Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Rleased Today &Review: Addy and the Smart Guy by Carter Ashby

Addy and the smart Guy
(The Big Girl Panties, #3)
by Carter Ashby
New Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.38
Published on: March 10, 2015

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

If it weren’t for her best friends, Zoey and Maya, Addy Hart would be a prudish, uptight Barbie doll. Thankfully, through love and persistence, they’ve helped introduce her to her wild side. Unfortunately, even her wild side doesn’t have the courage to go after the one thing she wants more than life itself.

Dr. Greyson McDaniel has resisted his lovely teaching assistant for three years, now. He has no intentions of endangering his job or her reputation. But as spring break approaches, he’s seized with a wicked impulse. He invites her to his mountain retreat for a week. Just one week of intense escape.

What they both discover after their affair is that a week isn’t nearly enough. But as much as they long to be together, there are obstacles in their way, and the ethics of student-teacher relationships are the least of their problems. When she realizes how deeply rooted Grey’s commitment issues are, Addy begins to despair of ever having a happy ending with him. But Addy’s love might be just what’s needed to free him of his past.
 


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions:  I was interested in reading Addy's story. This series has been an interesting one. Addy was always depicted as such a prudish character, and I was interested in getting past that exterior.

This novel was about a student-teacher relationship, which is always iffy for me. However, since the was in her late twenties, that made it easier for me to handle. 

The novel is fun and cute. It doesn't really dive into anything super serious, but it was a quick fun read. 

The novel is centered on the weekend excursion Addy takes with Grey. I found both characters to be well developed. Both had flaws and needed to do a lot of growing up throughout the novel, but I loved watching their relationship and watching them change.

The novel was well written and comes recommended for fans of the new adult genre. 

So why 3 stars? I would have liked to have a novel with more substance. However, it was fun and cute. 

Can I read the series out of order? Yes, each novel can be read as a standalone novel. 

Warnings/Side-notes: Definitely for 18+. It's new adult, meaning there are references to sex. It's on the tamer end of new adult, but definitely is for a more mature audience. 

The Wrap-up: 

Love,

Danica Page

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