The Briar boys are back! We’ve all known and loved Fitzy, aka Colin Fitzgerald. The sexy tattooed gamer may be quiet but he’s always a winner with the ladies. But the one woman he can’t have? Summer. Not only is she his opposite, life of the party and extrovert extraordinaire, she’s also his buddy Dean’s baby sister. But when she moves in as their fourth roommate, things take an awkward turn when SUmmer’s crush becomes much more that Fitz ever planned for.
I loved that Summer’s persona may have been extrovert but she has layers and layers beyond her “Barbie”personality. Not only is she a passionate designer, she’s a dependable friend. She’s had feelings for Fitz for months and its time she did something about it. But an overheard conversation throws it all into a tailspin and suddenly she’s on one of their other roommates radar. Having to navigate Fitz and his denial of his feelings while figuring out just how she feels about Hunter proves difficult. Throw in a learning disability and a tough school market and Summer tries to keep a hold of all her strings which makes for a great read.
This is now light read. While there’s humor and the lightheartedness of a new adult romance Kennedy takes a step towards some heavy topics. Fitzy and Summer both struggle with stereotypes and their negative effects. Summer’s story also highly dives in to the #MeToo movement and the realities that females face, particularly college women. Finally, a large focus on Summer’s arc is her learning disability and how coming to terms with her struggle can eventually empower her to embrace her other strengths. A great dive back in to the new adult romance genre and I cant wait to see the next Briar U story!
Everyone says opposites attract.
And they must be right, because there’s no logical reason why I’m so drawn to Colin Fitzgerald. I don’t usually go for tattoo-covered, video-gaming, hockey-playing nerd-jocks who think I’m flighty and superficial. His narrow view of me is the first strike against him. It doesn’t help that he’s buddy-buddy with my brother.
And that his best friend has a crush on me.
And that I just moved in with them.
Oh, did I not mention we’re roommates?
I suppose it doesn’t matter. Fitzy has made it clear he’s not interested in me, even though the sparks between us are liable to burn our house down. I’m not the kind of girl who chases after a man, though, and I’m not about to start. I’ve got my hands full dealing with a new school, a sleazy professor, and an uncertain future. So if my sexy brooding roomie wises up and realizes what he’s missing?
He knows where to find me.
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A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.
Elle writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!