Book Review

I’M SO (NOT) OVER YOU by Kosoko Jackson

I received a gifted galley of I’M SO (NOT) OVER YOU by Kosoko Jackson for an honest review. Thank you to Berkley Publishing for the opportunity!

Publication Date: 2/22/2022

I’M SO (NOT) OVER YOU follows Kian, a young man still nursing a heartbreak after his ex Hudson dumped him. He knows he should cut him off entirely, but when Hudson reaches out, Kian can’t help but respond. It turns out that Hudson needs a plus one for a family engagement. Hudson has connections that Kian doesn’t, connections which might just help him land the fellowship he’s been dreaming of, so Kian eventually gives in and agrees to be a fake boyfriend.

Kian and Hudson are very different, coming from different families and different economic backgrounds. Hudson comes from the family behind a popular brewery empire, a family where business comes before anything personal. Hudson has been trying to break out of the family mold, but the breakup with Kian and the fake dating shows he’s still struggling. Kian is still very hung up on Hudson, but it isn’t clear initially if the feelings are reciprocated.

I do think this story may have benefitted from a bit more of the backstory between the pair. We know that Kian still loves Hudson, but everyone around him seems very against him veering back toward Hudson. In the back half of the book, the relationship comes quite a bit more clear, though. I was hoping for good things for the pair.

I’M SO (NOT) OVER YOU is out today!

Reading Challenge:

#The52BookClub – has illustrated people on the cover

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