Author: Cambria Hebert
Series: Hashtag #1
Published on: November 1st 2014
Narrator: Chandra Skyye, Eric Michael Summerer
Length: 8 hours and 8 minutes
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Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Sports Romance
Hero: Roman “Romeo” Anderson
Heroine: Rimmel Hudson
Trope: Campus King and Campus Nerd
Two people from completely different worlds are about to be thrown together . . . in more ways than one.She wants to keep her scholarship. He wants to stay on the team. An awkward alliance doesn’t even begin to cover Rimmel and Romeo’s relationship. But that’s about to change.It starts with a dare. An initiation. A challenge. Quickly, it turns into more. But when you’re a victim of your status, there is no room for anything real. The rules are clear and simple: Stick to your circle. And never fall in love with anyone on the outside.
Safety Level: Unsafe. On the day they met, which was the first day of tutoring sessions, H left h for a while. Heroine later caught H getting a blowjob from another girl inside the library.
Cliffhanger: None. Story ended on a happy note, although any reader will know that there’s more to happen in the future.
When this book came out in 2014, I was tempted to read it, but I had book blogging obligations. Another reason was that I wasn’t really that much into the NA subgenre. However, I decided to read it now because I was looking for something sweet and light. This is my first book from this author, and I have to say, I wish I didn’t wait this long to check her out.
This book successfully paints college life, with its social statuses, fraternity rushes, sports championships, and most of all, the endless amount of schoolwork that needs to be done. I loved that there was a bit of sexy, steamy scenes, but it wasn’t overly done. Yes, college can be a free-for-all kind of sexual experience, but the story didn’t focus too much on that. If anything, it showed how much more there was to college life than booze, parties, and sex.
I love how the romance between Rimmel and Romeo developed. They didn’t start out as enemies and then friends and then lovers. They were strangers and then they fell in love. And once they were in love, they were sure about it right away. I love the dialogue between the two of them, even the ones between the main characters and the secondary characters.
Overall, I truly enjoyed this book, and I am excited to get this review over and done with, so I can get back to reading the series. I can’t wait to find out more about Rimmel and Romeo. I think that as soon as I finish this series, I am going to be checking out Ms. Hebert’s other works.
Cambria Hebert is a latte sipping author of the Heven & Hell series, the Death Escorts series, and the Take It Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book.
“His voice gentled and his touch became more like a caress. “I love you,” he whispered.
“I love your glasses, your clumsiness, your wild hair, even the way you snort when you laugh.” He smiled. “I love you in spite of yourself, Rim. Can’t you love me in spite of myself?”
I couldn’t help it, I smiled.
“You do come with a lot of baggage.” I sighed. “You’re impossibly good-looking, terrible at math, and you like to drink that swill you call beer.” I mock shuddered.
He smiled, but I saw the relief in his eyes.
“Me being good-looking is a bad thing?” he teased.
“You have a lot of options,” I said seriously. “I’m not the best one.”
“No.” He agreed. “You’re not.”
Geez, he could have said it a little nicer.
“You’re the only one.”
Oh, well, that was much better.
She is beautiful.
The thought came out of nowhere and shocked me into next week.