Reason and Romance
by Jenn Young
Release Date: 12/09/14
Being stuck in the godforsaken desert is Adrian Blake’s worst nightmare come true. Senior year is all about making fun memories. It’s not about starting over at a new school and navigating a new Brady Bunch family. It’s really not about living with a sexy, arrogant would-be stepbrother who knows how to push her buttons.
Alex Montgomery is the very definition of a player. The only thing he commits to is a one night stand. He’s exactly the kind of guy she hates¬. When she sleeps with him, it’s the biggest mistake of her life. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Not at school. Not at home.
Sometimes the best mistakes are the ones that you make over and over again…
About the Author
Jenn Young writes primarily Young Adult and New Adult. She used to write contemporary teen drama and romance under the pen name Myrika at Fictionpress. She also used to write under the pen name Moreta. Jenn is an unabashed lover of romance, soap operas, and paranormal/supernatural stories.
When Jenn's not working at her day job, she drinks too much coffee and buys too many books. She loves to hear from readers. Contact her via her website, jennyoung.com, or follow her on Twitter at myrikami. She can be found on Facebook too.
I'm going to start by saying that I feel like I was tricked. I had no idea that this book was supposed to be part of a series as there is no indication to this on Goodreads or anywhere else I saw the book. Therefore I'm warning you now. Don't make the same mistake I did and think this is a standalone and then find out when you realise you're at 98% and there's no foreseeable ending nearby.
I liked the book for the most part aside from this issue. It may seem ridiculous but when you're reading a book and you think it's a standalone and then it just end with a "to be continued" it's quite maddening as you were expecting a conclusion, some sort of resolution, but alas, it's not meant to be.
Don't get me wrong, I am so glad there is a second book, I just wish I had been prepared.
As I said, I liked the story, though I am really finding this whole high-school scene way too far-fetched to believe even when I'm assured that certain elements are completely true. So, if you have been to school in the US this probably won't affect you. I, however, am finding it difficult to comprehend. It just seems like one big game.
However, in saying that, the whole trope does create a rather entertaining story-line, so there is that. I always rate a book successful on whether the author can create a world with their words and images to draw the reader in and pull emotion and time from them. In this sense, the book was a success. I read it in one sitting and couldn't seem to stop. I was entertained by the characters and what they did, and, for the most part, I felt what they felt.
I won't reiterate my ending thoughts but the fact that it upset me shows that the story affected me and I was in desperate need to find out what happens next.
I am looking forward to the next book in the series and I hope, by then, I will know if there are more books to come.
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