Thursday, October 17, 2019

Release Day: Time to huddle up before you cuddle up with The Second We Met


Title: The Second We Met
Series: Fulton U #2
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Photo: Wander Aguiar
Release Date: October 17, 2019
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Dear Jerk Across the Street, sorry for accidentally walking in on you and catching an eyeful of your—equipment. And hard pass on the open invitation to join you in the shower “anytime”, A-hole. 

That’s the note I should’ve written. Instead I sent a pleasant and apologetic version. 

Had I known Phoenix “Nix” Russo would’ve been the neighbor from hell, I’d have told him right where he could shove my words. 

Nix is the big man on campus with everyone lined up at his games to make sure he knows it. Sure, he’s got piercing blue eyes, abs that don’t quit and a smile that could set fire to a set of panties from a hundred yards away, but he’s also the biggest pain in my ass.

Dear Pink-Haired Menace, learn how to take a joke and stop being such a kill-joy...

Elle Masterson called the cops on one of my parties—again. My sweet talking usually gets me out of trouble, but this time it got me into a nice pair of silver handcuffs. Now I’m on a reputation rehab tour with a stop at a spring break community service project. 

Guess who’s my new boss? 

Now we’re shoulder to shoulder, sweaty, tired and…she’s not anything like I expected. There might just be a heart under that hardass exterior. She’s invading my dreams and I can’t shake the feeling she’s the key to unlocking a piece of me that I’ve hidden away. 

It’s only a matter of time until she finds out why I’m really here.

Maybe I can break through her walls and into her heart before that screw at a time.


Whew boy oh boy!! Let's dig into my bookshelves first because once again - I go against the rules.  Yes, this can be read as a standalone. Because I skipped a The Perfect First (yes, I'm fixing that) and read this one. If I can read it as a standalone, any reader can.

I love enemies to lovers because great storytelling will offer up some light-hearted humor to intermix with the more serious side of the journey of the main characters. Maya Hughes does not disappoint as you get the fun nerf wars along with some serious decision making.  Elle is a girl I can get behind. She's strong and no-nonsense as she has goals she will not be deterred from.  But what if those goals get interrupted by a set of abs that just won't quit? Sparks my reader friends, Sparks. To be honest, I really fell in love with Nix almost immediately. Ms. Hughes was able to give you glimpses into what is truly his vulnerability and you can't help but connect. I loved them both along with the secondary characters that make you flip the pages with begging for more from the author ending.

It's everything a romance reader wants to get lost in- humor, sweet and sexy story.
Recommendation: Buy or read for free with your KU subscription. 



#1 The Perfect First

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Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! :-) I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.


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