Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: One Spring Break by Sophie Stephens

One Spring Break
Sophie Stevens
Publication date: January 10th 2022
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Flat-ass. Chubby cheeks. Whore.

Pre-med student, Rosie Magee, has been called every slur imaginable by her obnoxious roommate, a foul-tempered fellow who drops food on the floor and poops wherever he pleases. If the insult thrower didn’t have scarlet feathers and a beak capable of shearing fingers, she’d happily kick him out. But her roommate, a macaw named Baby, belongs to her snotty sister Maria, and according to their mother, if the siblings want room and board, they’re stuck together until graduation. After scrimping and saving, Rosie has finally tucked away enough money to escape from her boyfriend-stealing sister and her evil, yellow-eyed minion for one spring break.

Wholesome. Good guy. Boy next door.

Engineering student, Erik Snider, never believed good guys finish last until his girlfriend has a one-night-stand with a local thespian, Tulsa Lester. She wants to reconcile, but Erik can’t forgive a betrayal so deep. When he learns she’s moved on while he’s still mourning their relationship, his roommate hatches a plan for revenge—ask out the prettiest girl on campus, Maria Magee, and take her to the spring formal his ex will be attending. Though not the vengeful type, Erik is desperate enough to agree in hopes a date with a gorgeous girl will help him heal, but pretty girls have agendas of their own. If he wants an evening with Maria, he’ll have to take care of her demanding macaw for one spring break.

When Baby escapes Erik’s care, Rosie ditches her vacation to help him find her sister’s macaw. As they fight off parrot hungry hawks and navigate trees with flimsy branches, they form a bond that might just verge on love. But nothing comes easily for Rosie. With a man-stealing sister who lives to torment her, and a best friend Tulsa who tore apart Erik’s relationship, happily-ever-after will be anything but smooth sailing.

One spring break brought them together.

An insolent bird…

A hateful sister…

A best friend with secrets…

Will tear them apart.

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

One Spring Break is the first book I’ve read by Sophie Stevens. It is part of a series, but I didn’t feel like I was missing out on any of the backstory by not having read the previous books.

So One Spring Break had a root-worthy couple, a sister I loved to hate, an obnoxious pet bird, and some nice plot twists that I didn’t see coming. I thought that SS wrote these characters nicely — not just Erik and Rosie as the H/h, but the supporting players as well. I was so upset by the relationship between Rosie and her sister Maria, and when we first met Tulsa as Rosie’s friend, I was dying to know how he’d played a part in Erik’s breakup with his girlfriend in the prologue. Well, you don’t know people as well as you think you do, sometimes!

Most of all, I really loved how Rosie wasn’t the typical pretty college girl, but still got the great guy in the end. I wanted more out of the epilogue, and maybe those unanswered questions will be addressed in future books, but I felt a bit let down by the epilogue. But overall, Erik and Rosie’s story was enjoyable.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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Author Bio:

Author of contemporary romance, young adult and urban fantasy.

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