Review: The Dean’s List by Kelly Collins

Title: The Dean’s List

Series: The Dean’s List, #1

Author: Kelly Collins

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

Publisher: Createspace

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Fiction, New Adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

When does being naturally sexy become your best attribute?

Twenty-five-year-old honors student, River Roberts, knew her life had to change. With only forty dollars to her name, she was hungry, tired, and out of options. While seeking advice from her best friend Jade, she found something that could provide all she was looking for. Sexy, witty, charming and motivated, she met the requirements for The Dean’s List, a university society that offered alumni anything they desired. It was the perfect job for her.

But it came with a cost: secrets and loneliness.

After the death of his wife, enigmatic Jonathan Ferris lived in a world of acquisition and mergers, a world where he knew financial security, a world filled with desolating loneliness. That was until River Roberts. She was intelligent, beautiful, sensual, and when their lives collided, his world changed.

But then there was reality: she wasn’t truly his.

In a world of commodities and trading, River and Jonathan must fight to preserve what their hearts desire. But will that be possible? Will their collision be temporary, or will they overcome the many obstacles in their way?

This book it is a stand alone contemporary romance story about college romance. Older men and younger women. There are no cliffhangers just hot Alpha male millionaires and an intriguing love story.
Due to content, this book is intended for 18+ readers.

 ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

I have to be completely honest. When I requested a review copy of The Dean’s List, I didn’t pay too much attention to the book blurb. I skimmed it quickly and thought it sounded interesting: A college girl meets a guy through some sort of university work program. Cute, right? Well, let me just admit I was a little surprised by what the Dean’s List really was. I wasn’t expecting River to join a private alumni call girl service!

Kelly Collins did an amazing job setting up this story. The Dean’s List started with River working at one of those girly coffee stands where the less clothes worn the better. Her personality seemed to be a little rough around the edges and it was easy to see how she could make the jump from selling coffee almost naked to sleeping with clients for money.

River wasn’t just rough around the edges, though. She was a very complex character. She was smart, sweet and classy when she wanted to be. The way she understood her clients and wanted to give them what they needed (besides sex) made me like her. Her confusion over her “relationship” with Jonathan was perfect. I enjoyed the way it complicated her job and her life.

Overall, The Dean’s List was a fun, sexy read. I would recommend it to readers who like erotic fiction and don’t mind their heroine being involved with someone other than the hero.

**I received an electronic copy of The Dean’s List from IndieSage Promotions in exchange for an honest review.



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