Monday, November 30, 2015

Review: Rikki by Abigail Strom

Rikki
(Hart University,#1)
by Abigail Strom 
New Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.73
Published on: September 12, 2015
Pages: 212

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

Ever since junior high and an ill-fated game of seven minutes in heaven, Rikki Eisendrath and Sam Payne have hated each others’ guts. But when they end up at the same college—and the same dorm—they figure it’s time to declare a truce.

They even become friends… sort of. But when Sam asks Rikki to model for his sculpting project, they start spending more time together—and her feelings for him get more complicated.

She tries to focus on the guy she’s been crushing on instead. But Sam’s the one she can’t stop thinking about, even though their arguments are starting to heat up as much as the chemistry between them.

With antagonism and attraction this intense, there’s bound to be an explosion. But when the dust settles, will Sam and Rikki be enemies, friends… or something more?
 


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received a copy 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.

Why did I decide to turn the pages? It looked cute. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I was surprised that the story started in junior high with the kiss and then shifted to college. You got to see their entire story play out in front of you. 

I liked that fact, but I'm sure many would say the story could have started with the start of college. For some, this might have led to a slow beginning. But for me, those early years were some of my favorite in the novel and really helped set up the rest of the story. 

Rikki and Sam were characters that I really enjoyed reading about. The novel and plot were predictable and the characters were also fairly predictable, and yet, I still loved the novel. It was intriguing watching these two characters interact with each other. 

I think fans of the new adult genre will enjoy this one. 

So why 3 stars? It was rather predictable and yet I still enjoyed it. 

Warnings/Side-notes: A fairly tame new adult novel. References to sex, drugs, language, and LGBTQ. 

The Wrap-up: I'd be interested in seeing what happens next. 

Love,

Danica Page

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