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(Brighton Academy #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  122 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Since the moment that was crossed, I knew things had changed forever.
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?
Kindle Edition, 116 pages
Published May 14th 2020
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May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Unpredictable is the second book in the Brighton Academy series and I couldn’t wait to dive in and see what Cala Riley had in store for me.

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
Ria  | Abstract ♥ Books

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
Andi Isack
May 02, 2020 rated it liked it
This story is good. I liked it. It's nothing wrong with the story I mean it gets you to hell and heaven. Smile, scream and cry.
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
Cierra McCauley (Cierra's Corner)
Gah! This writing duo, Cala Riley just kills me! I need more, more of their words! I Love the Brighton Academy Series so Hard! I highly recommend you read book one first, these characters are the best group of friends. I've loved Victoria since book 1, and I'm so happy this was her book! Victoria and Sterling are Everything! They will give you all the feels and make you want to pull out all your hair! I devoured this book in one sitting in just two hours! AHHH! It was short but it couldn't have ...more
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, e-books
“Unpredictable” is the second book in the “Brighton Academy” series. We met Victoria and Sterling in book 1. I was curious about their story, since there was apparently something going on between them.

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
2.5 stars, i was kind of looking forward to this one since the later books in hs na series are usually much better but this was WAY too short. it was literally novella length around 130 pages meaning everything felt super rushed and just meh.
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
GAHHH...Cala Riley what are you doing to me!? This book put me through so many emotions, I couldn't put it down. A heart-gripping friends to lovers story.

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'
Melissa Mendoza
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it

"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
World Of Books 65
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-read, ya
I waited in anticipation for the 2nd book in the 'Brighton Academy' series after falling in love with Sage and Reed in 'Unbidden'. Well I wasn't disappointed - Sterling and Victoria blew me away! Once I started reading I didn't stop until the last page was turned!

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
Clare Harrison
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
They aren't dating, just sleeping together. She wants more, but he's unable to give it.

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
Louise  O
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Unpredictable is the 2nd instalment in the Brighten Academy Series, after reading Unbidden I was hooked.

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
Jennifer Pierson
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Unpredictable was such a great story by this dynamic duo which makes up Cala Riley. Sterling & Victoria have been friends since they were kids, but things took a turn when they took it a bit further, and not in a relationship way, but more of a casual way. Man, Sterling really had my rage at high levels with his actions much of this story, and frankly, I'm still not sure if I forgive him or not since he spent so much time stomping on Victoria's heart on purpose. Victoria was a genuinely kind sou ...more
Larissa Rye
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
4-1/2 stars!!!

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
The Book Fairy Reviews
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 of the Brighton Academy we are now faced with Victoria & Sterling trying to figure out their no-relationship. A friends to lovers romance this book hit all the buttons. We have love, anger, tears and friends coming together to battle the ugly together leading to and HEA that will fill your soul.
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
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Otay y'all I was super excited for Sterling and Victoria's story.... I wasn't sure how I was gonna feel about Sterling and it was mixed feelings through most of the book. I was really shocked by how strong Victoria's emotions were but that she never really stuck to how she felt. She kept letting him talk her into it over and over but when you love the guy how much do you put up with. Sterling really stepped up toward the end and he made great effort to prove himself and change his ways. I really ...more
Tristina Brockway
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Unpredictable was definitely that! I don't think I've ever been more grateful for emotional whiplash in my life, ugly cry and all! Victoria and Sterling's story is messy and all the more beautiful for it. I just can't get enough of this series! Totally ready for Book 3!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Isabelle MBTL
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars

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.

O.M.G, m

Ashley Estep The Art of Reading
I’ve been waiting for this book since before I finished Unbidden. There was just something about the two that had me needing more. And Cala Riley did not disappoint. Sterling and Victoria took me on a ride I couldn’t have stopped if I wanted.

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
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it

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
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
YEEESSSSSS😍 this was everything I wanted and more. I knew Sterling and Victoria’s story was going to be intense but WOW! I was not expecting the twist that happened.... but dude note! I was looking everywhere for a book WITH THAT TWIST and I couldn’t find any and then I read this ... I DIED🤧😭 this story was so heartbreaking yet so beautiful And they got exactly what they deserved! I will say Sterling was an ass for MOST of the book but in my opinion he redeemed himself soooo🤷🏼‍♀️ I also kind of ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book in this amazing series and is Victoria and Sterling’s story. These two have been friends for years but when their feelings for each other turn to move then things become complicated. This is a well written story which is raw, gritty, emotional, and heartbreaking, which had me totally hooked and intrigued throughout this addictive page turner. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series.
Book 2 in the Brighton Academy series. Can be read as a standalone but you get a better introduction to all the characters if you read Unbidden first.
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
Nikki Pennington
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s another 5 star read from Cala Riley for me! I loved V in the first book and was so excited to see that book 2 was hers! Not gonna lie, I hated Sterling with a passion, in the beginning. I truly thought he redeemed himself by the end of the book. This was a great read! Perfect amount of steam, heartbreak, and heart. Now I’m off to dive into book 3.
Oct 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
I actually enjoyed Victoria and Brooks story, very cute couple.
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Holy Hell this is what I was thinking after I read this book. It is the second book in the series and DAMN was it amazing. I love how the story unfolds with Victoria and Sterling. I loved both characters and the supporting characters. This book lays everything out in an orderly fashion. Plus I have to say that this author knows how to capture you the reader and keeps you reading.

This is a must read series so go on out and one click this series!
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
He was her best friend in elementary school, then as they started to get older things shifted between them and feelings started to take hold. Sterling was her first crush, her first kiss, and her first love... but unfortunately for Victoria, Sterling decided early on that love would never be something he wanted. But that didn't stop them from getting involved, they have a relationship of convenience now, one where Sterling takes what he wants, and Victoria secretly loves the time she gets with h ...more
Deborah Kurniawan
3.5 ★★★★

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:
Megan Lowe
May 06, 2020 rated it liked it
I absolutely loved the first book in this series, so I was excited to read this one. Unfortunately it fell flat for me.
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
Jul 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Sorry but No!
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.

Nikki Swope, nixreadsromace
Jun 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a friends to lovers that is explosive at best. Sterling and Victoria have an explosive relationship full of a lot of heat. The second book in the Brighton Academy brings back all the characters we loved from the first book. Sterling is a jerk of epic proportions who needs to get his you know what together and stop stomping all over Victoria because they can be really good together. I am very excited to continue this series with Keaton’s book. I think he is is my favorite.

**I was generous
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