Review + Giveaway || Own Me by Lexi Scott

Own Me
by Lexi Scott
Series: Silver Strands (#3)
Release date: August 18th 2015
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Embrace)
Genres: Contemporary, romance
Age category: New Adult
Source: Indiesage PR
Genevieve Rodriguez’s life isn't panning out the way she’s always envisioned. At all. Not only is she exactly one “D” away from getting kicked out of school, but her heart is in pieces after her long-time crush marries someone else. For Genevieve, sunny Silver Strand has never felt more dismal.
Then Adam Abramowitz, her super-cute, super-smart physics tutor—who never seems to notice even her sexiest tops—tells her his Visa is about to expire and he’s going to have to return to Israel.
Suddenly the words pop out Genevieve's mouth before she can stop them. “Marry me.”
At first, it's a joke...until it's not. Because in that brief, unexpected moment, everything changes. The rules. The boundaries. And Adam and Genevieve are about to discover what happens when you push the limits.
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My thoughts and whatnot:

My rating: ★★

This has been a very perplexing read for me. This is not a mystery novel, no; that's not what perplexed me. I'm unsure whether I like this book or not. I'm hovering over the like-it (four stars) and hate-it (two stars) bar so I compromised with three stars. Also, pardon me but seeing the book cover (again) is distracting me, or simply put, my thoughts are all over the place. Anyway, with that out let's proceed:

The premise was not new but it has that air of freshness in it. I mean, come on, this book definitely holds a place in my diverse-books shelf. (Just to mention, I've read this book without reading the first two books so, I guess, this is part of a stand-alone series) Lexi Scott used different perspective and coupled with how well it was written, that enhanced my reading experience. Although to be frank, the first few chapters were a blur to me, didn't really understood it until I'm finished with the first quarter, maybe that's just me but whatever. I like flow and pacing of the story, not too fast and not so slow, just right.

I fell in love with the characters in this book. Seriously they are just adorable together, alone not so much. They are cool. Gen was okay (I admit that I had trouble liking her) and Adam was so memorable. He reminds me of Don from The Rosie Project, both of them are geeks by heart so you can see why he reminds me of him. Additionally, I like how the characters from the books in this (stand-alone?) series was introduced; very sly, you two!

Overall, this has been a swift read, at least two-fourths of it, for me. I enjoyed the gripping, yet cliched, story.

Did I like the ending? Yep! Made me want to read the other books in this series.
Is it a page turner? After I got past the Gen issue, yes.
Would I re-read it again? Maybe.

Hide Me
Series: Silver Strands (#1)
Release date: July 28th 2015
Sometimes it's easier to run...
Ripped apart by guilt and grief, nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad grabs her stuff and runs from her super-conservative home and family in Pennsylvania and hauls ass for sunny California. All she wants is escape. Now she has a craptastic apartment, a job at a tattoo parlour, and even a friend-who's-mostly-benefits. Then she meets a sexy, inked, surfer-dude who has the potential of capsizing everything...
Deo Beckett is adrift. Underemployed and over-boozing, Deo knows he should be doing something more with his life. Being something more. All it takes is a pin-up hottie with a smart mouth—and a bruised soul—to force Deo to start looking below the surface. To wonder if there's more to life than being a beach bum. Now he's falling for Whit...and hard.
But Whit ran from home for a reason, and she'll go to any lengths to keep Deo from learning the truth...
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Other books in the Silver Strands series:

Risk Me
Series: Silver Strands (#2)
Release date: July 7th 2015
For Cohen Rodriguez, getting dumped by his girlfriend was bad enough. Being told he's “not impulsive enough” was just the cheap parting gift. Still, he takes a break from his über responsible ways and dates his way through Silver Strand. Except it's not exactly turning out the way he thought...
On top of that, there's Maren Walshe, whose combination of sexy and down-to-earth is everything Cohen wants in a girl. But while they've recently been talking on the phone and texting every day, they've never actually met. Now Maren wants to meet. In person.
Faced with turning his oh-so-safe fantasy girl into an uncertain reality, Cohen and Maren are both about to dive head first, ready or not.
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About the author:
Lexi Scott is the combined forces of authors and best friends, Liz Reinhardt and Steph Campbell. Together, they write new adult and contemporary romance featuring strong, smart, feisty women and the swoony worthy, good guys who love them. The grew up on opposite coasts- one on the east, one of them on the west, but somehow, both ended up married and raising their families in the Southern U.S.
They love traveling, good food, wine and hoarding books.

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