Title : Schooled
Author : Piper Lawson
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected Release: June 1, 2015
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Twenty-one year old Alexis Caine is so close to her dream she can taste it. And it tastes like validation and Häagen-Dazs.
In a few months she’ll graduate with a shiny new business degree and launch a fashion label with her best friend Ava. All the planning, the dedication, and the saying ‘no’ to everything—and everyone—will have been worth it.
Then Dylan Cameron, Ava’s tall, dark and broody younger brother, returns from the East coast. Lex has hardly seen him in years and given his reputation for partying, girls, and worse, that’s just fine with her.
But suddenly Dylan’s all grown up. And a dangerous night of unplanned confessions for both of them threatens to tear Lex’s carefully constructed world off its axis.
Because one sassy control freak plus one prodigal son equals chemistry that refuses to be ignored.
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 3.5 Stars ~
Schooled is the Debut novel for Piper Lawson and I thought it was a good first novel for her. I enjoyed this story, but it didn’t WOW me. I thought the writing style was really good and the flow and pace of the story was spot on.
I think my only real complaint was that it wasn’t anything new or original. The storyline is like many I have read in this genre and nothing really stuck out to make it different from other college based stories that I have read. I also thought that at times the author provided us with a little too much information to the story. There were some things that could’ve been left out without it effecting the overall story. With that said it didn’t slow down the story or drag anything out, it was just stuff I don’t think we needed. I do also wish that we would’ve gotten maybe one more chapter to finish off the story. To show where Lex and Dylan end up. I thought the ending was kind of abrupt. I know there is another book coming out, which is Ava’s book, so I am hoping that we see more of Dylan and Lex in that book. .
What I did really like about this story was the female characters the author created. Ava and Alexis (Lex) were both very strong female leads. I say they are both leads in this story because the storyline truly focused on these two getting the fashion business off the ground. The love story between Lex and Dylan (Ava’s younger brother) was kind of like a sub story to the main plot. Lex and Ava knew exactly what they wanted and were determined to make their dreams come true. I loved their determination and drive, we don’t see that in many heroines in a book these days. I also really liked Dylan. He was sweet, thoughtful, caring and had a dirty talking mouth 😉 I have to say that the mistakes that Dylan and Lex made throughout the story, started to drive me crazy. They both were so quick to walk away and not try to work things out together. I will say though, they had smokin’ chemistry….They melted my kindle many times 🙂
SCHOOLED is a stand-alone novel with a happy ending. If you are a fan of the college based love story that is in the New Adult Genre, then you should definitely give this a try. This book was filled with laughter, love, angst, and some really steamy scenes. (I loved when Dylan explains friction to Lex) I look forward to reading Ava’s story and hopefully seeing Dylan and Lex again. I know I will continue to read books by this author.
Schooled is Piper Lawson’s debut novel. Piper loves reading and writing stories about sassy, sexy, smart women and the guys who fall hard for them.
Piper’s main household expenditures include books, shoes, and chocolate, not necessarily in that order. Coffee = life (and she’ll defend it accordingly, especially when cornered). Piper has two business degrees, neither of which she’s leveraged into a fashion label.
Home is Canada plus occasional sunny winter escapes.