Review | The Second We Met by Maya Hughes

October 17, 2019 | 2019, maya hughes, review / 0 Comments

Review | The Second We Met by Maya HughesThe Second We Met by Maya Hughes
Series | Fulton U #2
Release Date | October 17th, 2019
Genres | New Adult, College, Enemies to Lovers
Format | ARC, Paperback
Buy | Amazon
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Dear Jerk Across the Street, sorry for accidentally walking in on you and catching an eyeful of your—equipment. And hard pass on the open invitation to join you in the shower “anytime”, A-hole.

That’s the note I should’ve written. Instead I sent a pleasant and apologetic version.

Had I known Phoenix “Nix” Russo would’ve been the neighbor from hell, I’d have told him right where he could shove my words.

Nix is the big man on campus with everyone lined up at his games to make sure he knows it. Sure, he’s got piercing blue eyes, abs that don’t quit and a smile that could set fire to a set of panties from a hundred yards away, but he’s also the biggest pain in my ass.

Dear Pink-Haired Menace, learn how to take a joke and stop being such a kill-joy...

Elle Masterson called the cops on one of my parties—again. My sweet talking usually gets me out of trouble, but this time it got me into a nice pair of silver handcuffs. Now I’m on a reputation rehab tour with a stop at a spring break community service project.

Guess who’s my new boss?

Now we’re shoulder to shoulder, sweaty, tired and…she’s not anything like I expected. There might just be a heart under that hardass exterior. She’s invading my dreams and I can’t shake the feeling she’s the key to unlocking a piece of me that I’ve hidden away.

It’s only a matter of time until she finds out why I’m really here.

Maybe I can break through her walls and into her heart before that screw at a time.

**The Second We Met is a standalone new adult romance**


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Enemies-to-lovers, everyone, and Iʻm forever here for all of it! The Second We Met was an absolute delight to read, I fell in love with Elle and Nix almost instantly.

We have the the ambitious and fearless heroine that is Elle, she works hard for everything and thereʻs no stopping her to achieve her goals. Even that studly football golden boy that is Phoenix as her next door neighbor. It was a rough start for the both of them, but Nix can definitely win her over … eventually.

I loved the banter between these two and the hate was real everyone. But my favorite was when these two were essentially forced to work together. Barriers were coming down and after so much time and loathing, they were finally able to get to know one another. And itʻs truly a sight!

I appreciated that it wasnʻt instant, Elle has a lot of hang-ups when it comes to trust and she doesnʻt make it easy for anyone. Everything that happened between these was perfect especially the pacing. I loved that it wasnʻt rushed at all, things slowly burn as they tear each otherʻs walls down. Plenty of moments to swoon over our boy Nix.

I honestly never wanted their story to end and I hope we get to see so much more of them during the rest of this series!

major thank you to the author for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

About Maya Hughes

Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.