#DirtyDaddiesWednesday – The Second We Met (Fulton U #2) by Maya Hughes

 

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Synopsis

Dear Jerk Across the Street, sorry for accidentally walking in on you and catching an eyeful of your—equipment. And hard pass on the open invitation to join you in the shower “anytime”, A-hole.

That’s the note I should’ve written. Instead I sent a pleasant and apologetic version.

Had I known Phoenix “Nix” Russo would’ve been the neighbor from hell, I’d have told him right where he could shove my words.

Nix is the big man on campus with everyone lined up at his games to make sure he knows it. Sure, he’s got piercing blue eyes, abs that don’t quit and a smile that could set fire to a set of panties from a hundred yards away, but he’s also the biggest pain in my ass.

Dear Pink-Haired Menace, learn how to take a joke and stop being such a kill-joy…

Elle Masterson called the cops on one of my parties—again. My sweet talking usually gets me out of trouble, but this time it got me into a nice pair of silver handcuffs. Now I’m on a reputation rehab tour with a stop at a spring break community service project.

Guess who’s my new boss?

Now we’re shoulder to shoulder, sweaty, tired and…she’s not anything like I expected. There might just be a heart under that hardass exterior. She’s invading my dreams and I can’t shake the feeling she’s the key to unlocking a piece of me that I’ve hidden away.

It’s only a matter of time until she finds out why I’m really here.

Maybe I can break through her walls and into her heart before that happens…one screw at a time.  (GoodReads)


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Review

The Second We Met was a cut enemies to lovers story.  I liked both Elle and Nix a lot. Though Elle’s over-achieving was a bit annoying, both were strong characters. And while I enjoyed the story I felt like the same issues came up multiple times and honestly had I been Nix I probably would have given up on Elle.  

This is a new adult romance, so we are talking about characters who are in their early twenties, which does mean there is some immaturity, though to be fair these characters were more mature than some romance I’ve read about people in their thirties.  

I would have liked a little bit more of a slow burn between Elle and Nix.  It seemed to me that they went from hating into each other to being in love rather quickly even if the hatred was unwarranted.  

This book also sets up what I hope will be the next book in the series, because Jules is adorable and I want to read her story.

The Second We Met Releases tomorrow. Buy it or get it on through Kindle Unlimited

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