Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Misadventures of a College Girl
Author: Lauren Rowe
Series: Misadventures #9
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible
Straitlaced freshman Zooey Cartwright has arrived at UCLA determined to have a heck of a lot more fun in college than she did in high school. What’s the first item on Zooey’s agenda before classes start in two days? Losing her pesky V card. She’s definitely not looking for a boyfriend, so where can Zooey find the right guy to do the deed and move along without a backward glance? At a party thrown by a bunch of football players, of course.
Enter Tyler Caldwell. A beast on the field and off, cocky as heck, and often wearing T-shirts with sayings like “God’s Gift to Womankind,” Tyler is most definitely not boyfriend material.
After a make-out session with Tyler leaves Zooey entirely unsatisfied, she is determined never to see him again. But her schedule lands her in not one but two of his classes, and it doesn’t take long before Tyler is giving Zooey exactly what she wants—and a whole lot more she never bargained for. Can Zooey surrender her body to this bad boy without giving him her heart, too?
It’s official. I have a new favorite Lauren Rowe book.
After reading a few mediocre books, it’s always nice to read one that hits it out of the park. I sometimes tend to blame myself if I get into a reading slump and am not enjoying recently read books. But then… a book like this comes along and reminds me that, yes, I can fall in love with a book again.
I guess it’s kind of like going on a bunch of spark-less dates, then suddenly going on a date with someone with immediate fireworks.
This book was that date.
Like every book I’ve read by LR, I was all in with Tyler and Zooey. I bought their relationship from the start.
LR is quite possibly the best of any romance author I’ve read (and I’ve read a lot) at developing relationships. She has pulled off insta-love (quite a feat), slow burn, and even romance between two people that never met.
Like I mentioned earlier, this was my favorite of all her books that I’ve read so far. I didn’t think any could top Ball Peen Hammer, but my God she did it.
I have to say, this isn’t a book that I’d normally be drawn to, however in a recent livestream chat, she gushed over this book and how it’s the virgin trope that people who don’t like virgin tropes will love… and I happen to be one of those people… and I loved it.
In LR I trust.
Audiobook Performance: 5 Stars
LR narrates her own audiobooks and thank freaking God for that. She hits the comedic timing and emphasis perfectly because, well, she knows how it was supposed to sound as she wrote it. She’s so talented I can’t even.
Butterfly Rating: 5 Stars
OMG all the freaking butterflies, people. ALL OF THEM.
Re-read Worthiness: Yes
This is so going to be a new comfort read.
Bookshelf Placement: Yes
Duh. Imma need an entire LR shelf… or bookcase in my library.
Book Boyfriend Rating: 5 stars
Fine. I’ll say it. Tyler is my favorite contemporary romance book boyfriend… hands down. (I’m sorry Lance!) Here’s why: he is confident, but not annoyingly cocky. He’s talented, but humble. He’s hilarious, but not over-the-top. He’s selfless, but not a doormat. He’s sexy. And most of all? He is passionate and full of purpose and, more importantly, he fuels passion and purpose in others. Somehow, despite being perfect in godly proportions… he’s still a believable character. He seems like he could be a real person. I love me some Lance Romero from Pucked, but, God love him, he’s got some major issues. Tyler is very much together and wise beyond his years. His optimism is so alluring.
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