There’s a good chance that you’ve never heard of Amelia Kingston before, and that’s a real shame. I stumbled upon her work last year and immediately fell in love. So, That Got Weird made my Top 19 of 2019 – and I read a LOT of books last year. That one is a steamy, surprisingly poignant new adult romance that’s got so much more depth than the blurb implies. I highly recommend it – and I’ve got the details below.
Kingston’s follow up to that release is This is So Happening, and I cannot wait! The blurb has got me hooked, the cover is great, so I am definitely ready to get reading. I’m sure it will read as a standalone, but make sure to add So, That Got Weird to your TBR in the meantime. This is So Happening releases on August 4th!
A torturously tempting love story.
Jessica ‘Jessie’ Allen is sugary sweet and perpetually perky. Running on an endless supply of enthusiasm, she’s in constant motion. The people pleaser is running herself ragged to make other people happy—anything to avoid having to figure out what would make her happy.
Devin Bennett is her complete opposite, the immovable object to Jessie’s unstoppable force. The tall, tattooed and brooding mechanic hates change and the perky blonde co-ed shoving it down his throat. Jessie is drawn to him like a valley girl to an outlet mall, but Devin dodges her advances better than a UFC fighter. The longer she’s around, the harder it is to keep his hands off her perfect body and his lips away from her sassy mouth.
For the first time in her life, Jessie knows what she wants. Devin Bennett. And she’s not above torturing him with temptation to make it happen.
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REVIEW of So, That Got Weird:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Absolutely LOVED this
HOLY COW THAT WAS GOOD. This was so much better than I could’ve hoped for. I really, really loved it. When I read something by a new author, I never know what to anticipate so I kept my expectations low and went in blind. This did NOT disappoint. It’s not your typical hot jock/shy nerd sex tutor romance. While it’s unashamed of its level of heat, it also has a slow emotional burn that focuses on so much more than just the physical between these two. The level of depth the author managed to put into this relationship blew me away, and I was rooting for Austin and Elizabeth to find happiness together.
The story follows Elizabeth, a smart, introverted college student from a wealthy family. Her confidence has been blown to pieces from years of being told she’s not normal, so she finds relationships difficult and physical intimacy impossible. Deciding to take matters into her own hands, she researches which guy on campus would be the best option to help tutor her on all things sex-related. Knowing that he’s strapped for cash, doesn’t get emotionally attached to the girls he sleeps with, and selfless in bed, Elizabeth makes Austin an offer that will change both their lives.
The writing is really great, but it’s the emotion that drew me in. Though they present themselves to the world extremely differently, Austin and Elizabeth have a lot of the same underlying insecurities. They connect on a level neither one expected, and nothing about their relationship feels like a transaction. It’s nuanced and complicated – so well done by the author. If you like New Adult romance – or any romance really – READ THIS BOOK. This one’s going to stay in my mind for a long time to come. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout (then purchased it for my collection) and am voluntarily leaving a review.
A painfully awkward love story.
Incomprehensibly awkward Elizabeth Wilde is desperate for love. Connection. Intimacy. After a lifetime of romantic failures, the twenty-one-year-old gamer realizes she needs help. Professional help. She needs…
A sex tutor.
The devastatingly hot jock Austin Jacobs is just the man for the job. As the reigning campus sex god, he has the playboy act down pat. But underneath those six-pack abs beats a broken heart. He doesn’t trust people and he sure as hell doesn’t believe in love.
The odd couple strike a deal. Four weeks of ‘tutoring’ for five thousand dollars.
When Austin coaxes Elizabeth out from behind her computer screen, the attraction they feel is undeniable. They’re both a little broken, but somehow their jagged edges fit. And when their world comes tumbling down on top of them, they each have to decide if this weird thing called love is worth fighting for.
Reader advisory: This book includes references to inadequate parenting, parental death, a parent with addiction. There are also scenes including the use of performance drugs.
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ICYMI: My Top 19 of 2019
I can’t seem to stop recommending the books on this list, because there are some really fantastic romances on here! If you’re new to the blog and missed the list, you can find it here. I’ve got my thoughts on each book and links to each of my reviews.