By the synopsis, I was sure this would be right up my alley, however I am sorry to say it fell a little flat. The first eighty percent or so, I just kept pushing through and waiting for something to happen to advance the storyline. Skyler is supposed to be a twenty-something pre-med who is focused on studying and becoming a doctor ... But she never seemed all that serious about her studies, and was willing to blow them off willy-nilly. In fact, to "hear" her words and thoughts, I'd have been sure she was really a sixteen year old high school student. So much angst. So much cliche overuse ... The sight of Blake LITERALLY made her weak in the knees. She was captivated by his lips and eyes multiple times in every single chapter. I get it. The man is gorgeous. That fact was driven home and I will remember that Blake is gorgeous until the day I die ... so mission accomplished there.
The editing could have been better. It was NOT terrible, not by a long shot, but there were a lot of oft-repeated words (huffed, smirk, eyes, lips, etc) and ... interesting phrases. Observe:
What is it with you?”
He runs his hand through his hair. I think he knows what I mean, but instead responds, “What do you mean?"
I will, however, say that I saw absolutely NO typos in the entire book. :)
With these things as they were, I would have happily rated Tryst three and a half to four platypires ... But then we hit the eighty percent mark. Things started picking up. There were a few outright adorable scenes that immediately captured my imagination. Then it ended. And I sat there and pondered everything and realized how many story arcs were just abandoned halfway through. NONE of the story arcs about any of the exes or hopefuls were resolved at all. One of those oversights was especially egregious ... that of Skyler's ex and his new girlfriend (this arc could have advanced the plot!). Plus, two other characters ... and also, we learn early on that Skyler and Josh's parents died ... the siblings are in their twenties so the parents would be in their forties or fifties, most likely. Why did they both die? What happened? Why was this not explained? It felt like they were dead simply to not have them interfere with the story.
These oversights are disappointing, to say the least. If there were any whisper of this being a series, I could overlook it in the hopes of answers in a later book. It's not, though. All evidence points to it being a standalone. An unsolved standalone. I rate this book two platypires.