My rating: ★★★★
Genre: new adult, contemporary, romance, anthologies
Blurb from Goodreads:
When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives.
BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson
Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend’s deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he’s not sure he can trust himself.
SAVING ME by Molly McAdams
On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party—but inside she’s breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights… but when will she be ready to remember him on Sunday morning?
FOULING OUT by Tiffany King
Working at a sports bar, Courtney has become a pro at sidestepping propositions from arrogant jocks—which makes her a more elusive catch for campus basketball star Dalton than he expected. But when he falls for the saucy waitress, Dalton will have to rethink his game plan to prove he’s not the jerk Courtney expects.
BENEATH YOUR LAYERS by Christina Lee
In order to ace her fashion internship, Chloe must team up with local college dropout and set builder, Blake—much to her chagrin. But after some “hands-on” experience, Chloe will have to ask herself if Blake factors into her carefully laid plans…
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review and blog tour*
BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson: ★★★
I couldn’t connect with the main character, Misha. That’s why I couldn’t really get into this story. I liked Darryn a lot though. The chapters in his point of view were the best part of this short story. Otherwise I thoughts this story was way too slow in the beginning and too fast at the ending. It’s like the author rushed everything in the ending to make everything she wanted happen. If this short story would have been written as an actual book, I think it would have been way better. Also, AL Jackson did a lot of repetitions of certain words and phrases. It was a little annoying after a few times…. So this story was not great, but still okay.
SAVING ME by Molly McAdams: ★★★★
I loved this one!! It was funny and so swoon-worthy! Indy is amazing. I liked her a lot. She’s completely broken because of the things happened in her life and she’s in desperate need for someone to save her. And Kier is just there for her. He takes care of her every week when she’s wasted. Indy never remembers him, but that doesn’t change his mind about her. He just does it without wanting anything back. And that made me like him even more. Indy and Kier are so good together. They made me laugh and swoon through the whole story.
Molly McAdams is such a good writer! I will definitely read her other books too!
FOULING OUT by Tiffany King: ★★★+0.5
This one was so cute!! I can’t describe it otherwise. Both characters were very nice. Dalton even cracked me up a few times with his cheesy pickup lines!
Both were so cute together!
BENEATH YOUR LAYERS by Christina Lee: ★★★★★
This story is definitely my favorite one! Oh man… this was sexy! The sexual tension between Chloe and Blake is just … wow. I loved everything about it! Those two together is like firework! Both characters had their own struggles, but the way the helped each other in the ending was just perfect.
The way the story developed was amazing. Not too slow, not too fast. I wished it was longer, but only because I want more!
Oh and their little truth-or-dare game? Sexy as hell!
How the 4 stories are connect is very nice! It’s the first time I read this kind of book and it definitely won’t be the last. Although – like I said before – I think Behind Her Eyes (and maybe even Saving Me) would have be so much better if they were longer. But that’s just my personal opinion.
Discovering these 4 different authors this way, was also very nice. I’m definitely going to check their other books (especially Molly McAdams and Christina Lee!!). They have a similar way to write, but not quite yet. I’m very curious about their other works.
Oh and I loved the fact that each story has two point of views. It made each story a little more exciting (Blake was the best one though 😀 ♥)!