What respectable guy could say no to that? Yeah, she was my best friend. But she was also the hottest chick I had ever known. I thought it would be simple. I thought we'd have a good time, then pretend like it never happened.
It turns out, I was an idiot.
Now, she wants nothing to do with me, but I'm determined. I've ...more
"Okay, here's the thing. I'm a virgin. And you need to relieve me of that."
"Riley! Stop staring at my boobs!" I throw my hands up in frustration. "Tell your boobs to stop staring at my eyes!"
Deal breakers is a cute friends to lovers romance. I really liked it, but I would have liked more character & relationship development.
What this book is about
The minute Riley lays eyes on Devyn he wants her, but when Riley asked her out Devyn made it clear that ...more
“Okay, here’s the thing. I’m a virgin. And you need to relieve me of that.” Riley sprays beer from his mouth all over the table. “The fuck you say?”
WARNING: THIS REVIEW IS GOING TO CONTAIN AN INORDINATE NUMBER OF GIFS – EVEN FOR ME. AND ALSO SPOILERS (IF A ROMANCE NOVEL CAN EVEN BE “SPOILED” SINCE THEY ALL USE THE SAME TIRED TROPES).
Riley and Devin meet on their second week at Nike U . . .
Riley is the resident ...more
This book covers a whole lot of popular romance tropes. It's a friends to lovers book. It's a second chance and secret baby romance. It's also cute, funny and at times too sweet for words. I have an affinity for foul mouthed (fictional) children that haven't fully mastered potty training yet so Nathan was an added bonus.
My only issue is the angst level. I could've used more of it. That's right, more angst. I felt the situations Devyn and then Riley found themselves in ...more
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It was hard for me to rate it 3 stars only. I think it’s-me-not-the-book problem that’s why I ended up not liking this. Well, I still have some facts why I rated it 3 stars.
1. The Characters–Rye and Devyn met when they were in their University, as usual Rye begin to have an interest to Devyn. It ended up for them to become “best friends”. Best friend scenario in this story didn't ...more
I have no patience for that anymore, however. If a book doesn't grab my attention within the first 10 pages and hold it throughout, I have no qualms about adding it to the pile of DNFs and trying out something new. Sometimes I get in these moods where ...more
One night two friends make a deal, one major revelation is had and one messes up big time. But that one night ...more
Wow! Three hours ago I sat down on the edge of my daughter's bed and opened Deal Breakers thinking I might read a chapter or two while wrestling my kiddo to sleep. Yet here I am, child long since passed out closing the kindle app after completely devouring every wonderful morsel of this book and it's 12 a.m.
Deal Breakers is a friends to lovers story about college friends Devyn and Riley and their one night stand of epic proportions. ...more
What can I say? I'm a sucker for the best friends to lovers stories and this one did not disappoint! I loved Riley (the hero) and Devyn (the heroine) in this story. The secondary characters were pretty great too (especially Nathan and Drew).
The storyline itself was predictable, but in a comforting sort of way. Sort of like watching those lifetime movies - you know whats going to happen, but you still watch it! I ...more
“Love deeper and laugh harder than you ever thought possible. Never settle for anything less.”I read this cutesy romance in one sitting because I just couldn't put it down. The story flows so well and the characters are very likable. I was grinning from ear to ear the whole time. Such a delightful read! Sure, there are tons of 'meeh' moments, but the cuteness and adorableness overshadows it! I hope there'll be books for Brody and Rainey, and Drew!
I know it has a giant neon sign with the word ...more
This book is the most fun read I have experienced all year. I love friends to lovers stories and this one is so well-written. I absolutely adore the characters in this book. I don't know how Devyn ever resists Riley at all. He is definitely the book boyfriend material you swoon over. ...more
Riley is learning a whole lot about his four year old son, it's all new to him, "my jaw drops. “How do I not know this? I’m a guy! I don’t remember being obsessed with my junk until I was at least thirteen.” Riley he likes to make sure his girl knows he appreciates her assets, "I follow her gaze. “Boobs are boobs, Devyn. Big or small, I love them all.” She looks up and catches me staring at her chest." Their son Nathan was such a joy he made me laugh so hard, “Unca’ Drew bought me some big boy ...more
Sweet romance, funny, with a lot of heartbreak and lovely characters.
Although it was a good read, it didn't completely filled my measures. It was fast paced and it missed what I like to call 'The Sparkle'.
This is one of those books that I have a hard time reviewing because it took me a while to warm up to it. But it still goes home with a rounded up four star, because I love a good laugh, and this book had plenty of it.
*ARC received via NetGalley*
Thank you Laura Lee for another book that I did not want to put down. I cannot wait for the next one!
I was so excited to find out I'd be receiving a copy of this! It sounded too cute, and then when I started reading it I found out it wasn't just going to be this cute story. It had real life problems that people go through and all the drama a good romance should have. It was a bit overly fast paced but I liked the idea as a whole so I'd definitely recommend it. It was quirky,steamy,hilarious and an all around happily ever after.
Title: Deal Breakers
Author: Laura Lee
Genre: New Adult & College, Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Holy book devour, Batman!
I’m pretty new to the NetGalley experience, so lately, when I’ve been on there, I start randomly searching through genres and then publishers and in one of my jaunts through the site, I came across this story and had it immediately sent to my kindle. The idea, what takes place in the synopsis pulling me in ...more
I am not going to lie. I did not set high expectations for this book as its premise is, to put it frankly, a recurring cliché. Boy meets Girl. Boy and Girl become best friends. Boy and Girl hook up once. Awkwardness. Boy avoids Girl. Girl ends up pregnant. Boy does not know. And you know the rest of the drill.
This novel is told in two ...more
Deal Breakers is a wonderful story that follows Devyn and Riley’s time together. It all started their freshman year of college, when Riley first lays eyes on Devyn and knew he had to have her. Although Devyn isn’t looking for a relationship, they become best friends over their four years of college. As their senior year is coming to an end, Devyn asks something of Riley that changes everything and causes them to later lose ...more
Devyn is just starting college after leaving her town and memories behind her. Then she meets Riley and life will never be the same he's smart, funny and they have everything in common not to mention good looking but all she needs now is a friend. He turns out to be the best friend she needs to get through four years of school, and throughout that time never crossing the friend line but one amazing night together before they both start their new lives changes ...more
I loved this book. The story flows very well. You are hooked from the beginning. I read this book in one sitting, I couldn't put it down. I love the characters...Riley is perfect book boyfriend material!!!!!!
This is the story of Riley and Deyvn!
Riley wants Deyvn from the moment he sees her but she friend zones him immediately. ...more
I absolutely love potty mouth characters!!! I have no idea why, but they are always a favorite of mine! Pretty much everyone in this book has a potty mouth. I loved that Devyn, even though she has a tragic past, never let anything get her down. She knew who she was and I loved the tomboy in her!! I also liked that despite being incredibly attracted to Devyn, Riley never made advances when he knew he couldn't be what she needed.
There were times when the story felt rushed and then ...more
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Not only a page turner but characters that we can all relate too. Such an amazing storyline with funny and also embarrassing moments. Be prepared to be amazed.
Riley McIntyre meets Devyn Summers's boobs and he is mesmerized!!
“Riley! Stop staring at my boobs!”
“Tell your boobs to stop staring at my eyes!”
Devyn shifts him firmly into the dreaded "Friend-Zone" which gives them lots of time to spend with each other, knowing and growing together. Then come the ultimate favour that Devyn asks of Riley .
“OKAY, here's the thing. I'm a ...more
#1. A hero who is not likeable through most of the story. 1a.) He parades his revolving door of girls he uses, without remorse, right under the nose of the heroine, who he supposedly wants to be with/cares about. 2a.) After their first time together, she tells him she loves him. He then immediately treats her like she has just become infected with the black plague. Apparently, he thinks you can catch it over ...more
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This was a really cute, easy read! I was able to finish it in about a day and a half. I really liked Riley. He was cute and had a great personality. I loved how sweet he was with Devyn. I loved the part where they almost kissed for the first time. I was really rooting for them! Their friendship was great as well. Right from the beginning, Devyn made it clear to Rylie that all she was looking for was a friend. Of ...more
Laura Lee is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy and sometimes ridiculously funny romance. She is best known for writing the Dealing With Love series and the Pixie Dust Chronicles.Laura won her first writing contest at the ripe old age of nine, earning a trip to the state capital to showcase her manuscript. Thankfully for her, those early works will never see the light of day again!