★ SYNOPSIS ★
Genevieve Rodriguez’s life isn’t panning out the way she’s always envisioned. At all. Not only is she exactly one “D” away from getting kicked out of school, but her heart is in pieces after her long-time crush marries someone else. For Genevieve, sunny Silver Strand has never felt more dismal.
Then Adam Abramowitz, her super-cute, super-smart physics tutor—who never seems to notice even her sexiest tops—tells her his Visa is about to expire and he’s going to have to return to Israel.
Suddenly the words pop out Genevieve’s mouth before she can stop them. “Marry me.”
At first, it’s a joke…until it’s not. Because in that brief, unexpected moment, everything changes. The rules. The boundaries. And Adam and Genevieve are about to discover what happens when you push the limits.
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★ MY REVIEW ★
Own Me by Lexi Scott is the third novel in the Silver Strands series. I went into this book, not having read anything else in the series, so yes, it can be read as a standalone and will fully support itself. It’s told from an alternating third person point-of-view, and is written extremely well. No awkward moments, no slow downs, it’s just right.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and a lot of it was due to the main characters. They have chemistry, but they are also both in denial about the other one. From the very first chapter, you can practically feel the tension between these Adam and Gen, and yet… each thinks the other only sees them as a friend.
Adam is the extremely smart, and I don’t mean just book smart, handsome guy who basically alienates people when he starts talking science. They get that glazed over look, but he tries his darnedest to explain complex matters that go over most peoples heads. It comes across as endearing and comical at the same time. He’s known Gen since he first got to the U.S., she was hist first friend, and his closest… and she’s been trying to set him up with one of her various friends for years.
“I’m just going to lay this out honestly, as your friend, okay? Pinksnoggle23@gmail? Brain cells die every time I even think of about that user name.” – Adam to Gen, Own Me by Lexi Scott
The first thing that comes to mind for me with Gen is her shoes, probably because I’m a shoe lover. She won’t wear anything without a huge heel on it. She’s always dressed up, looks good and is pretty much oblivious that Adam would even look at her outside of friendship. She’s had her own heart broken and is trying to move past it. The best way I can even explain Gen is that she made me smile. She cares about her family, her friends, she loyal, and she’s just plain stubborn about some things. Oh and glitter. I laughed so much at Gen’s glitter and rhinestones.
“I don’t wear shoes unless they make me six inches taller and three times sexier, preferably while glittering.” – Gen, Own me by Lexi Scott
They end up having to over come a few things, but it added to their characters and their relationship together.
All in all, I gave this book a four star rating. It entertained me, it made me laugh, it made me smile, and I just flat out enjoyed it. I was almost sad when it ended. I’d highly recommend this one, not just for the characters, but the story itself. Friends to lovers, and not to mention it really is a different type of plot, so it makes it a bit different. 😀