Own Me is Genevieve's turn, she is one Cohen's younger sisters. Her life isn't exactly a bed of roses, she is on the verge of failing classes, has had one relationship after the other, trying to find someone to replace Deo, her crush, and her family just don't seem to understand her at all.
Adam is her tutor, but his life is now going to be turned upside down. Delaying the inevitable, Adam finds himself being sent back home to Israel, thesis or no thesis, and is stuck on trying to find a way to stay, and finish it.
A rash decision is made, and out of convenience, Genevieve, pretends that Adam is her fiancé, to try and convince Deo, and her family that she is finally over him, and to allow Adam to stay in the country and finish his thesis. Adam and Genevieve soon find themselves planning a wedding, of convenience and not for love, and finding out what their true feelings really are.
Own Me is the first time in this series we have a leading lady as the protagonist, and while you would expect Genevieve to be strong and determined, she also has flaws. Blinded by her crush on Deo she finds it hard to settle down and find the one person who she truly loves. Her flighty attitude means her family don't see her options in school as anything series, they just humour her, waiting for her to finish and go to work in their store. Even her dress sense gives the wrong impression of her, you would honestly think she had nothing going on for her, but she is smart, she is clever, and she is an amazing person.
For me Genevieve is a real person, flaws and all, and although she does not know all the answers she tries her best to make it work, and when all else fails, Marigold is there to help Genevieve, a shinning light in the darkness, someone who Genevive is the only one there for her.
If you find that one person who believes in you, helps you combat your doubts, lifts you up when you're ready to lie down and say 'screw it'? If you find that person, grab tight. So tight. And never let go.Adam was someone who appealed to me immediately, he is geeky but also smart, and rather than thinking in an illogical way, anything that can use scientific explanation as a way for it happening, Adam uses it, even down to being attracted to Genevive. I love how he cares for Genevive and how he treats her, and while I think he does distance himself from her for a while, I could understand his reasoning for it, I just think a quick phone call could have solved it all.
[Marigold's words of wisdom for Genevieve]
Own Me also has the familiar faces we are used to by now, and I like how the boys are with Adam, making sure he is worthy of Genevive. I also admire how Adam is with them, determined to show he can provide for Genevive, and that he is worthy of her love.
Own Me has all the elements of the previous book, while there is a lot less surfing, there is romance, friendship, and plenty of sexy times.
Own Me is the third book in this series, with the next one due in a few weeks and I can't wait to pick it up.