Friday, March 20, 2015

Book Review: Tryst by Alex Rosa


Alex Rosa


March 17, 2015




eARC from publisher for a honest review

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GR's Summary:

In this sensational New Adult debut by Alex Rosa, boyfriends are too much trouble. So what’s the harm in a little fun? 

With an abusive relationship behind her, Skyler moves out of her Orange County apartment, changes her phone number, cuts ties with her friends, and moves in with her brother Josh, a talent agent with a spare room in his incredible house in Hollywood. 

Josh is happy to take Skyler under his wing, but he has one rule: she can’t sleep with his roommate, Blake. That’s fine by Skyler. She doesn’t want a man in her life right now—and certainly not cocky Blake who’s with a different girl every night. But his all-American boy charm and his ripped model physique are difficult to refuse. Josh will never know if no one ever tells him. And a little secret now and then never hurt anyone…

My Thoughts:

Tryst is a debut New Adult Romantic standalone written by Alex Rosa!  I loved this fun, flirty, and sexy story!  I can't wait to see what Ms. Rosa writes next.  I really enjoyed her fast-paced and enthralling writing style!  Tryst had me smiling from ear to ear.  This story gave me goosebumps, butterflies, and that giddy feeling, that falling in love brings.

Skylar (Skye) recently got out of a toxic and abusive relationship.  She has a restraining order against her ex, and has had to change her phone number, and find a new place to live.  When Skye's brother, Josh, offers for her to move in to his town home, she is grateful.  Skye is very close to Josh, and is looking forward to spending quality time with her older brother.  Josh only has one rule; Skye needs to stay away from his best friend and room mate, Blake.  She quickly agree's to her brother's wishes.  However, she is captivated when she see's how gorgeous Blake is.  Yet, when Skye see's that he sleeps around, she is disgusted.

There is no denying the sexual tension and chemistry that Skye and Blake share.  While they get off to a rough start, Blake is determined to make it up to Skye.  While Skye tells Blake she just wants a friendship with Blake, it is obvious that he wants more.  As the two of them begin interacting with one another more, and their attraction escalates, they agree to a secret "friend's with benefits" relationship.  However, things don't always go as planned.  Will insecurity, jealousy, and deeper feelings ruin Skye and Blake's tryst?  Or, can something meaningful, and beyond either one of their expectations come out of this casual arrangement?

Tryst was a delicious treat!  Blake is what dream book boyfriend's are made of; sexy, sweet, vulnerable, romantic, and irresistible!  I enjoyed the fun, flirty, and fiery verbal back and forth banter between Skye and Blake, as well as their passionate, sensual, and spontaneous encounters.  Secondary characters Josh, and Skye's good friend's Tucker, Jennifer, and Vanessa were fun to read about as well.   

My Rating:

I give, Tryst, by Alex Rosa, 4.5 Flirty Banter, Intimate, Sensual, Passionate Reverie Filled Stars!  This was an excellent, addictive, and enjoyable easy read!  I highly recommend this page-turning, spine-tingling, and sensational romantic debut!

Book Teasers:

Book Excerpt:
     The large living room opens into the kitchen, where a dark granite island and counters greet me. The kitchen is spotless, with minimal kitchenware—a toaster, coffeemaker, and of course, a stainless-steel fridge. I wonder if this place is clean only because they knew I would be arriving. That would be something Josh would do. 
     I open cabinets, searching for a glass, and on the second attempt, a voice startles me. 
     “Cups are on the right, near the fridge.” 
     I turn around, and my breath catches in my throat at the sight. A barely dressed boy—er, man?—is standing there, idly watching me. 
     “Um, thank you.” I grab a glass and fill it with water. 
     He gives me this all-American-boy grin, seeming to enjoy my obvious discomfort. “No problem. Skyler, isn’t it?” 
     I take a sip and respond. “Yes. Roommate, I presume?” Getting those words out wasn’t so hard. As I wait for his response, my eyes drag down to his tan, toned physique, and I linger a little too long on the V at the edge of his navy-blue boxer briefs. 
     His voice brings me back to his stark, forest-colored eyes that complement his dark brown hair. Those eyes are distracting. 
     “I’ve got a name. Blake. Blake Everett. Nice to meet you.” 
     Was that a hint of attitude? Without a second thought and no shame, he leans his half-naked body over and raises his hand to shake mine. I can tell he’s enjoying this, and it only makes me feel uneasier. 
     I shake his hand as confidently as possible, and my imbedded manners kick in. “Nice to meet you too, Blake. Thanks for letting me stay here.” 
     He smirks, and I notice him giving me the once-over. I suddenly wish I wore nicer jeans rather than a torn-up pair. I don’t like the feeling of being under his judgmental eyes, because I am nowhere near able to compare to this Greek god. I run my hands through my curly black hair, and wish I’d brushed it before leaving this morning. He’s so pretty it hurts. 
     I’m aching to hear some sort of response, but I’m not sure he has one. I worry that I’m not welcome, but as he opens his mouth to respond, a voice from a bedroom down the hall interrupts. It’s high-pitched and squeaky.
     “Blaaaaaaakkkeee, I’m thirsty. Come love me now!” 
     I flush crimson, realizing the implications of the whiny girl voice and his attire. If I am not mistaken, he flushes, too, but the arrogant smirk remains. Why are his lips so distracting? 
     He laughs, no doubt over my shocked expression, and then shrugs as if that explains everything. 
     “You mind if I take this?” he asks. He snatches the glass of water out of my hand, takes a quick sip, and winks at me. With that, he turns on his heels and walks back toward his bedroom. I hear his door shut.

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About Alex Rosa:

Alex Rosa lives in San Diego, California. When she isn’t scouring city parks or cafe’s to write she is more than likely trying to convince her friends to join her on her next adventure. A sufferer of wanderlust, she is always looking for a new mountain to climb, a canyon to hike, or a plane to board. Her resume consists of coroner, to working at a zoo, and most recently as an executive assistant, but finds her home amongst words, whether it be in books, or in film. Her obsessions are on the brink of bizarre, but that’s just the way she likes it.


  1. thanks for the great review <3

  2. Fun, flirty, sexy AND the hero is a total dream? Sign me up! :)

  3. Oh, I'm so glad you loved this one. I have it to read and I'm getting excited to get to it now.

  4. Looks like a great debut thanks for reviewing

  5. I do love me a good book boyfriend! And I so love a book when the characters have really good chemistry! I'll have to pick this one up!

    lovely review :)

  6. Oooh! This sounds like my kind of read, falling for the brothers BF! Blake sounds so yummy! Great review!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace


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