Series: Science Squad
on October 24, 2015
Genres: YA, Romance
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
Libby Garrett is addicted to Owen Jackson's hot lovin'. But the sexy, popular college basketball player doesn't appreciate all of Libby's awesomeness. He refuses to be exclusive or even admit to people that they're dating. The relationship is ruining Libby and she's the only one who can't see it. When Libby's behavior spirals completely out of control, her best friend Avery Shaw and the rest of the Science Squad stage an intervention hoping to cure Libby of her harmful Owen addiction. They put her through her very own Twelve Step program--Owen's Anonymous--and recruit the help of a sexy, broody, hard as nails coffee man to be her official sponsor. ... Adam Koepp has watched Libby Garrett for years. How could he not notice the sassy girl with the purple skateboard and helmet plastered with cat stickers? But in all the years he's crushed on her, Libby has failed to take notice of him. Why would she when he was just a nobody high school drop out who served her apple cider several times a week? Especially when she was hooking up with a guy like Owen Jackson--a guy with a college scholarship and more abs than Kyle Hamilton. Adam finally gets the chance to meet Libby when his co-worker Avery Shaw recruits him to take Libby on the journey of a lifetime. With his ability to play Bad Cop and his experience with the Twelve Step program he's the perfect candidate to be Libby's sponsor. But will he be able to keep his personal feelings out of the matter and really help her the way she needs? And will Libby hate him when he forces her to take an honest look at herself?
In an Oyster Shell – An honest New Adult romance with real people problems, I recommend it highly.
The Pearls – First of all. I am hooked on this whole series. It starts out as more YA and is maturing into more New Adult. It’s different and interesting. I must clarify when I say interesting it’s a good thing, sometimes some people take it in a bad way. I like interesting. It’s different it make’s me think. This is what this book does, it expands my point of reference as far as stories go. This book is great as a stand alone, but works beautifully in the series.
This book was super raw. This story did not hold any punches. At first I thought the story was a bit graphic, with Libby’s first love interest. In the end I think the book mellowed out into a really strong theme about how unhealthy relationships can be as harmful as any addiction. The beginning just pulled you into the urgency of the situation. So though I’m not a fan of intense sex scenes, (which these were not that bad) it worked in this book. I think these are fun books but they come with a message that doesn’t feel like an after school public service show.
I really liked the POV of Adam. That really made the story for me. Libby is a little of the hinges in the beginning and can be hard to relate to. Adam is strong and steady and his circumstances changes more than he does. He’s a tough kid that needs a break and I can totally relate with that!
The Sand – The book starts out really in your face which felt off-putting for me, but it worked out to really fit the story.
I give this 4 pearls!