When We Met by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King, and Christina Lee

November 6th, 2014 Kimberly Review 51 Comments

6th Nov
When We Met by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King, and Christina Lee
When We Met
by A.L. Jackson, Christina Lee, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King
Published by: Penguin
Genres: Anthologies, Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
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Today’s premiere New Adult authors combine their talents to tell four original stories from inside one house.

When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives.

BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson
Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend’s deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he’s not sure he can trust himself.

SAVING ME by Molly McAdams
On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party—but inside she’s breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights… but when will she be ready to remember him on Sunday morning?

FOULING OUT by Tiffany King
Working at a sports bar, Courtney has become a pro at sidestepping propositions from arrogant jocks—which makes her a more elusive catch for campus basketball star Dalton than he expected. But when he falls for the saucy waitress, Dalton will have to rethink his game plan to prove he’s not the jerk Courtney expects.

BENEATH YOUR LAYERS by Christina Lee
In order to ace her fashion internship, Chloe must team up with local college dropout and set builder, Blake—much to her chagrin. But after some "hands-on" experience, Chloe will have to ask herself if Blake factors into her carefully laid plans…

When We Met, features four romantic short stories involving different girls. They all live off campus together in their junior year of college in Michigan. This New Adult anthology features authors A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King and Christina Lee. Romances with all of the feels, I enjoyed meeting these girls, and trying a few new to me authors.

Behind Her Eyes by A. L. Jackson- Misha’s sophomore year was the stuff of nightmares, and I truly felt for her. If left to her own devices she may very well have dropped out of school. Thankfully, her friend convinces her to return. She is guarded, but a relationship with her swoon-worthy neighbor proves that time heals all wounds. I adore Jackson’s writing style, she has this way of creating fleshed-out characters that you connect with, complete with all of the “feels,”

Saving Me by Molly McAdams-– McAdams is a new to me author, and I enjoyed the tale she spun with Indy and Kier. Indy is in pain, and loses herself each weekend in a bottle. She does not know this but each week a silent knight named Kier looks out for her. This story was filled with a slow-burning romance and and the author added a twist. I enjoyed their story.

Fouling Out By Tiffany King- is all about second chances and creating your own path. Courtney and Dalton were best friends, and she had a serious crush on him in high school. Pressure from his Dad had Dalton breaking off the friendship and leaving Courtney floundering. Now the two meet again, and Dalton wants a second chance. This was a nice mix of sweet and hot. I found myself caught up in their story and closed the tale smiling.

Beneath Your Layers by Christina Lee- was hot. We see growth, trust and share an exciting game of Truth or Dare as Courtney and Blake discover looks can be deceiving. Lee not only gives us a romance, but also shares Courtney’s story of personal and professional growth. I found myself rooting for them both. This was my favorite of the bunch and I look forward to trying more of Lee’s books.

When We Met was, an enjoyable anthology and I loved how they were all connected. This is the perfect way to try new authors. Each story was well developed and kept me engaged.

About A.L. Jackson

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled, When We Collide, If Forever Comes, Come to Me Quietly, and Come to Me Softly. She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life. Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children.

About Tiffany King

USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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51 Responses to “When We Met by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King, and Christina Lee”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I like when anthologies have a central theme..liked the shared house

  1. alreem

    wow, so this is actually a book with a collection of stories about a bunch of girls who is actually friends,, sound like a great book to me ,, honestly when i first saw it ,, i didn’t give it a thought at all,, but i change my point of view now,, great

    as usual great review 😀

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes Alreem, that it was drew me to pick this up. I love that it is four stories from the same house

  2. Sharon

    All these authors except Christina Lee I have read and loved their work. This collection sounds great and I’m hearing lots of good things about it. I will have to pick it up I think. Fab review as always. 🙂

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am glad to hear you have enjoyed some of these authors. I am happy I discovered Lee.

  3. Nick

    Anthologies! I dislike them because they leave me craving for more. I haven’t read anything by either of these authors although Christina Lee is on my list. 🙂
    I like the sound of her story, especially since there is a Truth and Dare in it.
    Glad you enjoyed this, Kim! 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I like anthologies because it gives me a sampling of authors, and lets me read a quickie before bed. Yeah, I always want more too..

    • kimbacaffeinate

      They can be, I liked that they all tied together with the house.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love mixing it up, and was drawn to this one because of the house premise:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed, that is what made me accept it. I wish we had more like it

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am the same way Heidi, but the fact that all of them came from the same house intrigued me.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love mixing them in, especially when they are grouped like this

  4. Felicia the Geeky Blogger

    I want to read Saving Me! I haven’t read MM before so I think that would be a great way to sample her work.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed and I like that the stories all revolve around the same house mates

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Lark, I like when an anthology is tied together like this

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Katherine. I was pleased with this and love that they all live in the same house. Sort of like a condensed series..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope you do, I enjoyed this one, and I am anxious to try more of their other works now