{Review+Giveaway} Out from Under You by Sophie Swift

October 7, 2013 Giveaways, New Adult, Reviews 8 ★★★★

Welcome to my stop on Out from Under You blog tour
NA Review
Out from Under You by Sophie Swift
Paperback, 324 pages
Published: August 13, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Series: Smart Girls Finish First #1
Source: ecopy from Author

“Love is an earthquake.  It comes when you least expect it. It rips the ground clear away. Right out from under you.”

The day Lia Smart met Grayson Walker, eight years ago, was the day she fell helplessly in love with him. Coincidentally, it was the same day Grayson fell in love with someone else: Lia’s smarter, sexier, superior-in-every-way older sister, Alex.

Now, nearly a decade later, Alex and Grayson are long over and twenty-two-year-old Lia has finally managed to forget all those lonely nights she spent pining after her sister’s boyfriend. But when Grayson unexpectedly arrives back in town with Alex for Labor Day weekend and the two announce that they’re not only back together but engaged, all the feelings that Lia buried suddenly come bubbling back to the surface.

But Lia is no longer the awkward, gangly tomboy she was at fourteen. Far from it. And Grayson is conflicted by the lustful thoughts he’s now having for her. He knows he could never act on those thoughts, however. Grayson has always prided himself on being one of the “good guys.” But as the weekend wears on, he’s finding this new grown-up version of Lia more and more impossible to resist…

Heartbreaking and sexy with a dash of humor, Sophie Swift crafts a passionate, unforgettable tale about desire, growing up, and the kind of love that shakes us to the core.

Contains adult situations and explicit content. Recommended for ages 17+

My Thoughts

Out from Under You is one heck of a romance. Lia and grayson have known each other for eight years. And they work so well together. I loved how uncomplicated it was with the two of them. Which seems really weird because it should be anything but uncomplicated seeing as Grayson is Lia’s sisters on again- off again boyfriend. I know, I know, that seems like a mess of a situation and I’m not going to lie, there were times that I felt bad for Alex, but Lia and Grayson just seemed meant to be so it didn’t really bug me too much. It was hard to not get swept up in the magic of Out from Under You.

Lia is hardworking and dependable and sweet and feels like she has always been in the shadow of her older sister Alex, who seemed like a whirlwind of magnetic energy all the time. It seemed like Alex just breezed in and easily took everything she wanted. I enjoyed Lia a lot more than I did Alex. Alex seemed too brash, too harsh and much too controlling. She had to have everything her way and she didn’t care who stood in her path. But Lia was accommodating and a people pleaser. She took over her mothers restaurant when her mom just up and left town and held it together for the family. When Grayson came back to town, and into Lia’s life with her sister Alex, the plot of the story just took off. I was so engrossed in their story. I loved watching how affected Grayson was by Lia; how charmed.

The book is told in dual narrative with Lia and Grayson’s voices. I love getting inside a guys head and Sophie Swift does an amazing job with the male point of view. I enjoyed Grayson’s inner conflict in deciding what to do with Alex and Lia. I loved how he decided Alex, and honestly it was his vision of her that made me feel a little bad for what him and Lia had done. But then I stepped back and really looked at the way Grayson and Alex interacted, they fought all the time. Constantly and when they weren’t fighting it was because Grayson had just decided it wasn’t worth the fight and gave into Alex. Sophie Swift does an amazing job creating very realistic characters. Her whole world seemed to come to life as I was reading Out from Under you.

Out from Under You has been one of my favorite new adult contemporary romances in a while. I was totally addicted to the genre and then I started to burn out on it for a little, but this story has rejuvenated me and gotten me interested in New Adult and contemporary again! I loved it. Everything in Out from Under You is realistic. When you think someone would be mad, they were mad. If you think the choices Lia and Grayson make along the way don’t have consequences, you would be wrong. But I enjoyed that about the book, I liked seeing people react the way I would expect them to react in real life. And I loved Lia and Grayson and their romance is hot to say the least. I loved watching them both come alive around each other. They both just seemed to be going through the motions before they came into each others lives, but when they are together everything just had this spark of light that was impossible to miss.

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About the Author

Sophie Swift is an east coast girl who recently transplanted to Southern California. She writes about sexy boys by day, and dates them by night. Her sizzling, new adult romance, OUT FROM UNDER YOU, the first in a new contemporary series, will be released in August of 2013. She loves books that quicken her pace, music sung by adolescent boys, and cupcakes with too much frosting.

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8 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Out from Under You by Sophie Swift”

  1. Tammy

    Just looking at this cover makes me want just a little more summer (as I look at the mountains with the tops covered in snow).

  2. Anita Yancey

    This is a great story, and one I can relate to because when I was younger I had a crush on my sister’s boyfriend. I would love to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  3. Audris

    I want to start reading more new adult and this sounds like the perfect romance. I love when contemporary is actually realistic. And that cover is perfect!

  4. Christine

    I really enjoy NA when it’s done well, and I remember hearing about this book before and thinking it sounded promising–glad to see you liked it! 🙂

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