Date published: April 10th, 2014
Publisher: Avery Aster
Synopsis: This summer, I’d planned to celebrate my eighteenth birthday in Europe with my fellow Manhattanites—Taddy Brill, Blake Morgan, and Vive Farnworth—until I caught my boyfriend screwing my mother. According to the police report, this vomit-inducing incident happened around the same time I’d supposedly blown-up my mother’s penthouse. Like I’m walking around Soho with a stick of dynamite in my Louis Vuitton purse—not! Now, my besties and I are in jail.
Officer Ford Gotti, the Harley-wheelin’ biker cop who arrested us, keeps sticking his perfectly-sculpted nose into my case. His inked body is jacked like a superhero, and he says I can trust him. He wants me to fess up. I won’t. Not again. Why should I? My friends and I had a previous stint in juvie that nearly destroyed us. I gotta protect them and keep my mouth shut. Right? —Lex Easton, women’s studies major, motorcycle enthusiast, and virgin.
The Undergrad Years is a New Adult contemporary miniseries about first loves, independence, and everlasting friendships. Contains mature content intended for readers 17 and up.
What I Thought:
The blurb is what first drew me into this book. Avery Aster's blurbs are fantastic and her stories are too. Love, Lex is supposed to be a prequel of sorts to Undressed. It comes first in the timeline, so I read it first. I was surprised by how much information was packed into this book that'd already happened. So many things were mentioned and I was more than a little lost. It turns out there is another prequel that's the actual prequel, that I hadn't read yet. Go figure.
Thankfully, Lex, Taddy, Blake, and Vive were very entertaining. The situations they got themselves into were unbelievable! I loved their attitudes and love for each other. They were everything I wanted to be as a teenager. Heck, I'd love to have their personalities and lives now. I really liked Lex. I do think she got dealt a raw hand but I love how she handled herself with aplomb. Officer Gotti is hot! You also won't want to miss the book because then you'd miss him too! He had a very mysterious air around him and I think it just mad him hotter.
Love, Lex is hot, very entertaining, and even though I was a little confused about the timeline of the story, I was and am very intrigued. You can be sure I will be reading the new adult prequels Avery is writing for all of the characters and the novels for when they are adults. There's just something about the way Avery writes that pulls you in and wanting more once the story is finished. Knowing how close the gang is, I know I'm going to be seeing them for (hopefully) a long time to come.
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