USA TODAY Bestselling Author Dakota Madison returns with another spicy sports romance. This story set in the world of college basketball.
Neuroscience student SEDONA MILLER is perfectly imperfect. She's slightly nerdy and slightly eccentric, but completely brilliant.
When an unfortunate accident leaves Sedona with an injured arm and she's fired from her part-time job shelving books at the university library she has to find a new gig fast.
The only job available mid-semester is working as a tutor for the athletic academic center. And the notorious bad boy of the university's basketball team, JESSE WALKER, is the one and only guy on the new tutor's roster.
But when SEDONA discovers a secret that could ruin the school's winning basketball team doing the right thing could mean destroying the only guy she's ever loved.
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Wow – this book was so much more than “the brainy/nerdy girl tutors the star athlete/jock and against all odds they fall in love” story. There was so much going on in this book that added so many different layers to the story, all of which made this a really good read. Even though Sedona is brilliant and nerdy and slightly off-beat, I love the fact that she’s far from sheltered. Growing up in a collective has certainly influenced many of her lifestyle and behavior choices – she’s a vegan and rarely buys anything new since she’s a firm believer in re-use and repurpose – but that doesn’t mean she’s led a sheltered life. Jesse may be a star athlete on the court, but in the classroom he’s facing a huge challenge – pass his classes or be benched from the team. Jesse sees basketball as the only option for him to have a better life, so he knows how important it is for him to pass – even though he’s been keeping a secret that makes passing the class almost impossible. When Sedona loses her job at the library due to an unfortunate accident and a less than sympathetic boss, she’ forced to take on the task of tutoring athletes – and is not thrilled to find out she has been assigned to one of the bad boys of the basketball team, Jesse Walker. The only one less thrilled with her new job is her roommate Lewis, her best friend since she started college, someone who’s been like the brother she never had…at least that’s how Sedona sees things… When Jesse makes it clear that he’d like more from tutoring from Sedona, she knows she’ll be just another notch on his bedpost. As Jesse and Sedona grow to trust each other and learn things about each other, it’s clear that things sometimes aren't always what they seem, and sometimes doing what’s right may not always be the same as doing the right thing…especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Throw in a roommate who may be harboring a case of unrequited love and a mother who has never revealed to Sedona who her father is and why he is not in their lives, and you have a story filled with drama, a bit of angst, and a whole lot of sweet – yeah, Jesse may just seem a little too good to be true! And I would like to just give a shout out to the author for tackling the subject matter in this book – although Jesse’s secret doesn't monopolize or overwhelm the story, it is handled well and highlights some of the issues in our education system today. So thank you for highlighting something that is an issue and not romanticizing the problem. I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
3.5 Stars. A story with so much potential I received a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. I liked Sedona's story. This was a quick, easy read. Sedona is a likable girl, very smart, a bit oblivious to many things. She had been raised in a commune, so her upbringing was non-traditional. The story started off with an accident that injures her arm, which lead to her losing her job at a library. She is preparing to graduate college at an early age, so she needs a job to help pay her bills. This leads her to taking a tutoring job to help the talented and attractive Jesse. He's a nice guy, despite Sedona's peers warning her away. Everyone thinks he's just a jock and a player because of the women that flock to him. Of course she does what everyone warns her not to. Add in that her roommate reveals his feelings, and you get a kind of messy love triangle. It's a sweet story without huge conflicts, and it was not an angst-ridden sob fest like so many new adult novels I have read. The story was fast paced and a bit predictable. It's a nice book to cozy up with on a cold evening. Once the big "secret" is revealed, the book rushes to an ending. In the wake of the scandals with universities happening currently, it's relevant to current events, and it makes you realize how someone's life would be touched by what is going on. I did enjoy the story; I just wish that so many things were expanded on and that we had a chance to get to know the characters a bit deeper.
Sedona is studying to be a neuroscientist, and she only has eight weeks left to complete her undergraduate course when her world comes "crumbling down" around her. She injures her arm in a car accident, and then she gets fired from her job at the library. Her flatmate, Lewis Armstrong, suggests she gets a job tutoring college athletes. That's how she meets basketball player Jesse Walker, "the guy every girl on campus wants to date". But is his bad boy reputation really warranted? Jesse is more interested in playing basketball than learning, but is there perhaps another reason for his apparent lack of interest in studying? Although Sedona and Jesse have nothing in common, they grow closer while Lewis becomes more distant. It turns out Lewis is hiding a secret as well. When Sedona's mother, Sunny, finds out about her daughter's relationship with Jesse, she fears that Sedona will end up following in her footsteps. What is the real story behind Sunny's single-mother status, and who is Sedona's father? And what secret will Sedona uncover that will threaten to bring them all down? "Interference" is a very predictable book; I guessed all of the "secrets" right away. In addition, all of the problems are resolved way too easily. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the journey. Sedona and Jesse are likable characters and, as unlikely a couple as they are, you can't help but root for their happiness. Support characters Mr and Mrs Armstrong are hilarious. I also enjoyed Sedona's neurobiological explanations about falling in love. A light, easy, entertaining read. 3.5 stars I received this book in return for an honest review.