Release Blitz Review: The Sophomore (College Years #2) by Monica Murphy

Posted June 10, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments

The Sophomore by Monica Murphy is now live! 

I received this book for free from Valentine PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Release Blitz Review:  The Sophomore (College Years #2) by Monica MurphyThe Sophomore by Monica Murphy
Series: College Years #2
Published by EM Pulishing on June 10, 2021
Genres: NA Sports Romance
Pages: 430
Source: Valentine PR
Format: E-galley
My Rating: five-stars

Jackson Rivers.

My not so secret crush.

He’s popular. Gorgeous. Talented.

Also my biggest weakness.

I’ve stood by him for years. Been a friend every time he needed one, but he doesn’t see me. Not like I want him to.

Move on, my friends said. Find someone new. Someone who sees your worth. Someone who gets you. I know they’re right. I’m only a friend to him. He’s never going to see me like I see him. So I take their advice, and try to move on.

But Jackson is always right there. In my face. Running to my rescue. And when I meet someone else, Jackson isn’t having it. For some reason, he’s suddenly determined to stay in my life. Right by my side.

Now he says he wants me, but does he want an actual relationship? Or is that he can’t stand the thought of losing me to another guy?

It’s time to find out what Jackson truly wants…and I’m going to make him work for it.

For me.

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My Review:

So I was definitely ready for Jackson’s story. He was definitely intriguing. And while I actually am really eager for Caleb’s story after the first book, The Freshman, with what was going on in Jackson’s life, it was definitely his turn. I’d also not really felt like Ellie would for sure be who he ended up with. She kind of seemed like too much of a desperate girl from the first book, even if it was pretty much suggested they were a match. But I really liked Ellie in this book. I can honestly say that I got her, really related to her in several ways. First of course was how she ate her chips and salsa. Like me, she only dips it, doesn’t get any of the veggies actually on the chip. LOL I also liked how she didn’t feel embarrassed to still be a virgin as a freshman in college. I mean, I hate when girls are embarrassed about that. There’s nothing wrong with it. I also hate when it seems bad that girls aren’t virgins. I feel like either way is okay, it should be what that person wants, and their business.

Jackson totally ticked me off, I mean like he did to Ellie. I got all the frustration she felt with him. But I can also see his viewpoint. However, I feel like maybe we didn’t get much on his backstory, just a little tidbit once or twice in the story. I’d almost liked to maybe have a bit more about that. But it’s okay, because I still loved the story, and how he ended up realizing that Ellie was what was important to him. And oh my gosh, his songs, especially Pink! I loved that! Very risque and also sweet. I saw at the end how the author mentioned she did her best with the song lyrics, that it isn’t her strength, but I think she did a great job! Loved this! Can’t wait to see whose story we will get in The Junior!

About the Author:

Monica Murphy is a New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling romance author. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide. Both a traditionally published and independently published author, she writes young adult, new adult and contemporary romance. She’s also known as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

A native Californian, she lives on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere with her husband, two kids, one dog, and four cats. When she’s not writing, she’s an assistant coach for her daughter’s high school cheer team, which is a two season sport. Meaning, she’s at practice with a bunch of teenage girls all the time. Or she’s at a football game. Or a basketball game. Maybe someday, she’ll even write about this experience.

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