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The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brittainy Cherry is a queen of emotional story telling that make my heart hurt and my stomach churn. She gets me every time. The Air He Breathes is no exception.

"Show me the shadows that keep you up at night. Kiss me with your darkness."

Liz's heart is broken after a tragic loss. Tristan's heart is broken after a tragic loss.
Liz is forging forward slowly because she has her amazing daughter Emma to give her the strength to get up each morning. Tristan is angry, volatile and so very sad.

Liz has the greatest of friends in Faye and every girl would love to have a Faye. She is hysterically funny and so very supportive of Liz. One of my favorite Faye lines..."Filters are for cigarettes, not for humans..." I can hear myself using that one in the future.

Liz wants so badly to help Tristan heal and he wants no part of it in the beginning. By helping him heal she can help hers…

Sex Love Repeat by Alessandra Torre

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REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard

Sex Love Repeat by Alessandra Torre
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

6 'blown away' Stars

I have come to expect something of a chaotic, mind-messing book from Alessandra Torre and this book excelled in that domain. This book explores a unique relationship situation that dropped bombs again and again so that I couldn't hardly bear to progress without having someone to talk it over with.

At first glance you could judge and thoroughly dislike the main character Madison. What Alessandra Torre accomplishes is to gain reader acceptance of an unusual situation that challenges your moral compass.

"I understand that you hate me. That you curse me for my greed. But if I'm okay with it, and they're okay with it, how is it anyone else's right to judge?"

I am totally in awe of the plot in this book and that so much was accomplished in just less than 200 pages. It is an angst-filled, breathless ride for sure but one that intrigues from the start an…

Temper For You by Genna Rulon

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REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard


Temper for You by Genna Rulon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This third book in the series was quite different in terms of the storyline. I really enjoyed the slowly revealed background to Meg's life, her privacy and reluctance to let her friends in. Wesley was an interesting hero in this book, self-admittedly unscrupulous at time in business but deeply attracted to Meg. A great part of this book as with the others is the consistent thread of previous characters and their lives. Hunter, Everleigh, Sam and Griffen offer Meg the sense of family that she has never had.

The book initially had a slow pace but it built both in tension and depth as it progressed. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series so far and I'm glad to see that there will be a fourth and also an interconnected series on the way.

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Disheveled by Eva LeNoir

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REVIEWED BY Isa Jones

Disheveled by Eva LeNoir
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The perfect story with the perfect plot!

WOW! This book indeed was brilliant. this is the first book I read by Ms LeNoir and although I knew the writing was going to be superb (after reading Black Balled who she co-wrote with Andrea Smith), the plot had me in stitches!

We have two very loveable characters, Delilah and Cole, who have been roommates and best friends for a while, yes I know what you are thinking, there is an attraction blah blah, well yes you are right, BUT, Delilah doesn't really want to act on her emotions, she knows Cole is nothing but trouble and that he is the type of person who will sleep with a broom in skirt if the opportunity would arise, Cole is not giving any indication that he is the slightest interested in her or that he feels any attraction towards her, so after seeing all her friends "more or less" settled down and happy, she decides to take the bull by the horns and regis…

Wrong Number, Right Guy by Elle Casey

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REVIEWED BY Melinda Lazar

Wrong Number, Right Guy by Elle Casey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wrong Number, Right Guy by Elle Casey 3.5*

This is another great, light read from Elle Casey and an enjoyable one at that.

I quite liked the humorous aspects of the book and definitely had some smiles and snorts throughout however, I felt like our main characters lacked depth and maturity. May is a 29 year old and her actions and thoughts really didn't reflect that. I would have loved to have gotten to know Ozzie a little better too. I felt like beyond knowing he's the boss and that he's sexy, we didn't really get to know him as a person. I almost felt like he wanted to be your typical alpha but he just wasn't there yet as his character wasn't quite developed.

Having said all that, this book was what I needed at the time of reading. It was a light read, with plenty of humor. The secondary characters were appealing and I'm definitely interested in reading the next book/…

Beneath These Scars by Meghan March

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REVIEWED BY Melinda Lazar

Beneath These Scars by Meghan March
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beneath These Scars by Meghan March 4*

To say that I wasn't #TeamTitan in the previous books of this series is an understatement so I was absolutely looking forward to Lucas Effing Titan's story and the woman who would bring him to his knees. Yve certainly fills that role verrrry nicely and matches Lucas's pure alpha hotness, stubbornness and arrogance with gorgeous looks, determination and a sassiness of her own.

Watching these two come to grips with their developing relationship was exciting to be a part of, particularly witnessing their battle for dominance. And while both carry scars from their past, perhaps they can heal each other.

March marries up a suspense-filled storyline with captivating characters that had me begging for more. Frankly, I'm impressed that the man we grew to hate in Beneath This Ink is now a firm favorite of mine, while staying absolutely true to his arroga…

Closet Confession by Kindle Alexander

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REVIEWED BY Joanne Swinney


Closet Confession by Kindle Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Confession time!! I want more, I am stamping my feet this book was over way to quick for my liking LOL! It is a shorter read than I am used to by this Author but just as brilliant.

Derek and Justin YUM YUM! Derek is a Doctor working in Hospital emergency. Always busy tending to patients through the night. This man needs a break. He's super hot and caring but alas he's Gay. Story of our lives people but he's out of the closet and proud.

Justin is ex military now working as a nurse in the same Hospital as Hot Doctor Derek. He is still adjusting to life outside of the military. You hear of people struggling with this and many need counselling to help them adjust but Justin doesn't want that.
Nobody knows Justin is Gay so the female nurses are swooning over him, hell I know he's Gay and I am still swooning.

If I had to describe this story in one word it would be BEAUTIFUL! Romanc…

Unlawful Desire by Chelle Bliss

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REVIEWED BY Melinda Lazar

Unlawful Desire by Chelle Bliss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unlawful Desire by Chelle Bliss 4.5*

Welcome to the second, and officially my favorite, book in the Alfa PI series which can be read as a standalone.

I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book - the banter between Georgia and Frisco had me smiling throughout and some of the secondary characters really took the humor to another level.

Frisco and Georgia have both been burned by past relationships and now well-meaning friends are trying to set them up. Frisco is a sexy alpha male who doesn't trust easily and I just loved Georgia with has a sassy attitude and her ability to give as good as she got. The heat between these two is scorching and combined with the perfect amount of humor and drama, it made for a great read. I think that the only fault I could find is this book is the timing that everything happened a bit too fast. Not the story itself, but the timeframe. Having said that, I really lo…

Don't Drink The Nine by P.M. Briede

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REVIEWED BY Tina Shobe

Don't Drink the Nine by P.M. Briede
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the 2nd book in the Delacrois series. I highly recommend that you read the 1st book (Death of a Chorus Girl) first. It was a heart stopping cliff hanger and this book takes right off from there.

We were introduced and get to known Empathy, choreographer for Broadway shows and Richard, detective for the NYPD in the 1st book. They met when one of Em's girls is killed. Their attraction is immediate but they do not act on it until Em is cleared as being a suspect.

More people are being killed and it looks more and more like they are in connection somehow with Em. Richard feels that Em is in danger and pulls in his brother, Bobby to help protect her.

In the first book I felt there was more to Tom and I was glad we get to know him more in-depth in this book.

This book sucked me in right from the start, just like book 1. It does not disappoint.

This book also has a well written cliffhang…

Wrong Number, Right Guy by Elle Casey

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REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard

Wrong Number, Right Guy by Elle Casey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Elle Casey's writing is a reasonably new discovery for me but what I have come to realise is that she can consistently deliver on a contemporary, fun read. She is accomplished at writing excellent banter between her characters, sexual tension and a interesting storyline. Wrong number, right guy lived up to my expectations and I thoroughly enjoyed it over a weekend, living vicariously through May and Ozzie.

May comes across as a ditzy wedding photographer, with her purse pooch and I immediately conjured up a vision of Legally Blonde. May has so much more depth than this and she is very likable if somewhat quirky. May can handle herself in a way that is surprising, but certainly needed after a run-in with Ozzie under cover. Ozzie runs a security outfit and when May walks into an unexpected situation he finds himself assisting. I liked these two. Ozzie is hard to get the measure of for a while, but…

Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley

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REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard

Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Carson 'Joker' Steele is one of my favourite KA male characters to date. This man is a hard, impenetrable shell with an equally toughened centre. He only cares about his brothers, this family he's found in Chaos. Joker isn't a funny man, he doesn't make polite conversation, he doesn't open up even to his brothers. Clarissa Teodore has had a bad year, following a tragic life. She's a young, single mom with an ex-husband determined to make her life miserable. She is devoted to her baby Travis. Joker changes her tyre on the highway and Carissa wants to say thank you. This thank you brings her into the Chaos compound. Joker and Clarissa have history, if only Clarissa can remember.

This series is superseding Colorado Mountain and The Burg as my preferred KA series. Truly, after Shy Parker, I didn't think I could favour a male biker higher, but Joker has done it. The big reveal was…

Stranded by J.C. Valentine

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REVIEWED BY Ann Meemkem

Stranded by J.C. Valentine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Poppy has sworn off men because she does not want to get hurt again. She found out her ex-husband had an affair so she ended it. She bought a house out in the country and lives with her dog.

Poppy is reading a hot novel and wishes she could jump into it. She is startled by lighting and soon after her dog barks wildly to alert her. She goes to see what has upset him. She notices there is movement in the distance and it is getting closer. Her night has just got more interesting when she notices it is a hot guy in need of help.

Felix is on his way home when he gets into an accident. He walks to find a phone and get his car towed to get fixed. When he gets to the house finds a beautiful single lady that is willing to help a stranger.

What happens to two stranger's when they wait out the storm together? You must read to find out.

It is a hot short story with some steamy scenes. I look forward to reading the nex…

Palm South University:Season 1, Episode 5 by Kandi Steiner

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REVIEWED BY Ann Meemkem

Palm South University: Season 1, Episode 5 by Kandi Steiner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This episode is a doozy. There is so much going on with all the character's.

Ashlei has a lot going on with balancing school and her private life. I feel she is overwhelmed with what happened with Hayden and just needs a friend to lean on. I am glad she confided in her friend Bo. It looks like there friendship will continue to grow and may lead into more. How are the sister's going to react when they find out about it? How is she going to get out of this mess with Hayden?

Adam tried to convince Cassie not to go to the formal with Clay. He just does not trust him and does not want her hurt. I think it is sweet that he looks out for her and wants the best for her. Is Adam right about Clay?

Jess is trying to fiqure out what Jarrett means to her. I think she is falling hard for him. Jess sees something at the dance but not sure how to approach her sister's about it.

Erin …

The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry

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REVIEWED BY Monique Cashmere


The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMGosh......were do I start! It was so sad, so funny and so brilliant! Brittainy Cherry at her best!

It is unquestionably a roller coaster ride for this couple. They have both been through the wringer and meet at a time in their lives when they are devastated and heartbroken. These two are bruised, and battered, and broken together and they need to mend, but can they heal each other, or will they only make things worse?

It was definitely not love at first sight for Tristan and Elizabeth. Being neighbours was not going to make it easy for a friendship with their torrent start. One of the things that brings them closer is a lovely little girl, Emma and a sweet puppy called Zeus.

I loved so much about this book, and I want a friend like Faye! She wasn't perfect, but she was so funny that I was laughing constantly when she was around. From the Fatty Matty story, to filters are for …

Wolfsgate by Cat Porter

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Wolfsgate by Cat Porter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love the cover!

Wolfsgate - When Justine first saw it as a young girl, it was a breathe of hope.

As the years progressed the family lies, deceit, and greed made her heart sad and her soul weary. Her step-brother's influence in her life removed any hope of happiness in her future.

Brandon - Lord Graven of Wolfsgate thought to be dead in a shipwreck is fighting his way back from his injuries, his addiction and the lies his family has told.

I love historic romance and truly enjoyed this one. Lots of twist and turns. The clothing and manner of speech make me wish I lived during those times. Then the reminder that the woman had no say and the men determined their future and that yanks me right back to reality.

Justine and Brandon's story is a story of healing and letting go of the wrongs done so that you can have a better future.

I looked forward to more of Cat Porter's work.

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The Last Prophecy by Lyneal Jenkins

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox


The Last Prophecy by Lyneal Jenkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Last Prophecy is the fourth installment in the Ana Martin series. I have enjoyed Ana and her shenanigans throughout this series. This time it appears she may have run out of heroes and safe places to hide.

An offer of a hideout appears from an unexpected source and plans are made to save Ana from the entire paranormal world chasing her and the police for a murder. Revelations are made and alliances are formed to help Ana save everyone including herself.

Lyneal once again delivers with humor, angst, battles and a little love/lust. Ms. Jenkins is a great paranormal author and so much more. Her descriptive writing has the picture of the scene in my mind. Her humor makes me chuckle and the drama makes me cringe.

Highly recommend this series by Lyneal Jenkins!

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Unsaid by Avery Aster

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Unsaid by Avery Aster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my first Avery Aster book. It is the third in the Manhattanites series but can be read as a standalone. There are characters from the previous books in the series but I easily kept up with their stories and there is a description of characters before the book begins. While there are quite a few characters in this book it did not pose a problem for me and I enjoyed all of them.

Blake, recently divorced from Diego is out on love. Over drinks with his friends he makes up an imaginary list of seven desires.

Miguel has silently been in love with Blake since college. His heart was broken when Blake married Diego. He learns through his friends of Blake's seven desires and has his own list of seven needs.

Unsaid made me laugh through some of the conversations with Blake's friends. There is several back stories going on at the same time as Blake and Miguel's story which keep the story moving quickly. There…

Fade To Red by Willow Aster

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Fade to Red by Willow Aster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Rocking Stars

Fade to Red, Willow Aster's most recent release gives us a little visit with my beloved Ian and Sparrow from one of my most favorite books True Love Story.

Beckham Wood's is a rock star that has been living the dream for almost 20 years. He is clean and sober now and trying to decide what to do with his future. Beckham, to me, is very vulnerable and I loved that. I loved that he would relapse and struggle back and his emotional weakness. It endeared me to him to live through the times he was being a jerk, LOL.

"He'd been so high, he didn't even know where they'd come from, and in the light of day, they looked worse than he felt. Disgusted with himself, he checked himself into Hazelden and got clean."

Roxie Taylor dreamed of being a dancer but became pregnant and had to give up her dream to be a mother. She is given the opportunity to live her dream after years of pu…

Unbind by Sarah Michelle Lynch

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Unbind by Sarah Michelle Lynch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unbind is a mystery/thriller/romance. Cai Matthews has had a rough childhood and he tries to keep it to himself. He enjoys his job as a free lance photographer. There is a mysterious relationship between him and his Aunt who runs a famous magazine.

Chloe, had been working as journalist at a small magazine when she gets her dream job and moves to London. She leaves behind a past she doesn't want to deal with. She meets Cai at work and her interest is peaked. They develop a friendship and Chloe is lust struck in Cai's presence.

Chloe's natural curiosity gets to her and she can't help but dig into Cai and his relationship with his Aunt Jennifer and the horrible passing of his mother.

Sarah Lynch has written a great mystery book with well written sex scenes. Unbind covers a gamut of emotions, was a real page turner and I would be happy to recommend Unbind.


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Proving Paul's Promise by Tammy Falkner

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REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard

Proving Paul's Promise by Tammy Falkner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This has been a series I have enjoyed, on the whole the Reed brothers make for great, easy reading. I have been looking forward to Paul's book. He is the paternalistic brother, who gels the whole family together. I felt it was about time he had some of the goodness that his brothers enjoy. Friday has been a side character in all of the previous books so it was good to get to know her in more depth. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy this book as much as the other books, it was just okay. I found the plot line predictable, some of the dialogue annoying but this was redeemed somewhat by the likable characters. I would still read other books in the series, as I know Tammy Faulkner can really hit the spot.

The publisher provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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A Dangerous Bargain by J.S. Scott

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REVIEWED By Joanne Swinney


A Dangerous Bargain by J.S. Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Demon Stars

This is the Beginning of The Sentinel Demons Series and what fantastic start. I loved reading this paranormal romance.
This book takes you on a fabulous journey of good and evil demons. I think there is a little demon in all of us. Some use it for the greater good and then there are those that choose to take their inner demon and do unspeakable things to humans.
The sentinels try to protect the humans. Sometimes preventing events before they take place but mostly they are forever on rescue missions.
Zach is a recruiter of sentinels but for some reason is boss and King of the Sentinels, Kristoff sends him on a rescue mission.
He feels inadequate for the job but he would never let Kristoff down.
All becomes clear when he comes face to face with his radiant. A Sentinels mate. Zach has never wanted to have a mate. He suffered dearly when he was younger losing his sister. He carries so much g…

The Sea Between Us by Emylia Hall

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REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard

The Sea Between Us by Emylia Hall
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The blurb of this book was intriguing and the setting of the book sounded a nice change. What I found was that this was a slow, lilting tale for the first third of the book and I enjoyed that pace and build of friendships and relationships. Robyn is a young woman whose parents move to a remote corner of Cornwall in her summer holidays. She meets her only neighbour, Jago, a young carpenter. What passes is years of friendships and too many missed chances. I found the storyline sometimes full of promise, sometimes depressing and eventually quite frustrating. Whilst both Jago and Robyn were characters I really liked, the circumstances of their friendship had too few ups and too many downs. The ending was majorly frustrating and I needed so much more from the author at this point. I felt as if I was left stranded.

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Insignificant by Kelly Lincoln

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REVIEWED BY Kari Cox

Insignificant by Kelly Lincoln
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Taylor’s story is a pretty unique one. She’s running from something terrible in her past. You are told a little bit throughout the story what it is she’s running from, but once her entire past is revealed all you’re going to be able to say is, “WOW”!

I liked the character’s in the book. Ethan was sweet and the kind of guy Taylor needed after the tool she was with in the start of the book. The nerdy, sexy paramedic was a nice change of pace; not every guy can be a perfect, Greek god. Nerds need love too. I also liked Taylor’s friends. Their interactions were funny and added something extra to the story. I think they are very real and relatable.


This story does have a twist; which makes for all the better read. Spoiler’s are no fun so you need to read it to figure out what it is! I enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend the read.

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The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar

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REVIEWED BY Isa Jones


The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hay Un pedacito de cielo en este maravilloso Libro!

I was given this book by a friend who thought I would love this story and boy was she right! I totally did.
The story had me hooked from the start, it was wonderfully written.

Three names, Skye, Esteban and Damian that's all you need to know, this is their story. It is not your typical love triangle, this is how in just one split second your life completely changes, the events that follow will mark you, hunt you and destroy you, leaving in its quake, a shell, an empty vessel, someone completely new that will replace what you once used to be.

It is wonderful to sometimes be surprised with Authors that include in their stories something that means so much to you, this is the case of The Paper Swan. I am Mexican by birth and reading through this book was like peeling layers of a beautiful present, every page had a quote, a song, an expression, a reference …

Destiny of Blood by Bryce Evans

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Destiny of Blood by Bryce Evans
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was gifted a copy for an honest review.

This is my first Bryce Evans book and I truly enjoyed her writing. Her hero and heroine are strong characters and I love a strong sexy alpha and a sassy stand-up for herself heroine.

Lilly had her heartbroken and is still licking her wounds. Pun intended she is a wolf shifter. A strong, take charge kind of lady, she is also a very caring and protective person, who loves deeply.

Sindrid is King of the vampires, has lived for hundreds, maybe thousands of years and has never had a mate. One meeting with Lilly and he knew he had found his mate.

There is great intrigue and adventure that the two are involved in and I enjoyed the ride.

Destiny of Blood (Love a a Shifter #4) is a well-written paranormal romance. I would highly recommend this book and this series.

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Palm South University: Season 1, Episode 4 by Kandi Steiner

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REVIEWED BY Ann Meemkem

Palm South University: Season 1, Episode 4 by Kandi Steiner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am enjoying how Jess is just toying with Jarrett. I like how he acts all this don't bother me at all and makes him just want her more. I enjoy his little stunt he plays on her and makes his point clear. If that don't work he may have to give her a taste of her own medicine.

Adam has feelings for both Skyler and Cassie. Even though he is seeing Skyler more often he is protective of Cassie. I feel bad for her because he is sending her mixed messages. I hope once he fiqures out who he wants, that they can all remain friends.

Skyler is doing well in her tournaments. Adam supports her and wants to go watch them.

I am looking forward to episode 5 and hope we get more secrets revealed.

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