Sunday, March 9, 2014

Romance Book Review: Lisa Swallow's Because of Lucy

Author: Lisa Swallow
Series Connection: Butterfly Days
ISBN: 978-1492223184
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Independent

Purchase Link: Amazon

Too much pressure from her parents leads Ness to not attend university as once thought. She takes a job she hates and moves in with her best friend Abby who is going to the university. At one of Abby's many late night parties Ness meets Evan, a arrogant, drunken English major who at first pushes are of Ness's buttons. 

That is until she gets to know him a little better and realizes that the sexy student isn't what he first appears. 

Evan escaped to university to get away from his obligations and Lucy, but when Lucy finally catches up to him she threatens to ruin everything that he has worked to create for his new life. Being secretive about his past and Lucy is putting a strain on his relationship with Ness, as well. 

I like the suspense that the author creates as readers work to determine who Lucy is and how come Evan is avoiding her. This story features two "new adult" characters that are still working on coming into their own. They are influenced too much by their pasts and deciding on what they want for their future and whether they fit together. 

Ness's parents are shocked when she turns down her place at Leeds University and takes on a full-time job in a call center. Determined to begin her adult life the way she wants, Ness moves to Leeds to live with her best friend Abby.

One night she meets Evan, who is everything she hates about guys. He may be hot but he's also drunken, arrogant, and on top of that, he apparently has sex with girls and forgets about it. But Evan isn't what he seems and Ness soon discovers they have more in common than she thought.

Evan is struggling to escape from his past too, and when Lucy appears she threatens his new relationship with Ness. Unsure if she can deal with the effect Lucy has on Evan, Ness makes a decision about her future which pulls them apart.

When their new lives don't go as planned, Ness and Evan are both faced with difficult choices. 

All because of Lucy...

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