Friday 31 October 2014

When We Met by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King & Christina Lee ~ #bookreview
When We Met


Today’s premiere New Adult authors combine their talents to tell four original stories from inside one house.

When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives.

Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend’s deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he’s not sure he can trust himself.

SAVING ME by Molly McAdams
On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party—but inside she’s breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights… but when will she be ready to remember him on Sunday morning?

FOULING OUT by Tiffany King
Working at a sports bar, Courtney has become a pro at sidestepping propositions from arrogant jocks—which makes her a more elusive catch for campus basketball star Dalton than he expected. But when he falls for the saucy waitress, Dalton will have to rethink his game plan to prove he’s not the jerk Courtney expects.

In order to ace her fashion internship, Chloe must team up with local college dropout and set builder, Blake—much to her chagrin. But after some "hands-on" experience, Chloe will have to ask herself if Blake factors into her carefully laid plans…

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Penguin Publishing/ NAL Trade
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

My When We Met Review ...

What!!! A collaboration book from some my favorite NA authors

The set up of this book was four girls living in a house going to a college in Michigan. Each author writes about a girl each. But with each story the other characters are in each story completing the whole story as a whole.

Each girl has their own baggage but with the help of neighbors, past friends and acquaintances they are able to move on and find happiness when they least expect it.  

BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson 

Misha is a trusting soul and a open heart only to have it ripped open by a class 'A' douchebag.  After running home to lick her wounds she comes back to the last place she wanted to be.  Now with a new mission to move forward and not trust anyone she sets out to be happy again.  However, with her new neighbor Darryn it puts a bit of a kink into her plans.  Darryn stole a bit of my heart with his plan to win over Misha.  Their story was short, sweet and about trusting again while finding love when you least expect it.

SAVING ME by Molly McAdams 

Oh! Boy! Indy is a bit of an enigma.  She has a past which makes her to want to escape and forget. She tries first with her boyfriend but when she too comes face to face with a world class dirt bag she now resorts to drinking.  She drinks so much to forget that she starts to black out memories.  As time goes on Indy quickly realizes what her drinking is doing being faced with realities she isn't aware of. However, one thing even when drunk is she is drawn to the safe room that protects her and keeps her safe but sadly she doesn't remember it.   Kier is the ultimate sweetheart always taking care of his neighbor Indy even though for months she doesn't remember it.  Determined to keep her safe Kier continues to help her.  Once sober Indy realizes she is drawn to the quiet mystery neighbor but can't figure out why.  The more drawn she is, the more she lets him in.  As they get closer they both find out their dark secrets which could either separate them or bond them.   Even though Kier's past is a bit harsher he makes up for it tenfold with his silent ways.  Sweet story about second chances and finding hope and happiness when you least expect it.

FOULING OUT by Tiffany King 

Ah! Courtney was a bit of a mystery to me in the first two stories but here we get to see why she keeps so busy away from their home.  To pay her way for school and living she has to work at the local sports bar.  She likes the money but is not a big fan of the basketball team unfortunately she is the odd man out in this college basketball loving town.   Working one night she comes face to face with her past best friend and boyhood crush, who moved on for no real reason.  After she sees Dalton again she puts up her shields because her past hurt is still there.   Dalton has a different reaction when he sees Courtney.  Being the local sports basketball hero (thus Courtney's reason for not liking basketball) he's used to everyone fawning over him.  So, when his past friend doesn't give him the time of day, he changes everything to get her to notice him.  The more they hang out the more Courtney lets down her guard and finds about Dalton's reasons for they way he acts.  Even though they may have different reasons to why they are the way they are, together they just work, as much as when they were kids expect now it is so much more.  Another sweet story but this one was more of a friends to lovers story.


Hmmm, Chloe I have to admit was my least favorite of the girls.  Her story was good but I just didn't resonate with her.  Chloe was the stuck up girl, who needs to be in control of everything while she is moving forward to her future dreams.  Chloe needs to the control because without it her mom would control everything.  Needing to finish a class project she is forced to work with her bosses nephew Blake.  She knows Blake but they are really just acquaintances because they both don't have a great first impression of each other.  Chloe doesn't know a lot about Blake but she is quick to judge him negatively.  Blake would normally ignore someone uptight like Chloe but he feels like he is missing something of the real her.  So, he coaxes her into playing a month long game of truth or dare to get to know the real Chloe.  The more they play the more they get to know each other.  Even though they are different places in their life they learn to balance each other out.  I adored Blake and Chloe did grow on me in the end.  The story was quick, cute and about finding love in the most unlikely places while finding one's own dreams in the process.

Some of the stories were better than others but I liked the concept of the format of the book.  As a whole I quite liked the book, how can you not we you combine these fantastic authors. :) 

3.5 NA Loving Thumbs up!
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