Author: Cindy Miles
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication: May 13, 2014
Only fools fall in love...
“His ego is…epic. His conquests? Legendary. He’s all about the hooch chase.”
Braxton Jenkins or Brax is a super cocky, tatted-up, college baseball player and frat boy. He prides himself on “The Chase” and loves the challenge of getting as many girls under him as possible. So when he runs right into Olivia the chase begins. But Olivia is different to Brax, he’s overly and mysteriously intrigued by her, and he can’t quite figure her out.
This is Olivia’s freshman year of college and she’s trying to move on with her life after an unfortunate event in high school leaves her humiliated. She is super smart too, attending college on an astronomy scholarship. Olivia is basically the polar opposite of Brax, they have nothing in common but somehow seem oddly similar.
This is a very true to its meaning New Adult novel, and the writing was REALLY good. I really loved the character of Brax, he’s your total stereotypical guy from South Boston, who swears a TON, fights A LOT, and has that great Boston accent that Olivia loves to poke fun at. The way the Author wrote the characters personalities couldn’t have been more perfect. They had a great chemistry and a wonderfully witty banter that flowed really effortlessly.
So this might seem like you basic cat and mouse romance at first, but there’s a couple of twists and turns in there that are what kept me going. Olivia (or Gracie) as Brax calls her has some stuff hidden in the past that she wants to keep there. So when someone from that horrible memory emerges at her school all bets are off, and she’s pretty certain that her secret will come out sooner than later.
Brax has some secrets of his own; the only difference is that he’s the one responsible for all of his actions. And I couple times I was really pissed at him for the way he talked to Olivia, but in hindsight I guess it made sense…sorta. I think he acted like a dick unnecessarily. But he IS a guy I guess.
All in all the characters were really lovable, even the secondary characters like Tessa who is Olivia’s roommate, and Cory who is Brax’s teammate. Also, Olivia’s family was great as well. The story had a really nice flow to it, and like I said before the writing was really good and surprisingly witty and smart. I wasn’t expecting that at all. I would totally recommend this book to all of the NA readers out there, this story was cute, and sweetly sexy with some laugh out loud moments and some ahhhhhhh moments as well.
“You stole my fear, then my heart. You made me want to feel again.”
National bestselling author Cindy Miles writes edgy romance, ranging from contemporary love stories to sexy paranormals. A native of southern coastal Georgia, she loves reading (naturally), baking swoon-worthy desserts, traveling abroad, yoga, and classic rock. The cover for her upcoming New Adult romance, STUPID GIRL, was featured on USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog. In the novel, a volatile mix of bad boys, sassy smart girls, dark secrets, and red-hot romance add up to one wild ride through college.
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