‘Ship Name Sexi!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌏
Character development: ☺️🤬🥵😘🥰
The heroine: Lexi Rodriguez – Her father is a drunk that often makes promises and doesn’t follow through. This left Lexi with a feeling of abandonment and the belief that men will always disappoint her.
The Hero(s): Sterling Golden (a.k.a. Mr. Silver) – One of the Golden Triplets (the kings of Cypress Pointe). He is the silent one, not because he is shy but because he isn’t unnecessarily outspoken like his brothers West (King Midas) and Dane (Pretty Boy D).
The Story: When they were Freshmen, Lexi and Sterling were partners on a project and became friendly. Lexi had a huge crush on Sterling and was let down by him after she opened herself up to him. Since then she has pretty much ignored his existence until she finds him in a compromising position.
I read the first two books in this series Golden Boys and Never His Girl. I absolutely loved the “Gossip Girl” angle. I’ll admit to not watching the recent remake/redo of Gossip Girl but I have binged the original more than once. After the last book I guessed that Pandora was either Joss or possibly Sterling (these are total guesses and in no way spoilers). Midway through this book I am leaning toward Joss and Sterling seems out of the running completely. Though Like I said, I never read Joss and Dane’s book, Pretty Boy D so it is possible that Joss was taken out of the running in that book and I just don’t know it.
The chemistry between Sterling and Lexi was explosive and things between them heated up pretty fast. They start out in a classic fake relationship and it isn’t long before each starts to really feel things. There is friendship, jealousy, romance and more. There are also a few secrets just to make things more interesting, like what Sterling was doing at the Dean’s house on the night Lexi caught him leaving nearly naked. I really enjoyed every bit of this one.
The one thing I didn’t understand or maybe it was due to me not reading the last two books or forgetting some of the ones I did read. Or maybe I just missed a part of this book, was at the beginning when Lexi is thinking about the night of the Monster Bash four years ago, she said that was the night she met her best friend, Tequila. Then nothing is said about Tequila for the rest of the book.
Pandora isn’t the only supporting character that adds to this story. There are Sterling’s brothers, West and Dane, as well as their girls and Lexi’s best friend Dez who has a bunch of secrets of her own. Lexi’s stepfather Benny, her boss, her ex-boyfriend, a guy named Cole who Lexi put in his place, showing what a badass she is, and last but not least the triplets cousin Ricky Ruiz (a.k.a. SeXyBeAsT). I can’t wait until the next book to find out more about him.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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