Eleanor Ivy follows two rules in life: know how to lie and never let anyone in. With the painful life she left behind and the unorthodox job she currently has, lying is a must. But when Eleanor meets Jess Parker, Breslin University’s hockey player both on and off the ice, everything she has worked for threatens to come crumbling down.
THREE 🎩🎩🎩 hats from Britt!
A bit different from what I expected from the blurb, Brief Encounters is a unique twist on the typical college romance. With twists and turns that had drama running high throughout this friends to lovers story I was constantly on an emotional roller coaster. I felt all the feels while reading this! From the love that blossoms between Eleanor and Jess to the tragic past that some are still trying to overcome this Book doesn’t slow down once.
Eleanor was such a unique character, strong, yet vulnerable she’s built walls around herself that are nearly impossible to climb. When paired with what she sees as a stereotypical jock she’s not expecting the close friendship that develops between them. As friendship turns into something much more both of their pasts begin to bring forth trials that will either make or break them.
Overall I enjoyed Brief Encounters. The romance was magnificent and the close group of friends created a tight knit family I adored. I personally felt at times there was just a bit too much drama even for all these characters had been through.
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