Saturday, April 21, 2018

Review: Co-Ed by Rachel Van Dyken

Four guys. 

Constant moaning. 

And a revolving door across the college suite I somehow ended up in because my first name is Shawn. 

They don't discriminate. Girls. Guys. Grandmas. Plants (okay maybe not plants) all walks of life stroll in stressed to the brim, and leave so satisfied I'm wondering what sort of talents lie behind that door. 

My roommate calls them the pleasure ponies. 

But the rest of the college campus? 

They just call them the new face of Wingmen Inc. A paid for relationship service that makes big promises. 

Breakup? They'll glue you back together again. 

Depressed? They have the magic pill. 

Lonely? Just spend a few minutes while they rub you down and you'll forget all about it. 

And broken hearts? Well, that's their specialty. They'll fix you.

For a price…

I swore I wouldn't get involved. 

But apparently they like a challenge, and a girl who doesn't put up with their BS is basically like waving a red flag in front of a bull. 

They. All. Charged. 

But one holds my attention above the rest. 

Knox Tate looks like a Viking — and getting pillaged is starting to look more appealing by the day. Though he's hiding something — all of them are. And the closer I get. The more I realize that some things are left better in the past.

You've read reverse harem books before — but you've never read one like this. It's not what you think, or is it? Dive in and find out…

Knox, Leo, Finn, and Slater are waiting, and they aren't patient men. 

Welcome to the new face of Wingmen Inc — You're welcome.

Review:  4 of 5 Stars

I don't always read the synopsis of books, in fact, most times I don't.  It was by pure chance that I read this one on a Facebook post.  Rachel Van Dyken is one of my favorite authors and I never really wonder if I am going to like or love her books.  But when I read this particular synopsis and the words "reverse harem" were thrown around, it gave me pause.  All that being said, I gave her the benefit of the doubt and opened to page one.

Shawn, is a transfer student from LSU.  She is bi-racial and an athlete, she also just happens to have a boys name and gets stuck in a suite with 4 boys when she is in fact, a gorgeous woman.  I mean it sounds ideal to be the one girl in a suite full of hot as sin men, but it has all sorts of drama and history associated with it.  Not to mention the constant moans from across the hall that wake her up.

Knox, Leo and Finn are the "pleasure ponies" and they are constantly making anything with a pulse swoon.  Slater is mad at the world and wants to keep them as far away from Shawn as possible.  But in this crazy suite, things are not always what they seem.  What you think is going on behind those doors is probably a long way from the truth.  

I am not going to lie, I struggled with this book in the beginning.  I felt like the premise was bit far fetched and I was just not into the multiple guys in a suite with a girl, regardless of the interaction.  But in the end, I really enjoyed learning about the characters and what makes them tick, especially Knox and Slater. In my opinion, no one will be able to take the place of Ian and Lex in the original Wingmen series, but this book definitely had an intense and great ending that I enjoyed.  If you want something different, unique and fun, I vote you give it a try!