Between Everything And Us (Sutton College, #1)

Between Everything And Us (Sutton College, #1)

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by Rebecca Paula
     
 

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Matisse Evans is determined to make her sophomore year of college successful after failing out of a prestigious art school and spending a horribly boring gap year at home. Despite her focus, time isn't on her side as she struggles to hold down three jobs so she can afford her first apartment while juggling course work. In the chaos of it all, Beau Grady moves

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Matisse Evans is determined to make her sophomore year of college successful after failing out of a prestigious art school and spending a horribly boring gap year at home. Despite her focus, time isn't on her side as she struggles to hold down three jobs so she can afford her first apartment while juggling course work. In the chaos of it all, Beau Grady moves in and shakes up her world. A college dropout and tattooed bad boy, the rumors about Beau mean one thing for Matisse—trouble. Paralyzed by the fear that she's missing out on life, Matisse discovers plans may unravel, but what rises in their wake can be worth the uncertainty.

After spending the summer couch surfing, Beau Grady moves into an empty room at his ex-girlfriend’s Portland bungalow, skipping his senior year of college to spend his days working at a Vietnamese food cart instead. Once a star hockey player and gifted student, he’s put his life on hold after receiving a life-altering diagnosis, complacent to live in the moment. Hiding behind false rumors and bad habits, Beau falls for Matisse, letting her believe the worst until their relationship blooms into something they both can’t ignore. Falling for her means having to face a future he’d rather forget, but loving her just might be worth it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940046289800
Publisher:
Rebecca Paula
Publication date:
01/20/2015
Series:
Sutton College , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
24,641
File size:
408 KB

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Between Everything And Us 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
Matisse is trying to bring her life back into focus. She failed out of art school and is trying to juggle a new start in college with work and trying to keep herself afloat. When Beau becomes her new roommate, she thinks he’s nothing but bad news. He’s a tattooed college drop out whose had many a tales spun about his exploits. She wants to stay far away from him, but she finds that hard to do. Not to mention, Beau is hiding a secret that changes everything. What happens when the truth comes out? This is a young adult romance and for what it is, I found myself enjoying it. However, I did find myself getting a bit bored with the same old storyline. There’s nothing too terribly original about the plot, not to mention that the major source of conflict between the characters is basically set around misunderstandings. The way all that plays out has become tiresome for me to read, and it makes me want to grab the characters and give them a good shake. I did like the characters and I did like that the story was told from a dual POV, but I did find myself getting a bit lost at points when it would switch POV. At several points I had to go back and re-read parts to clarify who was speaking. To me, that just means that the story needs an editor. Overall, I think this story had promise. I did like the characters and the buildup between Mati and Beau, but there were some major flaw that kept me from really loving the book. As it is now, I give it 3 stars. Reviewed by Sara Squared for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy Provided for review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read a lot of books...some I hate, some I love....but this book I really loved and thus, was compelled to leave a review. The writing style is excellent. The story line was great...look foward to reading more books by this author.
beasleymom2 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, it wasn't anything awesome since it was your typical college romance story. I like the characters, they were normal college kids with their dating, drinking, homework problems but Beau also had a medical secret that was bringing him down and making his life harder then normal kids. Then there is Matt/Mati/Mattisse who is not really your normal party girl college student, she works a million jobs, goes to school and paints. This is their story of how they come together as a couple. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know this is a debut book for the author. I will definetly read more of her books in the future. I really enjoyed this book. I even got a little teary eyed. Very good book and I really enjoyed reading the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry to say I am truly not liking this book! So frustrating how she jumps from situation to situation with no build at all. I am not really sure how people are giving this a 4 or 5 star. It is a shame because the characters are inventive and so is the store line if she would have given much more detail and filled in the gaps, it would be a really good book.
Samantha_Alice More than 1 year ago
Absolutely stunning piece of literature that will break your heart to put it back together again! Right from the first page this book gives you an emotional roller coaster because of Beau and Matisse. The two have chemistry, the best kind of natural chemistry that simmers and finally explodes. Beau is an athlete, hockey star, that has some personal issues which make him drop out of college and give up hockey. Matisse is an artist who failed out of the best art school in the United States her freshman year and transferred to Sutton College to restart. Both are a bit lost but eventually find their way.  The novel opens with a sexy and amusing scene between the two who are roommates. This story is very emotional and really grips you. The love, the struggle, the confusion, and all that falls in between will hold you tight to the story and make you adore the characters. The best kind of stories are the kind that make you forget it is just fiction and suck you in completely. Between Everything and Us definitely does this! 
Anonymous 4 months ago
Enjoyed the story and the characters. Both are broken but I wish they would see there are bigger problems, mostly for Mati. I would have liked to have more details about her screw-up that are alluded to the whole book. I think I would be more sympathetic to her lack of decision-making. By the middle, I grew frustrated with her back and forth. Still a beautiful read.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I hate to quit reading a book after I've started it and invested time in it but I seriously considered it with this book, not surprising this is from a new author, there was not enough substance to the story. It felt rushed. Just not a fan, I and don't think I'll be reading the rest of the series if they are written the same.
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sciencexcharm More than 1 year ago
This story is about the bond that forms between two roommates, Beau and Matisse. Beau is the jerk that has a mysteriously disastrous reputation with women and Matisse plays everything by the rules, including men. She knows that she should not get involved with Beau because he is trouble; however, it may be absolutely impossible. Love is never easy, especially when you have never opened your heart to anyone in the first place but Matisse is willing to try if only Beau will let her in, but is it meant to be? I really enjoyed reading the story from Matisse’s viewpoint. She is strong. She begins to learn that she is willing to stray from the perfect path that everyone expects her to follow for her own dreams. She really takes a chance on Beau because she sees that there is that certain spark between them, one that she does find with anyone else. The author does a wonderful job of allowing the reader to get a full glimpse of Mati’s fear as well as her bravery. My heart ached just reading about her struggle to find peace, with how many times she tried to run when things became too tough, but she still finds the courage to fight through. Beau’s character nagged at me a little. I understood what he endured in the past and what his current life still held; however, by feeling sorry for himself, he pushes everyone else away including those that he loves like his little sister and his parents. Will he find the strength to carry on for a life that he deserves or will he keep drowning in his own self-pity of the life that he was dealt? I recommend this story because it was truly captivating. My emotions were thoroughly engaged and I was able to see everything with clarity in my mind. I would have to say, in my opinion, this book targets a female audience; however, everyone who enjoys romance should read it! I rate this story with four stars because I feel that some of the scenes went to extremes too quick, whereas others didn’t quite match the pace. I enjoy her writing style and am thrilled to read the next in the series about Reagan!
JeriTRyan More than 1 year ago
I must admit this book was a surprise to me. Expecting a nice read I found a deep romance novel. Beau and Matisse each struggle with their own set of problems. And each of them copes in a different way. One thing is for sure both of their ways suck big time – but on the bright side – both of them know it. Things are not always like they appear on the outside. And we learn while some people suffer in silence, others tend to leash out to hide their hurt. I loved the development between Beau and Matisse. There might be voices that think it was to slow but I feel it was just right and suited their characters. The reader has enough time to get to know bot of them. Which is a part that I found often neglected in novels lately. No matter how good steaming hot sex can be, sometimes nothing is sweeter than anticipating the first kiss. I basically only had on slide problem with the plot. I could understand his reasons for not having a relationship in the beginning and once he made up his mind I even fully understood when he was "pissed" because naturally he was "jealous" - what I did not get was why she was always moving forward and backward in her line of thinking. In the beginning it made sense, as he was equally giving the wrong signals at all times. But as the story moved along her wavering attitude really lost its meaning. Anyway this is a solid 4 Stars read and I am looking forward to the next Releases of that series > > > I have received this Book as an ARC from the Publisher < < < > > > In Exchange I promised an honest Review < < <