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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…
It's been such a long time since I last read a fun and light book. I'm usually more into dark romance books, but when I read the blurb for this book, I was very intrigued, so as soon as I got my copy of it, I had to start reading it.
This book is told from Adrian's third POV, and follows her as she and her family move to live with their new step-mom and her children in Arizona. Life isn't so easy when everyone in the household pretty much hates each other and doesn't want to be there, add to it a strong attraction to Alex, her step-brother, a new school with people who's only amusement is gossip and you've got a whole lot of drama.
I don't think I've enjoyed a contemporary book as much as I enjoyed this one in a very long time. I could not put the book down, even when my eyes couldn't stay open anymore. I started Reason and Romance as I went to bed, right around 2-3 a.m. which turned out to be a huge mistake since I couldn't get enough of it, but I was so tired I kept drifting off. You can trust me when I tell you I woke up extra early the next day to continue the book.
Adrian is a complex character. She's very self-conscious, and has little confidence even though she behaves like nothing matters to her at all and that she doesn't care what people think of her. Inside though, it eates her up, and she just wants to loved and accepted. I felt for her very much, and I loved her throughout the whole book. I loved how she could pick herself up and stand strong even when she was breaking inside, and how she struggled with life at school and her problems made her a very real character to me and someone to relate to. Then there is Alex. I liked him very much. He's hot, sexy and a jerk. My favorite combination. I can never turn down a jerk and Alex certainly fit the bill. Things tended to get really steamy whenever he was around, so hot in fact, that he had me fanning myself over him.
Adrian is one of the things that had me hooked on Reason and Romance. She is one diva you never want to cross or get on the bad side of. She proved to be constant amusement as she dealt with school, boys and jealous teenagers. The other thing is the drama and gossip. I've never been one for drama and I usually stop watching a show or reading a book when I feel like the drama level is high, yet with this book, I never had enough, I wanted more, and Jenn Young certainly delivered! There wasn't a moment when something wasn't going on or when someone wasn't plotting something. It had me giggling, gasping and laughing out loud while I was reading it. And that ending, oh god that ending. I was just staring at the screen of my iPad, flipping pages and gaping at the fact that there was no more to read. I wanted more and I couldn't believe that things ended that way. I need book two ASAP.
Reason and Romance is for fans of Gossip Girl. It's fun, short, light and with enough emotions to have you addicted.
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