Lace Up by Shae Ross

Lace Up by Shae RossLace Up by Shae Ross
Series: Pretty Smart Girls #1
Published by Entangled: Embrace on January 6th 2015
Pages: 266
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Team RyanRyan Rose and her fellow Spartans are finalists in a high-profile entrepreneurial competition. They're competing for life-changing money and for their futures. They have a solid plan to win. All they need to do is trounce the competition: rich frat boys from an archrival university. Easy, right?
Team JettJett Trebuchet's first mistake was not realizing that Ryan and her friends were the competition. His second was expressing his unabashed confidence in his team’s ability to win. After all, everyone knows the only thing MSU does better than U of M is produce beautiful, easy women…oh, and he almost forgot to say “dumb.” And boy, does his team pay for that one.
Game OnAs each side tries to game the other, something else seems to be getting in the way—attraction. Now Ryan and Jett must keep their teams from getting distracted by the opposite sex...and each other. All is not fair in love and war when it comes to winning this game.

Inter-collegiate rivalry tackled with the savviness of ‘The Apprentice’, with some romance thrown in for added spice.

This was an incredibly fun read and I was surprised to find myself liking Jett more and more as the story went on, most probably because he doesn’t conform to the typical stereotype of the college player despite the frat-boy vibe. Ryan (what’s this with the girls having male names anyway?) was equally fun and the girls’ antics right at the beginning made me want to buy popcorn and pom-poms.

For this alone, Pretty Smart Girls is a cut above the staid range of New Adults book that have saturated the shelves for a long while.