REVIEW: Lace Up by Shae Ross (Pretty Smart Girls #1)


Lace Up (Pretty Smart Girls #1)
Author: Shae Ross
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, New Adult
Release Date: January 26th, 2015
Published By: Entangled Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1506047203


Team Ryan
Ryan Rose and her fellow Spartans are finalists in a high-profile entrepreneurial competition. They’re competing for life-changing money and for their futures. They have a solid plan to win. All they need to do is trounce the competition: rich frat boys from an archrival university. Easy, right?

Team Jett
Jett Trebuchet’s first mistake was not realizing that Ryan and her friends were the competition. His second was expressing his unabashed confidence in his team’s ability to win. After all, everyone knows the only thing MSU does better than U of M is produce beautiful, easy women…oh, and he almost forgot to say “dumb.” And boy, does his team pay for that one.

Game On
As each side tries to game the other, something else seems to be getting in the way—attraction. Now Ryan and Jett must keep their teams from getting distracted by the opposite sex…and each other. All is not fair in love and war when it comes to winning this game.


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To say this review has been a long time coming, would be an overstatement. I’ve been sitting on it like an egg that I’m waiting to hatch! Not intentionally, mind you, I’ve just wanted to find the right words. There is a bit of backstory to this review, and I’ll try to keep that brief.

I read the second book (Reckless) in the Pretty Smart Girls series first. Yeah, out of order! I do not normally do that. You can find my review for it, on the blog. Lace Up, is the first book in the Pretty Smart Girls series by Shae Ross. I cannot even stress to you how much I wish I had read this one first. It was absolutely brilliant, fun, had hilarious moments, and truth be told, had I read it first, I’d have been less upset over the second book. I would have understood better where Shae was going with it. Lace Up, lets you get to know the characters in the second book, you get the backstory more, I feel.

As for Lace Up itself, there were so many times I burst out laughing while reading this book, that I am glad I didn’t read it in public. I’d have looked crazy, sitting and giggling over my Kindle like a loon. Ryan, yeah, that’s our heroine, takes that absolute cake for me. She’s spunky, smart, talented, sassy, and well-rounded and fun. Jett, on the other hand, is one handsome guy. You would think he’s the typical silver-spoon frat boy but is he so much more. A big heart and a false cover is the best way I’d describe him. You have to dig deep with this guy. He cares more than he lets on. He made me laugh almost as much as Ryan did, and when you stuck the two of them together? Oh man. I thought sparks were actually going to fly out of my Kindle.

This book is flat out a page turner. You will want to know what happens next. You will want to know where the characters go. I loved the plot! The whole competition going between the guys versus the girls. It made for all manner of shenanigans.

Would I recommend this book? You can bet money that I would. It was a fantastic read and I know I’ll be going back for more of Shae Ross’s writing.


4 star


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