3.5 Star Review~ Own Me by Lexi Scott

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Aug 24 2015

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Own Me
by Lexi Scott
Silver Strands #3
Publication Date: August 17, 2015
Also in this series: Risk Me
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

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Synopsis: Genevieve Rodriguez’s life isn’t panning out the way she’s always envisioned. At all. Not only is she exactly one “D” away from getting kicked out of school, but her heart is in pieces after her long-time crush marries someone else. For Genevieve, sunny Silver Strand has never felt more dismal.

Then Adam Abramowitz, her super-cute, super-smart physics tutor—who never seems to notice even her sexiest tops—tells her his Visa is about to expire and he’s going to have to return to Israel.

Suddenly the words pop out Genevieve’s mouth before she can stop them. “Marry me.”

At first, it’s a joke…until it’s not. Because in that brief, unexpected moment, everything changes. The rules. The boundaries. And Adam and Genevieve are about to discover what happens when you push the limits.

Add to GoodreadsReviewGenevieve Rodriguez is the baby of the family and more often than not, is getting lectured. She’s almost flunking out of school and despite trying her best, she can’t seem to win over her large family.

“Because isn’t that what I am to the people I love the most? That sucks. It hurts.”

When her tutor, Adam Abramowitz is facing deportation, what’s a friend to do? Marry him, duh. She needs her family out of her hair to get her life together, and he needs his green card. Seems fool proof, right?

((Buzzer sounds)).

A “marriage of convenience” seems logical on paper but things start to get messy when feelings are involved. But it once the ball gets rolling, it’s hard to back out of the marriage.

“Genevieve Rodriguez is making me a better person. She’s making me feel things, do things, want things I never expected to. She’s making me believe in the possibility of more.”

I have to admit, after reading the premise for this book, I was so afraid it was going to be one of those stories, where you jump into what seems like the middle of them falling in love. It was so fun seeing how Adam and Genevieve actually develop past just their friendship. At the same time, it was so frustrating having them both hide their feelings from each other!! If we’ve learned anything from main characters, hiding your feelings never works out. Ever. Like never, ever.

“I’m petrified that my one shot with you was wasted on a lie. I should have wooed you the day we met.”

I absolutely hate being able to predict how things turn out and while some parts were predictable, there was just enough cuteness to balance it out. I wasn’t overwhelmingly in love with the characters but as a quick read in between some of the other heavier ones I’ve read recently, it was a nice change.

Other Books in the Silver Strands Series…

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Risk Me
by Lexi Scott
Silver Strands #2
Publication Date: July 28, 2015
Also in this series: Own Me
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis: For Cohen Rodriguez, getting dumped by his girlfriend was bad enough. Being told he’s “not impulsive enough” was just the cheap parting gift. Still, he takes a break from his über responsible ways and dates his way through Silver Strand. Except it’s not exactly turning out the way he thought…

On top of that, there’s Maren Walshe, whose combination of sexy and down-to-earth is everything Cohen wants in a girl. But while they’ve recently been talking on the phone and texting every day, they’ve never actually met. Now Maren wants to meet. In person.

Faced with turning his oh-so-safe fantasy girl into an uncertain reality, Cohen and Maren are both about to dive head first, ready or not.

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Hide Me
by Lexi Scott
Silver Strands #1
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, RomanceSynopsis: Sometimes it’s easier to run…

Ripped apart by guilt and grief, nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad grabs her stuff and runs from her super-conservative home and family in Pennsylvania and hauls ass for sunny California. All she wants is escape. Now she has a craptastic apartment, a job at a tattoo parlour, and even a friend-who’s-mostly-benefits. Then she meets a sexy, inked, surfer-dude who has the potential of capsizing everything…

Deo Beckett is adrift. Underemployed and over-boozing, Deo knows he should be doing something more with his life. Being something more. All it takes is a pin-up hottie with a smart mouth—and a bruised soul—to force Deo to start looking below the surface. To wonder if there’s more to life than being a beach bum. Now he’s falling for Whit…and hard.

But Whit ran from home for a reason, and she’ll go to any lengths to keep Deo from learning the truth…

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About Lexi Scott

Lexi Scott

Lexi Scott is the combined forces of authors and best friends, Liz Reinhardt and Steph Campbell. Together, they write new adult and contemporary romance featuring strong, smart, feisty women and the swoony worthy, good guys who love them. The grew up on opposite coasts- one on the east, one of them on the west, but somehow, both ended up married and raising their families in the Southern U.S.

They love traveling, good food, wine and hoarding books.

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