Contradictions by Tiffany King

Posted January 11, 2015 | 22 Comments

Contradictions by Tiffany KingContradictions
Author: Tiffany King
Series: Woodfalls Girls #3
Published by: Berkley
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Format: eARC
Pages: 304
Source: Publisher

When everything starts spinning out of control . . .

Three years into college, Tressa Oliver’s life is a nonstop party. She’s skating by in her classes, and there’s no shortage of drinking, dancing, and general hell-raising. The only aspect that hasn’t been much fun: She can’t shake the toxic jerks that always seem to gravitate toward her.

It will take someone totally wrong . . .

Trent Lawson is the classic anti-bad boy: smart, boring, and way too serious. To a wild girl like Tressa, there’s no way in hell they’re compatible—especially since Trent seems to see straight through her defenses.

To set her right.

When a college prank goes terribly wrong, Tressa starts to suspect that her partying ways are leading nowhere fast. Now she has to turn to the last person she ever thought she’d ask for help—and quickly discovers that there’s more to Trent than meets the eye . . .

A hell-raising party girl and a geeky guy? Hell to the yes! I’m all for that combo, so I was excited to read Contradictions. I did like it, but it was missing that something that would set it over the edge for me.

Tressa was my girl from the beginning. I love her funny, sarcastic attitude, and how she’s a big prankster. She starts slacking off her senior year of college, putting more time into partying than studying. When there is a tragic accident during a frat party, it sets in motion some big changes for Tressa. Saddled with academic probation and a tutor, she forced to buckle down.

The tutor? Oh, that’s none other than Trent, the geeky guy who has had a not so subtle crush on Tressa since high school. She doesn’t think they’re compatible, but Trent can be a persuasive and persistent bugger.

I liked Trent, but it was more of the idea of him. There wasn’t much depth to his character, so it was hard to really feel much for him. I think this hampered the romance for me because I just wasn’t feeling any emotions for them. I did enjoy the humorous moments between them, though.

Honestly, Contradictions felt like it was more about Tressa and her growth. I applaud that, because I actually did enjoy that aspect of the book.

Overall, Contradictions was good, but not very memorable.

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22 responses to “Contradictions by Tiffany King

  1. I’m not sure Tressa is the character for me Christy, I tend to struggle with the party-girl types (I’m much too straight-laced and boring to embrace them ;-), but I do love that a lot of this story focuses on her growth as a person. Too bad the romance didn’t knock your socks off though!

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  2. Oh miss Popular falls for the geeky guy…yup, those are cute and fun. The only problem is that I’ve got a soft spot for geeky guys so i’d probably falling right along with her LOL
    BUT what you’re saying about the romance is a mood killer. I really wish it could have been “more” but love how our main party girl goes through some serious changes. 🙂

  3. Liz

    Sigh. That’s a bit disappointing. I have this book too, and of course I am running behind. I’ll cross my fingers that I like it more, but I find you are usually spot on for what I would think. Except, you know, when you’re totally wrong and I’m totally right.

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