Book review: On a Tuesday by Whitney G.

On a Tuesday by Whitney G.
Series: One Week #1
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Links: AmazonAudibleGoodreads • iTunes
Publication Date: September 19, 2017
Source: A free audiobook was provided by Indie Sage PR

We met on a Tuesday.
Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday.
And everything fell apart on a Tuesday… 

Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I’m a “domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego.” (I do have something huge. It’s not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She’s sexy as hell…And a virgin.

At least, those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for.

Our future together after graduation was supposed to be set:
Professional football for me. Law school for her.

But she left me at the end of the semester with no explanation, and then she completely disappeared from my life.

Until tonight.

We met on a Tuesday.
Became everything, then nothing, on a Tuesday.
And now it’s seven years later, on a Tuesday… 

**This is a full length second chance romance, inspired by Adele’s “When We Were Young”**

On a Tuesday is the fourth book I’ve read by Whitney G. and to say that I was highly anticipating it would be an understatement. I was so excited to get the chance to participate in a blog tour for one of her books, and a second chance romance? Yes, please. I didn’t end up loving this one quite as much as I’d expected, but it was a cute, quick read and it definitely wasn’t a bad way to spend a few hours.

Since this was an audiobook, I think the first thing I’ll address is the narration. I thought that both the male and female narrators did a great job with the book. I often find that audiobook narrators speak way too slowly (sometimes I speed it up to 2.0x so I don’t fall asleep) but I only had to speed it up a little bit here.

So, while the story was cute and the narration was good, there were a couple things that kept me from rating it five stars:

  • I felt that the book was a little short to fully develop the past and present of Charlotte and Grayson’s relationship. Since a book of 216 pages was split between two narrators and two time periods, there just wasn’t that much time for anything to happen.
  • The relationship between Charlotte and Grayson kind of came out of nowhere. One minute she’s refusing to give him her phone number and the next, she’s losing her virginity. I missed the buildup and the romancing, which is one of my favorite parts of reading a romance book.
  • I read a lot of romance, okay, but I am not used to hearing some of these lines (like “put your pussy on my face”) whispered in my ear while I’m drinking juice and petting my cat. I think I might have preferred this as a physical book.

Overall, I don’t know that I would necessarily recommend this book to anybody that isn’t already a big fan of Whitney G.


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Spotlight: On a Tuesday by Whitney G.

On a Tuesday by Whitney G.
Series: One Week #1
Links: AmazonAudibleGoodreads • iTunes
Publication Date: September 19, 2017

We met on a Tuesday.
Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday.
And everything fell apart on a Tuesday… 

Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I’m a “domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego.” (I do have something huge. It’s not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She’s sexy as hell…And a virgin.

At least, those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for.

Our future together after graduation was supposed to be set:
Professional football for me. Law school for her.

But she left me at the end of the semester with no explanation, and then she completely disappeared from my life.

Until tonight.

We met on a Tuesday.
Became everything, then nothing, on a Tuesday.
And now it’s seven years later, on a Tuesday… 

**This is a full length second chance romance, inspired by Adele’s “When We Were Young”**

About the author:

Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels, and the cofounder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors.
When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website at http://www.whitneygbooks.com or on instagram: @whitneyg.author. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.)
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Cover reveal: Over Us, Over You by Whitney G.

Over Us, Over You by Whitney G.

Publication Date: November 30, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Subject: Delete this message after you read it…

Dear Hayley,

I’m assuming you’re still hungover, so I’ll make this brief.

Last night, you slipped under my sheets (without my permission), and we almost had sex. I got the hell out of the bed once I realized it was you, and I took you home.

That’s the story.

The end.

Period.

Just in case you’ve forgotten, you’re my best friend’s little sister. We will never be anything more. (We can’t be anything more.) Our previous friendship is still unresolved–or “over” in your terms, so I’d prefer if we worked on becoming ‘just friends’ again since you’re in town.

Nonetheless, I’m not a man who leaves questions unanswered–even the drunken ones, so to properly close our inappropriate conversation:

1) Yes, I liked the way your lips felt against mine when you were on top of me.
2) Yes, I do “prefer” rough sex, but I’m pretty sure I wasn’t rough with you.
3) No, I had no idea you were still a virgin…

This message never happened,
Corey

About Whitney G.

Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels, and the cofounder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors. When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website at http://www.whitneygbooks.com or on instagram: @whitneyg.author. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.) Don’t forget to sign up for Whitney’s monthly newsletter here: http://bit.ly/1p9fEYF

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Cover reveal: My Enemy Next Door by Nicole London & Whitney G.

My Enemy Next Door by Nicole London and Whitney G.

Publication Date: January 11, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Enemies to Lovers)
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs
Model: Jorge Del Rio Romero

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“You are a cocky, arrogant asshole and I sincerely wish you misery for the rest of your life…PS–You weren’t *that* damn sexy… ”

Those were the last lines I wrote in Jace Kennedy’s yearbook before graduating high school. Enemies from the moment we met, we went out of our way to avoid each other whenever we could. And in the moments that we couldn’t? Our heated arguments were strong enough to light the world on fire. He was an all-star prick. Plain and simple. I was a “band geek with fugly-ass braces.” (Not true at all.) Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to leave him and our small hometown of Blue Harbor behind. Now that it’s ten years later, I’ve graduated from Harvard Law at the top of my class, and I’m working at the firm of my dreams. I’m happier than I’ve ever been, surrounded by new loyal friends, and ready to compete for the lead lawyer position. Until I find out that Jace Kennedy graduated from law school, too. Until I realize that he’ll be working at the same exact firm, in the office right across from me. And if that isn’t unfortunate enough, he’s far sexier and way more arrogant than I originally remembered. (Oh, and last night he moved in next door…)

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I should’ve never agreed to this arrangement…

Thirty days ago, my boss—Mr. Wolf of Wall Street, came to me with an offer I couldn’t refuse: Sign my name on the dotted line and pretend to be his fiancée for one month. If I agreed, he would let me out of my employment contract with a “very generous” severance package. The rules were pretty simple: No intimate kissing, no actual sex. Just pretend to love each other for the press, even though I’ve secretly wanted to knock that sexy smirk off his face since the first day we met. I definitely didn’t need to think twice about this. I signed my name and started counting down the seconds to when I would never have to deal with his special brand of ass-holery again.I only made it to one minute…We argued the entire four-hour flight to his hometown, failed to make a convincing impression with the welcoming press, and right when I was about to knock that arrogant look off his face in real life? He purposely dropped his bath towel in front of me, distracting me with his nine-inch cock to “show me who the bigger person was” in our relationship. Then he gave me his trademark smirk once again and asked if I wanted to consummate our marriage.

Tragically, this is only day one. We still have 29 more days to go…

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About Whitney G.

Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels and the co-founder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors. When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website or on Instagram: @whitneyg.author. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.) Don’t forget to sign up for Whitney’s monthly newsletter here: http://bit.ly/1p9fEYF

About Nicole London

Nicole London is a hopeless dreamer, author of Resentment and the co-founder of The Indie Tea, an inspirational blog for indie romance authors. When she’s not at Starbucks chatting books with her best friend, she can be found plotting her next travel adventure with her husband.

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Cover reveal: Forget You, Ethan by Whitney G.

Forget You, Ethan by Whitney G.

Publication Date: 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs
Model: Fabian Castro

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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer… I’ve hated Rachel Dawson since I was seven years old. My next door neighbor and number one sworn enemy, she’s the reason why almost all of our childhood fights ended with me setting something of hers on fire. (Or, vice versa.) She snitched on me when I broke curfew. I snitched on her when she lied about having a boyfriend. We went back and forth like this throughout high school, both vowing to never talk to each other again when we went off to college. But that was until she showed up at my apartment during my senior year and asked me for a temporary place to stay. Until I realized just how much between us had changed, and the line I thought we’d never cross became harder and harder to ignore…

About Whitney G.

Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels, and the cofounder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors. When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website or on instagram: @whitneyg.author. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.) Don’t forget to sign up for Whitney’s monthly newsletter here: http://bit.ly/1p9fEYF

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“What?” I exclaimed, upon finishing Sincerely, Carter. “It’s too soon! That can’t be the end!”

Well, it’s not the end, because Whitney G. was generous enough to give us a FREE extended epilogue. I was not alone in my thoughts that Carter ended far too quickly. Scrolling through the reviews, it seems to be a pretty common feeling. And how could it not be? Just when things get good, the book abruptly ends.

Sincerely, Arizona to the rescue! I still wish I could have lived in Carter’s world for a little longer, but this novella(?) wraps things up pretty nicely. I’d rate it a little lower than the book, but mostly because my expectations were so high and I was just expecting a little more from this.

Final rating: 

★★★★☆ (rounded up from 3.5)

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This book was all over my feed earlier this year. Like, I swear, if my Goodreads friends weren’t reviewing it, they were liking and commenting on other reviews of it. And the consensus was generally positive, so I put it on my Amazon wish list, because that’s what I do with books I really want to read, but not right this second. And so it sat there for a few months, until I got a notification that the price dropped, and then I snapped it up and devoured it. Why did I wait?

Anyway, everybody knows that I love a good friends-to-lovers story. It’s literally my favorite trope ever. Sincerely, Carter is a good example of what I like in this genre.

Arizona and Carter, BFF’s since the fourth – or maybe fifth – grade, have kept it strictly platonic for years. Ask them if they’ve ever thought about romance, and they’ll laugh and tell you absolutely not, they think of each other like siblings. It’s a perfect friendship, until one day they realize their mutual attraction. Where did these feelings come from? Should they ignore them? Should they go for it? Can their friendship take it?

The book begins fairly low on the drama scale, and I am all for that. Carter and Arizona have amazing chemistry, and I absolutely loved all the flashbacks and memories throughout. It just made their relationship feel that much stronger. The drama/angst level does pick up with an intentional misunderstanding, and I was so frustrated with these two that I didn’t know what to do with myself… but I had to keep reading. The book wraps up quickly, a little too quickly if you ask me, but luckily I was late enough to the party that Sincerely, Arizona was already out by the time I finished.

Overall, Sincerely, Carter is a really well-written example of what I like in my friends-to-lovers stories. It’s equally cute, funny, and steamy, and I’ll definitely keep an eye out for other books by this author.

Final rating: 

★★★★☆