• I love the descriptions it’s so vivid: there are a lot of Victorian style coffee shops with quirky items hung up in Seattle now.
  • I also love that it’s set in Seattle because I grew up there and so many books seem to take place in CA or NYC.
  • “Eh it’s more like a mist” SO RELATABLE. People are like, “oh it’s raining” but it’s not, it’s drizzling, or it’s sprinkling. There’s more than one way to say water is falling from the sky.
  • Oliver is just such a great name. James is too. So together, it’s just like reminds me of a  classy sharp put together man. Like James Bond or something. Is his middle name Oliver?
  • It is kind of weird hearing Seattle U called Seattle University though… I don’t know anyone who calls it that.
  • Okay but how can you not love Nate and Ollie’s dynamic?
  • Nate’s imposter syndrome is so real and relatable, wow.
  • I love Ollie a lot. He’s so sincere and genuine.
  • Nate keeps saying people think Ashley is annoying but I really just don’t see it?
  • Gideon is kind of an asshole.
  • Also Ballard is not a “walk” away from Greenlake. Not on your life. Update: I looked it up because I was like “Maybe it’s all in my head and I just don’t remember Seattle that well”, but I mean 3 miles isn’t tooooo far I guess, but we’d just take a bus if it was that far.
  • Poor Nate’s mom. I definitely said horrible things to my mom in the past, so I can totally relate to this.
  • I can’t help but feel like Ollie is kind of being a dick about wanting to do long-distance. All of this is very one-sided. Like he just expects Nate to be cool with whatever he wants. I mean to be fair it’s not like Nate is offering up why. But I kind of wish there was more of Ollie being able to understand the truth of why Nate is so afraid. It’s kind of in Nate’s character not to tell Ollie, but with Flo being the way she is it seems like Ollie should have an idea of why Nate is so worried about long distance. Ollie complains that Nate isn’t considering his feelings, but neither really is Ollie at the same time?
  • Lol ice in December in Seattle? Try again.
  • Nooooooooooooooo why is Nate flipping breaking up with Ollie?
  • And why is Ollie being so jerkish about it? Like there’s obviously a reason why Nate is having trouble trusting him, but he never ever tries to find out and just blames Nate.
  • Okay, so the ending is beautiful because Nate and Ollie are together, but I kind of feel like everything was wrapped up a little too quickly. Like I would have liked maybe 50 or so more pages for Nate to reflect a little more on why he is the way he is; instead we just get a couple sentences about how he needs to change and wants to. Which is fine, I just would like a gradual change—learning to trust is not necessarily something you can just “do”.
  • 5/10—I think I wanted to like this book a lot more than I actually did. I loved the premise and I loved Nate and Ollie in the beginning—I love that Seattle is the setting. Nate and Ollie had a great chemistry and there was a lot of back and forth and banter that was so sweet. They’re so adorable together I just want their happiness. But a lot of the time I was like… really? IDK, maybe this just wasn’t for me.
    • One thing I did really like is how much Nate and Ollie encouraged each other in their hobbies and goals. That was really great.