Saturday, May 2, 2015

Tryst (Tryst, #1) by Alex Rosa ~ Review

Source: Received an eBook in exchange for a fair and honest review 

In this sensational New Adult debut by Alex Rosa, boyfriends are too much trouble. So what’s the harm in a little fun?

With an abusive relationship behind her, Skyler moves out of her Orange County apartment, changes her phone number, cuts ties with her friends, and moves in with her brother Josh, a talent agent with a spare room in his incredible house in Hollywood.

Josh is happy to take Skyler under his wing, but he has one rule: she can’t sleep with his roommate, Blake. That’s fine by Skyler. She doesn’t want a man in her life right now—and certainly not cocky Blake who’s with a different girl every night. But his all-American boy charm and his ripped model physique are difficult to refuse. Josh will never know if no one ever tells him. And a little secret now and then never hurt anyone…


This is a tale of two reviews.  There's the side where I liked parts and the side when things just got on my nerves.  So lets look at both sides.

Parts I liked...

I enjoyed the banter between these two.  Blake is used to having girls fall at his feet but Skyler tells him like it is.  She intrigues him and brings out the better guy that's inside.  They are just plain fun together.  They certainly know how to bring the sexy too.  I enjoyed the amount of time they spent together, even if it was in secret.

I loved a lot of the secondary characters.  Tucker is lots of fun.  I love how he gives the best advice to Skyler.  Then Jennifer and Vanessa are great too.  

There was some interesting conflicts between them.  And they communicated well despite the situation.  What I loved when people found out.  It wasn't quite what I was expecting but it worked.

I love those stories where the man whore finally wants just one girl.  And I loved how Blake came to understand that.  I love how he told her.  I love them snuggling and falling asleep together. 

This one has a feel of being closer to life than fiction.  I enjoyed that.

Overall, I enjoyed they story but I'm not down for book two.  I read the blurb and I think I'm just happy thinking of them together.

Parts that got on my nerves...

In the spirit of cheating this one walks the line.  They have a friends with benefits thing going on but it never feels like that emotionally to me.  And they both go out with other people.  It seriously bugged me.  Specially since Skyler knew she wasn't interested in the other guy but it was like she used him.  And that other guy was still involved with his ex.  Blake had random dates for events and they didn't feel like anything more than eye candy for his arm.  But I still didn't like it.  

Unresolved plot points.  I wonder about Skyler's ex, Jason.  I wonder about Rich and what happens with him.  I didn't know when I read this that there will be a book two with the same couple.  Not sure I would have still read it had I know.  I don't like it when a couple gets strung along over two books.  I hope these two things will get tied down in that second book, though I think they should have been handled a bit better in this one.

Skyler's brother Josh is a hypocrite and his reaction to Blake and Skyler together feels out of character.  He's laid back and frankly not around a lot for most of the book.  Actually, I felt his lack of being around in his own house was way to convenient for the storyline.  He just didn't make me happy.  

I think there are better New Adult books out there and this one is kinda long.  Unless you love New Adult and can't get enough, I'd pass on this one. 

1 comment:

  1. Great Review Val! I love how you explained what worked for you and what didn't so well. I didn't know that this couple was getting a second book! I agree that this story felt closer to life than fiction. I agree, Josh was a hypocrite, and it bothered me also that they would go out with different people at the same time they were together.