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.The Junior by Monica Murphy
Series: College Years #3
Published by EM Publishing on September 9, 2021
Genres: NA Contemporary Romance
Source: Valentine PR
Charming. Funny. Sexy.
Major player – both on the field and with the ladies.
I hate him.
Well, not really. I resist his so-called charms because I recognize them. We’re a lot alike, Caleb and I. He’s afraid of commitment? Me too. A giant flirt? Same here. He knows how to party? I am the absolute queen of the party.
Until I realize it’s time for me to grow up and become a responsible adult. I’ll be student teaching next year, so to save money, I move in with my two new roommates — Eli Bennett and Caleb. Then I find a summer job — where Caleb works. Soon, I’m spending almost every single day with the guy.
He’s growing on me too. We’ve always had this unspoken chemistry brewing between us. When we finally give in to it, it’s just as spectacular as I secretly predicted. The sex, and everything else, keeps getting better and better between us too.
But can I really take this guy seriously? Or am I only setting myself up to fail?
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I had been waiting for Caleb’s story since the very first book in this series, because he cracks me up so much! And while I was happy to see him and Gracie get together, and this was definitely a steamy story with some good banter between the two, in a way, I almost didn’t get the usual Caleb feelings I get from when he was just a character on the side. I don’t know if that’s just because when we only got to see him at those funny moments, we didn’t see all the serious sides to him as well? I expected this book would be my favorite in the series because of the banter between Caleb and Gracie always was so good, and the sexual tension just rolled off the pages in the other stories. Now when the two of them got together in this story and things were going well, it was there. All of it. But the times when the two of them were fighting and ignoring the other one, or whatever, it just made the book drag a little for me at those times. And I got so mad at Gracie for saying what she did at the end that was really the final conflict for the two. It was one of those things that often irritates me in other stories. However, I do love the way the author handled their “kiss and make up” “figure sh**/stuff out moment”. That to me was realistic and was how people could really deal with that type of situation without all the drama that is usually added to romance novels. So in the end it all worked, it just wasn’t quite the Caleb book I’d expected.
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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