Thursday, March 12, 2015

Book Review: "Tryst" (Alex Rosa)

New Adult is an up-and-coming genre that features a number of sub-genres, from romance to suspense.

If you're looking for something slightly different, how about a New Adult erotic romance?

Following a devastating relationship breakup, Skyler moves in with her brother Josh for her senior year of school. Josh, delighted to have her around, doesn't mind much, but he has one rule: Do not, under any circumstances, get involved with his roommate, Blake.

Skyler is more than willing to obey, especially after several awkward or annoying encounters with Blake, who seems to be a patronizing, womanizing jerk and a general pain in the butt, or with one of Blake's lady friends, who breeze in and out of the shared apartment faster than Skyler can note.

For some reason, though, Blake seems determined to ingratiate himself with Skyler, and she can't deny that there's a mutual attraction there. When he suggests a purely sexual relationship, no strings attached, she's intrigued, but she doesn't exactly have a track record for being a rule-breaking girl.

Then her ex-boyfriend shows up on her doorstep, unexpectedly, and Blake is the one who rescues her without hesitation. Slowly, their physical relationship begins to turn into something more ... but what if Skyler is the only one who has fallen in love?

Tryst, by Alex Rosa, is a breathtaking, scintillating story, complete with one steamy sex scene after another, about a young woman trying to find her way in the world and learning how to put her independence to work for her ... classic trademark qualities of the New Adult genre.

The work is written in the first-person present tense from Skyler's point of view, and her tone and style are conversational, eager, enthusiastic, honest, and entertaining. Skye is funny, quick-witted, vulnerable, and surrounded by a cast of wild secondary and supporting characters, from her gay coworker and friend Tucker to her soccer teammates, also good friends, to her wannabe-boyfriend Richard.

And then, of course, there's Blake: rule-breaker, bad boy extraordinaire, with a laissez-faire attitude and a devil-may-care smirk that just begs to be seduced off his face.

Tryst is a wild, seductive ride through the coming-of-age season of a young woman's life as she learns to define herself apart from what others expect of her.

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Author: Alex Rosa
Title: Tryst
ISBN: 978-0-698-19464-9
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


  1. Thanks so much for the amazing review! I've tweeted it and shared it on my page. And thank you for requesting it on net galley and giving it a read. I love this review <3

    1. Ms. Rosa,

      I'm delighted that you liked the review. I was thrilled to be able to give your work such high praise; it's one of the best New Adult books I've read since I started writing reviews. Let me know if I can be of any further assistance!


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