Thursday, November 21, 2019

ARC Book #Review: Girl In Luv (In Luv Duet) by Jay Crownover & Rebecca Yarros

Book Title: Girl In Luv ( In Luv Duet)
Author:  Jay Crownover |WebsiteTwitterFacebook| Instagram
Author: Rebecca Yarros |Website| Twitter| Facebook| Instagram
Jay Crownover LLC
Genre: New Adult Romance
Series/Standalone: Book 1
Format: ebook, paperback
Cost: $8.50/ Free on Kindle Unlimited 
Pages: 203
How I got it: Author for Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon |
Publication Date: October 20th, 2019
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Langley Vaughn is in desperate need of a date.

But not just any date.
She’s looking for a date to the wedding from hell. It isn’t every day you’re forced to be in the bridal party while your first love marries your arch nemesis… otherwise known as the world’s worst stepsister. The entire situation is a nightmare, and Langley is sick and tired of taking orders and forcing a fake smile. She’s done being the bad guy when she was the one who was wronged.

She needs to find a date who’s not afraid of her family’s money and someone who is willing to shake things up. She needs someone outside of her normal social circle, someone ready to go to war with the well-to-do. She needs someone who won’t back down. Someone willing to play the complicated game of tug of war she’s been engaged in with her family for years.

Never in a million years did she think she was going to stumble across her very own heroic heartthrob when she set her crazy plan in motion.

Not only does Iker show up for her time and time again, he also forced her to finally fight for herself.

He says he’s only there for the money… but his actions speak so much louder than his words.

Iker Alvarez would do anything and everything to get his hands on some quick cash.

Not just any cash, but enough to make sure his younger brother gets into the college of his dreams.

Thank goodness for a desperate, pretty little rich girl with too much money and her heart set on an outrageous scheme. Being in the right place at the right time might just be the answer to both of their prayers — and this smart soldier has never let a golden opportunity slide by.

Iker doesn’t mind coming to Langley’s rescue and being her plus-one… as long as the price is right.

Only, he didn’t plan on liking the blonde socialite as much as he does. He is totally unprepared for the pull he feels toward her, coupled with his growing desire to protect her from the vultures and villains living under the same roof.

He wants to be the guy who keeps her safe and gives her the courage to fight back that she obviously needs… But someone else, someone far more powerful and influential than Langley’s wealthy family, has dibs on Iker’s time and on his future. He knows he isn’t the guy Langley can count on in the long run, but damn if he doesn’t want to do everything in his power to be that man.
I absolutely loved this romance. Written with these two amazing authors it was an emotional ride that was also fun, funny, sexy and all kinds of crazy.  it's an unconventional love story that moves you while making you cry, yell at the protags and want so much for them to really say what's on their hearts instead of doing stupid face saving things UGH!!!!

Langley comes from a family with money, but her mother passed away years ago and when her father grieved she almost lost him as well. When her father meets a woman who seems to make him want to live she's so grateful she ignores that the woman isn't nice to her, but it's been years and the stepmother makes Cruella Deville seem tame, she and her daughter are horrid, selfish, self centered and honestly the worst of what women can become.  So much so that her stepsister stole her boyfriend and now they are engaged to be married and she's being forced to be part of the wedding to please her stepmother.  Listen, I immediately wanted to pop that woman in the mouth, You trying me and I ain't the one. Langley is the nicest person because the hell I would be in this at all.

Given the circumstances Langley hatches a plan to find someone to ruin her stepmother's plan to humiliate her and in the middle of doing so meets a man worth all the trouble. Iker's only here because he heard the rich girl who was slumming it make an offer he can't refuse, it has nothing to do with the way her eyes make him feel. He's going to do this because it will make a huge difference in his family's life.

While mascaraing as her date he realizes that her life while it might look nice from the outside it is however a nest of vipers on the inside. As the events between the wedding must be endured Iker and Langley work to make their fake relationship appear real. They begin to get to know each other and as the people around them unravel when they see Langley appear to be happy the more Iker wants to protect her. The two work together to make Iker appear as the 'worst' kind of date she could have brought while at the same time disrupting her stepmother and stepsister's plan to make her miserable.

I absolutely loved the story and how it all unfolded. I cackled when Iker and Langley met, because really these are the precautions my friends and I take, we send each other the profiles and the images of people we are with all the time. It made me lol ( I mean we can talk later about the fact that Langley was taking all kinds of risks with drunk strangers but that's for later).  Iker was sweet and just so funny, and I loved that Langley was a realist about her situation and about life. She's working her way through college and has dreams that are almost within her grasp, she just needs to make it through this wedding and she will be golden.  I personally can't relate to family like that, and they are truly trash for the way they treat her, and it's sad that this woman believes that she is worth so much but accepts so little in return for the 'glory' of the mirage.

I really got sucked into the writing and it flowed so well you couldn't tell it was two separate authors creating the love story. I loved Iker and Langley as characters. I really enjoyed how they connected even though they didn't want to. They kept trying to keep it light while sinking deep.

As the last few chapters unfolded I was rooting for them and begging Iker to not be stupid but as he said the agreement was for a weekend. Langley's reaction was perfect and so realistic. I was hooked and couldn't wait to dive right into the second book Boy In Luv. I can't wait to see how this all develops.  
Series In Order
  • Girl In Luv  # 1
  • Boy In Luv # 2
Happy Reading my loves, 

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