Thursday, May 18, 2017

Review & Giveaway:SHE WANTS IT ALL (Book 3, Sheridan Hall Series) by Jessica Calla

(Book 3, Sheridan Hall Series)
Author: Jessica Calla
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2017
Publisher: BookFish Books
Cover Designer: Anita B. Carroll, Race-Point US

About She Wants it All...

Happy to sing cover songs with his band and float through New Jersey University with little to no effort, Dave Novak spends the first week of college partying. Then he meets Maggie Patrinski. Performing on stage in front of hundreds is easy for Dave, but the mere thought of Maggie sends his heart racing and turns him into a bumbling idiot. Even so, he can’t get her out of his mind.

Maggie’s not exactly thrilled when her roommate sets her up with Second Floor Dave, the hottie with a reputation. Not only has she just had her heart broken, but she’s vying for a competitive summer internship and studying to become a vet. She doesn’t have time for guys and isn’t interested in falling in love, especially when she may be moving across the country for the summer.

But as Maggie gets to know Dave, his charm wins her over and she falls hard and fast. The problem? Maggie has goals, Dave doesn’t. Maggie studies, Dave doesn’t. Maggie wants it all, Dave only wants her. With their summer plans up in the air and past mistakes creeping back into their lives, their future together is uncertain. The only thing they’re sure of is that when they’re together, they’re better.


What I thought about She Wants It All

Second floor Dave is in love. Smitten. He can hardly speak around the woman who has captured his heart.  Maggie lives in the basement of Sheridan Hall, and he's had his eye on her since he saw her feeding squirrels on campus.  Only problem is that when he's around her, he's no longer "Dave the rock star." He turns into some other guy and can't speak, he's so enamored of her. The start of this book was so very sweet, with Dave trying to find his footing with Maggie.  

Maggie likes Dave, but she's still getting over her break up with Winston, a childhood boyfriend.  She thinks she wants to take a break from guys, but Dave is just so darn cute, she succumbs to his charms. I loved the way these two get together and have to work through (mostly Dave's) issues before they can get to the "good stuff".  

Dave is truly adorable and Maggie is very likable too.  It's easy to want these two to get together and make it work.  Of course there are obstacles.  Maggie may get a much-wanted internship across the country and Dave's band may be going on a summer tour, if he can get his act together on his original compositions.  They'll have to help each other over this hurdle.  

Even more troublesome is Dave's past history, especially since he has a reputation of being a well-endowed one-night-stand sort of guy.  What was nice about the story was that Maggie saw the real Dave and didn't buy into his reputation, although it was tough considering the major bombshell that gets dropped when everything seems to be going just right for the couple.

She Wants It All touches upon many themes from the college experience and Dave and Maggie are just so adorable with each other I loved the beginning of their relationship. I also loved how everything regarding Sheridan Hall and its occupants was resolved at the end of this book.  I really enjoyed this series, and while She Wants It All can be read standalone, you may want to catch up on what happened before, since the events of the first book are carried through the following two books in the series. 

Overall, a very enjoyable read and one of my favorite NA series. 

An ARC was provided for review.

Other Books In the Sheridan Hall Series...

SHE LAUGHS IN PINK (Book 1, Sheridan Hall Series)

SHE RUNS AWAY (Book 2, Sheridan Hall Series)

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About the Author...

Jessica Calla is a contemporary romance, new adult, and women's fiction author who moonlights during the day as an attorney. If she's not writing, lawyering, or parenting, you'll most likely find her at the movies, scrolling through her Twitter feed, or gulping down various forms of caffeine (sometimes all three at once).

Jessica is a member of Romance Writers of America, involved in the Contemporary, Young Adult, and New Jersey Chapters, and is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. A Jersey girl through and through, she resides in the central part of the state with her husband, two sons, and dog.

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