All Laced Up Series
July 10, 2017
Problem is, things have been a little...awkward since the kiss. Because she likes him, too? Hopefully, but even if she did, their futures—and the ridiculous schedules that come with them—are in the way. And now one of his teammates is showing interest, and the guy has more in common with Malina than Jackson ever will.
As her best friend, Jackson should get out of the way. But if there’s one thing he’s learned from hockey, it’s that you have to go for what you want, even if it means falling flat on your face. And he’s definitely falling for Malina.
Disclaimer: This book contains a hot hockey player who goes after what he wants, a super-hot, super-distracting shirtless workout, and the kind of best friends to lovers romance every girl in the friend zone has dreamed of.
"Great read!" By Ashia 7 months ago
TIED UP IN YOU begins with Jackson visiting best friend Malina after a long time apart (he was on a lot of away games playing hockey). This first scene steals your attention easily, as it's fun and playful and everything I thought how best friends interact. These two aren't just playing at being best friends; they totally are! I love that the author was able to do this and to pull us right into their friendship.
And after they accidentally kissed and found they're starting to have feelings for the other, I love the uncertainty and ambivalence they go through. The double date scene was hilarious, and I love how it ended.
I felt like the book was divided into two parts. The first part was before they got together, and the second part was after. In the second part, conflict came in the form of conflicting schedules and trying to make time for each other, to care for what the other wants, etc. The author showed this all perfectly well and you can't help but cringe during their first big quarrel when both said things they didn't mean. The grand gesture from Jackson surely showed his sincerity at wanting to make things up with Malina, but
1) I know he's smart. If I remember right, he or she said that Jackson's very good in math. Yet, nothing was made mention of how he was with code. Because being good with math doesn't equate to being good with codes. So, I don't see how he was able to do what he did (or got as far as he did) without contacting Troy.
2) Regarding his application, I hope it's what he wanted and not just because Malina wanted him to do so. If he doesn't want it, it doesn't bode well in the long run.
That said, the above points didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story. Overall, TIED UP INTO YOU is a great read, perfect if you're looking for a lighthearted, contemporary young adult romance.