Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Prom Queen by Katee Robert

Title: Prom Queen
Author: Katee Robert
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Bad Boy Homecoming #3
Main Characters: Jake and Jessica
Release Date: June 2017
Publisher: Trinkets and Tales, LLC
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new erotic romance from NYT Bestselling Author Katee Robert.

Jake Davis had it all in high school—a scholarship to his college of choice, a promising football career, and the gorgeous prom queen for a girlfriend. And then he lost it all when he was injured right after graduation. Ten years later, he’s mostly made his peace with that, and now runs a company that provides women with dates for special events. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that the ex who left him in the dust needs a fake boyfriend for their high school reunion…

Jessica Jackson used to be the mean girl to end all mean girls. But life didn’t turn out like she’d thought it would, and now she’s twenty-eight, single, and works as an insurance agent to A-listers instead of being the A-lister like she’d always dreamed. She can’t go back to her home town and admit just how thoroughly she’s failed, so she lets her friends set her up with a fake date for the reunion.

The second Jessica realizes that her fake date is Jake, she tries to call the whole thing off. The problem is the chemistry between them is even hotter now than it was when they were teenagers. Against her better judgment she lets herself get drawn into Jake’s arms again—and into his bed. But time doesn’t heal all wounds—sometimes, it actually makes them worse—and if Jessica and Jake can’t learn to forgive each other, their second chance might not last the weekend.

My Review:
This book was so fun. I read one other mean girl story earlier in the year that is easily one of my favorite reads of the year, so I was super-excited to go into this book. Katee Robert did well with the trope...really well. I loved this book. 

Jessica wants to go to her 10 year high school reunion, but she really doesn't. She was the mean girl who left that small town and never went back, although she never forgot the boy she left behind in the dust after he got hurt, losing his chance at the NFL. She just can't imagine facing him again. Her girlfriends see all this and convince her that it will be easier to go if she has a man on her arm, so they hire her an escort. 

BUT the escort service they use just happens to be owned by the very same Jake who was her ex. When he sees Jessica's name on the request, he sees this as his perfect chance for a bit of revenge and he assigns himself to be her date for the whole weekend.

Let the awkwardness begin...

My heart bled for Jessica. Yes, she was awful in high school, but who doesn't have regrets from when they were young and stupid? She most definitely does. And the harder thing is...she had reasons why she was lashing out. She was a young girl who was viciously bullied at home...so she took her frustrations out on others as only a teen girl can. Since then she's had a ton of therapy to work through those issues. She's a good person now and wants to prove that, but Jake has put her in an impossible situation. Those moments where her control cracked and her vulnerability broke through seriously broke my heart. 

I love good angsty reads like this. That's one reason why I love second chance at love stories...the depth of emotion is already there, under the surface just waiting to be brought back up. *happy sigh* It makes for a great romance story and this was a good one. 

When I requested this book for review, I had no idea there were 4 other books written during the same event...all second chance at love stories...by 4 other authors. I'm thinking now that I need to splurge and order the entire set in print, because this book was fun and all of the five authors writing this series are fabulous. It's a definite win/win.

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

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