Sunday, March 8, 2015

Review - Interference by Dakota Madison

by Dakota Madison
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: February 9, 2015

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Dakota Madison returns with another spicy sports romance. This story set in the world of college basketball.

Neuroscience student SEDONA MILLER is perfectly imperfect. She’s slightly nerdy and slightly eccentric, but completely brilliant.

When an unfortunate accident leaves Sedona with an injured arm and she’s fired from her part-time job shelving books at the university library she has to find a new gig fast.

The only job available mid-semester is working as a tutor for the athletic academic center. And the notorious bad boy of the university’s basketball team, JESSE WALKER, is the one and only guy on the new tutor’s roster

But when SEDONA discovers a secret that could ruin the school’s winning basketball team doing the right thing could mean destroying the only guy she’s ever loved.

Wow – this book was so much more than “the brainy/nerdy girl tutors the star athlete/jock and against all odds they fall in love” story. There was so much going on in this book that added so many different layers to the story, all of which made this a really good read.

Even though Sedona is brilliant and nerdy and slightly off-beat, I love the fact that she’s far from sheltered. Growing up in a collective has certainly influenced many of her lifestyle and behavior choices – she’s a vegan and rarely buys anything new since she’s a firm believer in re-use and repurpose – but that doesn’t mean she’s led a sheltered life.

Jesse may be a star athlete on the court, but in the classroom he’s facing a huge challenge – pass his classes or be benched from the team. Jesse sees basketball as the only option for him to have a better life, so he knows how important it is for him to pass – even though he’s been keeping a secret that makes passing the class almost impossible.

When Sedona loses her job at the library due to an unfortunate accident and a less than sympathetic boss, she’ forced to take on the task of tutoring athletes – and is not thrilled to find out she has been assigned to one of the bad boys of the basketball team, Jesse Walker. The only one less thrilled with her new job is her roommate Lewis, her best friend since she started college, someone who’s been like the brother she never had…at least that’s how Sedona sees things…
“Not that it’s any of your business at all, but Lewis is my best friend. And no, we’re not friends with benefits.”

Jesse leans in so close I can smell his spicy aftershave. The fact that his closeness makes me tingly all over pisses me off even more than his general assholery.

“I’m willing to bet he wants to be.”
When Jesse makes it clear that he’d like more from tutoring from Sedona, she knows she’ll be just another notch on his bedpost. As Jesse and Sedona grow to trust each other and learn things about each other, it’s clear that things sometimes aren't always what they seem, and sometimes doing what’s right may not always be the same as doing the right thing…especially when it comes to matters of the heart.

Throw in a roommate who may be harboring a case of unrequited love and a mother who has never revealed to Sedona who her father is and why he is not in their lives, and you have a story filled with drama, a bit of angst, and a whole lot of sweet – yeah, Jesse may just seem a little too good to be true!

And I would like to just give a shout out to the author for tackling the subject matter in this book – although Jesse’s secret doesn't monopolize or overwhelm the story, it is handled well and highlights some of the issues in our education system today. So thank you for highlighting something that is an issue and not romanticizing the problem.

I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I do love that combo. Pretty awesome it was more than expected. I always love that discovery :)


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