Strike One – My mother named me Theodore after her favorite chipmunk.
Not cool, Mom.
I‘ve spent most of my life answering to Teddy, because I couldn’t make Theo work.
Except for here. College. The place where all bets are off, and I’ve managed to redeem myself.
There’s only one problem, my new roommate, Troy, is football royalty and looks like he stepped off the set of an Abercrombie shoot.
Doesn’t matter, I cook a mean breakfast for his panty parade, and we get along well.
And anyway, this year I got the girl. And she’s perfect.
That’s right. Theodore Houseman, former band geek, now marching band rock star has finally landed the girl of his dreams.
Everything is perfect.
That is, until Troy takes a good look at her.
I’m not going down without a fight. As a matter of fact, I’m not going down at all. As glorious as these days may be for my all-star roommate, Laney is my end game.
I may not know much about play strategy, but I’ve been the good guy my whole life. I’ve been listening and I know exactly what women want. Framed in a picture standing next to me, Troy may seem like Mr. Perfect, but he’s underestimating the guy on the right.
Spoiler alert: In this story, the underdog is going to win.
I loved this book. It was so sweet and so much fun. Our couple, Theo and Laney, meet one night at a party. But they don’t exchange information or really even see each other’s faces. But then they have a meet-cute in the grocery store and their friendship starts. I loved that they started as friends. I’m such a huge fan of the friends to lover’s trope that I was so happy to see it in this book.
I loved that Theo and Laney were both well developed. They both are almost done with college and they have history and experiences that they bring with them. Theo is trying to move past his last relationship that really left him hurting. And Laney is a serial dater that’s never been in love. They were wonderfully vulnerable with one another and I loved every part of it.
Then they start dating. There were some pretty steamy sex scenes and they were great. I loved their relationship. I loved that they kept learning new things about one another after they actually started dating. I just really enjoyed their relationship. I love that their families were included.
I also want to mention the friendships. Laney’s best friend was the best. She’s hilarious and I loved her inclusion in the story. She added so much fun and laughter to the story, but she was also there when Laney was feeling her lowest. She was the best friend a girl could ask for and I loved her.
Overall, I just loved this book. I had so much fun reading this story. It was exactly what wanted it to be. I’m very excited to continue the series. The next book is Troy’s who is a typical party boy (but we find out he’s actually not at the end of this book). So, I’m interested to see what this author will do for the next book.
Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.