I was no longer just one of the guys.
I was now something to be desired.
Too bad he never promised me forever.
Now with my future bleak and my life uncertain, can I pick up the shattered pieces of my life and make it good again?
Or am I destined to chase after the ghost of my past forever?
Sterling and Victoria’s story caught me off guard with how emotional it was. Their friendship was being tested to the max and I couldn’t wait to see how it ended. The fight they had with themselves broke my heart because I just wanted them both to be happy.
I will say though that there were several times I wanted to throat punch Sterling. That guy made me so ...more
As i said in my review for unbidden, Cala Riley is a seriously underrated author. Her work seems fabulous to me. Both sterling and victoria took me on a ride that was very enjoyable for me. I was interested in sterling from the moment i met him the first book of Brighton academy series. His ruthless exterior had me falling in love with him in just a few chapters. I honestly could not give this book anything less that 4 stars because it deserves all the damn stars . E ...more
Overall is a good friends to lovers. What I would liked different. Some connections inside the story. Because the piece that sometimes link the main moments of the story is missing. Without spoil but I hope you'll get it, you get from white to black without any grey shade. I can get that maybe it was a choice conditioned by the plot, dynamic and all you want, but that el ...more
Victoria and Sterling have been friends since elementary school. Somewhere along the way, sparks started flowing between them and they made a deal. Since neither of them wanted a relationship, they decided on an exclusive friends with benefits arrangement. However, Sterling might not want a relatio ...more
Victoria and Sterling have been friends forever. They know each other very well, and somewhere along the line, their friendship turns into something more. There's always been chemistry between them, so they decide to enter into a no strings attached relationship. Together they are electric, but Sterling prefers to keep things casual because he' ...more
"Stop it, V. Stop him right now. Don't let him do this to you again. My mind is begging me to see reason. Oh, but that traitorous heart is yelling over her."
4 Unpredictable Stars! What a bumpy, sexy ride this book was!!
Victoria and Sterling have been friends forever, and now that they are older, they've moved their relationship to "friends with benefits." But these two can't seem to come together as an actual couple because while Victoria comes from a loving family. Sterling's dad ...more
Victoria and Sterling have know each other since childhood and for the last 6 months have been 'friends with benefits'. But Victoria has always loved Sterling but they have been raised into different environments - Victorias family full ...more
Can his promises, and her dreams ever be one and the same?
Awww what a fantastic little read! I could of read so much more about these two.
We are back at Brighton Academy with the gang, but this time the focus is on Victoria and Sterling.
The first book in this series "Unbidden" belonged to Sage and Reed, and was equally amazing!
Victoria is the girl who's willing to settle but wants so much more. Sterling is th ...more
Sterling and Victoria have been friends since they were kids, growing up they leaned on each other and then they took their friendship further, they knew the rules this was exclusively casual what can go wrong?
Sterling is closed off he guards his heart more than he knows, when 1 decision has a flow on effect that impacts not only them but their entire friendship group Sterling is forced to lo ...more
First off I hated Sterling so so so much throughout the entire first half of this book. But he won me over & I thought that would be hard to do. These two almost beat out Reed & Sage for first place but Sage kept their ranking after all her moments in this book.
Victoria’s book was everything I had hoped it would be & more. To love a boy you’d been best friends with since childhood isn’t easy especially when that boys Sterling.
I loved the twist in this book, & at first I wanted to ...more
I love how the author gave us the whole gang from book one rallying for the their friends to get their acts together making this a heart felt book 2. The Brighton Academy group are a tight group of ...more
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. ...more
Contemporary Romance, Young Adult/New Adult, Friends-to-Lovers
First Person, Dual-POV (mostly heroine's)
This is Brighton Academy's book #2 and I wouldn't recommend it to be read as a stand-alone.
I loved the first book and was really excited for this one. I have truly enjoyed it for completely different reasons than the first.
Yes, we do see a bit of all of our favorite characters from the group of friends, but this book felt more mature than the first.
As much as I loved Sage and Reed, I love Victoria and Sterling more. (I know I maybe a little sad about this too) Their story is emotional and raw and runs deep. They have years of friendship that makes them so much more complicated. It’s not simple in anywa ...more
Book two in the Brighton Academy this time we focus on Victoria and Sterling. The pair have been friends for as long as they can remember and have shifted to friends with benefits.
Sterling has always been a love em and leave em kind of guy. Victoria has been ok with the following suit. The situation had worked for them both, but with a change in circumstances, there is a shift in feelings.
How do the pair navigate this new environment? And will they be strong enough to fight for their relationsh ...more
Unpredictable is Victoria and Sterling's story. They have been best friends since they were little and now with the added "benefits"- lets face it, this almost always turns out disastrous.
I enjoyed the story line but it was so incredibly fast paced! Everything moved at lightening speed. I managed to read this book in about 2 hours. There was defini ...more
This is a must read series so go on out and one click this series!
I can't stop reading once I start reading the series... 😍
[Each story is pretty short, you can read it in one sitting]
Victoria and Sterling's story.
Victoria has been harboring feelings towards Sterling for a very long time.
They choose to become friends-with-benefits but Victoria always hopes for more.
Alas, Sterling does not seem to have the same view as her.
He claims he is not capable to love other people...
When I first met Victoria in Unbidden, I thought she was your typical rich girl: ...more
To start with, I felt it was WAY too short, I read this in a few hours. Nothing was really fleshed out, explored, allowed to develop, or had time to breathe. It felt rushed.
Secondly, I didn’t feel as if Sterling had any redeeming features. There was an attempt to garner sympathy but again, it fell flat and wasn’t fully explored.
Third, I never got a confrontation from Victoria. I ...more
This wasn’t for me. The first book had things I liked and things I didn’t but the good things about that book overweight the few things I didn’t like.
But on this one NOOO
I didn’t like how V was weak and Sterling was a big douchebag. I don’t care if he tried to redeem himself later it was to late for me I didn’t like him since the first time he cheated! I didn’t like her since she took him back not even minutes after he saw him after he cheated because she swears he has a MagicD.
**I was generous ...more