Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hard Knox by Nicole Williams | Review


A New Series by NYT Bestselling Author Nicole Williams
The Outsider Chronicles, #1 

New Adult/Adult Contemporary
Released August 12, 2014 



Knox Jagger. The name inspires resent in every male at Sinclair University, want in every female, and contempt in Charlie Chase.

Charlie can be summed up in three words: independent, independent, and independent. To Charlie, Knox epitomizes everything that’s wrong with college males: prolific one-night stands, drunken senseless fights, and a body that hints at prioritizing gym time over study time.

As an up-and-coming writer for Sinclair University’s newspaper, Charlie’s tasked with getting to the bottom of who’s been dropping little white pills into girls’ drinks at parties. In an ocean of All-American boys sporting polo shirts and innocent smiles, Knox is the obvious suspect. As evidence piles up against the bad boy of Sinclair, Charlie becomes more and more certain it isn’t Knox. But when her drink is dosed at a party and she wakes up on Knox’s couch the next morning, Charlie’s left with more questions than answers when it comes to Knox Jagger.

How can Charlie ever hope to uncover the truth behind a guy so closed off he’s become . . .

Hard Knox.

Oh, those college days! Beer flowing, public displays of nudity, public displays of affection ( get a room please!), and those frat parties where you must keep an eye out for "roofies" or suffer the consequences.

This book is a love story and a statement about the college experience. Totally independent Charlie is excited and passionate about liberty, independence and maturity. She definitely does not fit in with the other sophomores idea of college life. In her pursuit of her Journalism degree, she immerses herself in the frat party experience to tally blood level alcohol on new unsuspecting freshmen. Along the way she has managed to "piss-off" a few cheerleader types and jocks. Are they mad enough to have slipped her a "roofie" (twice!)????

Knox is also a misfit. He carries a burden he will not share with others. His reputation precedes him as a tough-as-nails fighter and man-whore. What an unlikely hero he turns out to be. The interaction between Knox and Charlie is worthy of mention. Two surprisingly brilliant minds collide when they interact and they also manage to surprise each other.

Things are not as they appear in this entertaining story. Who is targeting Charlie? Is Knox really a good guy or is his reputation a mirror of his reality? Absolutely recommended for those readers who love college stories with a twist of suspense and emotion.

About the Author

I’m the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the CRASH series (HarperTeen, S&S UK), LOST & FOUND series, UP IN FLAMES (S&S UK), The EDEN TRILOGY, and a handful of others. I write stories about everyday kinds of people who find themselves in extraordinary kinds of situations. I tell love stories with happy endings because I believe in making the world a better place, and that’s one tiny way I can make it so. I’m one of those people who still believe in true love and soul mates, and would rather keep my head in the clouds any day over having my feet firmly on the ground. 

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