One Spring Break
Publication date: January 10th 2022
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Flat-ass. Chubby cheeks. Whore.
Pre-med student, Rosie Magee, has been called every slur imaginable by her obnoxious roommate, a foul-tempered fellow who drops food on the floor and poops wherever he pleases. If the insult thrower didn’t have scarlet feathers and a beak capable of shearing fingers, she’d happily kick him out. But her roommate, a macaw named Baby, belongs to her snotty sister Maria, and according to their mother, if the siblings want room and board, they’re stuck together until graduation. After scrimping and saving, Rosie has finally tucked away enough money to escape from her boyfriend-stealing sister and her evil, yellow-eyed minion for one spring break.
Wholesome. Good guy. Boy next door.
Engineering student, Erik Snider, never believed good guys finish last until his girlfriend has a one-night-stand with a local thespian, Tulsa Lester. She wants to reconcile, but Erik can’t forgive a betrayal so deep. When he learns she’s moved on while he’s still mourning their relationship, his roommate hatches a plan for revenge—ask out the prettiest girl on campus, Maria Magee, and take her to the spring formal his ex will be attending. Though not the vengeful type, Erik is desperate enough to agree in hopes a date with a gorgeous girl will help him heal, but pretty girls have agendas of their own. If he wants an evening with Maria, he’ll have to take care of her demanding macaw for one spring break.
When Baby escapes Erik’s care, Rosie ditches her vacation to help him find her sister’s macaw. As they fight off parrot hungry hawks and navigate trees with flimsy branches, they form a bond that might just verge on love. But nothing comes easily for Rosie. With a man-stealing sister who lives to torment her, and a best friend Tulsa who tore apart Erik’s relationship, happily-ever-after will be anything but smooth sailing.
One spring break brought them together.
An insolent bird…
A hateful sister…
A best friend with secrets…
Will tear them apart.
My Thoughts: This is part of a series but the first one that I have read. I felt like the characters, while college students, were immature. They had college relationship issues but also some very immature reactions to the problems around them. Rosie has a sister who hates her, yet she does everything her sister asks of her. Erik was more mature with breaking up with his cheating girlfriend but the idea that he asks the “gorgeous” girl to the formal dance just to make the ex jealous was immature. Maybe I am just too far removed from that world.
The relationship of the sisters was horrible. I felt so bad for Rosie and wanted her to tell her sister where to go. Rosie gave up her spring break just so her sister could have hers and then there were so many lies, so many mean things said. It broke my heart to see how horrible Rosie was treated. I wanted Rosie to grow up, to become someone that stood up for herself. Erik tried to have a relationship with Rosie but he went about it in a sneaky, not always truthful, way.
I did not hate this book; I am not sure I will read more of this series but I’d recommend it to a YA reader. I wanted to see the characters grow and they did not do that.
Author of contemporary romance, young adult and urban fantasy.
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