Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Review: So, That Got Weird by Amelia Kingston

Book one in the So Far, So Good series
A painfully awkward love story.
Incomprehensibly awkward Elizabeth Wilde is desperate for love. Connection. Intimacy. After a lifetime of romantic failures, the twenty-one-year-old gamer realizes she needs help. Professional help. She needs…
A sex tutor.
The devastatingly hot jock Austin Jacobs is just the man for the job. As the reigning campus sex god, he has the playboy act down pat. But underneath those six-pack abs beats a broken heart. He doesn’t trust people and he sure as hell doesn’t believe in love.
The odd couple strike a deal. Four weeks of ‘tutoring’ for five thousand dollars.
When Austin coaxes Elizabeth out from behind her computer screen, the attraction they feel is undeniable. They’re both a little broken, but somehow their jagged edges fit. And when their world comes tumbling down on top of them, they each have to decide if this weird thing called love is worth fighting for.

5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

This is the first book by Amelia Kingston that I have read, and it will most certainly not be my last. I LOVED this book.  I loved the storyline, adored the characters and from the moment I started, I could not put it down.  

Elizabeth is a senior in college and has little experience in the sex department.  Actually, little is probably a bit of an overstatement, because her experience is basically non-existent.  She has always been considered to be a little weird, odd if you will.  She grew up in a wealthy household, but it wasn’t the best childhood either.  She was always expected to be someone that she wasn’t, expected to act in a way that was foreign to her.  The only place that she fits in is when she is playing her online games.  Elizabeth is a big gamer, it’s the one thing that she is good at and the one place that she feels she can be her odd self.  

She has had dates, but they never go beyond the first day.  She just so awkward and in a way I think she doesn’t feel comfortable in her own skin. She has a hard time around boys and no experience at all.  She needs someone to teach her how to be with a man, how to feel comfortable with the opposite sex, both on a physical and emotional level.  Who better to help her than the school jock Austin Jacobs.  He’s hot, popular and is very familiar with the opposite sex.  She makes him a deal that he actually can refuse but changes his mind very quickly.  He’s not sure why she asked him for help, but he could use the money that she is paying him.  

Austin is very dedicated to his new job, so much so that you honestly don’t know if it’s because he’s being paid to do it or he’s starting to actually care for Elizabeth.  He may be the hot jock who has had his fair share of woman, but underneath that is a broken man, who has such a huge heart but so afraid to let anyone in.  He has a past that has caused him to put this wall up, to never be able to get close to anyone.  But the weird girl who is paying him to give her lessons on sex and men, may have somehow wormed her way into his heart.  

I cannot say enough good things about this book.  For one I loved Austin.  I felt for him and how he grew up, which explains so much of who he is today.  But what I loved about him was how much he made Elizabeth feel.  It never felt like he was doing a job, it felt like so much more.  He saw her in a way that she dd no see herself.  He helped her to feel sexy, to feel confident, to believe in herself.    He truly was such an amazing hero who was not just sexy and hot but sweet, kind, caring and so perfect for Elizabeth. 

Elizabeth was a great heroine who I loved.  She was quirky and that is what I loved about her.  I think in some ways I could totally relate to her as well.  Her friendship with her best friend was comical and I loved them.  While Austin helped Elizabeth in so many ways, I think she did the same for him.  

I loved this book and I cannot wait to read the next one in the series.  It was fun, sexy, sweet with just the right amount of angst and drama.  I admit there was a few ties where my emotions got the best of me, but that’s one of the many reasons I loved it.  Fantastic book!!

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