Series: Coventon Campus, Book #1
Author: Kenya Wright
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (102 pages)
Publisher: Swoon Romance (August 2nd, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: COMPLICATED BY YOU is a sexy New Adult love story about a girl who loves so deeply that it may cost her everything.
Evie’s childhood friend Jay has always had her back. But college complicates things as Jay starts dating Evie’s roommate Cynthia. Now, Evie spends her nights trying to sleep while Jay and Cynthia go at it like rabbits a few feet away!
Evie hates feeling like a third wheel and hates wishing it was her in Jay’s arms even more. It doesn’t help that Jay won’t let Evie date or even hook up without interfering and making sure everyone on campus knows that she’s off limits.
Something has to give. Evie can’t continue pining away for Jay, and Jay can’t continue to act like he owns her when he won’t so much as touch her. And worse of all, Evie can barely look Cynthia in the eye for fear she will know just how she feels about Jay.
Then one night shift Evie, Jay and Cynthia into a web of love and deceit, tangling their hearts and forcing one of them to come to a compromise that will change all their lives.
How far should someone go for love?
Until it’s no longer convenient, or until it’s tearing apart their soul? Evie soon realizes that love isn’t always easy and loving someone isn’t as simple as it seems. Sometimes, it’s COMPLICATED.
Look for Evie and Jay’s story to continue in December 2013!
Review: Evie and Jay have been best friends since they were children. They share everything, including a mutual attraction for one another, and yet, they are both completely unawares. Perhaps the fact that Jay has a girlfriend, Cynthia, who happens to be Evie’s roommate, sent some mixed signals!
Evie is a fierce character. She’s written as a strong young woman with backbone and common sense. She usually checks her brain at the door when it comes to Jay, but the heart does strange things when it comes to love. Cynthia seemed like a manipulator at the start of the story, but as you learn more about her, her past and some issue’s she’s struggled with you begin to sympathize with her. Again, at the start of the story Jay came across as the stereo typical guy that wanted to have his cake and eat it too. Along the way you learn he really is in love with both these vastly different women.
I really didn’t see the book ending like it did, but that was a definite plus. I like surprises and stories that can take a twist from where you think they are going and you end up on a completely different route. Wright has taken the all but worn out love triangle aspect in books today, and twisted it to fit her world for Evie, Cynthia and Jay. I can’t wait to see where the next book takes these characters.
It’s not a HEA, but it is a HFN. There are a few speed bumps in the story, but the oddities in the plot kept me intrigued and engaged throughout. If you’re looking for something that’s just a little different and definitely sexy, this just might be the book for you.