Today I’m once again talking about popular New Adult romance series that I have enjoyed recently. If you’ve got any more NA suggestions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section!
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Ten Tiny Breaths
Ten Tiny Breaths was a short,. but intense romance with a big twist that definitely gave this story some oompf. The tough, smart, school-of-hard-knocks type of heroine seems to be de rigueur for this genre, but in this story it really worked. Kacey is suffering from PTSD, which you figure out pretty quickly. Her extreme protectiveness of her sister and the romance she has with Trent are the core of the plot, but towards the end things take a surprising turn and I was pleased by the grittiness. The ending was syrupy sweet, but I can’t take too much of an issue with it since Kacey certainly deserved her happy ending. I enjoyed this book and can see why it has become so popular. I received this galley in exchange for my honest review.
One Week Girlfriend
This has become a very popular series in NA romance. Again, we have a tough and hard-scrabble heroine who has to work more than one job to support her brother and her alcoholic mom. I have always been a fan of the pretend boyfriend/girlfriend trope and that’s why I picked up this book. It is everything a romance should be; a handsome guy, a pretty girl and a situation that will lead to lots of tension, but the situation that Fable finds at Drew’s house kind of set this whole thing apart. I couldn’t decide if it was groundbreaking or just really Falcon Crest (that’s an old prime time soap opera, for you youngsters) but it worked. I thought that the spin that was put on the relationship was pretty unique and very enjoyable.
Second Chance boyfriend continues Drew and Fable’s story. Things gt pretty intense for Drew and his family in this one and, again, I think the fact that Drew needed to be “rescued” made this romance different and even more enjoyable. I give a lot of credit to an author that can turn such well established romance roles around. Of course, Fable has her own personal struggles and so this book was a lot of drama, but it also had some very sweet moments. I think anyone who is a fan of contemporary romance will enjoy this series.