Tasting Innocence (South River University #2) by Isabel Lucero
Release Date: June 10
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Falling for my best friend’s sister was something I never thought I’d do. Not only have I known Violet for almost her whole life, but Renzo was sure to give all his friends the don’t touch my sister speech as soon as she became a teenager.
After a drunken night when we were snowed in at a cabin, I may have been too flirtatious. I think I freaked her out, because she’s refused to talk about what happened since then. But after a weekend away with friends, me and Violet end up alone, and confessions are finally made.
She’s too good for me—sweet, pure, and innocent. I’m tainted with a reputation that does me no favors. Renzo knows I’ve never committed to anyone. He knows everything about me and the many women I’ve been with, and that’s why I know he’ll never be okay with me and his sister being together.
After a taste of Violet, I know I’ve finally found something worth fighting for, even if I have to fight my best friend.
Tasting Innocence is book two in the South River University series and it features Violet and Dev, Renzo’s (from book 1) sister and best friend. While part of a series, it can be read as a standalone, but Stealing Ronan was really good and you’ll be missing out if you don’t pick it up.
I really liked Violet/Vi in book 1, unfortunately, I don’t think I got to know her much better in this book, other than her being fairly innocent, sassy, and likable. And Dev, well, he was a player through and through in the first portion of the book, but he really made an effort to change his ways. Of the two of them, I think I liked Dev better, because we got to see more character growth in him. They had chemistry, but I needed more.
The highlight of the book for me was seeing how happy Renzo and Ronan are together. I’m intrigued by their other friends, Jaden and Trevor, and I’m looking forward to reading their book.
This was a very low-angst, steamy YA/NA romance. There weren’t all that many surprises, and the conflict was something we could see coming from book 1 and played out pretty much as I imagined. Still, it was an enjoyable read and I have no trouble recommending it.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***
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About the Author:
Isabel Lucero is a bestselling author, finding joy in giving readers books for every mood.
Born in a small town in New Mexico, Isabel was lucky enough to escape and travel the world thanks to her husband’s career in the Air Force. Her and her husband have three kids and two dogs together, and currently reside in Delaware. When Isabel isn’t on mommy duty or writing her next book, she can be found reading, or in the nearest Target buying things she doesn’t need.
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