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4.06  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  57 reviews
Rebecca Washington is a girl in control. Well, at least when it comes to acing her college classes. The rest of the time, she seems to be at the mercy of everyone else. Like when she’s dumped in front of her peers, hit on right afterwards by a jerk for some stupid bet, and then paired up with the same jerk for a lit project.

In order to maintain her perfect GPA, Rebecca wi
Kindle Edition, 296 pages
Published September 12th 2016 by Evernight Publishing
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This story starts with college student Rebecca Washington being unceremoniously dumped, very publicly, by her first boyfriend who announces to everyone just how boring being with her is. She’s always been shy, introverted and reticent about being in the public eye and this places her centre stage! When another of her peers, Derek, then comes to try to get her number as part of a bet, well she’s really had enough! Then, to make matters worse, she’s paired up with Derek for an English Lit project. ...more
Shannon Moore
May 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Okay, this may be a little jumbled so I apologize.

First off, I did like this book. Sure, it's a story that's been done before but it still has cutesy moments and fun little snippets between either the heroine and her friends or the hero and heroine.

I like the concept of breaking last labels to see what someone really is like, and in this story we have Rebecca the Prude (true) and Derek the Jerk (facade). I liked Derek when he would actually show a sweeter and more vulnerable side, I'd say the
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
A fun, funny, new adult romance that explores the misconceptions of the pesky labels we (and others) give us. A+ for lots of sexual tension and a fun group of friends.
Sep 13, 2016 added it
Holy shizz. I wrote a book.
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing

***** 5 Cranky Stars *****

Found another gem! This book is so good I finished it in one sitting. I can’t believe it’s a debut novel.

The story follows Rebecca after she had been so publicly dumped by her boyfriend, Sean. Ok, so break ups happen every day, no biggie. But if you’re socially awkward and painfully shy like Rebecca, it is a catastrophe.

To make matters worse, her tongue has a bad habit of spitting out verbal diarrhoea when she’s nervous...which was exactly what happened when Derek appr
Red Cheeks Reads
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
After Rebecca, who is painfully shy and doesn’t like public attention, is so publicly dumped she thinks things can’t get any worse! But when she’s hit on by the popular, hot, out of her league, but also big jerk Derek straight after for a bet and then realises they are in the same class and paired up with him for a project…Rebecca realises things are only just beginning. But when Derek starts bringing Rebecca out of her shell and slowly starts making her a little bit more confident, she soon rea ...more
Allison Michaels
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In Ms. Gray's debut novel, we meet college student Rebecca Washington. Her perfect world is turned upside down when her boyfriend publicly dumps her amid claims of their relationship having been too boring for him. Still stinging from humiliation and rejection, she is once again thrown for a loop when resident hunk Derek Byrnes hits on her moments after the breakup. It turns out to be a dare, which only makes Rebecca's day all the more terrible and embarrassing.

Soon thereafter, she is paired wit
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this story. It made me laugh, then it made me cry, then it made me awwwww.
It is such a sweet story of young love. A humorous look at life and its complexities.
An amazing first novel from Jordan S. Gray. I can not wait to see what she writes next.
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
***I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.***

My Rating: 4 big huge Prude stars!

"Don't be a prude."
"I am not a prude."

Lots of angst? Yep.
A cocky but loveable lead guy? Yep.
A quirky female lead with a rambling problem? Yep.
A group of friends that makes you feel like you wish you were besties in real-life? Yep.
PRUDE has all this and more...

Rebecca Washington was just publicly humiliated by her (now ex) boyfriend. Did I mention that it was publicly? Because yeah,

Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
I stumbled upon Jordan S Grey through Twitter one day and, after a bit of light stalking, realized that I needed to read Prude asap. And boy am I glad I did!

So, we're introduced to Rebecca, a socially awkward college student, being dumped by her boyfriend in public. That's a terrible situation to be in even if you aren't socially awkward. A guy named Derek waltz right on up and tries to get her number (as a bet) and obviously she realizes it and he's now a douche. bye bye Derek (until we see yo
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Prude was a cute love story that hooked me quickly and I couldn't put it down. Originally I just downloaded a sample, but I bought the full book before I'd even finished the sample. I don't always enjoy stories with college students, but this one was great. If you're looking for a feel-good story, this is a good one!
Lisa Mandina
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!!! Full review to come on Lisa Loves Literature soon!
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Possible spoilers ahead…

The action starts from the first sentence in this fun, sexy novel. Rebecca finds herself in the middle of a crowd, being insulted, humiliated and ultimately dumped by her (now ex) boyfriend. Rebecca is so shy that she didn’t even like holding hands with her boyfriend of six months, she much preferred to blend into the background and to avoid being noticed at all costs. This of course makes this public tongue lashing that much more devastating.

When she is trying to collec
Caroline F
3.5 stars.

“You don’t do girlfriends, and I don’t do casual flings. You joke that I’m a prude, but you’re right….we want different things. Truth is, you scare me, and you’re a real asshole sometimes, but I like you. And that just makes me more scared because I should know better.”

Rebecca meets Derek for the first time literally just after she’s been dumped by Sean, her boyfriend of six months. At first, she thinks he’s nice but then she realises that he’s approached her as a bet to get her numbe
Mari Johnston
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was provided a free copy for review by the author. This in no way affected my review.


Honestly, I connect rave about Jordan Gray's debut PRUDE enough. This book was one of my favorite reads of September 2016 and I cannot wait for Shayler's story in the second installment of the Labeled series.

PRUDE follows Rebecca and the aftermath of a very humiliating, and public, breakup. One of my favorite things about Rebecca, was just how much alike we were. She is very much a plann
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Prude is a fun, flirty tale. The main character goes through a roller coaster of emotions and events that are enough to leave your head spinning. Characters are well-developed, believable, and likeable. A great book, and an AMAZING first book from new author Jordan Gray!
Aurora - Whoo Gives A Hoot
Dec 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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* Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot *
I received this ARC from Xpresso Book Tours Review Opportunity!

In this extraordinary debut novel Prude (Labeled #1) by Jordan S. Gray we meet Rebecca Washington, a college student who is publicly humiliated by her boyfriend of six months dumps her in front of all their peers. If that wasn’t bad enough enter in Derek, a pretty boy jerk who asks for her number immediately following her public humiliation for a stupid bet. Unfortunately, avoiding hi
Christina  Fender
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book begins with an attitude and keeps it through the end. We first meet Rebecca Washington and Sean. Sean and Rebecca are arguing in public and are causing quite a scene. Sean is holding no skeletons in the closet about their relationship. I loved the reference to Sir Cuddles (spoiler alert... it's not Sean). The end of their argument results in Rebecca not only being overly embarrassed, but also single.

Boys will be boys and frat boys will be worse as Derek Byrnes is dared to ask Rebecca
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as part of a giveaway in a reading group I am. I promised the author Jordan, I would leave a review when I finished.

I can say that I too fell in love with Derek. He was such a charismatic guy and everything about him made me want more. I surely know why that sweet Rebecca Washington fell for him.

Shayler, her humor and her "tendencies" had me laughing through the book. Her analogies are the best.

I felt like I blossomed with Rebecca as she eloped from a shy girl to this beaut
Tiffany Marie
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this NA romance! I laughed out loud so many times!
PRUDE was funny, romantic, emotionally charged & heart-warming.
I loved how Rebecca and Derek had this hilarious love/hate relationship. The author did a great job with the flow of this story and the believability of the couple's love.
And the supporting characters were just as entertaining to read about.
I loved how the author put together two completely opposite characters:
Rebecca, being a so-called "prude" who likes
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You were a new author to me. I happened across this book by accident and am so glad I did! After reading the blurb, I read until the wee hours of the morning until I had read the whole thing! I really enjoyed it and can't wait for more! :) I especially loved how Rebecca and Derek grew over the span of the book!
Feb 06, 2017 rated it liked it
'Prude' was such a fun, fluffy read that was really enjoyable and cute. I'm a complete sucker for hate to love relationships and this book did not let me down.

There were times when the main character, Rebecca, came across as really immature and annoying, she would just be really dramatic about everything and make a mountain out of a molehill. Sometimes it was endearing but a lot of the time it just caused a lot of eye rolls. However, the character development was really great and Rebecca became
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It’s refreshing to read about a character who is entirely realistic. Rebecca is a character who is studious and introverted and not entirely comfortable with intimacy. Through the book Rebecca develops and slowly comes out of her shell. The great thing is that she does not miraculously change overnight and the quirks that make Rebecca herself remain with her through the book.

I particularly enjoyed the friendship between Rebecca, Shayler and Ansley was a relationship that I found particularly end
☆Tweety ☆
4.5 stars

I was given this book for an honest review.

"Prude" is the debut book of Jordan S. Gray and it deals with a college girl, Rebecca Washington, as she has just been dumped in front of many students at campus because her ex said she was too prude and annoying. Right then she meets a mysterious guy, Derek, who ends up becoming her partner for a British lit project. She dreads this because she doesn't want to threaten her GPA, but as they see each other to prepare the presentation, a bond gro
Isa Jones (Jo&Isalovebooks Blog)
This is Jordan S. Grey's debut novel and so my first time reading her work. I feel really bad because sadly this book was not for me but I will try ensure my review is a constructive one.

I can't fault the writing as the story was well edited and had all the required elements for this type of book. However, in my opinion, the characters at times weren't well portrayed and to me that presented a dilemma as it hindered my ability to connect and to completely believe in the story.

At the beginning o
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I got this book through review opportunity of Xpresso Book Tours.

Rebecca, a A grader college student gets dumped by her first boyfriend Sean. Derek, a Dean Lister and 6 ft full of hotness, he, as per a bet to get Rebecca’s number approaches her with sympathy. She starts rambling, pouring out her emotions, but soon she discovers his real intentions, and that pisses her off. Then as the story advances, in many instances Rebecca and Derek meet (they also get paired for a project), Rebecca’s opinion
For the first time in a long while I didn't want to put a book down. I wanted to keep reading. There are a few bits/words missed in the editing process but that's the norm these days.
Derek is a bit of an anti-hero in my opinion. (Bit of a spoiler warning)He is supposed to be attracted and falling for Rebecca but she walks in on him fooling around with some chick and later in the book after their drama, she again walks in on him and a chick and neither of them have their shirts on. I'm wondering
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a good book for a debut novel. All the characters are adorable. This book had so many laugh out loud moments I couldn't keep count.

Poor awkward, shy Rebecca was just dumped by her boyfriend in the worst way possible especially if you're Rebecca (I wanted to break Sean's nose for being such a prick) and to make matters worse a handsome jerk asks for her number afterwards and then she found out it was a bet he made to get the "prudes" number. Later in class Rebecca finds out Mr hands
Ember Rain
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was super excited to read this book, being a giant fan of Romcom books. I wasn't dissapointed at all! I did feel the book could have had a few more comedic scenes, but overall feel it was very well written, and the characters very relatable and well developed. I especially loved the ending of the book, and appreciate the opportunity to have read such a fun book!. I look forward to the second installment in the series featuring the best friend Shaylor, who was a side character aka best friend o ...more
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
I got a copy of this book for an honest review here it goes...
The story is about a relationship between a hot commitment-phobe boy and a 'nerdy' 'prudish ' introvert girl.
It wasn't one of my favourite college romance novels. I really wanted to love it ..I did...But I just couldn't especially since the rest of the world seemed to give it a five star rating.
I hate to admit it but I didn't fall in love with the relationship between the characters aka the guy and the girl RATHER I fell in lov
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Jordan S Gray is a full time mother, college student, and writer. She never did grow out of that emo stage and considers punk music, coffee, and Taylor Swift to be the necessary fuel for her writing. If you happen to run into her at the library or book store, the only places she leaves the house for, she's probably dressed head to toe in black. Actually, if it weren't for the purple hair, she woul ...more

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