Category Archives: New Adult

Review: The Studying Hours by Sara Ney

The Studying Hours
(How to Date a Douchebag #1)
by Sara Ney
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: Sept. 13, 2016
Genre: New Adult Romance

No doubt about it, Sebastian ‘Oz’ Osborne is the university’s most celebrated student athlete—and possibly the biggest douchebag. A walking, talking cliché, he has a filthy mouth, a fantastic body, and doesn’t give a sh*t about what you or anyone else thinks.

Make no mistake, Jameson Clarke may be the university’s most diligent student—but she is no prude. Spending most of her time in the hallowed halls of the library, James is wary of pervs, jocks, and douchebags—and Oz Osborne is all three.

She’s smart, sarcastic—and not what he expected.


He wants to be friends.
He wants to spend time with her.
He wants to drive her crazy.

He wants…


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Review: The Deal by Elle Kennedy

The Deal
(Off-Campus #1)
by Elle Kennedy
Publication date: Feb. 24, 2015
Genre: New Adult Romance

She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice… even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

…and it’s going to be oh so good.

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.


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Review: Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover

Heart Bones
by: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication date: Aug. 19, 2020
Genre: New Adult Romance

Life and a dismal last name are the only two things Beyah Grim’s parents ever gave her. After carving her path all on her own, Beyah is well on her way to bigger and better things, thanks to no one but herself.

With only two short months separating her from the future she’s built and the past she desperately wants to leave behind, an unexpected death leaves Beyah with no place to go during the interim. Forced to reach out to her last resort, Beyah has to spend the remainder of her summer on a peninsula in Texas with a father she barely knows. Beyah’s plan is to keep her head down and let the summer slip by seamlessly, but her new neighbor Samson throws a wrench in that plan.

Samson and Beyah have nothing in common on the surface.

She comes from a life of poverty and neglect; he comes from a family of wealth and privilege. But one thing they do have in common is that they’re both drawn to sad things. Which means they’re drawn to each other. With an almost immediate connection too intense for them to continue denying, Beyah and Samson agree to stay in the shallow end of a summer fling. What Beyah doesn’t realize is that a rip current is coming, and it’s about to drag her heart out to sea.


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Review: Twisted Summer by Lucy V. Morgan

Twisted Summer
by Lucy V. Morgan
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: Jan. 12, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance

Eighteen-year-old Danni Warren has big plans for her last summer before college: a cool job, a concert she wouldn’t miss for the world, and spending time with her beautiful girlfriend, Esme. But after one hell of an argument, Danni’s mother packs her off to stay with her estranged step-uncle, Gabe, in his lodge on the English coast. So begins a weekend of the worst punishment imaginable: no phone signal.

With his sun kissed good looks and sarcastic manner, twenty-nine-year-old Gabe Asher isn’t anything like Danni expected. She wants to hate him—he’s her punishment for standing up to her mother—but between surfing lessons and beach hikes, Gabe and Danni grow close. Maybe too close.

Now Danni’s questioning everything: old family secrets, her future, her strained relationship with Esme. One sun stained afternoon, Gabe and Danni go too far. And then everything else falls apart…

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Review: Jock Row by Sara Ney

Jock Row
(Jock Hard #1)
by Sara Ney
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: May 3, 2018
Genre: New Adult Romance

Scarlett is always the sensible one: The sober driver. The planner. The one holding your hair back while you’re worshiping the porcelain gods.

Week-after-week, she visits Jock Row with her friends — the university’s hottest party scene and breeding ground for student athletes. And if keeping her friends out of trouble, and guys out of their pants, was a sport, she’d be the star athlete.

Being a well known jock-blocker gets her noticed for all the wrong reasons; just like that, she’s banned from Jock Row. NO GUY WANTS A GIRL AROUND WHO KEEPS THEIR JOCK FRIENDS FROM GETTING LAID.

“Rowdy” Wade is the hot shot short-stop for the university’s baseball team — and the unlucky bastard who drew the short straw: keep little Miss Goody Two-Shoes out of the Baseball House.

But week-after-week Scarlett returns, determined to get inside.


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Review: Jackal’s Wild by Abby Kaitz

Jackals Wild
by Abby Kaitz
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: March 25, 2022
Genre: M/M Romance

A shy math geek. His roommate with an NSFW alter ego. College just got a lot more interesting.

Quiet, studious Adam Hatchard is ready to reinvent himself and be the leading man in his own life.

– Survive his first frat party? Check.
– Talk to the hot TA in math class? Halfway(ish) there.
– Coexist in peace with his Neanderthal roommate? Send help.

From day one, Carter Ellison has given Adam nothing but cocky smirks, secondhand embarrassment, and dirty underwear all over their room—the perfect storm for Most Annoying Roommate Ever.

His ridiculously toned body deserving to be the eighth wonder of the world is beside the point.

But Carter has a secret: an unconventional side hustle involving cameras and a distinct lack of clothing. When Adam stumbles upon Carter’s online alter ego, the last thing he expects to feel is…compassion.

And when Carter asks him to hold the camera? Adam discovers there’s more to his roommate than the irritating frat boy persona Carter puts on.

What begins as a way for both of them to earn extra cash develops into something more. Something involving longer-than-appropriate stares, stolen touches, midnight confessions—and the realization that Adam just may have found his own leading man


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Review: Shattered Princess by Amber Vant

Shattered Princess
(Hardin Hellhounds #1)
by Amber Vant
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication date: Feb. 2, 2022
Genre: Mature Young Adult Romance

I may have lit the match the first time, but I wouldn’t be the one left burned this round. The elites run this town, but they aren’t ready for a girl like me.

Especially the boys who made it known from the beginning I wasn’t wanted here that one summer I stayed with my father. I hadn’t belonged—I knew that—but now I was coming back. Forced into the one place I despised after my addict mother unexpectedly dies. Only months before my eighteenth birthday.

The worst of them all is my half-brother’s best friend. The leader of the group. The oppressor, my enemy. Those hate-fueled cerulean eyes still haunt me in my dreams. He thinks he can break me, but what he doesn’t know is I’ve already been shattered.

I hope they’re ready because I wasn’t the obedient, delicate person they remembered. It’s my turn to watch them simmer. Welcome to the world of the hellhounds.

You’ll hate it here.

SHATTERED PRINCESS is a full-length new adult high school enemies-to-lovers novel. It is the first book in the Hardin Hellhounds Series and does end in a cliffhanger.


Rory has not lived a great life. Her father doesn’t care about her, and her mother blames her for the way her life is. So, needless to say, when Rory is sent to live with her father after her mother passes away, she is less than thrilled. Her step mother is a viper in disguise, her half brother goes out of his way to make her feel unwelcome, and his friends are just as worse. She only has a handful of months left before she turns 18 and can leave everything behind. She just has to tough it out until then.

This is most definitely a bully romance. You can’t even really call it enemies to lovers romance because Cole goes so far out of his way to hurt Rory. In all honesty, it never really makes sense as to why he behaves that way. And don’t even come at me with the whole, “He likes, her. That’s why he pulls on her piggy-tails” bull crap. There’s no excuse for some of his behavior. Other than the fact that his father is also a heartless jerk. So I suppose he learned it from dear old daddy.

While their relationship was hard to swallow at first, I did like it when the tides turned and they started to work on the same team. It also helped having parts of the book in Cole’s POV. So, it allowed you to soften towards him over time, and I do mean over time. I was not immediately a Cole fan. It took me a while to warm up to the idea that he was going to be the love interest due to his previous actions. However, in the end, I was kind of rooting for him because he was just as damaged as everyone else.

I don’t want to go into too much because there were some pretty big developments in this story that really builds the characters and thus their world. However, if you’re into bully style romances, this one will not disappoint. It has a strong and determined heroine who doesn’t back down from her bullies. Which was something that I appreciated in this story. I likes that Rory didn’t cower or let them think that they affected her. She just kept her head high and looked them dead in the eye every time. So, yeah. It was a pretty solid bully romance for anyone interested.

Review: My Summer in Seoul by Rachel Van Dyken

My Summer in Seoul
(My Summer In Seoul #1)
by Rachel Van Dyken
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: Dec. 14, 2021
Genre: New Adult Romance

Intern with Korea’s number one record label? Yes, please.
Find out there’s a huge scandal I need to help “manage”… not so much.
Add in the fact that I don’t recognize the “superstars” of the label and think they’re interns…
And my dream job quickly becomes more of a nightmare.

But I’m in Seoul, the one place that is beginning to feel more and more like home…
Except it isn’t home, and the drama surrounding the biggest K-pop group in the world, SWT, is consuming my every moment.
Spoiler alert. They hate me.
Everything I do is wrong: wrong clothes, wrong honorifics, wrong manners.
Till the leader of SWT takes pity on me.
But pity is dangerous when it comes from someone as beautiful as him.

Every SWT member is gorgeous, perfect, and cultivated to be an idol… lethal to a girl’s heart.
And sanity.
But fame plus a perfect face and voice don’t equal an easy life. As their comeback nears, the stakes rise higher.
Suicide watch…
Angry fans…

All I want to do is survive.
But the price for survival might mean losing my heart.
And like a character in a K-drama, I’m not sure if there will be an actual happily ever after…
Or simply a lesson learned.


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Review: Love Chaos Roommate up for Grabs by Ute Jackle

Love Chaos Roommate up for Grabs
by Ute Jackle
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication date: April 26, 2020
Genre: New Adult Romance

Making a fool of myself in front of the hottest guy on campus? Check!
Then getting stuck as roommates with the same hottie? Check!
Being completely humiliated by him on the very first night? Also check!

When Luca gets kicked out by her cheating ex-boyfriend, she’s assigned to share a dorm suite with the biggest player on campus.

Ben Nowak isn’t just brazen, he is brazenly sexy. A jerk with an irresistible smile that gets him whatever he wants. Luca might find him charming if everything he said didn’t make her blood boil!

Surviving this semester means ignoring her new roomie, his stupid sexy smirk and his constant string of casual hook ups. It’s the perfect plan. Until one night a mix up lands Luca in Ben’s bedroom– and he sets her heart racing for completely different reasons…


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Sneak Peek Wednesday: Love on the Line by Kirsten Fullmer (Giveaway)

Love on the Line
(Women at Work #1)
by Kirsten Fullmer
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: June 14, 2017
Genre: New Adult Romance

Romance on the job will ruin Andrea’s credibility and she knows it, so why can’t she ignore that cocky foreman the crew calls Rooster?

Andy may not have pipeline know-how, per se, but she’s got brains and a willingness to prove that she can do the job. Her estranged grandpa, Buck, believes she has what it takes to be his engineering assistant, and she’s not about to let him down.

Rooster isn’t a bad guy. He respects women; he was raised by one of the best. But that new girl is too small and… feminine. She’s a distraction, plain and simple, and she doesn’t belong on a pipeline. This job is his chance to impress Buck Brennan, a pipeline legend, and no girly greenhorn is going to ruin it for him.

Will Andy prove herself to her grandfather and forge a relationship with the old man, or will continuous disagreements and unexpected sexual tension between Andy and Rooster derail their hard work?


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