Author: Lisa Suzanne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
She has been hurt. She has a past of lies, cheating, and pain. She has severe panic attacks when she’s in enclosed spaces, a side effect of a horrible accident caused by a man she thought she loved. Quinn Carpenter has a distinct type: bad boys with dark hair, dark eyes, and tattoos. Tyler, her friend with benefits, fits the bill perfectly. They have fun together and they both know that fun is where their relationship begins and ends.
Quinn’s life is exactly how she wants it until she meets Reed Porter, the typical pretty boy with blue eyes, blonde hair, and zero tattoos. He is the exact opposite of everything Quinn likes.
So why can’t she get the frustrating, preppy, blue-eyed Reed out of her head?
She isn’t interested in commitment. She doesn’t want a relationship. But Reed challenges her, he puts her in her place, and he makes her nervous. The confident Quinn is never nervous around men, so what is it about Reed that has her questioning everything? And what will be the side effects of attempting to juggle two men at the same time?
5 Star Review
Side Effects is the first book I have ever read by Lisa Suzanne. I was hooked from the very first page and I will definitely be reading more by this author.
Quinn Carpenter has been hurt by men in the past so she has decided to stick to no strings attached relationships. She suffers from panic attacks when she's in enclosed spaces, a side effect of a horrible accident caused by a man she thought she loved She likes the bad boy type: dark hair, dark eyes and tattoos. Tyler, the bartender at the bar she hangs out as is the perfect fit for her. They both get what they want from each other and no one gets hurt. That is until she runs into Reed Porter, a blond hair, blue eyed guy with no tattoos. He is the complete opposite of the guys she usually goes for but there is something about him that has her hooked. She tries hard to push him away but the harder she tries the closer he gets.
Reed Porter was also broken by a woman who he thought loved him. He never planned on getting back into a relationship but something about Quinn has him rethinking his plan. He is determined to make her see that there are good guys out there. Even though Quinn tries had to push him away he is very persistent in his quest to keep her. Will Reed be able to make Quinn see that good guys do exist and that if they learn to trust one another they can make a relationship work?
"I'll wait until your ready, Quinn. I'll wait until you can see that I'm worth the risk."
"I want to be the one who mends what the others broke."
"You want to play games? Let's fucking play, baby."
I loved the connection between the characters. The supporting characters in this story were great. This is a story about learning to look outside the box when it come to finding the right person otherwise your soul mate may slip through the cracks.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lisa Suzanne started handwriting her books on yellow legal pads after she took a creative writing class in high school. She still has those legal pads full of stories, but now one of them is published under the title How He Really Feels. She currently works as a full time high school English teacher, and her favorite part of the year is summer. She has been blessed with the world’s best dog, a supportive family, and a husband who encouraged her to publish after reading one of her novels. She likes the advice of Ernest Hemingway’s famous quote, “Write drunk. Edit sober.”
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