The Truths about Dating and Mating (Riordan College #1)
Being the only girl who cares to see beyond Ian’s bad boy reputation has its advantages, especially when he’s scaring off the jerks who just want to ...more
Wow, shockingly the book was way better the second time around :D I love the characters so much, and i want more!! Fuck, i seriously hope we get another book with these two amazing people, though i know the second book in this series is about a friend of Ivy.. but still, I WANT MORE! :D
New rate: 4 stars.
Second re-read: 19.05.15
Still fucking awesome, but I wish we got more...
The Truths about Dating and Mating by Jaycee DeLorenzo
(Riordan College #1)
This book is about Ivy Rossini a ...more
Now, I certainly don't want to hype it too much because as any ...more
Ivy and Ian have been best friends since they were little, and are the stars of a late night radio show ‘The truth about dating and mating’, as the self-proclaimed experts in all things sex. Ian ‘cockblocks’ any male attention Ivy gets while whoring around the campus as being the “go-to” guy for a good time. Their friendship is almost couple-ish without the sex. A few awkward moments make them start to think of the bad things they ca...more
Light, sweet and sexy comfort read. Some humor. The main characters brim with personality, their conversations are lively and fun, and their friends are quite likable as well. The element of the sex talk radio show is relatively unique and quite interesting. I also liked the mention of the prejudice against a woman who gives sexual advice, versus the reverence for a man who does so, although this issue isn't explored very deeply.
The sexual tension leading up to their switch from frien ...more
I actually loved this book!!! It's about two childhood frie ...more
This book could not get any cuter, and thankfully not in that "makes me want to puke my guts" way. Both of the main characters have obvious flaws but that's what makes them so endearing. I personally hate it when someone is implied to be perfect. Two best friends who fall in love but aren't sure whether it's worth the risk. Filled with uncertainty, witty banter and more mistakes than two people should be able to make, you can't help but fall in love with Ivy and Ian.
Ian is a funny character and is protective when it comes to Ivy, "well, I can't remember the exact words, but I may have mentioned it wasn't illegal to dig a hole in the desert, and I had one dug out for anyone who mistreated you." Ivy is a saucy lil' thing that makes me laugh, "ooh, cheap beer, packed bodies, and more drugs than a Tijuana pharmacy. Where do I sign up?" Ivy is getting the point in her relationship with Ian of where she gets jealous or she was just mad and let him have it either ...more
A really nice book about people who learn about love for the first time..Nice and funny story..
These are just some of the ways to describe the actions of the main characters of this book. But damn...Fvck me of I did not thoroughly enjoy this little gem of a book.
This was a cute read. I love the radio show that Ian and Ivy had together. But I have to say Ian was driving me nuts with his player ways, while having deep feelings for Ivy. I kept thinking, come on Ian just tell her already! Fingers crossed that Jayden will get his own book. ;)
There isn't necessarily anything bad with this book, I think it's just that there isn't anything new with this book. It comes across as generic and cliche (which the BFF to lovers trope often is) and I just couldn't get into it.
Ivy and Ian are your typical BFFs who have that sexual tension lying underneath their relationship but are too oblivious to clue in. I do enjoy their banter but Ian's alpha attitude and double standards were a little too much for me.
And spe ...more
Oh boy, was I wrong!
It took me less than 24 hours to finish this novel. Approximately six hours to be precise. What I thought was going to be one of the worst books on my iPad actually turned o ...more
The lowdown: Ivy and Ian have been best friends since they were tadpoles. The bond between them has been forged through fire (on his part) and Ivy has always been there for him. Although, she regards him much like an appendage, necessary and taken for granted, Ivy started to see him a more hotter way hotter light. Too bad he is the town bicycle and most of the girls in their college have gone for a rid ...more
I loved the fact that the story revolved around the colle ...more
Ivy and Ian are best friend since childhood. They are now in college in their junior year and doing a talk radio show about relationships and sex.
Ivy is the type of girl that just doesn't care much of what others think. She was raised an independent strong willed women by her activist mom. Although her part in this duo radio show may make her fellow college students assume she ...more
This book sent me on a rollercoaster of emotions. Seriously, it's hard to find a book that you are really in love with. Sure, there are books that you read and you're like "oh okay, that was nice" but then there are books that you find yourself so engrossed in! AND THIS WAS ONE OF THEM.
I was rooting for Ian and Ivy the entire time and all the obstacles and everything that happened just made the book so much better. Finished it in 2 days, I didn't want it to end!
If you're into the N ...more
I don't give out one star ratings very often, but I just couldn't stomach this book at all....I wanted to give up on it so many times but I just didn't. I think a weird part of me was sure it was going to get better, and it didn't.
This was supposed to be a love story, but I didn't see it. For me there was no connection and when a plot is as simple as this one, it's all about the characters. I found that the characters just didn't grow, they didn't change ...more
Ivy and Ian have a great dynamic, and while I found myself wanting to physically punch both of them in the face at certain points, I really connected to them as characters. I think as Jaycee advanced furthur into the book, her writing style became much more relaxed, and easy to flow along with.
There is this fantastic scene,where Ian shows up at Ivy's apartment after a run in with his step-monster, ...more
A sweet story about crazy best friends evolving into more. Slowly and with difficulties, and well, maybe not a "sweet" story per se; it's kind of realistic and the characters can really be moody! Yep, I really enjoyed these "real-life" elements ;)
- The h would verbally slap a person for being obnoxious (or saying uncomfortable truths)
- The H didn't just say or do whatever a hero-man should dictated by a fantastical (female) notion.
The rest of the characters were also nice and one ...more