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Posted October 2, 2013
I read By Referral Only without really knowing what it was about
I read By Referral Only without really knowing what it was about. I haven't read the first book Broken At Love. Shameful, I know. When I got my ARC copy and I began reading it I felt like I was missing something. I did some research and found about Whitman University. This is all so cool. I love how the authors are being creative and indulging readers into the worlds they have created.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Anyway, back to the book. I began reading it and the writing made me stick with the book. It is a book meant to be read in one sitting. Those who have read the first are already aware how the Whitman University works. We have Quinn and Emily from the first novel making cameos in this installment. This is a book about Ruby Cotton- Emilie's roommate and best friend who takes it upon herself to make a referral site about guys- the girls rate the different guys and then make referrals so that other girls can be on the lookout if the guy makes a move on them. As 'no' referral on the site means the guy is not good in the sack ;) and the girl should stay away. Ruby has sworn off full relationships with guys that are higher in the Whitman world. She is more into casual endeavors. She is having a somewhat casual thing with Liam- her acting partner but he is disappointing in bed. But Ruby doesn't end things. There are two reasons: first, Cole Stuart (the guy with lowest referrals is after her), second, he is from the most wealthy families in Whitman. Anyway, Ruby focuses on her acting and takes a chance for once.
I liked how Ruby made the referral site as guys are always objectifying women and for once it was nice to see that being done to guys. D: The book was told from Ruby's perspective and it was fun to be inside her head. I loved her passion for acting and the way she would immerse in whatever scene she was enacting. I liked how she put her career before guys. It was good to see her as this fierce character out in Whitman and making her own name. I liked Emilie- she was a good friend to Ruby. I liked that exchange between them where Emilie was trying to make Ruby make sense of how Cole was good for her. Liam was just an irritating guy. Cole was sweet and attentive. I loved Cole's family and how they were with Ruby.
All in all, this book was funny to read and engaging.
"I'm a girl, Cole. We over-think everything."
Posted October 10, 2013
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