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Friday, 19 December 2014

BOOK TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Reason and Romance by Jenn Young

Reason and Romance

by Jenn Young

Release Date: 12/09/14

Book Summary:

Being stuck in the godforsaken desert is Adrian Blake’s worst nightmare come true. Senior year is all about making fun memories. It’s not about starting over at a new school and navigating a new Brady Bunch family. It’s really not about living with a sexy, arrogant would-be stepbrother who knows how to push her buttons.

Alex Montgomery is the very definition of a player. The only thing he commits to is a one night stand. He’s exactly the kind of guy she hates­. When she sleeps with him, it’s the biggest mistake of her life. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Not at school. Not at home.

Sometimes the best mistakes are the ones that you make over and over again…

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4 out of 5 (really liked it)

I received this book from YA Bound Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review.

This book starts off with a father and his three daughters moving to Arizona to be with his fiancee and her three boys. Happy families, right? Wrong! The girls don't want to move, the boys don't want them there, personality clashes all around and don't forget the baggage that they bring with them - and I'm not talking about the stuff that came with the removals truck.

I found this book to be really well written and I'll explain why. I didn't really like either main character! Gasp, shock, horror, I know. Although I could understand Adrian's POV and loved her witticisms and repartee, I really didn't like her very much. The same goes for Alex. I know that there are hints that he is nice, somewhere deep, deep inside and exceedingly well hidden but I really didn't like him very much either. So to read a book to the end, whilst not liking the main characters, takes some doing BUT Jenn Young managed to make this book a compulsive read once you started it. So even if you don't like the main characters there is enough of a storyline throughout plus supporting characters that you do like that will ensure that you continue reading... just that little bit more.

Just a quick mention of some of the other characters - the other sisters and brothers are intriguing. I want to see more of them! Travis I actually love - he was the perfect foil for Adrian and made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion. Justin seems to be a sweetie and doesn't deserve to be hurt so I'm really hoping he gets his very own HEA. Vaughan, Grant, Quentin - all brilliant in their own ways. 

Although there is sex mentioned in this book, none of it is graphic and is more or less left to your imagination so this does make it friendly for most ages.

Reason and Romance left me with a book hangover as I pondered over the storyline and the characters. And for saying that I didn't like the main characters, I am hooked on this series and can't wait for book 2 to be released next year.

About the Author

Jenn Young writes primarily Young Adult and New Adult. She used to write contemporary teen drama and romance under the pen name Myrika at Fictionpress. She also used to write under the pen name Moreta. Jenn is an unabashed lover of romance, soap operas, and paranormal/supernatural stories. 

When Jenn's not working at her day job, she drinks too much coffee and buys too many books. She loves to hear from readers. Contact her via her website,, or follow her on Twitter at myrikami. She can be found on Facebook too. 

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  1. A modern version of the Brady Bunch, what a fun idea! Although it sounds like the characters are older, which would make it more interesting.