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On A Tuesday by Whitney G
Narrator: Erin Mallon, Joseph Discher
Series: One Week #1
Published by Brilliance Audio, Audible on May 15, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 4 hours, 59 minutes
Source: Publicity team
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We met on a Tuesday.
Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday.
And everything fell apart on a Tuesday…
Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I’m a “domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego.” (I do have something huge. It’s not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She’s sexy as hell…And a virgin.
At least, those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for.
Our future together after graduation was supposed to be set:
Professional football for me. Law school for her.
But she left me at the end of the semester with no explanation, and then she completely disappeared from my life.
We met on a Tuesday.
Became everything, then nothing, on a Tuesday.
And now it’s seven years later, on a Tuesday…
*This is a full length second chance romance, inspired by Adele’s “When We Were Young”
On a Tuesday is a second chance stand alone new adult romance by Whitney G. Straight off, thumbs up to the cover artist, and…ahem…the cover model, because, if I’m being honest, that was what caught my attention. I was further drawn in by the smart girl meets star athlete story line, it is one of my favorites. Although the hero is an professional/college athlete, it isn’t what I would consider a sports romance.
Charlotte is an intelligent, serious pre-law/art student who finds herself the unwilling tutor to college football quarterback, Grayson. While there is instant chemistry, she’s too smart to become just another notch on his bedpost. Grayson is persistent on and off the field and he wins Charlotte’s heart before football season ends. Because the story begins in the present day, we know they split up, but all we really know is that they both seem to blame each other. After a reunion 7 years later, they have a chance to lance old wounds and finally get their HEA.
This story is told mostly by flashback. In fact, I feel the bulk of the story occurs in the past, so perhaps it is more accurate to say there are flash-forwards. I found the method jarring at first, but as the characters develop and the reader spends more time in the past, it feels as if the story was actually written serially. I liked the increased suspense at the end of the book, as the events leading up to their split are revealed.
One of my pet peeves is the use of unrealistic actions or behaviors to further a storyline. While I could ignore the incompetent and unprofessional behavior of the university staff or just believe Charlotte was so wicked smart that her undergraduate and post-graduate education were fully funded and she didn’t have to work or apply for loans, there is a key piece I just can’t seem to get over. How does a pre-law student earn credits for two upper division ethics classes in exchange for tutoring another student once a week in English Lit?
On a Tuesday is a cute story with a likeable hero and heroine. This was the first book I’ve read by Whitney G, and I will definitely be checking out some of her other titles.
The audiobook is read by Erin Mallon and Joseph Discher, alternating between the male and female points of view. The pacing was perfect, the diction was clear, and I didn’t find it difficult to follow the story, even with the flash-forwards. Erin Mallon’s performance was excellent, finding the perfect balance between maturity and youth needed for a new adult heroine. It was an enjoyable 5 hours of listening.
I've developed a preference for audiobooks over the last few years, which allow me to complete chores, run carpool, or work on my many building and craft projects while 'reading. I prefer reading romance the old-fashioned way, probably because listening to steamy scenes makes me blush!
My all time favorite selections include Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, Karen Marie Moning's Fever series, and all of Robin Hobb's books set in the Farseer world. Honorable mentions to Elle Kennedy, Penny Reid, Meljean Brook, Ann Aguirre, Krista and Becca Ritchie, Jim Butcher, Jeaniene Frost, and Kristen Callihan.
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