Monday, August 17, 2015

BLOG TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Own Me (Silver Strands #3) by Lexi Scott


Publication Date: August 17, 2015 
Also in this series: Risk Me 

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Synopsis: Genevieve Rodriguez’s life isn't panning out the way she’s always envisioned. At all. Not only is she exactly one “D” away from getting kicked out of school, but her heart is in pieces after her long-time crush marries someone else. For Genevieve, sunny Silver Strand has never felt more dismal.
Then Adam Abramowitz, her super-cute, super-smart physics tutor—who never seems to notice even her sexiest tops—tells her his Visa is about to expire and he’s going to have to return to Israel. Suddenly the words pop out Genevieve's mouth before she can stop them. “Marry me.” At first, it's a joke...until it's not. Because in that brief, unexpected moment, everything changes. The rules. The boundaries. And Adam and Genevieve are about to discover what happens when you push the limits.

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First I have to say that while reading this book, once we got the description of Adam, I kept envisioning Yotam Shwartz as Adam. Go Google him and you'll see what I mean :)

I thought this was a cute friends-to-lovers by way of marriage of convenience story. I haven't read the first book in the series, and while this does center around the same group of family and friends, it's not that hard to get caught up with the story since each book is about a different couple. Another fact I like with this story is that Gen and Adam are already friends, so it doesn't feel like their relationship is forced on the reader.

It wasn't hard to feel for Gen, she's at that age where she sees her family and friends coupling off and doing things with their lives, while she feels stagnant and maybe even held down by her family. That's what makes Adam so right for her, because he really sees her for who she is and what she can be if she was given the right encouragment. He tries to do that, but when have you ever known a man who is explain things on an emotional level rather than an analytical level? Exactly!

It did get on my nerves how much crap Gen's brothers kept giving Adam; I get the whole protective brother feeling, but it seemed like Enzo and Cohen didn't want to recognize the fact that Gen is an adult and capable of making her own decisions. And please, don't get me started on Lydia; I'm pretty sure that if she does get her own story, I might not read it, that's how much I dislike her character. But I absolutely love Marigold's character though, and was even surprised by the turn in the friendship between Gen and Whit.
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.

Other Books in the Silver Strands Series...

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Risk Me by Lexi Scott Silver Strands #2
Publication Date: July 28, 2015
Also in this series: Own Me
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis: For Cohen Rodriguez, getting dumped by his girlfriend was bad enough. Being told he's “not impulsive enough” was just the cheap parting gift. Still, he takes a break from his über responsible ways and dates his way through Silver Strand. Except it's not exactly turning out the way he thought...
On top of that, there's Maren Walshe, whose combination of sexy and down-to-earth is everything Cohen wants in a girl. But while they've recently been talking on the phone and texting every day, they've never actually met. Now Maren wants to meet. In person. Faced with turning his oh-so-safe fantasy girl into an uncertain reality, Cohen and Maren are both about to dive head first, ready or not.

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Hide Me by Lexi Scott Silver Strands #1 
Publication Date: July 7, 2015 
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Sometimes it's easier to run...

Ripped apart by guilt and grief, nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad grabs her stuff and runs from her super-conservative home and family in Pennsylvania and hauls ass for sunny California. All she wants is escape. Now she has a craptastic apartment, a job at a tattoo parlour, and even a friend-who's-mostly-benefits. Then she meets a sexy, inked, surfer-dude who has the potential of capsizing everything...

Deo Beckett is adrift. Underemployed and over-boozing, Deo knows he should be doing something more with his life. Being something more. All it takes is a pin-up hottie with a smart mouth—and a bruised soul—to force Deo to start looking below the surface. To wonder if there's more to life than being a beach bum. Now he's falling for Whit...and hard. But Whit ran from home for a reason, and she'll go to any lengths to keep Deo from learning the truth...

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About Lexi Scott

Lexi Scott
Lexi Scott is the combined forces of authors and best friends, Liz Reinhardt and Steph Campbell. Together, they write new adult and contemporary romance featuring strong, smart, feisty women and the swoony worthy, good guys who love them. The grew up on opposite coasts- one on the east, one of them on the west, but somehow, both ended up married and raising their families in the Southern U.S. They love traveling, good food, wine and hoarding books.

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