I didn’t remember any detail of the story since it was a long time ago, but I know it was about a teenage doctor who struggles to become a normal teenager, just like Isabel. And then she also has to face that most people misunderstand and sometimes even don’t understand of what she thinks and speaks. She reminds me of Sherlock Holmes from BBC drama, Sherlock. I was kind of wished she will say “is it nice not being me? It must be so relaxing” when Isabel’s roommate, Kelsey asked “what’s it really like inside your head?” 😀 Being a genius makes her feel different from others, not normal. Despite her struggling to become a normal student, I really enjoy reading her awkwardness and clueless when it comes to interact with other students. She even has to think what she should say when she wants to start a conversation. With Marshall help her awkwardness and clueless change slowly. I love this part. I can see and believe that she’s change. It also happens with her relationship with Kelsey.
Although the ending is quite predictable, I have to say that I love it. I wish that there is sequel for this story because I haven’t gotten enough of Marshall and Isabel yet.
ARC was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.