I went into this book expecting to enjoy the read but actually ended up enjoying it even more than I expected.
Book 3 of the Offsides series focuses on Adaline Bea Frost and Austen Reed and we follow the story from Addie and Austen in alternating perspectives throughout the book. We had met Addie as Juliet's best friend and Austen as friend and team mate of Tyler and Jared in the previous books. As a result I had formed opinions of both Addie and Austen going into this book. Addie I liked. Austen not so much. So I wasn't sure how I felt about this pairing going in. My perspective was changed after the first chapter, in fact the first paragraph. As I got further into the story, the more I connected and warmed to the both of them, Austen in particular.
The story itself was engaging, fun and sweet and kept me completely in it from beginning to end. Taking place from shortly after book 2 until Spring break of the same year, we follow Addie dealing with her crush on Austen after she believes he has rejected her when he said no to taking her to the Valentines Day dance as well as pressure from her parents over her academics and her future and Austen, who is dealing with changes in his home life and dealing with the pressures of being in a single parent family that isn't quite making ends meet and trying to not only work out what he feels for Addies but trying get her to see it too.
The story itself felt authentic in its portrayal of the two main characters and their friends around them and I was definitely pulling for them to get together by the end.
If it is not my favourite of the series so far, its very close to, and that in itself is more than I expected going in. I am really enjoying this series a whole and am hoping there will be more to come
I happily give this read 4 stars
About Right Girl Wrong Timing (Offsides #3)
Right Girl Wrong Timing by Natalie Decker
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Adaline Frost’s life officially sucks. Now that her BFF has found her true love, Addy is constantly stuck being the third wheel. On top of that, she hasn’t started her junior project yet, so her advisor pairs her up with what could only be described as the “Reject Breakfast Club.” Instead of the weirdo and the troublemaker, Addy is forced to work with two stoners, a popular girl, and her crush, Austin Reed, the jock who broke her heart.
Austin Reed is sick of being labeled “dumb jock.” If he doesn’t get an A on this project, he can kiss his future goodbye. Austin thought he’d gotten lucky being partners with the very nerdy Adaline Frost, but boy was he wrong. Addy jumps down his throat about his being late and calls him names like “manwhore” on the daily. She has no idea Austin works before and after school in order to help his mom with the bills. Yeah, he’s made mistakes and has had lots of girlfriends, but he doesn’t need Adaline Frost to remind him of it every time he sees her.
Can Austin and Addy ever be a thing?
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About Right Text Wrong Number (Off Sides #1)
Cheerleader Layla and football player Tyler are complete opposites. She thinks he’s the biggest jerk in school and he thinks she's too high on her horse to even be worth a second glance. When the two of them are near one another, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. They can hardly endure speaking, let alone dating.
But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the girl sending naked photos to her then-boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk pictures, cheating, and girl code.
As the fallout from Adam’s scandalous texts plays out in front of the entire school, Tyler and Layla secretly continue to text each other using fake names. But as days and weeks pass, things take a turn for the serious between them, and suddenly, their texts mean more. Maybe it's time to come clean about who they are and risk taking the relationship from texts to dates, then kissing, and maybe more.
They say there's a thin line between love and hate. Can reality live up to the fantasy, or will Layla and Tyler be forever offsides?
About Right Kiss Wrong Guy (Off Sides #2)
You'd think a girl with the most romantic name in the world would have her pick of boyfriends.
But Valentine's Day sucks when you're single. Just ask Juliet Valentine, whose last name happens to also be the name of the most dreaded made-up holiday ever.
A romantic at heart, this year is especially hard on Juliet. Her sister, Layla, is in a new relationship, her mom's match-making business is doing great, and her school's new fundraiser is "Love-Grams."
Juliet's miserable, a little jealous, and lonely.
Quarterback Jared Black is the most popular guy in school. A star athlete, Jared tops the most-eligible bachelor list year after year. But to Juliet Valentine, he's all but invisible. She isn't impressed.
Jared's never had to work hard to get the attention of a girl before. Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and he's determined to ask Juliet out. After all, if Tyler can win over Layla, Jared ought to have a shot with Layla's sister.
Unlike Tyler and Layla, charm, flattery and good looks won't work on Juliet. So with the V-Day dance coming up, Jared uses the school’s Love-Grams to let Juliet know how he feels. Should be simple enough, right?
Wrong. Each attempt ends up either in the trash or thrown in someone's face. Juliet won't play his game.
Now, without a date to the dance Jared realizes it’s going to take a Hail Mary to win the girl of his dreams.
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