I Kind of Loved It!
When I saw there was a new J. Sterling book out, I knew I needed to immediately one-click and read it. She is one of my go to authors because of her knack for writing characters that you want to love and hate all at once, No Bad Days lead characters are just the characters you can’t help but falling in love with, even if you don’t want to at times!
Jess Michaelson is a sophomore at State, and like every other girl on campus has a crush on Nick Fisher, so she’s in complete shock when he gives her the time of day, and she doesn’t know how to handle it when he pursues her and is relentless with her till she finally gives in. Nick is the big man on campus, he can have any girl he wants, and he does, but he’s looking for that one girl who can keep his interest and isn’t just looking for her MRS degree and can push him and inspire him. Jess Michaelson may just be that girl. She intrigues him, pushes him, and calls him on his crap.
The banter between these two is hilarious, and how protective Nick is of Jess is sweet and definitely shows his alpha side. He will do anything to keep her safe and that is endearing and shows even though he can be a jerk at times, he truly is a good guy underneath. Nick does have some total jerk moments in this book and you’ll want to punch him, trust me, you will, but he definitely redeems himself over and over again. There is so much depth to both Jess and Nick, but Nick really has a lot of growing up to do in this book. He lets so many people influence him and he never really does what he wants to do, except be with Jess. He thinks he can keep her and be happy and not let his father’s wishes ruin his relationship, but when a curve ball is thrown into their relationship, Nick ruins everything and a downward spiral takes place that breaks my heart for both of them.
As good as the relationship was for these two, it gets just as bad. As much as I laughed and loved with them, I wanted to cry and my heart broke with them. I never really knew if they could get past some of the things standing in their way, but I will say Jess definitely handled things better than I thought she would, but I think it’s because of her amazing best friend Rachel. I truly adored her character and how spunky and hilarious she was. She was the ear that Jess needed to vent to, and the force to be reckoned with when Jess couldn’t fight her own battles. She helped Jess get through some really hard times and was the voice of reason for her when she needed it the most. Nick also had his own voices of reason with his brothers Frank and Ryan, but he did a horrible job of listening to them, even though they did a really good job of dishing out advice. I really can’t wait to get their stories because they are pretty hilarious and I know their stories are going to be just as amazing as Nicks!
This story had me from the very first chapter and didn’t let me go. It grabbed my heart, and made me laugh, cry, scream, and feel so many emotions it wasn’t funny. I hated Nick, I loved him, I hated him, and I loved him again. I adored his and Jess’s story, even if it gave my whiplash with all the back and forth, it was a perfect love story full of angst, drama, and so much more. I couldn’t put this book down! Not only were the main characters beautifully written, but the secondary characters were awesome and ones I hope to see more of in Frank and Ryan’s books as well!