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My best friend's brother grew up. Hot.

I know the rules.

The rules say Dylan Cameron is off-limits.

That includes his messy dark hair and wickedly knowing eyes. The hard body he built playing rugby. Definitely his reputation for doing very bad things.

But when the most gorgeous, mysterious, brooding boy I never let myself want shows up on my birthday with a confession that se
Kindle Edition, 327 pages
Published November 1st 2015 (first published May 27th 2015)
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Jul 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Schooled by Piper Lawson is the first book in the Travesty series it's a great start to the series but a little predictable 🙄 (best friend falls for other best friends brother yep you can guess the rest).
It's a quick sexy fun read,if you're looking for something light hearted with a little naughtiness then this is definitely the book to read, it can be read as a standalone but if you want more from Dylan and Alexis then book 2 is needed which is the best friend story.📖
May 29, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s-2015
Schooled is a debut novel for Piper Lawson, and is a stand alone novel with an HEA. It's a college based love story, between Alexis Caine and Dylan Cameron. For a first timer, well done Ms. Lawson. I applaud the efforts.

Best friends Alexis and Ava, have always had a dream to start their own fashion label. Ava, being the designer and, Alexis, would handle the business side of things. Ava is a carefree, artsy type, whilst Alexis, is more cut of the mill, and goes by the book type of girl. Focused
I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review


I wanted to LOVE this book.. I read the first chapter online and instantly likeD Dylan... but then.. IDK...

It was just ok for me...

The book starts out at Alexis birthday party soon after her high school boyfriend broke up with her... She is still a lil heart broken licking her wounds when she runs into her best friends younger brother Dylan... Dylan and Alexis share a moment and she spends a lot of time rejecting
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
4 to 4,5 stars.

Schooled is the first novel published by Piper Lawson and as far as I’m concerned, it’s certainly not a bad one! I really had a blast reading this college romance story.

Who should read this book?
Fans of YA novel with college romance. If you’re looking for a light read with a driven heroine and a sexy but quite innocent best friend’s younger brother with a little something different, it could be your book.

The plot in a nutshell:
Lexi and Ava are best friends for life, both in thei
Elle's Book Blog
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
:: 5 Flirtatious Stars ::

This book was provided by publisher/netgalley for an honest review- thank you!

Schooled by Piper Lawson is the first book in the Travesty series. It is a new adult/college romance. There is NO cliffhanger. The second book will be in the point of view of another character- Ava. For fans of happily ever after books, pick up this one. It is fairly short (199 pages), contains sexy book boyfriends, and makes you crave the type of relationship portrayed in this book.

All in all,
The Talented Miss Ripley
Pretty Good

Actually I can't wait to see what the next book will bring. Funny, hypnotic, tasteful, and delicious to read! I couldn't put it down!

I recommend anyone that loves a good romance book!
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 3.5 Stars ~

Schooled is the Debut novel for Piper Lawson and I thought it was a good first novel for her. I enjoyed this story, but it didn't WOW me. I thought the writing style was really good and the flow and pace of the story was spot on.

I think my only real complaint was that it wasn't anything new or original. The storyline is like many I have read in this genre and nothing really stuck out to make it different from other co
✿ℎazℯℓ - thℯ ℛock Cℎick ℱairy✿
This book is light hearted and HOT. AND I MEAN HOT. . .

To be very honest, I thought that this book would just be like the regular ones nowadays. You know? The ones with broken characters and such a heavy burden on both ends?

However, nope.

Both characters are damn smart! Lex is your ultra smart business-woman-to-be while Dylan is your future engineer. Both of them like studying, which by the way, already makes them very unique among other lead heroes/heroines. They're both driven. I like that a
I'm not a writer but there are rules every book 'has' to follow in certain genres, I get that. And I can understand it's hard to write something different and create something special with a story that has a HEA but this wasn't just my kind of book I guess. Everything was very predictable, very plain and I didn't get to a point where I cared about the characters. Alexis is a very average girl who I never got to like, and Dylan is just the typical hot guy, lots of muscle, good looks, every girl w ...more

Schooled is a novel I did not expect to like given the typical plot; college romance where a girl and a boy had something in common and ended up in a very steamy relationship. If you’re a New Adult reader then you should expect that most of them are like this but despite the tropes, Piper Lawson did well with her debut novel.

New Adult MC’s tend to exasperate me but thank the universe that Alexis “Lex” was not the immature type, she’s actually a girl who wants to be empowered, she wants control
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4 "OMG! I need a Dylan in my life" stars

SCHOOLED is Piper Lawson's debut romance that bring us a delicious story about a subject I love so much but there was a long time I didn't read about: the college romance.

Lex is a business student who dreams of opening a franchise of clothes along with her childhood best friend Ava that goes in the same college studying fashion. The story begins with th
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:** 

Schooled is the first book in a new adult contemporary romance series called Travesty. Travesty is the name of a fashion brand created by two college best friends. The first book in the series is Lex, or Alexis', story. And the second book is Ava's story. I am not sure how many books there are going to be, or if after these first two is subsequent books will continue to follow new couples or will shift back to L
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**I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

This book was everything I thought it would be and a little bit more!

I loved Lex and Dylan's story and their connection. These two not only had great passion and sexual tension, but they also had a great relationship as friends which co
Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, blogged
I absolutely love when I read a book and fall in love with it, only to find out that it's a debut novel and this book fits in that category easily.

I was crushing on Dylan pretty much right off the bat. It's obvious that he has secrets but I had no idea what they could be. He didn't seem to be hiding behind them as much as just trying to move on from them. The way that he and Alexis immediately clicked after seeing each other again was fantastic because their chemistry was off the charts. Their r
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
This was a well written enjoyable debut novel .

Lex and Ava are best friends. They are ambitious and have a goal they want to reach together. They are trying to steer clear of boys. That changes when Ava's little brother Dylan turns up!

If you like forbidden romances then I recommend this story. It's a slow building romance with great characters. Although the storyline didn't blow my mind I enjoyed reading this and look forward to reading more from this author.
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
Argh, I love a story about falling for your best friends brother and the characters hiding their love/lust etc but in this case it just really wasn't for me.

I didn't enjoy the style of writing and I didn't find Alexis particularly likeable. The story slowed down and I wanted to skip parts.

Arghh!! I loved ‘Play’ and ‘NSFW’ but this one was pretty bad! I think this may have been the author’s debut book, so I can let her off sort of! I mean, her writing has obviously developed a lot since this, which is great because like I said her more recent books were great!
I didn’t like Alexis!😱She was immature, selfish and treated people badly. She was obviously one of those characters who are stunning but can’t see it yet all the men want her blah blah blah, not heard that one
3.5 stars.
I was surprised how much I enjoyed this CR/NA.
I always wonder what I am doing reading college romances, but this was so much better than I thought it would be. Sexy but cute, with the protagonists more mature than usual. Also, Dylan is a couple of years younger than Lex, yet it works really well.
Definitely worth a look!
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I received a digital copy of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Piper Lawson Books!

Schooled is the first book in the Travesty series. Also, it is Piper Lawson’s debut novel – which is kind of crazy, because she’s proven herself to be quite the promising author in the highly competitive New Adult, Romance genre. Although I genuinely did not set high expectations for this book as I’m pretty sure I still haven’t comp
Alexis Caine has a dream of launching a fashion line with her best friend Ava. The road to accomplishing this has not been easy, between being dumped by her boyfriend of four years and the demands of college Alexis plans to stay focused and dating free her senior year.

Enter Dylan Cameron, Ava's younger brother. Alexis and Dylan strike a friendship of sort but Alexis is trying to wrap her head around Dylan. Rumors swirl that the bad boy is a player, does drugs, and a few other legendary tales tha
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-ish
Loved it! It was hilarious and filled with the right amount of heart tugging and sexiness! Lex and Ava were written wonderfully, and don't get me started on Dylan..super hot! Quick and easy read! Looking forward to seeing what else this author puts out!
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Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Oct 26, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Some major sneak-up-on-you-hotness in this book!

This was the second book I read in this series; I started with book 3 and loved it so much I wanted to start at the beginning. Schooled was an awesome "first of the series" in that it established a perfect foundation for the rest of the series.

But good gracious, I was NOT expecting the level of HOT contained in these pages!

Dylan is certainly broody and VERY intense. I really liked him, and I really liked him when he finally went after who he wanted
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Thoughts:

Schooled was a sweet, fun, and sexy romance! It is about Alexis "Lex" Caine, and Dylan Cameron, and told exclusively through Lex's point of view. Lex and Ava have been best friends since they were children. In high school, they both came up with the dream of starting their own fashion line. Lex is in charge of the business aspect of their dream, while Ava is in charge of the fashion and design aspect. Lex doesn't have a very stable and close relationship with her family. Her father t
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So a couple of days ago I said I was reading Never Never #3 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher, I’ve been looking forward to that book for months and you know what I’ve been doing instead of reading that – I’ve been reading Schooled! No joke I got sent a copy of the book when I was about to start reading Never Never, I read the first couple of pages and I didn’t want to put it down. So I bet you can guess what kind of review is coming If Piper Lawson beats out Colleen Hoover – A freaking good o ...more
Jun 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alexis Caine defined the word determined. She made her dream and is doing everything she can to achieve it. She’s almost there. She and Ava, her best friend and partner on their soon to be business didn’t need any distractions, most especially boys.

Soon, she’d graduate with a business degree and is about to launch a fashion label, Travesty with the artistic Ava. The label was their blood and sweat, and everything should be perfect. Failure is not an option.

Then here comes the distraction came st
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-kindle
4.5 Stars

Original Review @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

I featured Schooled on the blog back in June. After I contacted the author for an excerpt and I read that snippet, I had to buy it and read it. I am so glad that I did! The main character was smart and determined, and accidently fell for her best friend’s brother. It was a light, fun read with plenty of scenes that would leave you sweltering.

Alexis/Lex was such a great character to read about! Lex and Ava had set goals for themselves back when the
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up Schooled as I received Stripped on NetGalley. Often its important to read books in series and not leave gaps, with this one it wasn't so important although Schooled will give you a greater insight. I should also add, Schooled is totally worth reading.

I haven't read a good New adult book in a VERY long time. After a while it gets a bit boring, samey even and I have to step away and have a break for a while. Schooled was just what I needed to get me back into New Adult fiction. It's th
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Piper Lawson is a USA Today bestselling author of smart, steamy romance! She writes about women who follow their dreams (even the scary ones), best friends who know your dirty secrets (and love you anyway), and complex heroes you’ll fall hard for (especially after talking with them). Brains or brawn? She’ll never make you choose. Piper lives in Canada with her tall, dark and brilliant husband. She ...more

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