Monday, March 19, 2018

The BackUp Plan by Jen McLaughlin

Title: The Backup Plan
Author: Jen McLaughlin
My Rating: B+

Genre: New Adult Romance 
Series: Back in the Game #1
Main Characters: Chase and Taylor
Release Date: March 2018
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
I’m beyond help...

I threw a football before I could walk. Everything in my life revolved around football–and I loved every second. I was a star. Until, suddenly...I wasn’t. Now everyone thinks I’m the monster who killed his best friend. I’m an outcast on campus, silent and alone. Then Taylor Selmer walks back into my life. When will she learn–I’m beyond saving.

I need to save him...

Chase and I used to be friends. But after the accident, nothing was the same. We used to have something special–until we didn’t. But he doesn’t smile anymore. Doesn’t talk. Doesn’t play. It hurts me to see him this way, and I will do everything I can to get him back in the game. Whether he likes it or not.
My Review:
Taylor absolutely made this book. I love how she tells Chase everything and doesn't hide most the details although it would make easier to hide why she's at Villanova...because she was hired by Chase's dad to get him back on track. 

Chase is in a really bad place. He is consumed by guilt that he wasn't able to save his friend. He survived when his friend didn't, although his friend was the one who was driving drunk. Honestly, if I were to guess, he's just days away from ending it all when Taylor shows up. 

Taylor and Chase were best friends growing up...until they hit adolescence and Chase's father chased her away because her family were the 'hired help' and not up to the standard that Chase needed on his arm. Chase never knew why Taylor disappeared from her life, but he's truly never fallen out of love with her.

Taylor is stuck in a mess. Unfortunately, not only is she working for Chase's father, but both her parents work for him and live on their estate, and he's threatening them. If she screws this up, her parents are out on their butts. 

It was a really good book. It was a cross between a friends to lovers trope and second chance at love trope, which just happen to be my 2 favorite tropes. The combination of them was awesome. 

I really, really enjoyed this book and look forward to more from this author. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review. 

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