The first book in Rebecca Jenshak’s Campus Wallflowers series, “Tutoring the Player,” is here!
What is “Tutoring the Player” by Rebecca Jenshak about?
A sexy opposites attract standalone novel from USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Jenshak.
I have a type.
I love the good guy.
Responsible and stable. Safe.
So when a beer-drinking, quick-witted, tattooed hockey player asks me to tutor him, I’m suddenly thrust into the world of bad boys and bad decisions.
Jordan is a renowned player on campus.
He doesn’t take anything seriously, except hockey and partying.
But he gives me butterflies.
I’m a wallflower tutoring Valley University’s hottest player.
Rating: 5/5 Stars
An amazing start to a brand new series taking place at Valley U, “Tutoring the Player” is a college hockey romance you won’t be able to put down!
Even though I haven’t had a chance to read Rebecca’s other series set at Valley U, I loved the first book in her Wildcat Hockey series. When I had the opportunity to read an early copy of this first book kicking off her new Campus Wallflowers series, I jumped at the chance. I wasn’t disappointed!
Daisy is such an interesting main character. I haven’t read a ton of books with a super shy main character, so it was intriguing to see how she navigated through her extroverted peers, and still held her own despite her shyness. She initially has a crush on Liam, Jordan’s best friend and one of her physics lab partners, who I loved as a character. While I don’t think we’ll get a book on him (even though I’d love that), I hope he pops up again throughout the rest of the series. Him and Jordan had a strong friendship, and balanced each other out well. I can definitely see Daisy and Liam having a strong friendship going forward. If I’m remembering correctly, Daisy is a sophomore, whereas Jordan and Liam are juniors.
Daisy has a close knit friend group who I’m assuming are going to be the subject of the next books, especially a second chance romance with her cousin VIolet and Jordan’s friend, Gavin – so I don’t think this will be the last we see of Daisy and Jordan, thankfully. Violet, Dahlia, Jane, and Daisy are all similar in some ways but completely different in others, and I’ll be interested to see how that plays out throughout the rest of the series. Violet and Dahlia are studying fashion design, so I’m sure we’ll get more fabulous outfits as the series goes on. Their friendships can get complicated, but at the end of the day they’re all doing their best to look out for one another.
I liked how Daisy and Jordan’s relationship progressed, and the reason they break up at one point in the book was interesting to see from both of their perspectives, as it was easy to understand where both of them were coming from. That being said, the only thing I didn’t totally like was the timing when Jordan said “I love you” for the first time. Even though he didn’t mean it to be a little manipulative, it wasn’t the best move to make, and that made him lose some brownie points with me. (Heat of the moment, yeah, I get it…but that’s me projecting knowing boys who have only said that during/after a breakup as a last ditch effort, so there you go.) His attempts to get her back were smart though, especially by giving her some space and not being totally overbearing.
Overall, this was a very strong start to a new series, and I’m really looking forward to reading the next installment! As with all new adult books, I recommend this one for 18+ due to some of the sexual content. Thanks again to Rebecca and Valentine PR for providing me with an advanced ebook to review!