Thursday, October 17, 2019

Release + Review - The Second we Met - Maya Hughes

Dear Jerk Across the Street, sorry for accidentally walking in on you and catching an eyeful of your—equipment. And hard pass on the open invitation to join you in the shower “anytime”, A-hole. 

That’s the note I should’ve written. Instead I sent a pleasant and apologetic version. 
Had I known Phoenix “Nix” Russo would’ve been the neighbor from hell, I’d have told him right where he could shove my words. 
Nix is the big man on campus with everyone lined up at his games to make sure he knows it. Sure, he’s got piercing green eyes, abs that don’t quit and a smile that could set fire to a set of panties from a hundred yards away, but he’s also the biggest pain in my ass.
Dear Pink-Haired Menace, learn how to take a joke and stop being such a kill-joy...

Elle Masterson called the cops on one of my parties—again. My sweet talking usually gets me out of trouble, but this time it got me into a nice pair of silver handcuffs. Now I’m on a reputation rehab tour with a stop at a spring break community service project. 
Guess who’s my new boss? 
Now we’re shoulder to shoulder, sweaty, tired and…she’s not anything like I expected. There might just be a heart under that hardass exterior. She’s invading my dreams and I can’t shake the feeling she’s the key to unlocking a piece of me that I’ve hidden away. 
It’s only a matter of time until she finds out why I’m really here.
Maybe I can break through her walls and into her heart before that screw at a time.
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Johnaka's Review 

“The football player and the philanthropist, 5 stars”

Elle just wants to be a good person and give back to others. She’s been burned by others and she never want’s to do that to someone else. So even though she’s all about giving and helping she can’t help but be a little jaded. Especially when it comes to her love life, or should I say nonexistent love life. When she met Nix she will admit she was attracted to him, I mean he was in a towel right of the shower, who can say no to that? But she’s been with a guy like him and doesn’t want that again. Even though she’s admit to stay away there’s just something about the guy next door.
The pink haired girl across the street is attractive, there is no doubt but she’s also a pain in Nix’s behind. When Nix teams up with Elle on a humanitarian job things start to change. There was never any denying that the chemistry between the two was explosive, but what if its so much more? Does Nix have time for a woman when his life is so chaotic as it is? Only one way to find out.
Hughes gave us a fun story of opposites attract in The Second We Met. It also reminds us not everything is as it seems. We may see one thing when we look at someone but they could be wearing a mask. There is so much more to each of these characters then what everyone sees, except for the other person. I really got into the story and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5

Louise's Review 
The Second we Met is a enemies to lovers story and book 2 in the Fulton U series and can be read as a standalone which is what I have done; but now I might just have to keep reading because I am hooked. 

Elle has her eye on the prize and she will not be distracted by the partying ways of the hot Jock from across the road, when her latest complaint put him in the firing line, she never thought she would have to spend time with him. Granted Nix puts in the work and they become closer, both holding onto secrets that could break them, their relationship can either make or break them.

Having read Hughes before I knew that this book would be jam packed with drama and emotion. There were times when I wanted to shake both of them and tell them to pull their heads in but in the end it all evened out and they got to a place where they were working on their own dreams. 

I cannot wait to read book 3, the minor characters throughout this book are a great addition. 

Star Ratings; Plot: 4/5  Characters: 4/5  Heat: 4/5  Writing Style: 4/5  Overall: 4/5

Jennifer's Review 
Solid college romance novel. I am reluctant to call this a sports romance as I did not feel there was enough sports actually in it to call it that. I liked this book, but it did frustrate me at times. With that being said, I still cannot wait until the next book.

The plot of this book was good. I liked the overall storyline. The characters were good. Some of them annoyed me, but overall it was good. I loved the heat in the book. The writing style was also good.

Overall, I enjoyed this book, but it was not a 5 star for me. I really enjoy reading this author and plan to continue to read from her in the future.

Plot: 4/5 Character: 4/5 Heat: 5/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Overall: 4/5


“Are you always so charming, B + E?”
“There’s a lot to get done this week and I don’t have time to hold anyone’s hand or break out the hose when you two are going at it behind the work shed.”
“Way to jump nine hundred steps ahead. If there’s anyone who’d be banging someone it would probably be the woman who has enough condoms to last most people half a century. Or are you all out of those? Been busy lately.” All I was looking for was a chill spring break, but she had to push buttons like she was manning a submarine.
“You’re such a cocky asshole. And you know what? Yeah, I’ve been really busy. You haven’t heard? Everyone on the block has had at least three rounds, but still nowhere near your manwhore levels I’m sure.”
“This manwhore doesn’t kiss and tell.” I puckered my lips, which were met with the cold, hard metal of a hammer shoved up to my mouth. Could’ve been worse. She could’ve used the claw end.
“Don’t trip and fall over your ego and end up with a hole in your head.” She dragged her hands over her face like the world was perched on her shoulders. “Listen, be careful and pay attention. We don’t need anyone getting hurt and it screwing up the work permits and stuff for the site. Wouldn’t want to injure the campus golden boy.” Her barely contained eye roll was all I got before she shoved a pair of work gloves at me. Her about face from claws out to a hint of actual concern threatened me with whiplash. Was there ever someone more confusing and infuriating than Elle?

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Maya Hughes has always loved romance novels. One look at her Kindle is confirmation. She started writing her first romance novel while pregnant with her third child and she hasn’t looked back. Now, her romance writing addiction has replaced her romance reading addiction. 

You can find her writing on her foldable keyboard and phone anytime inspiration strikes. Her sweet and steamy stories range from rockstars to small towns and everything in between. When she’s not writing, she’s playing with her three kids, running errands or vegging on the couch with the love of her life and biggest fan, her husband. 


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