Author: Tiffany King
Series: Woodfalls Girls #3
Published by: Berkley
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
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.