Currently reading “Hating the Player” by Rebecca Jenshak. This is another book in her Campus Wallflower series and I am here for it!
Gavin Leonard is the worst. He lives in the best party house off campus at Valley U, overrun by jocks galore. I live next door, watching Jane Austen adaptations with my sketchbook in hand. He stays on his side of the fence. I stay on mine. Now we’re accidentally on a camping trip together, but there’s only one tent left.
Gavin Leonard is the worst. And he’s the last guy who broke my heart.
Before I read this, Trent was my favorite Lawson brother. I can honestly say, Logan took that spot from him big time. I didn’t think it was possible, but boy did it happen.
Logan is his funny, seemingly carefree self in this book. But you see what is behind the facade. You learn about his pain, and how he pushes through by playing the carefree playboy. And then we meet Aster, and we learn why he is the way he is.
Aster hasn’t been tough most her life, ’til she finally finds her backbone and learns to stick up for herself, and for what she wants out of life. It takes her a bit, but she finds it. It takes Logan a little bit to look passed their past, and same with Aster, but eventually they both do, and boy is it fire.
These two are hot together. You feel their connection in the book, and how even though they both were heartbroken, that they were meant to be together. This book made me feel all the feels. I definitely cried and had a hard time putting it down. This is definitely my favorite in the Redemption Hills series (and honestly, after Trent, I never thought I would find one I liked more). Definitely worth reading!!
An Enemies-to-Lovers, Close-Proximity,Second-Chance Romance from A.L. Jackson
Coming August 29th
Aster gripped him by the shoulder. “Jarek, don’t do this.”
I had to wonder exactly what he had riding on the line. Why he was there. Why I could feel the chinks in his armor coming apart.
Flinging off her hand, he cut her a hard glare.
“Don’t,” he warned.
The word was coated with his humiliation. With desperation.
There was the chink.
Weakness wept through the powerful persona.
Reluctantly, Aster withdrew her hand, and her delicate throat trembled as she swallowed. She lifted that stoic chin that I’d caressed more times than I could count.
That was a goddamn lie because I remembered every fucking touch. Every glance. Every broken promise she had made.
Jarek met my stare as he pushed nearly the rest of his chips into the pot, raising me by a thousand.
I raised him another ten.
Maddox and Ashley were a fun and cute couple. I really enjoyed their banter, sweetness, and friendship.
Maddox to Ashley is probably one of the sweetest best friends/boyfriends ever. He is so sweet to Ashley, and knows everything about her. He’s always around when he needs to be, and truly does care about her. I fell in love with his character in this book. I also loved his banter with his siblings, especially Banks. He just can’t say no to him, and always ends up in one of his shenanigans. What’s not to love?
Ashley had me cracking up at times in this book where I literally laughed out loud. Her and Sarah’s relationship was great, and Sara is such a fun side character. I love both of Ashley’s best friends, and enjoyed their part in the book and in getting Ashley and Maddox together.
Who doesn’t love a friends to lovers romance? This one is definitely that, and worth the read.
Not going to lie, the best part though was Banks. Well, the whole Carmichael family dynamic. I love all of the texting threads between Maddox and his siblings, and Banks is so hyper and all over, he cracked me up.
Excerpt: Grab your suitcase and prepare for the time of your life in this swoony tale that’s as hot as the tropical destination itself. Fans of runaway brides, close-proximity, one-bed, and friends-to-lovers tropes will fall hopelessly in love with this fling-to-forever romance.
CONTEST: WIN A DATE TO MY HONEYMOON
I realize that a social media post isn’t the usual way to secure a date to your honeymoon—for obvious reasons—but here we are.
My wedding was canceled. What’s not canceled is the nonrefundable, ten-thousand-dollar all-inclusive vacation at a luxury resort, and I’m not about to let it go to waste.
I’m packed and ready to hit the beach. ButI can’t deny that it might be more interesting to honeymoon with someone.
Since my track record of picking dates isn’t exactly golden, I’ve done something that I hope I don’t regret. In a moment of weakness—mixed with panic and fueled by margaritas—I agreed to let my friends choose someone to go with me.
It’ll be a blind date / postnuptial vacation—without the nuptials. A few fun days in paradise with no expectations. No obligations.
Before you say, “pick me for a free vacay!”, a few things to consider …
The perfect candidate will be single. He won’t talk too much on the plane. And he’ll be able to leave town quickly.
He will also be okay with sharing a bed. It’s a honeymoon suite, after all.
If you want to be considered, email Rebecca and Sara your application at the address below. (Get creative. There’s a free vacation on the line.)
Honestly, the first thing that made me read this book was the cover! It is probably my most favorite cover ever!! I bought the book just for that reason alone.
Now onto the book, I really enjoyed it and am glad the cover drew me in. I loved Trent. He was an alpha male who was strong, brash, rough around the edges…but really sweet on Eden. He wanted to deny his attraction to her (and her to him), but it happened anyways. There were twists and turns in this book that I didn’t see coming, and was shocked a few times.
Eden is such a sweetheart. She is all that’s good, and is only trying to save the school her dad runs. Her sister is no good, but she still wants to try to see the good in her. She is wholesome and that never changes, I like that about her. She helps soften Trent some, it makes them perfect together.
I definitely enjoyed this book, and the second one too. Looking forward to book 3!
Going into this book, I definitely had high hopes for Beckett and Sydney. I can honestly say, I was not disappointed. These two were fire.
Beckett is his growly self, but he opens up to Sydney like he does no one else. We get to see why he is the way he is, and it’s surprising. Sydney sees the sweet, compassionate side of him. He definitely wasn’t looking for love, or a relationship, but he found it. He wasn’t afraid to follow where it went though, and I loved that about him. I honestly thought Beckett was going to take Asher’s spot as my favorite, but Asher still holds that spot (not by much, but he’s there).
Sydney is such a strong, kick butt female. She holds all in, except with Beckett. She lets him see sides of her no one else gets to (except her son). Sydney is one of my favorite female main characters from Brittney…honestly probably from any book by any author. I love strong female leads, who isn’t afraid to count on a man, but stands on her two feet quite well.
I enjoyed some of the twists and turns in this, and definitely had some “whoa” moments.
I loved reading about these two, and was definitely surprised when Brittney said she was putting them together. But it works, and it works well. Definitely another great story by Brittney, with some cameos by some of our favorites from other series!
I really enjoyed this second-chance hockey romance by Rebecca Jenshak. My all-time favorite character of hers, Maverick, almost lost his top spot. I just loved Tyler. He was sweet, caring, and somewhat lost when he took in his little sister. He suddenly became a “father” overnight.
I loved the dynamics of his relationship with his sister (lost, didn’t know what to do, but learning along the way), the team, and Piper. I loved how his team stepped up to become big brothers to his sister, and how they acted towards her. They were what I would want in big brothers. You also got to see sides of them you wouldn’t have seen otherwise.
Tyler and Piper were together when they were 18. He broke up with her, but didn’t really want to and has always wanted his second chance. He finally gets it. He adores Piper, and truly does love her. I loved reading about them two and watching their story unfold. I love how open Tyler is throughout the book and not afraid to admit to how he is feeling, even to his hockey friends.
“Because I’ve missed you every day for four years and because now that I’ve seen you again, I can’t imagine another day going by where I can’t.” Swoon!
Definitely worth the read, and if you want a little more Maverick, you will also get that in this book! Watch out though, you might just fall in love with Tyler a little bit more. Maybe.