Mayhem by Jaime Shaw

mayhemTitle: Mayhem
Series: Mayhem bk 1
Author: Jamie Shaw
Genre: New Adult

When college freshman Rowan Michaels meets gorgeous, up-and-coming rock star Adam Everest, she knows a player like him is the last thing she needs after her ex-boyfriend shattered her heart. But she can’t stop thinking about the kiss they shared on his tour bus.

On the first day of school, Rowan is stunned when Adam saunters into her French class. He’s soon failing miserably, and, on a whim, she offers to tutor him. But Adam doesn’t recognize her as a makeup-free, glasses-clad college student—a far cry from the beautiful, mysterious “Peach” he met at his concert.

During a wild weekend on tour with the band, Rowan can’t help falling for the sweet guy buried beneath Adam’s rocker persona. Yet she knows she could never compete with the girls constantly throwing themselves at his feet. She’d just end up hurt … again.

Peach is all Adam thinks about, though, and when Rowan realizes this, she has a decision to make: stay just friends to protect her fragile heart … or reveal the truth about the night they met and admit she’s fallen completely, hopelessly in love with him.

Thoughts: I’ve had this book on my kindle for a couple of weeks now and I have to tell you all that devoured this book in one sitting. So it was more like I read this on my phone as we were running errands because I couldn’t put it down. I was that into the book.

First off I have to say my least favorite NA heroines are the ones who are freshmen in college. I want my heroines to have a little world experience around them. That being said I adored Rowan so much.

Rowan is the kind of girl I wished I’d been back when I was a freshman in college. She’d confident in who she is, that is until she’s betrayed by the person she thought she was going to be with forever. When she discovers the boy who rescued her after that betrayal in her first college class she has no clue how to respond. She spends a good portion of the semester trying in vain to ignore the fact that he’s in her class. Until he needs help.

She has no clue how that one act will change her life.

I loved watching Rowan grow and blossom even more while she was with Adam and his band on tour. It’s the start of everything changing for her.

One of the things I really liked about this book was that even though they had explosive chemistry Adam respected Rowan enough to accept her boundaries in regards to them just being friends. That is until he discovers she’s as attracted to him as he is to her. Then it’s an all assault on her senses.

I have to say I’ve read a lot of romances where the hero asks the heroine a question, but the way that Adam asks Rowan to be his girlfriend is one of my favorites.

If you like good boys who are also a little bit bad and college girls who love them then you won’t want to miss this book…or the next one.

Grade B+

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