Blog Tour, Review, + Giveaway: Brief Encounters by Scarlett Hopper

Title: Brief Encounters
Series: The Encounters Series #1
Author: Scarlett Hopper
Genre: College Romance
Release Date: March 7, 2018

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.

Jess Parker is the epitome of everything Eleanor wants to avoid. He’s popular, cocky, and has more girls’ numbers than a phonebook. Yet, when they are paired together for a school project, their connection is undeniable. As their friendship develops, Jess’s ability to truly see Eleanor shakes the very foundation she’s built her new life on. When Eleanor begins to question the two rules she has always followed, she finds herself wondering if honesty might actually be the best policy. But, when all is said and done, will the truth be too much for Jess to handle?

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.

“It is one of the best first books from a new author I have read in forever. I will definitely be adding her to my automatic one-click list of authors!” – Aimee Rogers

“I was quite blown away with this debut book by Scarlett Hopper.” – Andrea

“WOW – Just WOW! This was such an amazing story and I’m pretty blown away with it being a debut novel.” – Kelly

Scarlett Hopper was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to Los Angeles when she was 10 years old. Her passion for writing came about at a young age when her sister would read her the works of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath. Three years ago, Scarlett re-located back to Sydney where she studies creative writing and communications. When she isn’t writing or reading, she spends her time traveling and searching for the best record stores, while eating at 24 hour diners. After her graduation, Scarlett hopes to move back to the US and begin a new adventure in Seattle.


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