Gavin Leonard is the worst.
He lives in the best party house off campus at Valley U, overrun by jocks galore.
I live next door, watching Jane Austen adaptations with my sketchbook in hand.
He stays on his side of the fence.
I stay on mine.
Now we're accidentally on a camping trip together, but there's only one tent left.
Gavin Leonard is the worst.
And he's the last guy who broke my heart.
An entertaining new adult romance
Devoured. Consumed. Engaging. I have been in a bit of a reading funk lately, but then I dived into Hating the Player and I couldn’t put it down! This standalone, new adult college romance, set within the Campus Wallflowers world is a marvelous, steamy, heartwarming read!
Violet and Gavin have a past and the animosity that burns between them is seen from miles away, but yet. . . There remains a spark that has the potential to lead to so much more. These two characters are a breath of fresh air. Both are easily relatable with their remarkable strengths and underlying flaws. I thoroughly enjoyed witnessing their journey from enemies to lovers in this second chance romance.
Violet is my kind of heroine. She is a kindhearted fashionista, a loyal friend, and little quirky with an obsession with all things Jane Austen. I adored her character! Gavin is positively swoon-worthy. An exceptionally talented basketball player at Valley U, he understandably managed to get himself on Violet’s bad side. This charming hero won me over and leaving me enamored with his romantic nature.
As always, this author is a master when it comes to writing new adult romances. She beautifully and accurately highlights how these college students must learn to navigate life’s trials and tribulations - the forging of lifelong friendships, discovering one’s self, and finding love. Violet and Gavin both mature as characters and grow as a couple. The secondary characters are delightful as always with the witty banter and steadfast camaraderie between them. I love how with each book, the author makes me eager to know more about all of the characters and excited for the next book in the series.
Hating the Player is the perfect romance novel if you are looking for a quick, unputdownable read that has relatable characters, steam, humor, and that perfect amount of drama
sweet young adult romance
A young adult romance, this story follows Gavin, a basketball star, and Violet, his ex on their quest for a second chance romance. We met both characters in prior stories and I have been loving this series because though the characters are young, the stories are full of heart and emotions. Violet and Gavin broke up after she finds him in bed with her roommate. Since then, they have had a contentious relationship. A bit of forced proximity and they are forced to insider whether one mistake should define their relationship.
More than other books in the series, the characters felt young. The way Gavin ended up reacting to his break up belied his spoken fascination and love for Violet. I didn’t appreciate his behavior for enough of the book to drop his o an4 star read. That said, when they got together, they were a swoonworthy couple. Overall, a fun sweet romance!
Book #2 in the Campus Wallflowers series was such a cute sports romance. This was my first book by Rebecca Jenshak and definitely won’t be my last. It had enemies to lovers, second chance feels that made for a very entertaining story. Gavin and Violet’s book had the laughs, feels and strong connection. Their love/hate chemistry was intense and I enjoyed watching them fall for each other again. Tim Paige and Cindy Kay did a great job bringing the characters to life.