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The Study Date by Jessa Wilder
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THE STUDY DATE, the first book in the GLASSHOUSE SERIES by Jessa Wilder, is a New Adult romance set in the senior year of college for both main characters. Sidney King is in her last semester at the California Institute of Technology (CIT). Her dream job is at Gaple Tech Industries, where only the best and brightest students are hired. She needs an “A” in all her remaining classes to qualify, and so she must ace the legendarily difficult Behavior Change Persuasion Technology (BCPT) class. Jax Ryder is on his way to being a bona fide rock star, but before going on his first major tour, he wants to finish his degree in Computer Science at CIT. After a not-so-smooth run in at a campus coffee shop before the BCPT class, Sidney and Jax end up sitting beside each other in the only two remaining seats. She's vowed never to date rock stars, and he's frustrated with clinging fans, so they figure they can be study buddies and just friends. But what begins as a once a week study date, turns into so much more by the end of the semester.

1. Interesting main characters with issues making it hard to trust one another. Sidney has a rock musician father who constantly makes dates with her but never shows. Jax struggles to write music and lyrics after his best friend and song writing partner dies.
2. A fairly unique storyline with writing that pulls you in, particularly in the last third of the book.
3. Likable friends with potential for future stories.
4. Lots of angst and tension-building between the H and h.
5. Satisfying ending brought about by characters' good problem-solving techniques.

1. Story is a little too long. A few slightly repetitive scenes could have been omitted without impacting the whole plot.
2. A few misspelled and missing words, though not enough to detract from the overall story.

THE STUDY DATE is an easy read, perfect for the beach or reading on a holiday, and deserves a solid four stars. The author tells a good story and has created unique main characters and a compelling storyline. Readers who like rock star romances and character-driven books should enjoy this book.

**This story contains sex scenes, so if you prefer clean romances, this is not the book for you.**

If You Like This, You May Like:
Upcoming THE GENTLEMEN SERIES by Jessa Wilder and Kate King, BAD HABIT SERIES by J.T. Geissinger, STAGE DIVE SERIES by Kylie Scott, VIP BOOK SERIES by Kristen Callihan

* Read my other reviews on the Blue Moon Mystery Saloon blog.
** An e-ARC was provided by Booksprout and the author for an honest review.

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Reading Progress

June 12, 2021 – Started Reading
June 12, 2021 – Finished Reading
June 15, 2021 – Shelved
June 15, 2021 – Shelved as: romance

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