Trust (Jana Aston)

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2017 NEW ADULT READING CHALLENGE | One World Title

“Knock knock!”
“Um… Who’s there?”

Yeah. That was me, on my last date. Before you feel sorry for me you should know that I was the one telling the jokes. Jokes as in plural, because I didn’t stop with just one. Of course not. 

Hi, I’m Chloe Scott. The most awkward single girl in the city.

But I’m going to get it together. I am. 

I’m going to learn how to date like a grown up.
I’m going to have an orgasm not given to myself. 
I’m going to fall in love and live happily ever after. 

Right after I get out of this interrogation room. 


OMG, this one was definitly my favorite book of this series so far!

WRONG (WRONG #1) | RIGHT (WRONG #2) | Fling (Wrong #2.5)

I had found book 2 hilarious, but this third book just blew it out of the park for me. I liked it so much! Once again, the writing was hilarious, with the added bonus of this one being told in dual POV. AWESOME!

But for me, the thing that makes this book apart from the previous two is the big shift of power. Just like the 2 previous books, and the novella, Boyd is older than Chloe, he’s got money, he’s established, but unlike the other stories, Chloe holds all the power in their relationship, even when she’s not truly aware of it.

I really liked both these characters. Chloe was just as funny as her BFF Everly – and I was so happy to see all the girls together having regular time with each other. But contrary to Everly, Chloe suffers from social anxiety, which seeps into her life regularly and especially affects her disastrous dating life. I really like how the author dealt with her anxiety, and the fact that the problem doesn’t go away magically just because she finds a great guy. Instead, it takes her a long long time to be comfortable with her new reality, and I found that extremely believable.

Boyd really surprised me. Yeah, he was an alpha male, just like all the other dudes, but he was incredibly patient, and I loved that he read Chloe and tried to keep her at ease at all times. I felt like he truly understood her problems and tried to be there for her as best as he could, while dealing with his own feelings at the same time.

I just really liked their connection, and that contrary to the previous 3 stories, this one didn’t go way too fast, because I don’t think that Chloe would be able to deal with that. Instead, Boyd and Chloe took their time, became a very cool and low key couple, without any of the pressure that plagues their best friends. I thought the pacing was just right!

Also, I’m so glad that this plot was completely different from Wrong and Right. One of the things that bothered me about Right, even though I totally loved it, was that the plot felt a bit too much like Wrong. But not in this one!

This was a great ending to the series, and I have to say that I highly recommend it. The books are hilarious and such fast reads. Amazing great times reading them 😉 .

Fling (Jana Aston)

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I have a crush on my boss’ best friend.
At least it’s not my brother’s best friend.
Or my best friend’s brother.
Or… never mind. It’s all pretty cliché.

And worse? My boss’ best friend is his business partner. Which sort of makes him my boss too. Okay – it’s not sort of. It’s definite. Gabe Laurent is off limits. Totally off limits.

Which is fine. I make do with my imagination. He’ll never know. Ever. Unless my work bestie passes me an eighties-style teen movie sex quiz during a meeting and I fill it out.

And it ends up in Gabe’s hands…


Wrong (Wrong #1) | Right (Wrong #2)

After reading Right, I was super curious about Sandra and Gabe’s story, because Everly’s plan had to have worked, right?

While this is a story you can totally read by itself, it makes a lot more sense if you’ve read the second book of the series, given that Sawyer and Everly both play big parts here. This is the first story of this series that is told in dual POV, having both Sandra and Gabe’s point of view. I liked this change, because contrary to the two previous books, Gabe wasn’t an open book like Luke or Sawyer. The writing is once again pretty fun, light and the pacing is super fast. This is a very very short novella.

As is usual in novelas, this one is not big on character development or actually getting us to know the characters all that well, but Jana Aston did a good job nonetheless. Sandra is a serious girl, who wants to do the best job she can and is always very focused. She only has one big issue: her huge crush with her boss’ BFF who is also sort of her boss too.

Gabe was not what I was expecting?! After seeing him in Right, I thought he would be the shy, nerdy, rich and hot guy, but there’s nothing shy or actually “good” about him. He’s a good person, but I never thought he would be a manwhore… he was, and that kind of disappointed me a little. Yeah yeah, I know all men in this series are serious alphas and all that, but I was just wishing that Gabe would break the mold just a little bit. I still enjoyed him, and I did enjoy his “fling” with Sandra, and I’m actually not that happy that Fling is the title of this book.

I did like the plot, because there was no huge miscommunication, secrets or silly behaviours. These were two adults and they behaved like it. 

If you’ve been reading and enjoying this series, don’t forget to read this novella too. 😀