Saturday, June 13, 2015

Blog Tour: Schooled (Travesty #1) by Piper Lawson

Travesty #1

Piper Lawson

June 1, 2015

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GR's Summary:

Twenty-one-year-old Alexis Caine is so close to her dream she can taste it. And it tastes like validation and Häagen-Dazs. 

In a few months the quick-talking redhead will graduate with a shiny new business degree and launch a fashion label with her best friend Ava. All the planning, dedication, and saying ‘no’ to everything - and everyone - distracting will pay off. 

Then Dylan Cameron, Ava’s tall, dark and broody younger brother, returns from the East Coast to start sophomore year at Lex's San Diego college. Lex has hardly seen him in years and given his reputation for partying and girls, that’s just fine with her. 

But Dylan’s all grown up. And a night of unplanned confessions for both of them threatens to tear Lex’s carefully constructed world off its axis… 

Because one sassy control freak + one prodigal son = chemistry that refuses to be ignored.

My Thoughts:

Schooled was a sweet, fun, and sexy romance!  It is about Alexis "Lex" Caine, and Dylan Cameron, and told exclusively through Lex's point of view.  Lex and Ava have been best friends since they were children.  In high school, they both came up with the dream of starting their own fashion line.  Lex is in charge of the business aspect of their dream, while Ava is in charge of the fashion and design aspect.  Lex doesn't have a very stable and close relationship with her family.  Her father took off years ago, and after her mother remarried, it seems like Lex has been nothing but a disappointment to her.  Good thing Lex has always had Ava's family to love, support, and accept her.

Lex hasn't seen Ava's younger brother Dylan for some time, because he was attending college on the East Coast. When Lex returns home from a business internship in New York, Ava decides to throw a birthday party for her.  Lex is shocked when she see's, Dylan Cameron, Ava's younger brother at her party.  He's all grown up!  All gone is the boy she use to know, and in his place is a sexy and gorgeous man.  Lex learns that Dylan has transferred to her college to be closer to his family again.  Lex and Dylan spend an unforgettable night, and end up exchanging one very memorable and searing hot kiss.

Lex has asked Dylan to forget about the kiss, and to continue on as friends.  These two begin spending quality time together sharing confidences, secrets, their dreams, and life experiences.  The more time they spend with one another, the more their attraction grows, and neither one of them can stop thinking about the explosive kiss they shared.  Emotions amplify, chemistry intensifies, and temptation to explore a physical relationship proves too difficult to resist.  However, Lex tells Dylan that what they're doing must remain a secret if he wants to be with her, due to the fact that she fears losing her best friend.  When Dylan lets her know that he wants to tell his family, Lex will have to take a chance, or risk losing a wonderful guy.

The first part of the story was slower paced, as it set the foundation of Lex and Dylan's friendship and secret relationship.  However, the story picked up in the middle, and I was looking forward to seeing how everything would play out.  I loved Dylan's character.  Lex had thought he was a bad boy player, but ended up learning that everything she thought about him was a misconception.  He was sweet, sensitive, intelligent, romantic, thoughtful, and had his secrets.  Lex was difficult for me to like.  I felt like she was selfish, stubborn, and close-minded.  It bothered me the way that she treated Dylan, and I wanted her to realize the error of her ways.  I'm happy to say that she made a great amount of character growth, and won me over by the end of the story!

There was no denying the amplified chemistry and searing passion between Lex and Dylan.  When these two were together fireworks went off!  The next book in the series will be Ava's story, and I for one, can't wait!  

My Rating:

I give, Schooled, by Piper Lawson, 4 Secret Lovers, Passionate Affair, Romance Filled Stars! 

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About Piper Lawson:

Schooled is Piper Lawson’s debut novel. Piper loves reading and writing stories about sassy, sexy, smart women and the guys who fall hard for them. Piper’s main household expenditures include books, shoes, and chocolate, not necessarily in that order. Coffee = life (and she’ll defend it accordingly, especially when cornered). Piper has two business degrees, neither of which she’s leveraged into a fashion label. Home is Canada plus occasional sunny winter escapes. You can follow her @piperjlawson as she learns to use The Twitter, or write to her at piperjlawson(at) (she’s good with The Email).

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  1. Nice review! I am glad that Lex grew on you and in the book. Hate when the MC is difficult to like.

  2. Great review! I'll have to check this one out!

  3. I wonder if I will like Lex. It took you a while to like her and I'm a little irritated at now for wanting to keep him a secret. Hmmmm... Great review. I can't decide if I want to read it.

  4. Oh those little brothers have a way of growing up. I always get a wicked satisfaction when people who are so sure of themselves and their judgments get a surprise like Lex got. Enjoyed your review!

  5. I actually purchased this one, so I didn't read your review. I loved the excerpt that I read about Alexis suggesting that Dylan should kiss her! Cannot wait!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  6. Fantastic review, now I want to met Lex and Dylan! I love when a character grows on you as the story progresses.

  7. This is exactly my kind of romance, Lindy! Kind of forbidden, and also with the friends-to-lovers aspect. I'm pretty sure I'd love Schooled :)
    Great review!!
    Have a terrific Tuesday and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews


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