by A.L. Jackson, Christina Lee, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King
Genres: Anthologies, Contemporary Romance
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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.
I’ve been curious about this anthology. The only author I’ve read is AL Jackson so I was a little nervous. It’s good to hear that each author gave a great story, with well developed characters and feels. 🙂 I’ll go ahead and pick up this one. 🙂
I hope you do, I enjoyed this one, and I am anxious to try more of their other works now
I love this idea and the fact that the stories are connected makes me more interested in the short stories. I like that each story sounds different. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Jess I was drawn to this for those very reasons
This looks good! All the stories sound pretty strong which I find unusual in these kinds of anthologies. They’re all new to me authors so I’m really looking forward to trying this one!
Thanks Katherine. I was pleased with this and love that they all live in the same house. Sort of like a condensed series..LOL
Next year I really want to try and get into NA and these four shorts sound like a good start!
This is a nice way try authors, enjoy Megan
This cover reminds me of a movie poster for whatever reason.
I may have to give this a shot. I’m always open for some new authors to try and I love when there are connections between the different stories.
It does look like a poster Kay!
I love that all the stories are connected, how neat! It sounds like a solid collection, I’ll check it out!
This was a good one and a great way to try these authors
What a great premise for a collaboration/anthology! I’m glad you enjoyed the four stories and found a few new authors to try.
Thanks Lark, I like when an anthology is tied together like this
And what a unique idea to have 4 separate authors each do a separate roommate’s voice.
Yet ANOTHER book I’d like to read. I’ll never get to all of them–how sad!
It is a fun way to try new authors 🙂
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.
Agreed and I like that the stories all revolve around the same house mates
Sounds good 🙂
It was 🙂 guess what tomorrow is Friday!
Why am I only now just hearing about this one? I love the sound of these shorts and I love each of these authors works so much! I need to check this out Kimba!
Glad I could share Lily. This was fun.
I’m really starting to enjoy shorts…more time to read more great stories. Thanks for the post!
I love mixing them in, especially when they are grouped like this
Anthologies are hit or miss for me, but I like that this one connects the story, that makes it more enjoyable. Plus there are a couple of authors that I haven’t read.
I am the same way Heidi, but the fact that all of them came from the same house intrigued me.
A Belle's Tales
This is an upcoming read for me! So happy you enjoyed it — I can’t wait to see how it all connects!
Nice, I look forward to your thoughts on them my friend!
It’s cool that the authors are each featuring a different girl in their short, and that they tie-in to each other by being roomies. You don’t see that very often in anthologies; common themes yes, but not usually this well connected.
Agreed, that is what made me accept it. I wish we had more like it
I don’t find myself reading anthologies as much as I used to, but there are some great ones out there! And they are so nice if you are looking for new authors to sample. Glad you enjoyed When We Met!
I love mixing it up, and was drawn to this one because of the house premise:)
Thanks Kimba, this looks great!
I have seen a couple of reviews for this so far and it seems like it is pretty good, especially for an anthology. They can be so tricky.
They can be, I liked that they all tied together with the house.
Braine Talk Supe
Yay for more lovely romances! I’ve been on a romantic/contemporary phase lately I feel like it’s Valentine’s day LOL
Happy Valentine’s Day *hands you a chocolate truffle*
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! 🙂
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..
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. 🙂
I am glad to hear you have enjoyed some of these authors. I am happy I discovered Lee.
Now this sounds like an anthology I can sink my teeth into. I love new adult so much!!!
These were good, and such great authors!
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 😀
Yes Alreem, that it was drew me to pick this up. I love that it is four stories from the same house
anna (herding cats & burning soup)
Lee is one of my favorite “new to me” authors this year 🙂 Her Between Breaths series is really fantastic. Glad to see you enjoyed this one too!
I will check out that series Anna.
Oh yes I aw another review yesterday and I’m glad to see you had a good time with this one again. It’s always great to have some interesting novellas like that.
I like when anthologies have a central theme..liked the shared house