Thursday, June 18, 2015

Review: When We Met by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King, and Christina Lee

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…

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Review - 4 stars!

Overall - I think this anthology was an awesome read.  I enjoyed each story in it, some more than others, but not a single one would I describe as a waste of time.  So any fan of these authors, or New Adult Romances in general, should pick up this one!

Each story is connected to each other.  Each author writes the love story of one college student who shares a house with three other women.  Each woman gets their own story.  Lovely!

Behind Her Eyes by A.L. Jackson  - 4 stars!

So oddly enough, while the whole reason I read this anthology was because of A.L. Jackson’s story, this story wasn’t my favorite.  However, it was pretty close.  I loved Misha and despite not loving this story as much as one other story in this bundle, my favorite love interest was Darryn.  He was just more badass than the rest of the guys.  

Saving Me by Molly McAdams - 4 stars!

This story was a fun read.  I laughed so hard at first at Indy’s little forgetting problem and felt so badly for Kier because of it.  Kier might have been my least favorite of the men but that wasn’t because he was quiet.  It was because of his past.  Can’t say more without spoilers.  However, well worth my time to read.

Fouling Out by Tiffany King - 3.5 Stars!

Obviously, this wasn’t my favorite one of the four stories.  I did LOVE Dalton.  He was awesome.  I even understood why Courtney was upset at first, but after you become an adult and look back on your childhood, no one should be angry after his explanation.  I mean, we all drift from friend or family, or do stupid things as teenagers or kids that we cringe to think about once we know better, so… honestly, she let it go thankfully, just not fast enough for me.  Lastly, the pacing during the passionate scenes was off to me.  However, it was entertaining!

Beneath Your Layers by Christina Lee - 4.5 stars!

My favorite story of the anthology!  I’ve never read anything by Christina Lee before but I adored this story.  It moved me a lot more than any of the other stories.  I loved Blake a ton!  He’s not my favorite man in the anthology, but he’s close.  However, Chloe was my favorite female in the book.  Maybe because I could relate to her more than the others.  I have lists too!  The chemistry between Blake and Chloe was explosive, the scenes between them lovely.  

About the Authors

A.L. Jackson

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled, When We Collide, If Forever Comes, Come to Me Quietly, and Come to Me Softly.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children.

Molly McAdams

Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. When she's not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm ... or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren't really happening.

Tiffany King

USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

Christina Lee

Once upon a time, I lived in New York City and was a wardrobe stylist. I spent my days shopping for photo shoots, getting into cabs, eating amazing food, and drinking coffee at my favorite hangouts.

Now I live in the Midwest with my husband and son—my two favorite guys. I've been a clinical social worker and a special education teacher. But it wasn't until I wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper that I realized I could turn the fairytales inside my head into the reality of writing fiction.

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