by Cambria Hebert
Series: Hashtag #1
Published by Cambria Hebert
on November 3, 2014
Genres: New Adult Romance
Narrator: Chandra Skyye, Eric Michael Summerer
"Two people from completely different worlds are about to be thrown together-- in more ways than one. She wants to keep her scholarship. He wants to stay on the team. An awkward alliance doesn't even begin to cover Rimmel and Romeo's relationship. But that's about to change. It starts with a dare. An initiation. A challenge. Quickly, it turns into more. But when you're a victim of your status, there is no room for anything real. The rules are clear and simple. Stick to your circle. And never fall in love with anyone on the outside"
This book successfully paints college life, with its social statuses, fraternity rushes, sports championships, and most of all, the endless amount of schoolwork that needs to be done. I loved that there was a bit of sexy, steamy scenes, but it wasn’t overly done. Yes, college can be a free-for-all kind of sexual experience, but the story didn’t focus too much on that. If anything, it showed how much more there was to college life than booze, parties, and sex.
I love how the romance between Rimmel and Romeo developed. They didn’t start out as enemies and then friends and then lovers. They were strangers and then they fell in love. And once they were in love, they were sure about it right away. I love the dialogue between the two of them, even the ones between the main characters and the secondary characters. It’s a good first book in a series because it gets you hooked on the characters right away, making you, as a reader, look forward to the next installments, wanting to know what happens next. All in all, this is pretty great!
“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.”
“Let’s stay!” Ivy shouted.
“Oh no you don’t,” I said, grabbing her arm. “You called me to come get you.”
“I changed my mind.” She pouted.
“Too bad,” I said and started pulling her away. She dug in her heels.
I sighed. “I have cookies in the car,” I lied.
Her face brightened.
Drunk girls were idiots.