REVIEW: P. DANGELICO – NOTHING BUT TROUBLE

REVIEW: P. DANGELICO – NOTHING BUT TROUBLENothing But Trouble by P. Dangelico
Series: Malibu University Series #1
on November 26th2019
Genres: New Adult, sports romance
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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two-stars

Reagan Reynolds...
Water polo god.
Owner of a face that belongs under Wikipedia’s definition of drop dead gorgeous.
Too charming for his own good.
But most importantly––the worst driver on the planet.

No, really, I’m pretty sure his blind nana taught him how to drive.

I had no idea who he was until he almost ran me over. And frankly, I kind of wish I still didn’t because then I wouldn’t have a sprained ankle to show for it. And my leg wouldn’t resemble a boa constrictor that’s swallowed a feral pig.

Yeah, it’s that bad.

I’ve spent years saving every penny I’ve ever earned to be able to transfer to Malibu University. And now my entire future––including my scholarship––is in jeopardy.

So I either accept the help he insists on giving me, or lose everything I’ve sacrificed for.

In the meantime, I’m going to ignore the fact that we’re becoming friends.

And I’m definitely going to pretend he’s not turning into the object of my…umm, dirty fantasies.

That’s not happening.

Not even a little.

Because the minute I clapped eyes on him I knew he was nothing but trouble.

NOTHING BUT TROUBLE

by P. DANGELICO

When you read primarily romance the majority of the stories are something you’ve read before in some variation. I was looking forward to this story because, hello? Water polo and swimmer bodies? Yum! And I never read a book about water polo players before, so I was intrigued.
Sadly this book didn’t work for me completely. At first I found Alice unnecessarily bitchy – Reagan almost runs her over with his car and she sprains her ankle in the process. He is in general a nice guy and wants to help her. She refuses. Every. Single. Time. And I still don’t understand why she did.

Despite it all they start to develop a friendship which is going fairly well in the beginning. They’ve friend-zoned each other though, so when they start catching feelings there is a constant push and pull and back and forth. Reagan in particular goes in circles in his mind, up to the point that it got frustrating. I was still at a solid 3.5 by 75%, though, so I soldiered on. Unfortunately he had a momentary lapse of judgement at that point.

SPOILER
After Reagan gets his head out of his ass, he messages Alice and tells her he wants to be with her. Alice walks into his house where his roommates have some girls over. One of those girls “falls” into Reagan’s lap, he sees Alice and kisses the girl to “make her as jealous as he was when she went out on a date.”
He totally screwed up in such a childish, moronic way that I saw the top of my skull, that’s how hard my eyes rolled. At that point I was over it. The hero explained what had gone through his mind and the heroine was like…

The writing style is appropriate for NA but It sometimes sounds that the author is trying a little too hard to sound cool. Nevertheless, It was in parts fun to read. I’m really sad that this story didn’t work for me, however, check out other reviews. I know that a lot of people loved NOTHING BUT TROUBLE.

two-stars

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