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Right of First Refusal

(Radleigh University #2)

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  764 ratings  ·  141 reviews
On the lacrosse field, Cait Johannssen gets what she wants. Off the field is another story. Because what she wants is the school's hot new basketball student-coach, Lawrence Mason, who also happens to be the guy who broke her heart in sports camp two years earlier.

But it's Cait's new roommate who's got him.

Cait and Mase agree it's best to keep their past a secret, but she
ebook, 340 pages
Published March 15th 2016 by Smashwords Edition
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I wrote this, so I'll skip the review part, but use this space to answer the two questions I keep seeing:

1. Yup, this pub date got bumped a lot! I wanted to release the best version of it I could and that turned out to be too difficult in a year I was already releasing two traditionally published YAs. It's out now, though, so...yay! Thanks for your patience <3

2. Nope, you don't have to read the first book to read this one, though it's a lot more fun to see Lizzie, Connor, and Frankie if you do.
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 1-2-stars-read
What a disappointment. I admit, I read this book strictly because of second-chance romance. After quite good first book Last Will and Testament (forbidden student/teacher romance) I was looking forward to reading this second standalone installment and I was very curious to see how author would deal with second-chance romance trope that I like so much. It went badly.

Instead of meaningful and thoughtful romance I got shalow and underdeveloped romance together with weak heroine (who thought that s
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
This book did not disappoint. I read Last Will and Testament a while back, and I've been patiently following the updates of this book, so to finally read this... wow. It felt so real and relatable and beautiful, I'm actually writing this review at 4 in the morning. And yes, I just finished reading the book.

There are so many things I loved about Right of First Refusal.

The sports jargon. I'm ashamed to admit this, but I'm not the most sports-literate person. I watch the occasional basketball, socc
Trigger warnings: homophobia from background characters, cheating.

3.5 stars.

Here's the thing: I loved the first book in this series so much that I immediately bought and sped through the second and third books.

Does this book REALLY deserve 3.5 stars when it's a romance book where there's no romance until the 70% mark? Probably not. Did I really like the characters and speed through it? Definitely. Did it keep me hooked for a couple of hours? YUP.

Basically, it's the story of a university lacro
Jaime Arkin
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, read-in-2016
Curse you Dahlia Adler!! I obviously couldn't put this down and stayed up way too late just to finish this story and I have to get up early!! Read these books you guys... And full review to come soon! ...more
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full review now on my blog!

have i done it??? have i actually read a book from my monthly tbr??? review to come!
Silvana [The Book Voyagers]
You can also find my review on the blog.

In Right and First Refusal, Adler has all the right elements to make a book good for me; sports, fake dating, second chance romance, diversity. I don't know how to tell you how much fun I had while reading this book. I've been waiting a long time for the books of the rest of the trio of friends this series has: Lizzie, Cait and Frankie. This is Cait's book and as always, this story starts with a bang!

"The stream of profanity that rings through my dorm room
Joce (squibblesreads)
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I really enjoyed the first book.
Looked forward to that again.

This was so... annoying. Cait CONSTANTLY like "OMG Mase! Mase! I need to stop thinking of him! Mase! Your muscles! Your beautiful dark skin! Your giant dong! Mase! No, stop thinking of him!"


And there really was no "conflict".. you know? The reason Mase ghosted on her is revealed in like two sentences. And was dumb. And her actions are dumb too. I liked all the supporting characters way
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
omg it has every romance trope i've ever loved in one book I CANT WAIT ...more
Jun 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Original review: The Daydreaming Bookworm

Cait Johannssen is not one to get caught up in drama. She’s all about getting good grades and making wins on the lacrosse field. But she gets thrown off her game when Lawrence Mason, the new basketball student coach and the only guy she’s ever loved, comes walking into her dorm room with his new girlfriend, who also happens to be Cait’s new roommate. The surprises keep on coming when her father announces his new engagement and suggests that Cait move

Soooo apparently I'm reading this series backwards? That's normal. Whatever.

Fuller review tk, but here are my initial thoughts:

Omgggggg this book was baller. Quite literally, since it is a sportsbook romance, which is fun, because I am a sportsbook sort of person! I love sports, especially when other people are playing them, because I am inconceivably lazy. But I love reading about athleticky types like Cait (ADORE HER) and living vicariously through them. They make running sound so fun! (I'm wa
Katherine Locke
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh, Dahlia Adler does it again. Disclosure: Dahlia's a good friend and I was lucky enough to work on this book in its early stages. I think what I love most about this book is that shit goes wrong, Cait makes bad decisions, and there are consequences for those decisions. Too often, even in, or especially in, New Adult, characters make crappy decisions but everything works out with a neat little bow Because Love. But that doesn't happen here.

Sure, there's a HEA. Don't worry, romance fans. The
Maggie Hall
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you've ever read one of Dahlia Adler's books, you know that one of her biggest strengths is characters who feel so. real. Whether she's writing about a young Hollywood starlet or (in this case) a star college lacrosse player, you feel like these are people you might actually know. (Well, people you know who have way cooler lives than you.) (And much wittier banter.) (And like, really hot love lives.) (But you know.)

Anyway, RoFR is no exception. Cait, our heroine, felt like somebody I would ha
I really enjoy Dahlia Adler but wasn't feeling Right of First Refusal. A lot of time was spent on Cait stewing over her problems and it grew old (and boring) after a while. It felt like Cait thought more about Mase than actually interacted with him. I was hoping for more tension and push/pull between these two and instead all I got was a ton of internal angst on Cait's part. This one wasn't for me, but I do plan on checking out the next book in the series. ...more
“This is the story of a woman who had done it all wrong. She couldn't do it over, but she could do it differently.”

Mónica BQ
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
First, I want to make clear that I think Adler's writing is fantastic. However much I hated the book, the fact is that I stayed up until 4:30 am to finish this book and the writing was compelling (hence the 2 star rating). Whether I was liking or not the content of the story, I kept reading it because I kept being engaged with the text.

But still, the book didn't work for me. Two main things marked the fall and decline of the plot for me. First, much like with Last Will and Testament, I think thi
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
The drama was much more low key than the first in this series, and I think that made me like it better. (Don't worry, there's still a ton of over the top romcom tropey silliness alongside the low key!) ...more
3.5 stars

I adore Dahlia, so this book could have been exclusively about a Saturday morning spent doing groceries and laundry all by your lonesome, and I probably would have picked it up anyway. As it is, she asked me to read it for review and I jumped at the chance. In case you didn't know, when it comes to spicy NA, Dahlia knows what she's doing - a fact she only reinforced with Right of First Refusal.

I will say, though, off the bat that the romance was not my top favorite thing about this book
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Right of First Refusal finds Cait with her life together. She's the star lacrosse player, it's looking like she'll be made captain and her team may make the national championship. She also has great friends, good grades, and a relationship with her father. At least until she doesn't anymore. Her father is marrying a girl her age and her ex from sports camp just transferred to Radleigh and is dating her roommate! Not to mention she's also in a fake relationship with a gay friend. But Cait is dete ...more
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
I really, really liked this book. Strong female characters. Strong female FRIENDSHIP. Second chance romance. In love with roommate's boyfriend (I can't help it, I love this trope). Diversity. Sports romance (mainly about the heroine's athletic career. Hell yes!). A family story. What else is awesome about this book?? I don't know ... everything??

This book was a breeze to read. It was at times sweet, funny, and/or sexy. Sometimes all three together. ;) I love books about girls figuring things out
Jan 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
Mase, the love interest, got like 30% page time and one smut scene. The rest was just Caitlyn`s whining about first-world-white-girl problems. ...more
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports
I stumbled upon this by mistake, but it actually turned out to be pretty good. I was wondering how some of the issues would be resolved, and they were honestly done quite tactfully.
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, na-lit
im so !!!! right now
this was adorable and i loved all the secondary characters so much as well
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Okay, damn. I devoured this in one sitting. I love sports romances and while this was a little light on the sports, I still really enjoyed it. The pacing and atmosphere was great. It was light, but still had a lot of heart, honesty, sass, and drama. One of my favorite parts was the wide cast of characters- so much diversity and openness. There honestly wasn't one character that I didn't like. Even the ones that frustrated me- like Abigail or Andi- were written in a way that shows that there are ...more
4.5 stars

I'm really enjoying this series! I do wish this book had been a little longer but besides that I couldn't put it down just like the first one
lily ☁️
Reading, and waiting for emotional investment to sink in …

Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dahlia Adler has quickly become one of my go-to authors. Her writing always leaves me with a renewed love of New Adult. She proves that the category isn’t all tired cliché after cliché. She obviously puts thought and effort and love into her characters and that is what helps them to become not only realistic, but people who will live on in our hearts for a long time.

Right of First Refusal is so much more than a sports romance, so much more than a second chance at love romance, it’s about standin
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
3.5 stars

Dahlia asked me to proofread Right of First Refusal for her, like I’m a professional or something, which is massively flattering, and also I super love her face. You can take my assessment or leave it, as a result, but I review, in some measure, everything I read in full, so I’m going to do it here too.

Right of First Refusal isn’t my favorite of Dahlia’s books—that would be Just Visiting, which seriously I can never push enough—but it’s still excellent. There are some things you can alw
Natasha at Book Baristas
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review on blog:

"I am so much better than this person I've become."

I am living for Dahlia Adler's New Adult writing. She's got this way of story telling that sucks you in from the get-go and has you hard-core crushing on both the characters and the storylines. But RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL brings so much more to the table than just a second-chance New Adult love story. For starters, the obvious portrayal of diversity within the characters and the storyline makes this read one that ne
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Dahlia Adler is an Editor of Mathematics by day, the overlord of LGBTQReads by night, and a writer of Contemporary YA and NA at every spare moment in between. She's the author of the Daylight Falls duology, Just Visiting, the Radleigh University series, and Cool for the Summer (Wednesday Books, 2021); a contributor to anthologies All Out, The Radical Element, and It's a Whole Spiel; the edito ...more

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“This is the story of a woman who had done it all wrong. She couldn't do it over, but she could do it differently.” 1 likes
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