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review Reason and Romance River Valley #1

Reason and Romance River Valley #1 review Ä 3 Æ 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 knLy 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. This book far exceeded my expectations The cover did nothing for me and when I began reading and discovered it’s written in third person I was worried I’d feel too distanced from the protagonist to really get absorbed in the story That didn’t happen In fact the point of view disappeared into the background as I became engrossed in Adrian’s worldAdrian’s widowed father falls in love and proposes to a woman Adrian and her sisters have never met And if that isn’t bad enough he uproots them from the only home they’ve ever known and carts them off to Arizona where it’s hot and dry and nothing at all like what they’re used to Adrian meets her soon to be stepmother and her three sons realizing her life is about to look a lot like a very modern day Brady Bunch with her and her uber hot stepbrother in waiting playing the roles of Marcia and GregAdrian has a boyfriend back home so she ignores Alex’s overt attempts to befriend her It becomes clear he’s the “it” guy at her new school but she doesn’t want to play his games She decides to go it alone only to find out to snub Alex is to be snubbed by everyone else Her only friends are the school stoner and the gossip ueen When Adrian’s boyfriend dumps her she ends up in Alex’s bed and the two of them race to see who can shut it down the fastest Except neither one seems to be able to uit the other The power struggle that ensues between these two is like a bad car accident You want to look away but you just can’tPlotI found the story riveting even though the plot sort of rambled Author Jenn Young does such a great job of creating spellbinding conflict that the plot almost takes a backseat The story is primarily about Adrian’s goal to fit in at her new school but it evolves into her wanting to best Alex and then get Alex and then best him again And because of that I never really knew what was going to happen next Anything was possibleWorld BuildingThe setting is a typical high school in blistering Arizona and it’s well done Jenn Young seems to have captured the heart and soul of the modern teen world really wellCharactersI didn’t like most of the characters Adrian is self absorbed arrogant and just plain mean at times Alex is cocky self assured and a complete douche And yet both are incredibly well crafted deep three dimensional characters Adrian’s sisters and Alex’s brothers also have issues that make them difficult to sympathize with but they are absolutely fascinating About the only characters I found likeable enough to hang out with were twins Justin and Bri and Adrian’s newfound stoner friend Travis Travis is a bit stereotypical but in his role as Adrian’s foil it worksTop Five Things I Love About Reason and Romance1 Travis He’s just fun and he keeps Adrian honest2 The dialogue It’s fresh witty and sharp tongued3 The conflict There’s a lot of it and it’s just so good4 The ending I’m dying to read the next book but the ending totally rocked5 The characters Okay so I don’t love them love them but I love how complex and riveting they are They come alive on the page in vivid colorBottom LineReason and Romance is a compelling debut novel that opens the door to what should be a fantastic young adult seriesDisclaimerI was provided with a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review

Reason and Romance River Valley #1Ly 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. This book far exceeded my expectations The cover did nothing for me and when I began reading and discovered it’s written in third person I was worried I’d feel too distanced from the protagonist to really get absorbed in the story That didn’t happen In fact the point of view disappeared into the background as I became engrossed in Adrian’s worldAdrian’s widowed father falls in love and proposes to a woman Adrian and her sisters have never met And if that isn’t bad enough he uproots them from the only home they’ve ever known and carts them off to Arizona where it’s hot and dry and nothing at all like what they’re used to Adrian meets her soon to be stepmother and her three sons realizing her life is about to look a lot like a very modern day Brady Bunch with her and her uber hot stepbrother in waiting playing the roles of Marcia and GregAdrian has a boyfriend back home so she ignores Alex’s overt attempts to befriend her It becomes clear he’s the “it” guy at her new school but she doesn’t want to play his games She decides to go it alone only to find out to snub Alex is to be snubbed by everyone else Her only friends are the school stoner and the gossip ueen When Adrian’s boyfriend dumps her she ends up in Alex’s bed and the two of them race to see who can shut it down the fastest Except neither one seems to be able to uit the other The power struggle that ensues between these two is like a bad car accident You want to look away but you just can’tPlotI found the story riveting even though the plot sort of rambled Author Jenn Young does such a great job of creating spellbinding conflict that the plot almost takes a backseat The story is primarily about Adrian’s goal to fit in at her new school but it evolves into her wanting to best Alex and then get Alex and then best him again And because of that I never really knew what was going to happen next Anything was possibleWorld BuildingThe setting is a typical high school in blistering Arizona and it’s well done Jenn Young seems to have captured the heart and soul of the modern teen world really wellCharactersI didn’t like most of the characters Adrian is self absorbed arrogant and just plain mean at times Alex is cocky self assured and a complete douche And yet both are incredibly well crafted deep three dimensional characters Adrian’s sisters and Alex’s brothers also have issues that make them difficult to sympathize with but they are absolutely fascinating About the only characters I found likeable enough to hang out with were twins Justin and Bri and Adrian’s newfound stoner friend Travis Travis is a bit stereotypical but in his role as Adrian’s foil it worksTop Five Things I Love About Reason and Romance1 Travis He’s just fun and he keeps Adrian honest2 The dialogue It’s fresh witty and sharp tongued3 The conflict There’s a lot of it and it’s just so good4 The ending I’m dying to read the next book but the ending totally rocked5 The characters Okay so I don’t love them love them but I love how complex and riveting they are They come alive on the page in vivid colorBottom LineReason and Romance is a compelling debut novel that opens the door to what should be a fantastic young adult seriesDisclaimerI was provided with a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review

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Reason and Romance River Valley #1 Ù 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 real. Is this book cliché Remarkably so But behind the trite beautiful people and somewhat corny high school king and ueen adage are an array remarkably likeable of characters interesting plot line and in my humble opinion exceptionally good writingSure like I mentioned earlier the whole king and ueen of high school and sex god roles are overdone and they tend to be over dramatic However most readers will fall in love with Adrian some might even like Alex Travis uentin Vaughn etc Adrian is that popular girl we loved to hate because she makes it easy But Jen Young goes past that Adrian has a real past she's vulnerable she even grows But most importantly Adrian is ok with her looks She knows she's hot In a literary world where girls have to still pretend they're not beautiful I think Adrian is a breath of fresh air Also thankfully there isn't any insta love You know the kind in most romances where people fall in love almost instantly after having a few conversations Well that doesn't happen here Sure you have a natural chemistry between Adrian and Alex but that's where it ends and the characters are seemingly ok with thatSo sure Young could definitely avoid clichés but if you're ok with skimming over the fact that everyone is beautiful and teenagers don't really act like teenagers like young adults or older college students then I think you'll like the book read Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB É Jenn Young

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Jenn Young É 3 review 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 But sometimes the best mistakes are the ones that you make over and over aga. Full disclosure I read this when the rewrite was still up on Fictionpresscom published under Myrika and my rating is mostly for my remembered enjoyment at the time I don't think the concept's aged well and a lot of what the characters get up to would probably feel insufferable to most people out of their teens BUT in a simpler timeOne of my closest friends and I would bond over new chapters and to this day 'bumfuck Arizon' is still a fond inside joke