Sunday, May 12, 2013

VBT: Review ~ Matchplay by Dakota Madison

Book Description:

A Girl, a Guy, a Tournament and a Challenge

The Girl: At a time when most girls obsess about homecoming and high school prom, Rainy Dey spent her senior year caring for her dying mother. So when her father drops her off at college to start her freshman year, his words of advice to his bookish daughter are to start acting like a young person and finally have some fun.

The Guy: College senior, Aaron Donavan, aka Mr. Hot-and-Knows-It, is President of the Clubhouse, a social club for the college’s most wealthy and popular guys. Aaron can have any girl on campus except the one who challenges and excites him the most—Rainy Dey.

The Tournament: Every year, the senior members of The Clubhouse engage in a golf-inspired tournament to see who can sleep with the most freshman girls. When Rainy finds out about the tournament, she believes Aaron’s only interest in her is to score points by taking her V-Card.

The Challenge: Can Aaron convince Rainy that his feelings for her are true and that she won’t be just another notch on his tournament scorecard?


Author: Dakota Madison

Publisher: Short on Time Books

Released: March 17, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: New Adult

Event organized by: AToMR Tours

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About the Author:

Dakota Madison has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she's not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

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My Thoughts:

This one is not to be missed! It had many elements that reminded me of other great books like Beautiful Disaster. This book is completely original! It is not even on the same lines as BD. It just had a guy with a reputation much like Travis did. Though Aaron is much more refined and not a fighter. The characters grabbed my attention and refused to let go until the book was over just like Beautiful Disaster did.

Rainy's life hasn't been easy. Now she's off to college and is trying to have fun. Her roommate steps in to help her right from the start by protecting her from Aaron and his friend. When she hears about the tournement she is appalled and decides to stay away from the hunk that is Aaron. To bad for her that Aaron has other plans.

Aaron was a little complicated. mostly I liked him but there were a few times (you'll know when) that I wanted to reach in the book and choke him.

The ending felt a tad rushed and I wish there was more to come. What happens when she meets his parents etc.... I want to know these things! :D

This book was fun, flirty, angsty, and romantic. I really wish that Dakota would make a series out of it.

I'd recommend this to those of you who like books that take place in a college scene, angsty romance, or books with a bad boy with a (mostly) good heart. ;-) 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I really, really, really liked it. Really! 

What was your favorite subject in school?

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  1. I loved French ( my native language) until i had books to read in secondary... they nearly made me hate reading ( not a book with happy ending only drama, dark drama etc... really disguting)
    History was also oen of my favorite and Latin had a special place in my heart too^^ ( funny and often private because we were two only in latin sup ( more hours like advanced level in a way) and we were often sick but not at the same time^^ so teh teacher gave us text specific to our interest ^^ so good

    Happy Mother day Brenda^^ i hope your children made this day very special for you.

    and also i'm glad to have gotten a copy of this since you are so enthousiatic about it i will try to read it quickly so it move up in the pile^^

    1. Happy Mothers Day to you as well!

      I didn't really have a favorite per say but I did have a least favorite. Science was always my least favorite.

      I'm anxious to know what you think of it. We usually like the same books so I think you'll like it but I'll be happy to know for sure. :D

    2. +JMJ+

      Oooooh, Latin! =D I had always wanted to learn it, but until I started uni, I never had the chance. I enrolled for Latin papers as soon as I could and they made my year!

  2. Def. have to get this one! I've seen it circling the blogs and it sounds really good! English would probably have had to have been my fav. We had some fun discussions about books. I was in the advance classes so we had alot of fun.

  3. I always enjoyed English/Literature and loved spending time in the school library.

    1. Me too. I spent most of my free time and study halls being a library aide.

  4. +JMJ+

    Aaron might be a cool guy despite his choice to take part in the tournament, but I don't know if I could overlook it, if I were in Rainey's place. But I guess the author makes her decision convincing, aye? =)

    My favourite subject often depended on the teacher. There were teachers who could make seemingly boring subjects lots of fun and other teachers who could make exciting subjects really boring.

    1. Yes she makes the scenario quite convincing.

      As usual, you make a great point. The best teachers can grab your attention no matter how you feel about the subject they are teaching!