Series: Misadventures #9
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: February 27, 2018
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Format: Audiobook, Length: 5 hours and 44 minutes
Narrator: Lauren Rowe
How I got it: From the library
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Reading Challenges: 2018 Audiobook Challenge
Straightlaced 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?
I gotta say, I’ve really been enjoying these Misadventures books. What a wonderful idea, and a great way to discover new-to-me authors, like Lauren Rowe! I love me some new adult romance, so Misadventures of a College Girl was nearly at the top of my Misadventures TBR. Once I saw it was available through my library on Hoopla, I made time to dive right in. It was a fun and sexy romp, and it was not without a bit of emotion, too.
If I’m being totally honest, when I started this book, I wasn’t sure it was going to work for me. Zooey was an odd mix of naive and promiscuous and Tyler appeared to be the type of arrogant, manwhore hero that doesn’t really work for me. But, it was a short audiobook and I was interested in seeing where the story went, so I kept listening. I’m really glad I did, too, because I was definitely pleasantly surprised by the story here.
Before it was all said and done, I’d seen another side of both Zooey and Tyler and I was shamelessly shipping them, hoping they could be something more than short-term friends with benefits. I’m not going to say much more about the story because of spoilers, but I just love how everything came together for them. And possibly even more, I loved how both characters grew throughout this novella. Their romance was super sweet, delivering the laughs I wanted, the sexy times I expected and a fair few feels, too.
Since I’m reviewing the audiobook, I should probably note that Lauren read it herself. I’ve always been a bit skeptical of authors reading their own books when said book is fiction, but it worked for me. I think she did a great job bringing the characters and story to life. Color me impressed.
“You’re the answer to a prayer I didn’t even know I had.”
Have you read any of the Misadventures books?
What’d you think?