Adulting 101 by Lisa Henry
Nick is 18 years old and he really wants to figure out how ” adulting ” works.
Preferably before he has to go to college and make all the big decisions about his future.
He doesn’t have a filter and he’s adorably awkward.
Nick’s job is super dull. He mostly takes care of answering the phone and doing filing, and stapling things. Sometimes the things don’t even need stapling, but Nick does it anyway. He makes shiny little railroad tracks along the tops of documents. His record is thirty-eight staples on one thing. Then he picked thirty-seven of them out again because he remembered he was supposed to be professional.
Adulting is hard.
The struggle is real.
Jai is 25, he has been half around the world and he wants to go back out there and see the other half as soon as he earns the money to do so.
He works for the construction company where Nick is employed and Nick’s favorite thing about his job is watching him at work until one day…
[…] he feels like an overenthusiastic Labrador. He tugs Nick’s head back gently.
“Have you done this before?”
“Yes!” Nick says, breathing heavily. “Kind of? I’ve watched a lot of porn. Like a lot.”
So that’s actually a no.
Jai is going to hell, for real.
“Also,” Nick says, “I’ve practiced on stuff. Last week I almost choked on a cucumber.”
How is this kid even real? Real people have filters.
That’s how Nick & Jai’s story begins…
This book is funny and at times HILARIOUS, even while trying to spice things up! XD
I also LOVED Nick & Devon’s bromance (Devon is Nick’s BFF).
Nick: You are also smart and wonderful and give the best hugs. If u were gay, I would have jumped u years ago.
Devon: U sort of did.
Nick: And u were very cool about it, my poor confused little straight boy.
Devon: Because of u I thought I was gay for a week.
Nick: You’re welcome!
Devon: Also, Marlene quit today. Pauly says u can have her job as long as u don’t blow anyone on staff in work time.
Nick: SERIOUSLY? You want me to work with u? Aw babe, did u miss me?
Devon: U complete me.
Nick: Awww. ILY.
Devon: ILY too, bro.
SEE?? ADORABLE!! ♡_♡
The only thing that left me a little bit disappointed was the ending.
It was a good ending because adulting doesn’t happen in a day or a week but it was too “open”.
I hope there’ll be a second book…I really wish to see what adulting really looks like on Nick.
Lisa Henry’s writing is charming, I’ll definitely check out her other books XD
☆☆4/ 4.5 stars!!☆☆
~ My Ratings ~
Writing: 5 /5
Plot: 4 /5
Nick: 5 /5
Jay: 5 /5
Secondary Characters: 5 /5
MC’s chemistry: 3.5 /5
Recommended to: Everyone who enjoys M/M cute romance.
Quotes may help you decide if this is the right book for you, check them out!
~ Quotes ~
Maybe growing up isn’t something that just happens organically. Maybe there’s something he’s supposed to do to make it happen. Like start watching PBS instead of the Cartoon Network? Which actually seems a little drastic, to be honest.
It’s like the time he tried blue cheese. It looked pretty good, and heaps of other people like it, and right up until the moment he put it in his mouth, he was totally keeping an open mind. And then it turned out it tasted like ass. Like Satan’s ass. But he hadn’t known until he tried it for himself. And how else is he supposed to learn things except by trying them? Kinky shit may be awesome and hot and incredible. It may also be blue cheese. Nick kind of wants to know which one it is.
But that’s a life goal for another day.
Today’s life goal: blow Jai Hazenbrook.
“Dude, I’ve only left Franklin, like, four times in my life, and three of those times were to visit my grandma in Michigan. The other time was Disney World and Universal Studios in Florida when I was ten, which, cool, but they didn’t even have Harry Potter World then.” He pulls his mouth down at the corners. “I would totally be in Gryffindor, by the way. I did a test on BuzzFeed. Like, three times until it stopped saying Hufflepuff, but I got there in the end.”
Jai’s not sure if he wants to laugh or strangle him.
“If Nick were on a quest to return the One Ring to the fiery pits of Mount Doom, Jai Hazenbrook would totally be the hot-as-fuck elf in tight leather pants who could shoot the left testicle off an orc at a thousand paces. Whereas Nick, of course, would be the short hairy-footed guy who liked beer and fireworks and second breakfasts. Even in his fantasy worlds, Nick is a realist.”