Day 5 of the Book Couples Challenge
Another trope I love and have read plenty: college!
I love NA so that’s to be expected that college romances would have a place of choice on my shelves.
Sooo as usual contenders and one winner but the choice will be tough! I think we could have a tie today
In no particular order
Romeo and Rimmel in #Nerd by Cambria Herbert
“His voice gentled and his touch became more like a caress. “I love you,” he whispered.
“I love your glasses, your clumsiness, your wild hair, even the way you snort when you laugh.” He smiled. “I love you in spite of yourself, Rim. Can’t you love me in spite of myself?”
I couldn’t help it, I smiled.
“You do come with a lot of baggage.” I sighed. “You’re impossibly good-looking, terrible at math, and you like to drink that swill you call beer.” I mock shuddered.
He smiled, but I saw the relief in his eyes.
“Me being good-looking is a bad thing?” he teased.
“You have a lot of options,” I said seriously. “I’m not the best one.”
“No.” He agreed. “You’re not.”
Geez, he could have said it a little nicer.
“You’re the only one.”
Oh, well, that was much better.
– Romeo & Rimmel”
― Cambria Hebert,
Goodreads -> https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23493256-nerd
Hannah and Garrett in The Deal by Elle Kennedy
What I wrote about this book:
It’s like an onion, its has layers upon layers.
The story is about college romance with a deal between the smart girl and the star hockey player needing a tutor. But there is a catch. The deal is about helping Hannah going out with Justin,a football player, not with Garrett the hockey player. See these books with fake boyfriend becoming real boyfriend? Now, you get it.
But it’s only the first layer because under the facade, past physical abuse and rape are hidden. It was heart wrenching to see Hannah so determined to overcome her trauma as she saw herself as broken. And if Garrett is a jackass, he is honest, loyal, sexy and totally melts for Hannah. He loves her sass, her “I won’t take your crap” attitude and her love of bright colors.
She’ll make him chase her and it was fun to see this stubborn hockey player laying it on thick. He caught her, all right but he was also unexpectedly caught up with her, landing a grilfriend and it was not part of his plan.
The subplot were interesting too: Cass, Hannah’s pain in the *** co-singer who could shame some famous diva with his outrageous ego and Garrett’s father conspiracies.
I enjoyed myself enormously reading this one.”
“Him: Confession: I deleted all the 1 Direction from your iPod when u were in the can.
Me: WHAT?? I’m going to kiss u!
Him: With tongue?
It takes me a second to realize what happened, at which point I’m completely mortified.
Me: Kill u! I meant KILL. u. Damn autocorrect.
Him: Surrrrrre. Let’s blame it on autocorrect.
Me: Shut it.
Him: I think someone wants to kiss me…”
― Elle Kennedy,
I really ached to pat Drew’s (muscled) shoulder and tell him “Hang on tight buddy, you’ll win the girl. You’re so perfect she has to fall for you.”
Some cold showers were certainly needed too. Hell, the hook up scene was really, really hot!
Laughter was never far either. I loved their sassy banter. Drew is hot and witty! And Anna is THE feisty redheads. Take a seat, buy popcorn and just enjoy the show.
“I think you’re beautiful,” he says softly.
“Beauty fades,” I choke out.
“Not when it comes from inside.”
― Kristen Callihan,
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
“You can’t tell me
what to do anymore, Travis! I don’t belong to you!”
In the second it took him to turn and face me, his
expression had contorted into anger. He stomped toward
me, planting his hands on the bed and leaning into my face.
“WELL I BELONG TO YOU!” The veins in his neck
bulged as he shouted, and I met his glare, refusing to even
flinch. He looked at my lips, panting. “I belong to you.”
― Jamie McGuire,
She knows Descartes and Kant.
She knows academia and Oxford.
She knows that the people who love you leave you.
She knows how to be alone.
But when Molly leaves England’s grey skies behind to start a new life at the University of Alabama, she finds that she has a lot to learn — she didn’t know a summer could be so hot, she didn’t know students could be so intimidating, and she certainly didn’t know just how much the folks of Alabama love their football.
When a chance encounter with notorious star quarterback, Romeo Prince, leaves her unable to think of anything but his chocolate-brown eyes, dirty-blond hair and perfect physique, Molly soon realises that her quiet, solitary life is about to dramatically change forever…
“A home is not a place. It’s not a country or a town or a building or possession. Home is with the other half of your soul, the person who shares in your grief and helps you carry the burden of loss. Home is with the person who throughout it all never gives up on you and brings you eternal happiness.”
― Tillie Cole,