Title: Shades of Sydney (Sydney West #1)
Author: Brittney Coon
Published Date: January 12th 2016
Genre: NA Romance
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Sydney West enjoys sampling summer boys, but this year, one refuses to be a one-night stand…
Twenty-one-year-old Sydney doesn’t believe in relationships. Her parents’ toxic divorce has taught her love is nothing but a sinister fairytale. So every summer she parties, hooks up, abandons her lover before dawn, and repeats.
That is until she meets gorgeous local surfer Jason King at the beach…
When Jason fails to flirt—or even give her a second glance—she decides something must be wrong with him, and it’s safer to stay away. But when Sydney and Jason’s best friends hook up and become Malibu’s hottest couple, they are forced to spend more time together than either of them cares for.
Armed with a sharp tongue, Sydney works to keep Jason at bay…
In a moment of weakness, Sydney lets her guard down and confides in Jason, realizing he’s more than just a hot guy—he’s also a friend. And when Sydney’s need for a summer boy results in her falling into bed with Jason, despite her better judgment, she runs away from him by morning.
The problem is, he won’t accept being another one-night stand, and will do anything to prove…
Love really does exist.
This is author Brittany Coon’s debut novel and it is an amazing one!! If I hadn’t looked I wouldn’t have been able to tell that this was her first book! I am already looking forward to book 2 and to see how the story of Sydney and Jason continues….
The characters are amazing! They are instantly likable and the reader wants everyone involved to have a Happily Ever After….even when it doesn’t look like it may be possible. The author put a lot of thought, detail and energy into the characters and the location of the story and it shows. The reader feels like they are surfing in Malibu or riding rides at the fair. They can picture things with such clarity that when they take a break from reading it is almost disappointing to be sitting in their house. The author takes us straight into the pages of the book and the reader never wants to leave.
Sydney is a one and done kind of girl who wants no strings attached, no second nights, no love. Jason is a typical surfer who likes to have fun and isn’t about hooking up. Sydney and Jason have one perfect night and then it turns into more….the author keeps the reader on the edge of their seat wondering what is going to happen between the two of them…especially since their best friends are currently dating.
This is a fast paced, page turning read that will keep you hooked from beginning to end and even then it may not let you go! You will have a book hangover for sure when you reach the end of this book. I need the second book and I need it now! I have to see where this relationship is heading and if it is going to be more than Sydney’s typical one night stand. Add this to your TBR list – it is the perfect spring, summer, fall or winter read!!
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