google-site-verification: googleac360fc8074aac27.html google-site-verification: google6040e131018c9d7f.html New Release Review & Giveaway: Signed Paperback Copy of Hard Knox by Nicole Williams & $50.00 Amazon Gift Card -
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Release Review & Giveaway: Signed Paperback Copy of Hard Knox by Nicole Williams & $50.00 Amazon Gift Card

A New Series by NYT Bestselling Author Nicole Williams

The Outsider Chronicles, #1
New Adult/Adult Contemporary
Released August 12, 2014

Knox Jagger. The name inspires resent in every male at Sinclair University, want in every female, and contempt in Charlie Chase.
Charlie can be summed up in three words: independent, independent, and independent. To Charlie, Knox epitomizes everything that’s wrong with college males: prolific one-night stands, drunken senseless fights, and a body that hints at prioritizing gym time over study time.
As an up-and-coming writer for Sinclair University’s newspaper, Charlie’s tasked with getting to the bottom of who’s been dropping little white pills into girls’ drinks at parties. In an ocean of All-American boys sporting polo shirts and innocent smiles, Knox is the obvious suspect. As evidence piles up against the bad boy of Sinclair, Charlie becomes more and more certain it isn’t Knox. But when her drink is dosed at a party and she wakes up on Knox’s couch the next morning, Charlie’s left with more questions than answers when it comes to Knox Jagger.
How can Charlie ever hope to uncover the truth behind a guy so closed off he’s become . . .
Hard Knox.

About the Author:
I’m the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the CRASH series (HarperTeen, S&S UK), LOST & FOUND series, UP IN FLAMES (S&S UK), The EDEN TRILOGY, and a handful of others. I write stories about everyday kinds of people who find themselves in extraordinary kinds of situations. I tell love stories with happy endings because I believe in making the world a better place, and that’s one tiny way I can make it so. I’m one of those people who still believe in true love and soul mates, and would rather keep my head in the clouds any day over having my feet firmly on the ground.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: Hard Knox (The Outsider Chronicles #1)
Author: Nicole Williams
Series: Yes
Release Date: August 12, 2014
Rating: 4.00 stars
Cliffhanger: No
Spoiler-free review

Knox Jagger is Sinclair Universities infamous man-whore bad boy and arm wrestling champ. Charlie Chase is a feminist and journalist want to be who is determined to expose all the wrong doings on the Sinclair campus.  After being drugged at a college frat party, she is saved by Knox.   The unlikely couple forges an alliance to expose a campus rape and drug issue. Their friendship turns into a full blown romance just as Knox’s secrets and past mistakes come back to haunt him.

Hard Knox reminded me a lot of two of my favorite books Beautiful Disaster and Crash.  You know...The rough around the edges guy with a heart of gold and world of secrets who falls for the “ordinary” girl….but Hard Knox had a crime element embedded into the plot which made it different.

I have to say while I liked this book; the heroine annoyed me.  Her constant barrage of acidic, opinionated comebacks was a little much.  I did like that she was independent and didn’t give a crap about what anyone thought of her.   Knox Jaeger...He was pretty amazing bad boy with a heart of gold. He dealt with a lot of drama from his childhood and even from Charlie. He was tormented by his past and wasn’t the bad ass sex machine everyone thought he was. Knox was a bit of a doormat to Charlie...and then we finally found out why.  I did have a few problems with the plot regarding Charlie’s choices…but these choices made for some interesting plot twists.  I think Beautiful Disaster fans would enjoy this new one by Nicole.

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Signed copy of Hard Knox
$50.00 Amazon gift card

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