Wednesday, July 3, 2013

[Review]: "This Love"

This Love by Nazarea Andrews
Publisher: A+A Literary (June 22, 2013)
Series: University of Branton, 1
Genre: New Adult (Contemporary)
She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding.

He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess his life had become.

They didn't know they needed each other.

Avery Emili needs two grand. Two grand and a plane ticket--her sister is counting on her to get to Jamaica for her wedding. But the semester is over, and tutoring college freshman and high school students has dried up until the fall.

Atticus Grimes needs help--the messy split with his wife left the twenty-eight year old professor scrambling to keep things together as the semester winds down. Now he's got a research grant he has to actually do research for and all he wants to do is drown himself in a tall bottle of bourbon.

When Avery sees his ad for an assistant, all she's thinking is a summer job. But as they spend time together, in the office and out, both of them begin to realize something is there. Something that can't happen--he's a professor and she's a student. And both of them have histories, pasts that won’t let go. Can two broken people pulled apart by expectations find a way to be whole?

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My Review:

As you may have noticed, like many readers I've joined the New Adult craze lately. Now don't worry—I still love my adult romances, and the occasional YA romance as well, but there's something about this new genre that has captured my attention right now. Perhaps it is because most NA books are covering the same age group that I am in right now (give or take a few years, depending on the book in question). As with any genre, there are some great books to be found in this category..and some not so good ones. I'm happy to say that Nazarea Andrew's This Love is a good example of this new genre!

I was hooked from page one; something about the story, the writing, and the characters grabbed me and wouldn't let me go until the end. I'll admit that there were a few places where I may have been annoyed at one character or another, or perhaps skipped a page once or twice, but overall it was a really good book. Sexy and fun, with a good deal of “ah” sweet moments sprinkled throughout as Atticus and Avery worked towards their HEA. And they did have to work for it, as these two could not simply claim their couple status and walk hand-in-hand towards the sunset. Maybe that's why I enjoyed this book so much, because even if they did fall into bed pretty early in the book, it didn't automatically mean that they were in love, and I wondered many times how things were going to work out between them. Would they be caught, would there be a scandal, would the soon-to-be-ex wife ruin their HEA? I didn't know, but I had to find out!

4 STARS! If you want to try a New Adult romance, This Love may be the one for you! A sexy young professor who falls for the girl he hires as a research assistant, followed by plenty of steamy action and passion (bonus: Atti is a bit of a dirty talker at times—yum!), this was simply a fun book to read. For me, I started it in the morning, read it whenever I had free time throughout the day, and finished it before I went to sleep that night. I didn't want to leave this book, and I very much look forward to future books by this new author! Oh, and when Nazarea told me that Dane's book is next, I * may * have done a happy dance. I'm very excited to have his story told, he was just as sexy and interesting as Atticus!

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I receive an e-ARC of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

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If you enjoy the NA genre, or what to branch out into it, I highly suggest this one! I cannot wait to read Andrews future books, especially Dane's. Ooh!


Until Next Time,


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Wickedly Delicious said...

Great review. Happy they do not fall in love the first night together. Added it my good reads.

Kame said...

Great Review! Love the cover.