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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Review & Giveaway! Pretty Smart Girls: Lace Up by @AuthorShaeRoss @InkSlingerPR

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Team Ryan
Ryan Rose and her fellow Spartans are finalists in a high-profile entrepreneurial competition. They're competing for life-changing money and for their futures. They have a solid plan to win. All they need to do is trounce the competition: rich frat boys from an archrival university. Easy, right?

Team Jett
Jett Trebuchet's first mistake was not realizing that Ryan and her friends were the competition. His second was expressing his unabashed confidence in his team’s ability to win. After all, everyone knows the only thing MSU does better than U of M is produce beautiful, easy women…oh, and he almost forgot to say “dumb.” And boy, does his team pay for that one.

Game On
As each side tries to game the other, something else seems to be getting in the way—attraction. Now Ryan and Jett must keep their teams from getting distracted by the opposite sex...and each other. All is not fair in love and war when it comes to winning this game.
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When I started reading Pretty Smart Girls, I knew it was going to be an interesting story line.  It had all the elements of an entertaining read; competition, witty banter, drama, and awesome book boyfriends.  And it definitely didn’t disappoint. 
            Reading through the competition turned romance throughout this book made me think of it as a movie, because to me, I could totally see it on the big screen.  It was funny with just enough frustrating drama to make it thrilling, with enough romance to make you swoon.  It was kind of refreshing to read a book that had sex in it but was focused more so on the connection of the relationship. 
            I think Jett wiggled his way onto my radar for top book boyfriends.  I didn’t expect it, because I have quite a few top favorite boys, but he snuck himself in there.  Jett had the whit that I love, the attraction that I adore, but was the biggest sweetheart underneath it all.  Even when he was at his lowest, I found myself still on his team. 
            Ryan Rose was an interesting character.  She was fiercely independent and incredibly competitive.  At times she came off as annoying but in the end, I still enjoyed reading her POV, especially when she would let Jett in. 
            The secondary characters brought this story to life as well too.  A lot of times secondary characters don’t make an impact on me, I could take them or leave them, but these ones made the story.  She was able to bring to life this entire group of friends without taking away from the main love story line between Jett and Ryan. 
            All in all it was an easy light read that I would recommend to those looking for something new and unique.  4 stars for Pretty Smart Girls.  

**Review by Danielle Middleton

Shae Ross was born and grew up in Ferndale, Michigan. After graduating high school, Ms. Ross attended Michigan State University and continued her education at Detroit College of Law. Prior to 2014, she spent the majority of her career practicing corporate law, running a successful business and engaged in entrepreneurial ventures.

After having one too many stressful days at the office, Ms. Ross began to consider pursuing her lifelong dream of writing.

Armed with an English degree, an interest in historical settings and a huge collection of romance novels, Ms. Ross put pen to paper and began converting the characters in her head to ink. She soon found herself happily immersed in a new working world that included heroes and heroines, agents and editors, and a multitude of secondary characters.

Ms. Ross’ debut novel, PRETTY SMART GIRLS: LACE UP was acquired by Entangled Publishing and is expected to release January of 2015. She currently writes in the new adult and historical romance genres and lives with her husband and three children in Michigan.

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  1. The game sounds like it would be fun to watch in real life, thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Sounds like a crazy, fun, and hot read!!!!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway...looks like a fun read and different for me.