Tuesday 27 February 2018

Release Day Review ~ Misadventures of a College Girl by Lauren Rowe

I am SO excited for this one. This is my favourite Lauren Rowe read and I have read them all. This book will definitely be on my top favourites list of 2018. Enjoy!!

Book Description:


Straitlaced freshman Zooey Cartwright has arrived at UCLA determined to have a heck of a lot more fun in college than she did in high school. What’s the first item on Zooey’s agenda before classes start in two days? Losing her pesky V card. She’s definitely not looking for a boyfriend, so where can Zooey find the right guy to do the deed and move along without a backward glance? At a party thrown by a bunch of football players, of course. 

Enter Tyler Caldwell. A beast on the field and off, cocky as heck, and often wearing T-shirts with sayings like “God’s Gift to Womankind,” Tyler is most definitely not boyfriend material. 

After a make-out session with Tyler leaves Zooey entirely unsatisfied, she is determined never to see him again. But her schedule lands her in not one but two of his classes, and it doesn’t take long before Tyler is giving Zooey exactly what she wants—and a whole lot more she never bargained for. Can Zooey surrender her body to this bad boy without giving him her heart, too?

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“You’re the answer to a prayer I didn’t even know I had.”

January has certainly started with a bang and Lauren Rowe has managed to do something I never thought she could, she has written a new favourite. I read Countdown to Killing Curtis nearly three years ago and that book has still remained my favourite by this author, until now. This was an unputdownable read that will have you totally captivated from first to last page.  Tyler Caldwell will be at the top of many a book boyfriend list and as our jock gets knocked on his ass, you will be glad you were there to witness it. This book is chock full of trade mark Lauren Rowe humour but this book is also full of heart. I adored everything about it and this will definitely be one book that I re-read time and time again.

“Does that mean I’m a lifelong memory now?”
“You already were.”

Tyler was devastatingly handsome, a little cocky and had that flair of arrogance about his abilities, but it wasn’t unwarranted, he was an NFL recruit in the making and it wouldn’t be long. Tyler was extremely focused and driven, he knew what he wanted and he knew what he had to do get it, and a girlfriend was definitely not on the list. Tyler has seen what love does to a guy on the pitch and until his career was settled he didn’t need the distraction.

Zooey was a freshman studying theatre with aspirations of becoming Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway and she had the pipes to back it up. Zooey was quiet and shy and having been brought up by her dad she had been sheltered and over protected. Now having moved away she can spread her wings and the first thing she wants to do is lose that pesky “V” card so that she can really gain the full college experience. Zooey wanted to find her “one” until her roomie persuades her she needs a one-night stand with a man of experience to do the deed.

“That’s the day that I discovered all dicks and tongues and fingers are not created equal, my friend. Not. At. All.”

Zooey and Tyler were adorable together, neither going into it for the long haul and yet their instant connection, their banter, their senses of humour all married together in one perfect “I love them” bubble. The chemistry was on point, these two combusted the pages and their journey became one that I shared every step of the way, including the ups and downs.

“The truth is I’m ninety-nine percent sure falling in love isn’t on Tyler’s syllabus. And telling him how I’m feeling – just so he can reject me and smash my heart into a million tiny pieces – most definitely isn’t on mine.”

Yes, I shed tears, but there was no unnecessary drama, just the norms of two people with potentially conflicting careers trying to find their place in the world while still having each other. These two were incredibly grown up, mature and fought for what they both wanted and what was right for one and other.

“This beautiful boy crashed into me like a ton of bricks from the moment I first laid eyes on him. And now, it seems, fickle Fate is demanding I finally suffer the inevitable... burn.”

The character development was spot on and these two embedded their way into my heart from the very beginning. That persona that Tyler carries is pure advertising heaven, but the man underneath, is every woman’s wet dream. Tyler was simply perfect and Zooey was the perfect ying to his yang. I cannot say how much I adored this book, I could not put it down and I cannot wait to re-read it.

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