Release Date: October 12, 2020
Dillon McQueen: Babe. I promise. You want me.
Serena Jensen: Um, who are you?
There’s a legend at Waylon University: the first girl you kiss freshman year at the bonfire party is the one you’ll never forget. She’ll crawl under your skin and never leave. She’ll spark a passion so fierce you’ll burn the world down to possess her. You might even put a ring on it. As in all things with fate, timing is everything. That kiss can go horribly wrong. She might run in the opposite direction. And boy, did Serena run. Dillon is Waylon’s hotshot quarterback with something to prove. All he wants is to graduate and make it to the NFL. What he doesn’t need is to finally meet the mystery girl he kissed at the bonfire freshman year. Isn’t it enough that she’s haunted his dreams for more than a thousand nights? Fate laughs in his face when he runs into the quirky girl at the Piggly Wiggly. Surrounded by his entourage, he’s got all the Oreos in his cart; she gets revenge by buying every six-pack of his favorite beer. Obviously, that legend is a curse. She’s not his type and hates him. Worst of all, how can she not remember him when she left a Serena-shaped hole in his heart for the past three years? So why can’t he stop trying to win her? Will this quarterback score the girl or make the biggest fumble of his life?
REVIEW: Okay, I seriously love the legend of the bonfire kiss at Wayland College. It’s such a cute idea and Ilsa Madden-Mills’ writing style is perfect for it. She hasn’t made it easy for each man in this series to win the one they’re supposed to be with. Dillon may be one of my favorites so far! Seriously, I just love him so much. The first scene at the bonfire where we meet Dillon was where I fell head over heels in love with him. Then we see him again in leather pants and with an entourage of women, I was kind of questioning if it was even the same guy. It definitely gets interesting, and I really enjoyed the journey that Dillon and Serena went on together in this book. I think they both had a lot of growth around things that were weighing them down from their past, which only added to the great way they came together. Serena was also amazing with the entourage of girls, which I appreciated!
Something I really appreciate about Ilsa Madden-Mills’ books is that the side characters really bring a lot to the story too! It’s so fun to see characters from previous books. And Serena’s family is amazing! Between her little sister Rommie and her grandma, I was laughing a lot. Her grandma–aka Nana–is a freaking riot and a perfect character to add some comedic relief. Plus, the boy escaping out of her sister’s window that gets caught by Serena. Seriously, her family was like their own part of the story and they added so much. Obviously I really loved this one and I would definitely recommend it!
Thank you to Ilsa Madden-Mills and Social Butterfly PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
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About Ilsa Madden-Mills
Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies. Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4. A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero. She’s addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.
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