When I first saw the title for Meghan Quinn’s newest release, I was a little on the fence about actually picking it because I’m not a big fan of the “dating my best friend’s ex” trope. It’s honestly just a personal preference because the one’s I’ve read in the past have been over the top and I just couldn’t deal with it. But it’s Meghan Quinn so I was willing to give her the benefit of the doubt and hoped she wouldn’t let me down.
After being evicted from her apartment, Emma Marks is forced to find a new home immediately. When she runs into an old childhood friend and tells him about her troubles, he offers her a place to stay. With no other options in sight, she takes Tucker Jameson up on his offer. But the last thing Emma expected was to start falling for her old childhood friend because he’s more than just a friend: he’s her best friend’s ex.
I had so many hesitations when it came to this book, but a blogger friend of mine informed me that this was Tucker Jameson’s book and all those hesitations flew out the window. We first met Tucker in Co-Wrecker and after all the losses he had to deal with in that book, I was excited to see him get his happily-ever-after. To be honest, I was not a big fan of Tucker in Co-Wrecker, but after hearing his side of the story, I totally understand why he acted out in the way that he did. He was in mourning so I can’t really fault him for some of the things he did. I also loved that the dramatics were not overkill and that Sadie and Tucker finally got some closure and resolved their issues. Also, the secondary characters are my faves, even Logan who was annoying at first but the guy totally had me fooled into thinking he was an ass but he’s not.
I freakin’ love Emma and Tucker. I enjoyed seeing Emma come out of her shell and be carefree. She is usually the “mom” among the group, so she’s always taking care of everyone else and making sure they’re okay before she let’s herself enjoy anything. I loved this side of Emma and how unfiltered she could be at times. And then there’s Tucker. TUCKER.FUCKING.JAMESON. Be still my heart! Tucker is so sweet, I wasn’t expecting that. I love how affectionate he was with Emma and the angst had me dying. I KEPT SCREAMING JUST KISS ALREADY! I’m so happy I gave this book a chance and I can’t wait for Racer’s book. I know Meghan is just gonna have me swooning after I get to know more about him.
“When I met Aster, I thought she was the light I’d been waiting for. But I was wrong. She was the spark.”
Julianna Keyes’ Burnham College series has been sitting in my Scribd library for some time now and I have yet to even get past the cover of the first book, but her newest release intrigued me enough to actually pick it up. I mean a book about a guy trying to steal his roommate’s girlfriend, how scandalous!
A trouble-maker at a young age, Aidan Shaw is finally given a second-chance at walking the straight and narrow when a judge makes him choose between going to jail orgoing to college. He’s stayed out of trouble and worked his ass off to stay in the program, but that all shot to hell the day he met Aster Lindsey, his roommate’s girlfriend. He wants her…bad. And he’ll do whatever it takes to have her, even if that means sabotaging their relationship. But looks can be deceiving and what you want may not always end up being what you get.
This book was not what I was expecting it to be. I swear, Keyes’ is notorious for having covers and titles that don’t really portray what the book is going to be about, but I think in this case it worked out in her benefit because that cover and title is what made me decide to read this book. Yes, Aidan is intentionally trying to ruin Aster’s relationship, but don’t write him off just yet. I don’t want to ruin the twist that had me SHOOK AF, but it was so damn good! I never saw it coming and it totally changed up this whole story.
However, I can’t say I really liked either of our MCs. I started out this book hating Aidan for all the stunts he was pulling but loving Aster who was so friendly and sweet. But once the plot twist went down, my feelings totally switched and I was loving Aidan and hating Aster. It was such a weird experience for me because that’s never happened before and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it, hence why I can’t say I really liked either of the MCs. For what it’s worth though, looks can be deceiving so don’t think you’ve have Aidan and Aster figure out too early on because trust me, your feelings will change about them. My Roommate’s Girl was a pretty decent and enjoyable read and hopefully this will motivate me to finally pick up the Burnham College series.
Can we just take a minute to appreciate that cover because it’s 🔥🔥🔥. I was very excited to dive into Katy Evans’ newest release because I devoured her White House series and I needed more of her angsty romances. But covers can be deceiving because this book was not as amazing as it’s cover and I’m so damn pissed the hype let me down.
Bryn Kelly, a young entrepreneur, finds herself back in the arms of high school crush when she reaches out to him about being a possible investor in her start-up fashion company. The flame that was once there between the two is still burning strong, but Aaric Christos is no longer the boy she once knew. This man that stands before her is ruthless businessman and Bryn isn’t sure how to handle him. But if he’s willing to take a chance on her, she’s willing to do the same with her heart, no matter the consequences.
So fair warning, this is going to be a bit of a rant review because I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED BUT THIS BOOK WAS SUCH A STRUGGLE TO READ! This didn’t even read like a Katy Evans’ book and I’m so baffled by all the hype. I’m a sucker for second-chance romances too and even that couldn’t save this book for me. I contemplated DNF-ing it multiple times, but I kept holding out hope that it would get better. IT DIDN’T. The writing was so choppy that I found myself re-reading passages to make sure I was reading things correctly. And don’t even get me started drama because this shit was MESSY AF! Katy Evans legit threw in every cliché and dramatic plot twist she could think of into this book. I can’t say what they were because they are all spoilers, but everything but the damn kitchen sink was in this book. Such a mess honestly, I simply could not.
I didn’t like either of our MCs. Bryn has faced a lot of losses in her life and I admire her for dreaming so big and doing whatever it takes to make those dreams come true, but at the same time I felt like she let her feelings Aaric cloud her vision a few times. I get it, she was in love with this man since she was a teen, but y’all are adults now. Stop dancing around each other and just say how you feel already. As for Aaric, I don’t think there was anything appealing about his character. He did some straight up shitty things and was trying to have his cake and eat too. I thought the ending was way too convenient because there was a plot twist to the plot twist, but it actually ended up working in Aaric and Bryn’s favor and it made everything so easy. All that anticipation and guessing about how this story would end and it was such a disappointment. I’m hoping that this was just a fluke and hopefully Sara and Ian’s book will be a lot better…and a lot less dramatic.