Today there are 3 reviews of all 3 titles in this series. Please be sure to read them all – this turned out to be a really clever, very fun series that you will find engaging, engrossing and thought-provoking!
A new entrant into the NA field, Erin Noelle brings us the Book Boyfriend Series. I had quite an up and down relationship with the story, even though I was unable to put the book down and devoured the second in the series.
Here we meet Scarlett, an 18 year old university freshman who is away from her parent’s strict rules, and more than slightly overbearing approach to parenting. An avid reader that relies on her best friend Evie for all of the life lessons she isn’t learning inside the 4 walls of her parent’s house the girls make a pact to collect a “book boyfriend” from all of the genres they love so well. So the premise is promising, if slightly familiar in overview.
And, fortunately the author not only acknowledges the ‘familiar feel’ but actually pulls many of those titles into the story: there are book titles dropping into the story like celebrities in tabloids. There were moments where the frequent book appearances conflicted and distracted from my reading: I didn’t always see the correlations or may not have been familiar with the titles, but for girls in this age group (or slightly older) there is a readymade list for a tbr pile!
So we have a love triangle that momentarily is a quadrangle, and a tentative heroine who is testing her own limits and learning to walk a path of her own choosing. She has all of the elements to make the decisions and survive on her own quite nicely: but the ingrained sense from all of the must have a boyfriend attitude that she sees in the books that she reads, to the behavior of her best friend keep her slightly off balance and unwilling to rely on her own innate strength. And that, is frustrating: captivating but frustrating. Fortunately, she also is portrayed as what she is: an immature girl learning to find footing as a woman, and that just encourages you to read on in the hopes that she will learn and grow into her potential.
A few very steamy no holds barred scenes keep the sexual tension between Scarlett and the boys, and when a sudden twist is thrown into the plot and choices must be made, she is forced into a ‘growing up moment’ that is heartbreaking to read yet entirely satisfactory in the direction it sends the story. With an epilogue that gives some of Scarlett’s perspective on how far she has come, and leads us toward her plans for the future this is a good introduction to the series and holds promise for more to come.
Author: Erin Noelle
Published by: Self-Published
Source: Corvisiero Literary Agency
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Scarlett MacGregor has lived a very sheltered life courtesy of her over-the-top controlling parents. Having never been to a co-ed party, much less on a date, Scarlett has relied on her books, her music, and living vicariously through her best friend Evie to keep her sanity as she's patiently awaited her freedom from their rule.
When Scarlett and Evie go away to college, Scarlett quickly meets Ashton, Dylan, and later, Mason, and is thrown into a crash course of like, love, and lust. With Evie's help, she must figure out the difference in the three and which one she wants before she ends up without any of them.
Metamorphosis is the story of Scarlett's transformation from a young, naive girl to a strong, mature young woman and her search for self-discovery and true love.
**Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual content and harsh language.**
A copy of this title was provided via Corvisiero Literary Agency for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.