Monday, July 2, 2012

The Guy Most Likely To...

The Guy Most Likely To
Underneath It All
Leslie Kelly
Can't Get You Out of My Head
Janelle Denison
A Moment Like This
Julie Leto
Releases June 19th, 2012
224 Pages
Source: NetGalley

One of my FAVORITE Anthologies.  Who can resist a Reunion Love Story.

In the first story, Underneath It All  by Leslie Kelly, we meet Lauren and Seth, who had been the "it" couple up until the night he ditches her on prom night and  never even calls to give her an explaination.  Well ten years later, he shows up at the reunion with the truth and the need to get Lauren to listen after all these years. 

I really enjoyed this story.  Lauren and Seth were both such likeable characters and you can't help but want things to work out for them, even if the only thing they get out of the weekend is closure.  It was fun to see where their lives took them after ten years and how it seemed that they both still thought about each other a lot over the past ten years.  This was my favorite of the three.

In Can't Get You Out of My Head by Janelle Denison, we meet Ali and Will who had quite the opposite High School experience.  Will was the nerd who got picked on and Ali was a cheerleader and very popular, but after a few toutouring sessions together, Ali and Will found out they had much more in common then either of them would have imagined.  One kiss turned into Will asking her out on a date, just to call and cancel the night of, and he never spoke to her again,  Ten years later, Will isn't so nerdy anymore and he plans to get Ali back, and maybe finally have that date he'd been regretting all these years.

Ali cant believe that Will actually showed up to the reunion after the horrible High School experience he had, but now he is rich, handsome and oh so sexy, all the girls are giving him the eyes.  But his eyes are only for one girl, and one girl only, Ali.  They have some things to discuss and Will plans to get Ali to give him a second chance.

I also really like Ali and Will.  They had the typical geek/chic romance, which was very short lived, but they both thought about it often through the years, but could she trust him after crushing her teenage heart years ago?

The last story was A Moment Like This by Julie Leto where we meet Scott "Rip" Ripley, bad boy turned successful business man and Erica, Miss Perfect in High School turned wanna-be bad girl.  Rip and Erica shared one kiss in High School after weeks of Rip tutoring Erica in French and the two forming a hidden friendship, but Rip ended the kiss and never spoke to her again.  Erica never understood what she did wrong and why Rip wasn't attracted to her, and now ten years later, she was about to find out.

Rip and Erica have a great reunion meeting, with her dressed in leather and riding a motorcycle and him shocked that this is the same "goody-two-shoes" he remembered from High School.  He never wanted Erica to fall for him becuase he didn't think he was good enough for her at the time and he knew he would just hurt her, but now, all bets are off.  Scott is successful and he plans to show Erica that maybe if he can help her let her hair down, she can show him what it's like to have a good girl in him bed perminently.

This was a fun anthology and I enjoyed each story and all of the different couples.  I highly recommend picking this one up, not only does it take you back to High School for a little trip down memory lane, but it gives you a little sneak peak into where all those kids you remmeber might be today!

Enjoy and Happy Reading!!


Jen Shields said...

I hate to say this, but the name "Rip" really doesn't sound attractive to me. Guess my mind's in the gutter but it reminds me of "letting one rip." Ewwwww.

Natalija said...

Great review, Lisa! I added it to my TBR pile.