Interference by Dakota Madison
Publication Date: 9 February 2015
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Dakota Madison returns with another spicy sports romance. This story set in the world of college basketball.Neuroscience student SEDONA MILLER is perfectly imperfect. She’s slightly nerdy and slightly eccentric, but completely brilliant. When an unfortunate accident leaves Sedona with an injured arm and she’s fired from her part-time job shelving books at the university library she has to find a new gig fast. The only job available mid-semester is working as a tutor for the athletic academic center. And the notorious bad boy of the university’s basketball team, JESSE WALKER, is the one and only guy on the new tutor’s roster. But when SEDONA discovers a secret that could ruin the school’s winning basketball team doing the right thing could mean destroying the only guy she’s ever loved.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Sedona is an unconventional college student. She is about to graduate from college and pursue a graduate degree in neuroscience at the age of 19. An accident causes an injury that prevents her from continuing with her regular campus job and she finds herself in need of employment in the middle of the semester. Sedona finds work tutoring one of the university's basketball stars. Jesse Walker is a notoriuos bad boy and star athlete. He desperately needs help in passing one of his classes, and as Sedona works with him she finds that not only was she wrong about many of her assumptions about Jesse, but that there are secrets and systems in place at her university that she knows need to be addressed, but will cause problems for the person she is starting to care a lot about.
This book was a pretty quick read, and I stayed engaged in the story throughout. Sedona is an interesting character partially because she isn't super easy to get along with. She is the product of a unique upbringing, and is incredibly book smart, but is fairly socially naive. Jesse has a lot of charisma and athletic talent, but is juggling a lot of personal issues as well as faces a lot of stereotypes that don't fit him. The chemistry between he and Sedona was hot, and it was interesting to see them find a lot of common ground despite some of their major differences. I felt like things happened a little too easily in certain aspects of the story. Primarily in Sedona's making discoveries about who her father is and how things are resolved with the major issue of the story. I did appreciate that this author tackled some pretty important and current topics in this story. I also enjoyed watching Jesse and Sedona find an important relationship in one another. I was really hoping that things would work out for both of them. I would read more by this author in the future.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.