Working On It by Cass Alexander
Series: The Persimmon Series #1
Publication Date: September 23rd, 2016
Genres: New Adult
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Rebecca—The self-reigning queen of four-letter words is in trouble. She’s got it bad for the hottest guy at Persimmon College. Unfortunately, Mr. Sexy Man has a girlfriend. Too bad it doesn’t stop Rebecca from wanting him.
Evan makes his desire for Rebecca pretty obvious. Her inexperience and fear of getting hurt hold her back. Oh, and that running list of character flaws she has doesn’t help. But she’s working on it.
Evan—Rebecca Banks makes flinging insults an art form. She’s short, blonde, and the sexiest thing he’s ever laid eyes on.
Rebecca is everything Rachel—Evan’s girlfriend—isn’t. Breaking up with Rachel will be difficult. Letting go of Rebecca? Impossible. To Evan, Rebecca is f-ing perfect. She doesn’t need to work on a damned thing. Now he just needs to get her to stop running away from him.
Rebecca is a serious student but a girl who like to have fun as well. She’s got more guy friends than girl friends and spends a lot of time at the Tau frat house across the street. She thinks that Evan Michaels (part of Tau) is totally hot but she’s heard some pretty bad things about him over the years and tells herself to stay away. She doesn’t, however, and is soon involved with him right after he ends things with his long-time girlfriend, Rachel.
Evan can’t get enough of Rebecca. He loves that she’s happy almost all of the time and she makes him laugh constantly. He especially loves the friendly insults she throws around and her potty mouth. She’s gorgeous as well and he can’t get enough of her. She’s nothing like his ex, Rachel, and he loves that about her. Unfortunately Rachel’s name keeps coming up and Rebecca’s insecurities about their relationship get the best of her.
I grabbed this one off of Kindle Unlimited not quite knowing what to expect. I’m happy to say that it totally surprised and delighted me in the end. What I thought was going to be an angst-filled New Adult story was actually a cute romance that made me laugh out loud more than once – I loved that.
Rebecca is the kind of girl I always wanted to be when I was in college. Relaxed and fun, lots of friends (with both guys and girls), and a good student. I think I was one of those things – I won’t say which one. 😊 Rebecca grew up in a home where there was a ton of humor flying around and the family that actually loved and cared for one another a great deal. There were no unrealistic expectations and you could tell how well she was loved by them in the confident way she held herself and the way she acted. I really liked her character a lot. I loved how she talked to herself and would go over things she wanted to work on – it just made me laugh.
“I tend to judge people inside my head, something my parents encourage me to work on since I suck at hiding my emotions on my face. I’ll work on it later.”
Later in the book…
“I also lack a filter. But I’m working on it. Sort of.”
I thought she was really great for Evan, she just doubted herself when it came to him. It was a bit out of character but I could see that his experience with women intimidated her.
Evan took just a bit of time for me to get to like him. At first I wasn’t quite sure what to make of him because it seemed like he was a player (even though he’d been with Rachel for a couple of years) and that he’d broken up with Rachel just to get with Rebecca. When things played out we got the whole story and I understood him much better. He also, at some points, felt like a stalker when it came to Rebecca, but that was explained eventually as well. In the end I liked him a lot and felt that him and Rebecca were perfect for each other.
The story was hilarious at times and I loved laughing. The story had a great mix of love, angst, laughter and sex and it just worked for me. If you’re looking for a fun contemporary new adult romance you should pick this one up.
Rating: 4 out of 5