Book Review → Right to First Refusal


right to first refusalTitle: Right of First Refusal
Author: Dahlia Adler
Series: Radleigh University
Publication Date: March 15th, 2016

Synopsis: On the lacrosse field, Cait Johannssen gets what she wants. Off the field is another story. Because what she wants is the school’s hot new basketball student-coach, Lawrence Mason, who also happens to be the guy who broke her heart in sports camp two years earlier.

But it’s Cait’s new roommate who’s got him.

Cait and Mase agree it’s best to keep their past a secret, but she doesn’t expect him to completely ignore their history…or how much it’ll hurt when he does. So when a friend on the basketball team asks her to pose as his girlfriend for a night, Cait can’t turn down the opportunity for distraction. (Okay, and a little spite.) But what starts as an evening of fun turns into a fake relationship with more lies than the usually drama-free Cait can handle, and it’s only keeping her from the one truth that’s nagged at her for years: Why did Mase cut her out of his life to begin with?

And is it really too late to get him back?

Review: I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT. Cait is lovely and wonderful, she’s a jock but not that stereotypical jock that authors seem to put them in. She’s such a complex character and I just love her. One of the biggest things I love about Dahlia’s books is the complex relationships she writes, not just romantic ones, but ALL the relationships. Friendships. Familial relationships. Even the relationships that you’d have with people you don’t necessarily hang out with all the time, like Cait’s teammates, other jocks around the university, she’s still on friendly terms with them, jokes has fun with them, but they’re not a huge part of her life, but we still get to see her interact with them. The romantic relationship in the book is not all-encompassing in her life, it has a big impact, but it’s not the only thing going on, and it’s damn refreshing to see in a romance novel. Dahlia always has the best way of balancing things and I just love it. She’s amazing, this book is amazing, and you need to go read it. Oh I should mention that Mase is black, and there quite a few LGBTQ+ characters in here, two are pretty important characters. So shooo go pre-order the book because you KNOW you want to read it!

Shout out to Maggie Hall for such a beautiful cover.

Stars: ★★★★★
Recommendation: Yes!
I received a finished copy of this book from the author. This in no way affected my review.


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