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When Johanna ‘Jo’ Gold, witty college life blogger and senior at Rutan University, decides to move in with three male strangers her last semester of school, her life unexpectedly turns upside down. While dealing with her new roommates, A.J., the pompous rich kid who feels trapped in following his father’s footsteps; Rob, the prematurely engaged former womanizer who tries t ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published April 21st 2017 by Corine Mekaouche
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Annika
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Aw. This book could have been amazing. No, strike that - it should have been amazing. I absolutely loved the premise. It was the perfect set-up for tons of magnificent banter, laugh-out-loud situations and touching friendships.
However, it was just an okay read for me.

This is not a college romance. If you're looking for romantic swooning, this is not the book for you. It was more of a coming-of-age story - a bunch of ordinary students going through their last semester of college, struggling with
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Tissy
May 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
A light and funny read with zero romance. So if that's your thing then this is the book for you.
Personally though I love a good romance so I wished that was included but I could definitely appreciate the focus on friendship between the four main characters. The guys POV was a little refreshing in that they behaved/thought like harmless douches (reminding me of my old college friends) and not the cliched brooding or ultra sweet love interests. However having four MCs was just too much e
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Nicki K.
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

While this book was definitely different than I had anticipated, I found I really enjoyed it. Last Semester was full of complex and compelling characters all going through one of the most pivotal moments of their lives, and growing to become responsible(-ish) adults. The author could have easily turned this book into an overdramatic, angsty romance, but instead wrote a believable coming-of-age story, which I really ap
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Anthea
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book! It was a cute, funny, lighthearted read!

Full review on the way!
Darleen
» Review can also be found on Orchids & Amethysts.

Title: Last Semester
Author: Corine Mekaouche
Rating: 3 - 3.5/5

Thanks to NetGalley and Xpresso Book Tours for letting me receive a digital copy of this book.

When Johanna ‘Jo’ Gold, witty college life blogger and senior at Rutan University, decides to move in with three male strangers her last semester of school, her life unexpectedly turns upside down. While dealing with her new roommates, A.J., the pompous rich kid who feels trapped in followi
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Lovely Loveday
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Last Semester by Corine Mekaouche was release on April 21, 2017 and is a new adult, romance novel. The writer creates the prefect college setting with the usual group of friends with each character sharing their own coming to age story. I really like how these characters seem like any other college student. The setting helps to add to the complex story line. I feel like you can easily relate to one or more. This book was a fun read for me that I really enjoyed.
Steph
Jul 30, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked the book and characters for the most part. I really wanted more. More explanation, more of an ending, more romance. I did enjoy the humour in the novel and found myself laughing quite a few times. A good, quick read.
Sarah (The Book Life)
I didn't love this one. I was absolutely sucked in by the premise, but I guess the actual story didn't deliver what I was hoping. One thing I didn't mind, though, was the fact that it wasn't a romance. Don't get me wrong, romance novels are my first love, but I can respect a story where the girl moves in with three guys and doesn't immediately fall in love. Girl had her focus and it wasn't a dude.
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
Original review: A Novel Glimpse

Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.

When I started reading Last Semester, I was expecting it to be a lot like other books I've read where a girl or guy moves in with roommates of the opposite sex and falls for one of them. That wasn't the story line for Last Semester. Last Semester wasn't a romance, but a mature coming of age story.

In Last Semester, Jo decides she's ready to make some big changes
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Bobbie
May 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
I wanted so much from this story - there's something about the scenario of a female thrown into a world of male characters, that intrigues me, but it also makes me expect certain things, and those things were not provided by Last Semester. I did obtain this book from Netgalley, so I can overlook the numerous glaring editing errors, with an assumption that the author will have the book properly edited before releasing it to the world in general. But for me there were issues with the story too. It ...more
Alia Therese Lazo
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary

Experiences help us to grow up and face the world


The book made me laugh at the crazy antics the four characters got into in a short period of time. The characters started off with problems they didn’t know how to solve and as the story progressed, they were able to solve the problems they had. Each character matured and were able to face head on the uncertanity they would have in the future. They were able to form a strong bond between each other without having any romantic feelings for each

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Nicole
May 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley. This is my review.
I wish that Goodreads would incorporate half star ratings into their system...because I thought this novel was a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
It was highly entertaining. I feel like Jo and I have very similar personalities and traits. She loves reading and writing, she doesn't like lawn gnomes and thinks they are terrifying just like me, in the novel she travels to Ireland (and that is a dream of mine)...and she can also hold a grudge
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Anne
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it

This was an interesting look at college life through the eyes of four roommates--three male and one female--as they navigate the typical pitfalls and triumphs of school, parties, relationships, families, drinking, sex, and pranks. Each has his or her own "hang-ups" but they realize in order to get along they must be willing to "walk in someone else's shoes," I didn't initially care much for the characters, but by the end they appeared to be human and flawed as we all are. It certainly did not ma
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Love V
May 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book started out really good.
I was pulled in and very interested in the story line.
until each chapter was a different person, it felt hard to follow.
I usually Love having two POV but having so many, more made it slightly overwhelming for me to stay focused on who each chapter was.
I was so excited to read this book, but I don't know if I can get myself to do it.
Katy Halsema
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. I laughed so hard in a few spots. The shenanigans that Jo and Rob get up to are hilarious! Drew is so intelligent and AJ is....well AJ.

I will say, I didn't like where this book ended and I hope that there's a followup book to this one cause it really needs it! GAH!
Renee Cowdery
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a really good and funny book
Cristina
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Key R.
rated it it was ok
May 06, 2017
Sionna
Aug 15, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: netgalley, new-adult
*I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

Dnf @ 19%

sigh I really wanted to like this one.
In my last year of grad school, possibly my last year of school ever, and all I want to read is about college students--extra points if they are like me. I want some connection. I want scream at how finally the book world gets it. This is not that book.

I'm not rating this one, because I feel most of my comments are subjective.
--Who starts school (in semesters) after Martin Lu
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Sunshyne
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Very funny upbeat book, I give props to the author for not making her fall for in love. Or have a crazy love triangle going on.
Taylor
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Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This witty and wonderful novel follows at 21-year-old college life blogger who ends up moving in with 3 very different men for her last semester hence the title, and obviously, hijinks ensue with some hilarity and some surprisingly serious moments that left me breathless. Loved it!
Elena
rated it it was amazing
Jun 01, 2017
Veridiana Machado
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
4/5

An eARC of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I didn't know how I was going to review this book. I liked it, but it didn't "mark" me as other books do. What I mean is: although it was a great story, full of twist and turns, and laughable situations (you can see that in the prologue), it was a bit generic, and the only thing that saved this book for me was the fact that there were many points of view - each chapter was told not by one, but all the main
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Steph
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Jul 10, 2017
Aimee
rated it it was ok
Mar 12, 2019
Keanna (KeyReadThat)
The Why:
A hilarious look into the lives of three roommates in college surviving their senior year.

I loved the inside look of Jo, A.J. and Drew who based on asssumpstions realize that Jo is actually Josephine and didn't realize that they agreed to let a girl live with them. Each of the characters I connected with, because as a college kid it's hard trying to juggle school life while also trying to have a social life. With a hilarious, but realistic approach it was filled with prank wars, relatio
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The geek and a dreamer, Corine Mekaouche has always had the vision of becoming a writer. While growing up in the New Jersey suburbs, Corine spent her childhood immersed in music, novels, and writing. To her, the arts was the best escape ever. For college, she attended Rutgers University majoring in English and minoring in Theatre Arts. Somehow, Corine survived the college experience and became som ...more
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