Genre: New Adult Romance
Published: August 13, 2013
Series: Smart Girls Finish First #1
“Love is an earthquake. It comes when you least expect it. It rips the ground clear away. Right out from under you.”
The day Lia Smart met Grayson Walker, eight years ago, was the day she fell helplessly in love with him. Coincidentally, it was the same day Grayson fell in love with someone else: Lia’s smarter, sexier, superior-in-every-way older sister, Alex.
Now, nearly a decade later, Alex and Grayson are long over and twenty-two-year-old Lia has finally managed to forget all those lonely nights she spent pining after her sister’s boyfriend. But when Grayson unexpectedly arrives back in town with Alex for Labor Day weekend and the two announce that they’re not only back together but engaged, all the feelings that Lia buried suddenly come bubbling back to the surface.
But Lia is no longer the awkward, gangly tomboy she was at fourteen. Far from it. And Grayson is conflicted by the lustful thoughts he’s now having for her. He knows he could never act on those thoughts, however. Grayson has always prided himself on being one of the “good guys.” But as the weekend wears on, he’s finding this new grown-up version of Lia more and more impossible to resist...
Heartbreaking and sexy with a dash of humor, Sophie Swift crafts a passionate, unforgettable tale about desire, growing up, and the kind of love that shakes us to the core.
Contains adult situations and explicit content. Recommended for ages 17+
I loved this story and had trouble putting the book down after the first chapter. I can't resist the angst of young unrequited love and add to the mix that our "hero" is engaged/"in love", with the heroine's big sister and you are quickly drawn into the spiderweb that is this story.
I really liked Lia, was hot for Grayson (sometimes I wanted to kiss him and other times, punch him- but I would kiss it to make it better later) and I never really warmed up to Alex..
I loved the changing perspectives, it is nice to read a scene from one point of view then switch to the other person's view of the same interaction.
I hate reviews with too many spoilers and this is a book I refuse to give to much away, but this was a great read and I really enjoyed it... you get a great ending, but I even found myself wanting a little more.. If there was another book added to continue this story I would buy it for sure!
This was my first Sophie Swift book and it will not be my last. I loved her story telling and ability to build sexual tension that is palpable. I felt like I experienced this book right alongside Lia.
I give this book 4.5 stars and it is on my Books I Liked shelf on Goodreads.
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Sophie Swift is an east coast girl who recently transplanted to Southern California. She writes about sexy boys by day, and dates them by night. Her sizzling, new adult romance, OUT FROM UNDER YOU, the first in a new contemporary series, will be released in August of 2013. She loves books that quicken her pace, music sung by adolescent boys, and cupcakes with too much frosting.
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