Reason and Romance

Reason and Romance

by Jenn Young

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Reason and Romance by Jenn Young

Being stuck in the godforsaken desert is Adrian Blake's worst nightmare come true. Senior year is all about making fun memories. It's not about starting over at a new school and navigating a new Brady Bunch family. It's really not about living with a sexy, arrogant would-be stepbrother who knows how to push her buttons.

Alex Montgomery is the very definition of a player. The only thing he commits to is a one night stand. He's exactly the kind of guy she hates­. When she sleeps with him, it's the biggest mistake of her life. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Not at school. Not at home.

But sometimes the best mistakes are the ones that you make over and over again...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046387803
Publisher: Jenn Young
Publication date: 12/09/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 80,484
File size: 266 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jenn Young writes primarily Young Adult and New Adult. She used to write contemporary teen drama and romance under the pen name Myrika at Fictionpress. She also used to write under the pen name Moreta. Jenn is an unabashed lover of romance, soap operas, and paranormal/supernatural stories.

When Jenn’s not working at her day job, she drinks too much coffee and buys too many books. She loves to hear from readers. Contact her via her website,, or follow her on Twitter at myrikami. She can be found on Facebook too.

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Reason and Romance 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cliff hanger, no sequel
csingh More than 1 year ago
There's nothing better than reading a book and having it blow you away.  Especially when you go into it knowing very little about the author and book.  It's almost like discovering something no one else has yet and you want to grab everyone you pass and tell them about your amazing discovery. That's how I felt when I finished reading Reason and Romance. I love a book that will grab my attention in the first few initial pages and then not let it go. I really loved Adrian's character.  She's trying to deal with a lot, uprooting her whole life, moving to a new place, starting senior year at a new school, and trying to figure out a new family dynamic.  I was really sympathetic to her.  I did think she over did things sometimes, but it worked out in the overall scheme of things.  It definitely provided me and everyone else around her with lots of entertainment.  Adrian had to learn that not everything was the way she seemed.  I loved her chemistry with Alex.  I was a little hesitant about him, because it was never really clear about what he was thinking or wanted.  He did have his moments though. I will admit to relishing the drama and Adrian's in your face attitude.   I also loved how real Jenn Young kept the story.  It wasn't just all about the high school drama, but also about two families finding a way to become one.  There was unrest between the soon to be step-siblings.  I liked how she showed the tension between Alex's parents. The story did end on sort of a cliff hanger and I can honestly tell you I can not wait to read it! I'm really glad I read this book.  I look forward to reading more from Jenn Young.
Anonymous 18 days ago
Liked this book but now we have no resolution..sequel was supposed to come out 3 yrs ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, but the second one that was supposed to come out in 2015 never did. Guess we'll never know how it ends...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm pretty sure I read a first version of this on fiction press or another writing site. I loved it then, I love it now!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Can't wait
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really good . The plot was not your everyday high school problems. I can't wait to see where the next book will take all the characters! Do we know what the release date is in 2015?? I hope it's soon
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I may check out her other stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will be intresting to see where the story goes
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
I received this book from YA Bound Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review. This book starts off with a father and his three daughters moving to Arizona to be with his fiancee and her three boys. Happy families, right? Wrong! The girls don't want to move, the boys don't want them there, personality clashes all around and don't forget the baggage that they bring with them - and I'm not talking about the stuff that came with the removals truck. I found this book to be really well written and I'll explain why. I didn't really like either main character! Gasp, shock, horror, I know. Although I could understand Adrian's POV and loved her witticisms and repartee, I really didn't like her very much. The same goes for Alex. I know that there are hints that he is nice, somewhere deep, deep inside and exceedingly well hidden but I really didn't like him very much either. So to read a book to the end, whilst not liking the main characters, takes some doing BUT Jenn Young managed to make this book a compulsive read once you started it. So even if you don't like the main characters there is enough of a storyline throughout plus supporting characters that you do like that will ensure that you continue reading... just that little bit more. Just a quick mention of some of the other characters - the other sisters and brothers are intriguing. I want to see more of them! Travis I actually love - he was the perfect foil for Adrian and made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion. Justin seems to be a sweetie and doesn't deserve to be hurt so I'm really hoping he gets his very own HEA. Vaughan, Grant, Quentin - all brilliant in their own ways. Although there is sex mentioned in this book, none of it is graphic and is more or less left to your imagination so this does make it friendly for most ages. Reason and Romance left me with a book hangover as I pondered over the storyline and the characters. And for saying that I didn't like the main characters, I am hooked on this series and can't wait for book 2 to be released next year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read
THHernandez More than 1 year ago
This book far exceeded my expectations. The cover did nothing for me and when I began reading and discovered it’s written in third-person, I was worried I’d feel too distanced from the protagonist to really get absorbed in the story. That didn’t happen. In fact, the point of view disappeared into the background as I became engrossed in Adrian’s world. Adrian’s widowed father falls in love and proposes to a woman Adrian and her sisters have never met. And if that isn’t bad enough, he uproots them from the only home they’ve ever known and carts them off to Arizona, where it’s hot and dry and nothing at all like what they’re used to. Adrian meets her soon to be stepmother and her three sons, realizing her life is about to look a lot like a very modern-day Brady Bunch with her and her uber-hot stepbrother-in-waiting playing the roles of Marcia and Greg. Adrian has a boyfriend back home, so she ignores Alex’s overt attempts to befriend her. It becomes clear he’s the “it” guy at her new school, but she doesn’t want to play his games. She decides to go it alone, only to find out to snub Alex is to be snubbed by everyone else. Her only friends are the school stoner and the gossip queen. When Adrian’s boyfriend dumps her, she ends up in Alex’s bed and the two of them race to see who can shut it down the fastest. Except neither one seems to be able to quit the other. The power struggle that ensues between these two is like a bad car accident. You want to look away, but you just can’t. Plot I found the story riveting even though the plot sort of rambled. Author Jenn Young does such a great job of creating spellbinding conflict that the plot almost takes a backseat. The story is primarily about Adrian’s goal to fit in at her new school, but it evolves into her wanting to best Alex, and then get Alex, and then best him again. And because of that, I never really knew what was going to happen next. Anything was possible. World Building The setting is a typical high school in blistering Arizona and it’s well done. Jenn Young seems to have captured the heart and soul of the modern teen world really well. Characters I didn’t like most of the characters. Adrian is self-absorbed, arrogant, and just plain mean at times. Alex is cocky, self-assured, and a complete douche. And yet both are incredibly well-crafted, deep, three-dimensional characters. Adrian’s sisters and Alex’s brothers also have issues that make them difficult to sympathize with, but they are absolutely fascinating. About the only characters I found likeable enough to hang out with were twins Justin and Bri and Adrian’s newfound stoner friend, Travis. Travis is a bit stereotypical, but in his role as Adrian’s foil, it works. Top Five Things I Love About  Reason and Romance 1. Travis. He’s just fun and he keeps Adrian honest. 2. The dialogue. It’s fresh, witty, and sharp-tongued. 3. The conflict. There’s a lot of it and it’s just so good! 4. The ending. I’m dying to read the next book, but the ending totally rocked. 5. The characters. Okay, so I don’t love them love them, but I love how complex and riveting they are. They come alive on the page in vivid color. Bottom Line Reason and Romance is a compelling debut novel that opens the door to what should be a fantastic young adult series. Disclaimer I was provided with a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabulous, fabulous book. Love it. Adrian is a BAMF. Jenn Young's writing is the best. Would definitely recommend this book for anyone to read.
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