Welcome to Crestwood University...
Where smiles conceal secrets.
Gossip runs rampant.
And everyone hides the truth.
Sophia Galloway has no idea what she's walking
into when she transfers to Crestwood University.
Returning to Texas was her only goal.
But nothing could prepare her for stepping foot
on a campus where no one is what they seem.
In a world where frat guys think they can do no wrong.
And sorority presidents think they run the show.
Sophia's about to find out what happens when she
unknowingly crosses the wrong guy,
pisses off the wrong sorority sister,
and refuses to play by anyone else's rules.
A life will be lost.
Lies will be told.
Hearts will be broken.
And secrets...well secrets are meant to be revealed.
Is there anyone she can trust?
You’re The Reason is yet another enjoyable and engrossing surprise!
J Nathan never gives me what I expect. It’s one of the reasons why she’s a favorite author of mine. When I see the hot covers of her books, or read the blurb, I first think, “Yes, another quick, fun New Adult read!” Then I dive in - and she gives so much more and honestly, I’m always more than a little blown away. You’re The Reason is yet another enjoyable and engrossing surprise!
Normally, what gets me with J Nathan’s books is all the emotion and feels. She loves to tie me up in knots. This time was a bit different, though. It was more of a quick attraction - love/hate relationship that was fun- but it wasn’t the relationship that initially grabbed me. ALL the mysteries from the death of one to the many questions about the main characters kept me hooked. I NEEDED to know why and what happened and who was Chase and Sophia really?
I stayed up well beyond my usual bedtime to finish this book. While the mystery was what initially grabbed me; the slow-burn relationship and discovering all about Chase and Sophia had me fall in love with them. They snuck up on me and soon became some of my favorite characters. So yup! J. Nathan did it again.
You’re The Reason had depth, a great slow-burn,-slow reveal of characters, and an intriguing mystery. It finished with an amazing bang too- with an epilogue from Chase’s point of view that left me with a huge smile on my face. This is definitely a book I will re-read again.
I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this novel. I am voluntarily and freely providing an honest review.
Oh my WOW! I literally inhaled this book last night!! I was not sleeping until I was done, no way!! It is absolutely fantastic!! If I could give it more than 5 stars I would because not only are the characters amazing and wonderful with so much depth (well most of them anyway lol-not Chantel-but she has her purpose) but the plot line is positively brilliant!! As I was reading I kept thinking, wow this would make a great movie!! And believe me, I do not say that for every book I read because not every book could transition easily into a movie, but I think this one could! This is not your typical new adult/college romance. It is so much more including a story that is a bit of a mystery. I honestly love both Sophia and Chase, even if at first I was quite skeptical about Chase. But I refused to give up on him! I love the way they start off not exactly on friendly terms (at all) but he turns out to be her biggest champion in so many ways. I absolutely adore this couple and their story.
I always know when I pick up one of Jen Nathan's stories that I am going to get reeled in- hook, line and sinker; but this one, I do believe she has outdone herself. This is definitely one of my favorites!!
Secrets, mystery and romance!!
From the moment I began reading “You’re The Reason”, I sensed that secrets and lies were swirling around the picturesque college campus. With catty sorority girls and wild fraternity parties, I never knew what could possibly happen next. I was definitely surprised and shocked as I tried to see through all the deception. Sophia was glad to be back home in Texas to attend college, and her mom living close by was an added bonus. She was at Crestwood to study, hopefully make friends and to start over. I really like Sophia because she never let the mean girls get her down and she stood up to them when they were rude and nasty. She did find a kindred spirit in Valerie and even though she was in a sorority, they had a lot in common. Chase was a distraction that Sophia didn’t need or want. His dogged pursuit of her affections was fun to watch, and he was determined to make her smile and have fun while they got to know each other. Sophia often wondered where Chase disappeared to when he wasn’t in class. He may be attentive and caring but he rarely talked about himself and was somewhat secretive about his past. She enjoyed spending time with him, but could she really trust him? Sophia sensed that something wasn’t quite right at Crestwood. Was her next assignment solving the mystery, or should she leave well enough alone?