The Second We Met (Fulton U, #2)

The Second We Met (Fulton U, #2) Dear Jerk Across The Street, Sorry For Accidentally Walking In On You And Catching An Eyeful Of Your Equipment And Hard Pass On The Open Invitation To Join You In The Shower Anytime , A Hole That S The Note I Should Ve Written Instead I Sent A Pleasant And Apologetic Version Had I Known Phoenix Nix Russo Would Ve Been The Neighbor From Hell, I D Have Told Him Right Where He Could Shove My Words Nix Is The Big Man On Campus With Everyone Lined Up At His Games To Make Sure He Knows It Sure, He S Got Piercing Blue Eyes, Abs That Don T Quit And A Smile That Could Set Fire To A Set Of Panties From A Hundred Yards Away, But He S Also The Biggest Pain In My Ass Dear Pink Haired Menace, Learn How To Take A Joke And Stop Being Such A Kill JoyElle Masterson Called The Cops On One Of My Parties Again My Sweet Talking Usually Gets Me Out Of Trouble, But This Time It Got Me Into A Nice Pair Of Silver Handcuffs Now I M On A Reputation Rehab Tour With A Stop At A Spring Break Community Service Project Guess Who S My New Boss Now We Re Shoulder To Shoulder, Sweaty, Tired And She S Not Anything Like I Expected There Might Just Be A Heart Under That Hardass Exterior She S Invading My Dreams And I Can T Shake The Feeling She S The Key To Unlocking A Piece Of Me That I Ve Hidden Away It S Only A Matter Of Time Until She Finds Out Why I M Really Here Maybe I Can Break Through Her Walls And Into Her Heart Before That Happensone Screw At A Time The Second We Met Is A Standalone New Adult Romance RATING 4.5 STARSThe Second We Met is book two in the Fulton U series by Maya Hughes I loved the first book in this series and knew I was going to love Nix and Elle s story I was most definitely correct This is an enemies to lovers romance.Phoenix Nix Russo is the quarterback of the Fulton U Trojans He s a senior and is thought to be a first round pick for the pros during the upcoming draft Nix s body has paid the price of the constant hits he has taken both during high school and college He s had surgeries, rehabs, and physical therapy than he can keep track of Nix s father, who is an ex professional football player, has been the driving force behind the scenes Nix s entire life There was never any question as to where his career would lead, his father was right there planning every step Elle is also a senior and is so close to graduation she can taste it If only she had time to breathe Between her job, numerous volunteer projects and her studies, she s barely hanging on But she doesn t have a choice Now, if only the wild football players that live across the street would quiet down instead of their loud parties all night long So she does what she always does when she gets frustrated with them, she calls the police.One badly thrown football through a police cruiser s window puts Nix in need of some reputation rehab So he finds himself spending his spring break working for a volunteer group building houses Except he didn t plan on his boss being the crazy woman that lives across the street with the pink hair, Elle The same one that got him into this mess But as Elle and Nix are thrown together that week, they are both surprised at their own misjudgement As they get to know each other, they both realize how badly they have judged the other A truce is called which soon leads to friendship which soon leads to .Elle has been hurt in the past and is plagued with trust issues She wants to believe that this thing with Nix is real, but her defenses say otherwise Both Nix and Elle are trying to figure out what their futures will look like, and how the other will fit into it She was a part of me I hadn t even known was missing She was the first best decision I d made in my life These two were so perfect together They really were each other s missing half But could there be a way for their lives to fit together after college With all the decisions they both face, and all the stress of those final months, it was hard for them to see what could be I enjoyed this so much I remember thinking this in the first book and feel the same now that the secondary characters are all amazing The rest of Nix s roommates are so much fun And Elle s best friend and roommate, Jules is absolutely amazing I loved her I also truly enjoyed getting a little bit of Reece and Seph from the first book This was a smexy, fun, sweet story of two people that deserve a happy ever after As usual, though, they just have to work a bit to find it For about this book and so many , come and visit me at Carol s Crazy Bookish World.https www.facebook.com groups 44036 His eyes swept up and down my body.A shiver crept up my spine, licking at my skin Maybe it was my drought of a dating life, or maybe I was deprived after tutoring at the center for underprivileged high school students all summer, but he was the kind of gorgeous that made you wonder if he weren t real life CGI But you re than welcome to stay, especially if you re looking for some pole exercise And he killed it like a puppy with a hammer My gaze snapped to his knowing, so full of himself he might float away smirk Cue the explosive rage, which was a hell of a lot better than soul shriveling embarrassment I glared at him, and his face finally clicked into place Phoenix Nix Russo, quarterback and pompous asshole Not on your life. An enemies, to friends, to lovers trope that will have you questioning which one to love , or just simply fall in love with them all 4 STARS He was all my mistakes wrapped up into one bright, shiny package I m a sucker for a good enemies to lovers romance and this one checked every box for me I was dying for Nix s book the second he appeared as a secondary character in The Perfect First The charming quarterback with the cocky smile was sure to hit the spot for me, and I was not wrong What I didn t expect was for him to be as multi layered as he was Nix s entire life has revolved around his father s demands and football As the son of a football player, the stakes are that much higher for Nix But while his father sees the draft as his future, Nix isn t so sure Sustaining multiple injuries and his recent jolt to his shoulder have made him question his future, but it s hard to move himself off of a path that s been set for him.Elle is the not so nice girl next door Their enemy status has been paved ever since she accidentally walked into the wrong house and saw Nix in all his glory Now they have an antagonistic relationship living next door to each other and Elle constantly calling the cops on their house What s a girl to do when she s trying to sleep and it s a non stop party next door Elle is a bit of a workaholic When she s not in school, she s volunteering for numerous charities and working in order to make ends meet and get a covetous award that s the answer to all her financial woes But then when Nix shoes up at her latest community project, and suddenly she s forced to realize that she s grossly misjudged the guy and there s much to him than first meets the eye What starts as enemies, soon turns into an unlikely friendship, and then something so much Elle was gun shy when it came to men after being cheated on by her two boyfriends But her judgmental and quick to think the worst of men nature did get a tiny bit grating for me I loved how patient and sweet Nix was with her in turn Eventually Elle really grew on me too I loved their sassy barbs almost as much as I loved their chemistry And these two had a ton of chemistry This was another fantastic addition to the series and I can t wait for ARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on I don t know about you, but an enemies to lovers romance is the best The fiery tension, heart pulsing attraction, and let s not forget the top notch bickering that some would even consider foreplay, there s no way you can ever deny a story like this Why would you want to Elle has had it with the superficial Jock and she has no time or energy to entertain their needs or wants Her only focus right now is graduating and giving back with her humanitarian work When she has a run in with the star player and the most popular guy on campus, her hatred goes up ten fold with one conversation But little does she know that the same guy is going to change her life whether she wants him to or not Nix has been groomed to be a star player since the day he s held a football in his hand With a legend for a father, the spotlight has always shone on him and it s about to get a lot brighter once he announces that he ll be going pro But there s to him beyond the wins and the devoted fans but there is one person who couldn t care less Can Nix convince Elle that there s that meets the eye when it comes to him and deep down he s exactly what she needs I really love that this story was easy to get into From the moment I read the prologue, I felt this ease and familiarity with the writing and the characters and I enjoyed that I will admit that Elle frustrated the liquor out of me a few times but I understood her apprehension with certain things so I couldn t really hold her at fault too much As for Nix, I loved everything about him He was the epitome of a book boyfriend and when you put that along with his love and protectiveness, you have nothing but gold.Based on the ending with this one, I cannot and I repeat CANNOT freaking wait for the next couple in the series I m so ready and trust me when I tell you I know that this author is going to bring it If you love a good enemies to lovers funny and swoon worthy New Adult romance, then you need to give this one a try You won t regret it. me getting excited to binge this series while reading the perfect first, then realising the rest aren t even out yet updateomfg we already have a cover and a synopsis how time FLIESi just hope this book does not suck, i have SOME expectationsme waiting for Maya Hughes to publish Nix s story and hoping we get glimpses of SephxReece and that the love interest is the pink haired girl next door Rate 4.5 5 starsMaya, Maya how you always manage to steal my heart with your boys I don t know but I am totally here for it Welcome back to Fulton U everyone Nix and Elle take us on another epic year, one brimming with animosity, sexual tension, good deeds, awesome friends and a fun journey towards love I thoroughly enjoyed this book it was fun, it was sexy, it was angsty and I love it when a book has all three.Elle was a bad go getter She was feisty, spoke her mind and wasn t afraid to do what was right for her no matter what people thought I loved this girl and her wonderful soul I loved that she was different, quirky and wasn t ever afraid to be herself She has trust issues specially when it comes to the men in her life so when Nix and her go from enemies to friends, she s afraid to let him get too close Having been cheated on by her past two boyfriends, she s a bit paranoid when a boy is on the horizon and his intentions are always at the forefront of her mind.Nix was wonderful, gosh I truly loved his soul and he was such a genuine good person behind his footballer player persona He is living a lie, a life he doesn t want but he s too afraid to take the plunge on leaving that life behind and fighting for the one he wants It takes a girl and a few accidents for him to see that he should be living his life for him and no one else.Nix is very close with his grandfather and I loved their relationship and every chance they had to spend time together in the kitchen I kind of wish there had been of those moments and we got to watch them both while Nix was doing what he always enjoyed I hope we get to see that again in the epilogue, all three generations of Russo men hanging out in the kitchen, it would perfect after everything that happens in this book and it would truly make my heart happy to see it.And Jules omg Jules, Elle s bestfriend I already love her so much and relate to her I can t wait to see it all happen in her POV and be inside her head and just freaking read her story because it s gonna be epic I don t know how she s gonna get out of helping Berk find the notes girl I am guiddy just thinking about it.I just love this group of friends so much already and I am completely dying for the other two books They are already so promising and I know they ll be amazing Maya honestly creates the best groups of friends and she always has me falling for the side characters as much as I do for the main characters I could live in her worlds forever hanging out with these hot atheletes and the girls who steal their hearts ARC kindly provided by author, in exchange for an honest review Follow me on Blog Instagram Facebook Twitter The Second We Met is one of my favorite types of romance enemies to lovers There s nothing I adore than two people with insanely hot chemistry, try and fight the feelings they have for each other through smart jabs and sexy tension I knew for a fact that Elle would be my spirit sister Plus, her hair rocks She s immediately on edge otter meeting Mr Russo and for good reason Not only is he hot af but he s also cocky and obviously thinks too highly of himself Is their any reason why Elle wouldn t want to kick him where the good lord split him Despite the fact that he s sexy as all get out Of course She isn t blind but she knows the type of man he is The two are water and oil Or are they From the outside looking in, I think they re absolutely perfect for each other It s just getting both Nix and Elle to realize it for themselves that s half the battle What a sexy battle it is too Obviously, I m a huge fan If you re into enemies to lovers or plain romance in general, this is one for you Especially if you re the type that loves fun romance that keeps your heart racing Nix Russoeat your heart out Thank you to the author for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review All thoughts and opinions are subjective but completely my own. 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