Drew (Perfectly Independent, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Drew by Amanda Shelley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My heart races, palms sweat, and knees go weak. 

🤍

I’ve never seen anyone like Drew in a science lab. He’s made me a firm believer in chemistry existing outside a textbook.

🤍

Then his ego and entourage show up.

🤍

Nope – No, thank you. Moving on. I mean… who has an entourage in college?

🤍

When our professor announces we’ll be stuck as lab partners, I nearly lose my mind—and not in a good way. 

🤍

I can’t afford the type of distractions Drew brings.

Drew

I like a nice guy sometimes!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: ❤️💙💜🖤💝
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌏
Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤

The setting: Columbia River University

The Hero: Drew Jacobs – Star basketball player who wants to become a Pediatric Oncologist because his sister died of cancer when he was a teen. He is using his basketball scholarship to get everything he can out of school so he can get into Medical School.

The heroine: Abby Angelo – Spends all her time studying so that she can get into Medical school. She wants to go into pediatrics and she if focused on her studies so she can get into one of her top five choice schools.

The Love Story: Drew is a pretty big deal at the school since the basketball team has been winning. However when he goes to his first day of Chemistry Lab in his senior year, he wants to partner up with someone who is more interested in good grades than what he does on the court. So he sits next to Abby who looks focused and studious. Abby sees all the people that come up to chat with Drew after he sits down and thinks that he is quite the player. She is sorry to get stuck with him as a lab partner because in the past she has been used to get good grades.

I have read so many New Adult books where the Hero is a bully, a player or both, that this book came as a nice surprise. Drew is a genuinely good guy who is the perfect partner to Abby. They both have the same work ethic and goals. They get along from the start and both are a bit tentative to start something romantic despite being attracted to one another.

Drew never dates during basketball season because between ball and studies he doesn’t have the time. Abby is similar in that she has decided to forego college relationships in effort to focus on her studies and getting into med school. However, the two of them keep ending up together and the attraction builds from there. I liked this book quite a bit, but there were times when I got a bit bored, so I think it could be streamlined a bit. Though overall it was worth the read, so I rated this one as 4 stars.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

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