Thursday, April 9, 2015

Between Everything And Us (Sutton College #1) by Rebecca Paula


***I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”***

Between Everything and Us is the first book in the Sutton College series by Rebecca Paula.

Overall the plot of this book was good. At times the reader was really drawn in to the budding relationship between Beau and Mati but my biggest issue with this book was the pace. I found myself wanting to skip pages because it just seemed like things that weren’t even important to the story were just being continually droned on about. 

The 2nd book in the series is set to be released sometime in 2015 and follows Beau’s best friend (Noah) and his ex-girlfriend (Reagan). I haven’t decided yet whether I want to continue with the series. Based on what we’ve seen from Reagan so far it might be interesting because I’m guessing she has some sort of dark back story so it might be worth picking up eventually.

2.5 out of 5 stars. The overall plot was OK but the pace of the book made it hard to like.

Matisse Evans is determined to make her sophomore year of college successful after failing out of a prestigious art school and spending a horribly boring gap year at home. Despite her focus, time isn't on her side as she struggles to hold down three jobs so she can afford her first apartment while juggling course work. In the chaos of it all, Beau Grady moves in and shakes up her world. A college dropout and tattooed bad boy, the rumors about Beau mean one thing for Matisse—trouble. Paralyzed by the fear that she's missing out on life, Matisse discovers plans may unravel, but what rises in their wake can be worth the uncertainty.

After spending the summer couch surfing, Beau Grady moves into an empty room at his ex-girlfriend’s Portland bungalow, skipping his senior year of college to spend his days working at a Vietnamese food cart instead. Once a star hockey player and gifted student, he’s put his life on hold after receiving a life-altering diagnosis, complacent to live in the moment. Hiding behind false rumors and bad habits, Beau falls for Matisse, letting her believe the worst until their relationship blooms into something they both can’t ignore. Falling for her means having to face a future he’d rather forget, but loving her just might be worth it.

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