Pressing Adalyn (Pretending #1) by Jenn Hype (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)



Title: Pressing Adalyn (Pretending #1)

Author: Jenn Hype 

Published Date: September 5th 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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To say I’m lacking a life plan would be a gross understatement. Yeah, I ‘survived’ something horrific and still managed to graduate college, but it did me little good. Here I am three years later with no life plan, no money and no goals, moving to a big city to live with my best friend in hopes of putting my self-destructive behavior behind me and getting my life back on track.

Stacy and I met in college. She’s the quintessential good-time girl, which means she just barely has her crap together herself. If I manage to survive living with her without getting arrested or seriously embarrassing myself, then I’ll consider that a step in the right direction.

No steps in any direction have even been made before Ian enters the picture, throwing me even further off course with all his sexy charm and annoying persistence. I’ve never had a guy so incapable of taking a hint. I don’t care if he’s Stacy’s best friend and one of the city’s most eligible bachelors. Doesn’t make a difference to me that he’s a walking contradiction; his gorgeous face and unrelenting kindness won’t do him any good when it comes to me.

Even if I wanted Ian – which I don’t – I’m nowhere near ready for a serious relationship, and I swore off casual sex when I moved in with Stacy. So no matter how deliciously tempting he is, I’m not going to give in to Ian.

Really I’m not.

Due to the use of strong language and explicit adult situation, it is recommended readers be 18 or older before reading this book.


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph’s  Review***

It is hard to believe that this is author Jenn Hype’s debut novel. She writes like a much more seasoned writer. She has relatable characters, great plot flow, amazing descriptions and her book was really fun to read. She mixes in real life drama, traumatizing pasts, humor and snark into the story and it does an amazing job of keeping the readers interest throughout the story. I never would have guessed that she hadn’t been writing for years based on this book.

I love, love, love Adalyn and her best friend Stacey. They are a take no $hit from anyone type of personality and it was right up my alley! I love the humor that the author used and the nicknames that she threw out there. It was so life like and real that the reader can instantly visualize themselves in conversation with them. The banter was life like and not stilted like some books end up with. The author instantly creates a rapport between them and the reader.

Ian was a bit hard to read in the beginning of the story, but he quickly proves himself to both Adalyn and the reader. You can’t help but to fall a little bit in love with him by the end of the story. His sister, however, is a whole different story….she is unlikable and babyish – even by the end I wasn’t sure that I liked her much..

The plot is fast moving and has some uniqueness about it. The reader stays on the edge of their seat wondering what is going to happen next. The author takes the reader on a looping, curving, twisting journey that often leaves the reader both breathless and surprised. There is a lot going on in the story, but it all comes together to work in the end….speaking of the end….I want more. I didn’t want the story to end and I am anxiously awaiting the next book by this author! I need more and I know that you will too once you read this one!

Add this one to your TBR list and be prepared for some tired fingers – you will be turning the pages so frantically you may pull a muscle in your finger….enjoy!!


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