Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Queen B* and the Homecoming King by Crista McHugh- Release Event and Review!


The Queen B* And the Homecoming King by Crista McHugh


The Queen B*, Alexis Wyndham, has only three rules when it comes to dating that star quarterback, Brett Pederson:
  1. No obligations to spend every waking moment with each other.
  2. No public displays of affection while at Eastline High.
  3. And absolutely, under no circumstances, will she ever go to the Homecoming dance.
But as her life is completely upended time and time again, she begins to wonder if some rules are meant to be broken.


Excerpt:

I'd never greeted a Monday morning with dozens of giddy butterflies in my stomach. Usually, I reserved my most dramatic sighs and biting comments for Mondays because—let's face it—they suck. But this Monday morning was different.
I, Alexis Wyndham, was officially Brett Pederson's girlfriend.
But I still wasn't ready to announce that to the world.
As we floated in a canoe among the water lilies in Lake Washington yesterday, I lay down a few ground rules to help me ease into this unprecedented (and unimaginable) situation. After all, it's not every day the Queen B* and the Quarterback become a couple. Dropping that bomb on our classmates could cause a rift in the space-time continuum.
Or at least cause my nemesis, Summer Hoyt, to have one very public and dramatic meltdown.
Rule number one: I refused to be one of those disgustingly cute couples that were joined at the hip between classes. We were dating, not merging our lives and identities into a single life-form. Brett had his group of friends and I had mine, and until recently, they never intertwined because I despised most of the in-crowd. If I hadn't gotten to know the real Brett during a class project, I would've continued to write him off as a dumb jock.
Lesson learned, but still…
Rule number two: no public displays of affection at school. Not that I had any problem with PDAs with Brett. I liked kissing him. But I also had been known to lose control when I was with him…and lose articles of clothing. And after having that awkward run-in with my mom and her boyfriend's PDA on our living room couch last week, I'd rather not make a spectacle of myself in front of everyone. It opened up the doors to ridicule.
Rule number three: I wouldn't go to Homecoming with Brett. I'd made it this far through high school without plunging into that cheesy sea of balloons and crepe paper while wearing a silly sequin-laden dress, and I wasn't going to cross that line during my senior year.

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The Queen B* and the Homecoming King (The Queen B*, #3)The Queen B* and the Homecoming King by Crista McHugh
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Alexis has given in and agreed to officially date Brett. She still has s few rules, which include: no going to homecoming, no public displays of affection, and no spending every waking moment together. She finds that once she agrees to open her heart to Brett, those rules don't seem quite as important as they did initially.

This installment picks up right where we are left after the 2nd in the series. This is a series that really needs to be read in order, and this book wouldn't stand alone. That said, I really enjoyed this series, so I think people should start at the beginning and enjoy them. Alexis is an interesting character, and through this series, we definitely see her grow and change. She maintains her desire to stand up for those being wronged and expose people who are doing ham to others. However, she starts to soften a little bit in terms of giving people a chance and trying not to assume the worst in all situations. I love seeing her open herself up to more people and deciding to take more personal risks. She's got some family drama, and some adjustment pains as she identifies herself as Brett's girlfriend.

I think if you have read the first books in this series, you should definitely read this book to wrap things up. This installment wasn't my favorite and I found it pretty predictive, but I was still glad to spend some more time with these characters. I liked this series, and will gladly read more by this author in the future. 3.5 stars

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review



About Crista McHugh


Crista McHugh is an award-winning author of fantasy and romance who writes heroines who are smart, sexy and anything but ordinary. She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.
She is an active member of the Romance Writers of America (including the Greater Seattle Chapter and the Seattle Eastside Chapters), and Romance Divas.
Just for laughs, here are some of the jobs she's had in the past to pay the bills: barista, bartender, sommelier, stagehand, actress, morgue attendant, and autopsy assistant.
And she's also a recovering LARPer. (She blames it on her crazy college days)

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