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Trusting Tanner Paperback – April 11, 2017
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"This was a very enjoyable read. Tanner was perfection. Smart, funny, sexy and determined to get past Juliana's walls." - Bette H., Goodreads.com reviewer
"Their touching story made me laugh, made me swoon, and left me with a happy heart...and a little book boyfriend crush too!! I highly recommend you give this one a try, the moment Tanner walks onto the page he will steal your heart, and keep you captivated until the last page is swiped!!" - Red's Romance Reviews
"Hot, hot, hot! Definitely looking forward to future books in this series!" - Victora A., NetGalley review
"I flipping loved this story. Tanner and Jules were an absolutely breathtaking couple!!" Julie H., Goodreads.com review
"Omg Tanner is sexy sweet." - Obsessed by Books
"I call this a perfect "beach" book...This author's specialty is bringing the characters close and making you wait, so when they finally do get their crap together and find each other, it feels well earned and satisfying." - Virginia Brasch, Goodreads.com review
"This book prevents you from doing anything else until you finish. Not only is it beautifully written, but a wonderful love story." - Naughty Smut Readers
"Tanner was the kind of boyfriend I think most girls in college would love to have, and I loved how he focused on Julianna and winning her over." - Amanda, Goodreads.com review
"Quite enjoyable NA story. The writing was very good and the issues Juliana has are believable. And oh Tanner, I really liked Tanner." - Janet, NetGalley review
From the Author
This book has been a true labor of love, and it wouldn't have been possible without the hard work and dedication of so many. The Collins Brothers have wiggled their way into my heart, and I hope you will enjoy getting to know them as much as I have. Thanks for taking the time to read Trusting Tanner.
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“Do I have to?” “Do you have to what?” Slowly, she turned on her stool and faced him. Her big brown eyes were unreadable, but they were breathtaking. Damn, he never knew eyes could be so sexy. “Call you Jules? Maybe I want to call you Juliana.” “Why?”
Juliana is back for a new year at college. Last year has been difficult; she felt lonely and her boyfriend turned out to be a total douche bag. This year, she’s looking for peaceful and quiet, but the moment she meets her new roommate Rebecca, Juliana knows that will be difficult. Like Juliana, Tanner is a bit done with the party-hardy campus lifestyle. Yes, he likes the occasional party, but to focus more on his studies he rents an apartment of-campus. Despite his more serious attitude, Tanner is a popular guy with lots of friends and girls who want him. When Juliana and Tanner get teamed-up in one of their classes, it’s inevitable they start to have feelings for each other.
“My treat.” She glanced up to find Tanner standing next to her, smiling. Where the hell did he come from? Her heart raced, and she licked her lips. “You really didn’t have to do that.” “I know. I wanted to.”
After her last relationship ended with a lot of drama, Juliana has sworn off guys. She just wants to do her thing and spend some time with her best friend Devon. The moment she sees Tanner, she’s drawn to him, but she also sees he’s Mr. Popular with written potential heartbreak all over him. So when they’re paired up at one of their classes, Juliana firmly plants Tanner in the friendzone. Tanner is a persistent guy who knows what he wants and who he wants, in this case the beautiful, sweet Juliana. Because of her experience with guys he knows he really has to win her over, but Tanner knows she’s worth it. After some dancing around each other and some drama they have a shot at something real.
Trusting Tanner is a typical college love story with all the usual characters; the sweet heroine, the popular hero, the heroine’s male best friend (is he into the heroine or not?) and the skanky villain. In my country, we don’t have the campus lifestyle, so sometimes I like to read about all the college drama that you get with so many young people living together away from their parents. I understand Juliana’s issues with guys, but sometimes I wanted to shake some sense into her; Not Every Guy is your Ex, sweetie! And Tanner? I really like that despite his popularity, he isn’t the usual college manwhore.
“I. Love. You.” He punctuated each word with a kiss to her neck until he found her lips once more. Juliana gently scraped her fingernails along his nape, and he shivered. “I love you,” she whispered.
I like Juliana and Tanner. I give Trusting Tanner 4 stars.
I enjoyed reading this first book in the series. Tanner comes across as a little too perfect and I was never quite clear why he wanted a relationship with Juliana, beyond the physical attraction he had to her. His dogged pursuit in face of her repeated friend-zoning never reaches the level of creepy and he has a number of admirable traits. I did, however, find Juliana's back and forth regarding entering a relationship or not frustrating. It seemed as if the same arguments were repeated over and over and Tanner's patience in face of this was impressive.
There were other aspects I found frustrating. I didn't love the double standard employed by Juliana: it was fine for her to question Tanner's sincerity whenever he was around attractive women, but he couldn't question her friendship with Devon. I found it strange that Juliana had no friends beyond Devon and wouldn't know her roommate before moving in - as a junior, Juliana should have had her choice of roommate or at least a single. Instead, it seemed that the roommate was added merely for drama's sake. Juliana is wary of losing those she is close to so has few friends but it was not clear to me why she gave Tanner a chance - except that she found him attractive.
Despite this, I did enjoy reading <i>Trusting Tanner</i>. In the end, Tanner and Juliana are college kids and this is a cute college romance.
NB: I was given a copy through Netgalley and have voluntarily reviewed it.
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Jules and Tanner take us on quite a ride in Trusting Tanner, a sweet new adult romance.
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