New Adult Romance -- Content intended for age 18+.
Julia's just a normal girl trying�and failing�to fit in. In Meadow Ridge, an upper-crust society where designer labels rule, the only thing that matters more than money, is status. Julia's got neither.
Chase has it all�born and bred in The Meadow, he's the most eligible bachelor and the object of every woman's attention. And he wants nothing to do with any of them... until he meets Julia.
Struggling just to make ends meet long enough to finish her degree, Julia needs her new job as a stock girl at Bloom's Books. When her new boss turns out to be her steamy fling from the bar a few nights before, Julia's not sure she'll be able to stick around to collect her first check. Now Julia's stuck in a tough spot�stay and resist her feelings for Chase so she can get the paycheck she desperately needs, or give into desire and risk her job, future and probably her heart.
|Series:||Meadow Ridge Romance , #1|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||345 KB|
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Review originally posted on Reader's Edyn (blogspot) Partial review due to word count ~ please visit site for full review. ... I enjoyed my time spent getting to know Chase and Julia. I felt like Chase had some real concerns about finding the love of his life, as I am sure would be applicable given his wealth. Julia also struggles with tangible issues such as tasting the forbidden that is Chase and not really knowing what to do about it, worrying about making rent, concentrating on her education, and other distressing concerns that would be valid to her character. Both were cute in their playful banter in the club and workplace. And their upset at the realization that being together seems to be impossible was heartfelt. Adding turmoil to the mix is Rebecca’s character. She comes off as possessive of Chase and ultimately affects several of his possible relationships both in business and personally. Of course she is threatened by Julia’s presence so the claws come out. And Rebecca is not the only one who claims to have a stake in Chase. He ends up with the reputation of a player and Julia does not deal with that knowledge very well. A fun secondary character that adds a bit of playfulness and insight to the story is Tali; a crucial character toward the end of the story. For the most part, Chase and Julia remain true to character throughout the book’s entirety. But there were a couple of things that I didn’t like much. In a couple of cases, these two intelligent main characters react rather stupidly, which seemed out of character for both of them. Chase seems like the kind of man that would know the ins and outs of everything that he deals with; most especially his business. When he ends up oblivious to Rebecca’s incessant antics in his store, I found that hard to swallow. This component is not practical for a wealthy man in business. Also deviated from character was Julia’s blind belief of several bits of gossip she hears about Chase. She is attracted to many things about him, including his intellect. She is also quite intelligent, putting herself through college and living a responsible life, so for her to give credit to hearsay didn’t seem palpable. Other than these two small components in the grand scheme of the characters, I was glad that I had the opportunity to read this story. More recently, I have come across romance that has seemed refreshing to me from an erotic perspective. Sometimes I don’t want the excessive sexual encounters that seem to saturate the genre of late. I find it a relief to be able to enjoy a romantic read without over-stimulating my mind with unwarranted eroticism. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy erotic reads as well, but also enjoy the tamer versions ever-so-often. Those that like a little bit of spice to their romance without causing a serious blush – you know the kind, the one that you can’t explain when reading in public as you scheme to keep the contents of your eReader secret – then I highly recommend this book. The characters are enjoyable and their chemistry is fun to watch blossom. Ms. Thurmeir does a great job at bringing this entertaining series to life. I look forward to the continuing stories and hope to be able to experience her work again soon. (eBook copy provided by author; giveaway won on Carrie Ann Ryan’s blog.)