Two great Young Adult romances from Brigham Vaughn

Bully & Exit (The Midwest Series, #1)Bully & Exit by Brigham Vaughn

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

This is a really solid young adult second-chance college romance with characters who have flaws but who I was rooting for throughout.

I do love me a good second chance romance and this one delivered it up with a little bit of angst but no overly dramatic plot points or dramady.

Both Caleb and Nathan read as their ages, mature but still young enough to not be perfectly assured with their lives and their feelings.

It’s not all hearts and flowers and it felt like an honestly expressed exploration of how you can learn to move on from great pain and find the spark again.

Push & Pull (The Midwest Series, #2)Push & Pull by Brigham Vaughn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed book one in this series but I loved this one. Brent and Lowell made a brilliant pair and this is an excellent frenemies to friends to lovers romance.

It’s less angsty than Caleb and Nathan’s relationship was and there’s quite a bit of humour in the narrative too.

Essentially what the reader is given is a road-trip romance in which two guys go through a total 180 in not only how they feel about the other, but also slowly fall in love.

I’m guessing book three in the series will be Micah and our author is going to have to go some with that redemption arc as he’s an absolute dick again in this book!

We get a glimpse of Caleb and Nathan still going strong and settling into their life in Chicago.

One thing I have been wondering about in both books is the timescale. They are set in 2013 when the guys have all just finished college so it’ll be interesting if Brigham is planning on bringing the series up to the present.

Overall this is a smashing series of new adult romance which feels believable.

#ARCs kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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