REVIEW Shh! by Stacey Nash

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 Hey Addicts! I am taking part in Stacey Nash's book tour for the first book in her NA series Oxley College. SHH! is the first in the series and I have to say it had my attention from straight away with this great cover. It's simple but so eye catching. Read a bit about the book before you read on and see what my final thoughts are on this intriguing NA book.

Shh! (Oxley College #1)
Release Date: 02/23/15


Summary from Goodreads:
Nineteen-year-old Olivia Dean has the perfect reputation, the perfect boyfriend, and an increasingly perfect CV. She has it all, until Christian breaks up with her in public, calling her out as a self-gratifying sexoholic: the kind that plays solo. But Olivia doesn’t masturbate all night — the only thing she does is sleep … right?

Now all the boys on campus seem to want her attention for the absolutely wrong reason — including resident hottie, Logan Hays. He's pulling out his best moves to gain her attention, so resisting his sexy charm is hard work. With rapidly slipping grades, a disturbingly lurid reputation and demanding parents, Olivia must discover the truth behind her rumoured sleeping problem. If she doesn't, the perfect life she's worked so hard for may slip away, including the one person who has Olivia breaking all her rules — Logan.

What do you do when you’re asleep?
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Shh! is a story about acceptance, learning to trust and in turn love while facing life's unexpected difficulties.


NB: This book is of a mild heat level, and contains no explicit sex scenes.




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MY REVIEW:
I signed up to review SHH! by Stacey Nash for two reasons. 1--The cover and the blurb looked and sounded good. 2-- I've stopped reading New Adult for a while because all the books/plots/characters/troupes/settings were the same and so predictably boring.
SHH! comes off as a book that promises to be more than it's NA peers, and in a lot of ways I think it was. I wasn't disappointed BUT  I wasn't blown away either.
Since I am a YA blog, I'll tell you now, there is sex in this book, but it's a fade to black kind of scene so..........
I liked that SHH! dealt with bullying, harassment and teens/college kids trying so desperately to please their parents. Olivia, out main chick, learns how to deal with all of these things and realize there's so much more to life than dealing with her cra-cra parents. Like being happy! Olivia's ex starts a really nasty rumor about Olivia before publicly dumping her at a party. What a class A Jerk right?
I won't tell you what the rumor was, but it turns out it's a part of a medical condition. What I will tell you is that this rumor shatters her perfect world, captain of the hockey team, law student, student council president world filled with fake friends who don't really care about her.
But never fear, because there is a knight in shining armor that comes to her rescue, the very hot Logan! (I'll gush over him in a second) There's a also Savvy and Megan, her BFF's who stand by her side and along with Logan help Olivia deal and learn how to fight back. It's good to have true friends. But that doesn't mean Olivia has it easy trying to salvage her life.
I thought Olivia's "problem" that caused the rumors to start flying in the first place was a different twist--credit to Stacey Nash. Sadly that was only 1 or the 2 things that stood out.
Logan, our hottie hero with a tragic back story (so typical of NA heroes) is the main support for Olivia. he gives her an outlet to deal with everything and really helps her. The chemistry between him and Olivia is great and I really like them as a couple. I like that his own tragedy made him an even more fierce defender of Olivia.
The other characters were nice, but not really jump off the page great. I liked Jordan, Logan's younger brother and Megan too. The plot was good, nicely paced, it all flowed smoothly and Stacey Nash has a writing style I really like. But some parts were predictable. This goes back to so many NA books (especially contemporary's) following the same tried and formulated plots and troupes. I felt there was also one or two things that weren't really resolved in the end. Don't get me wrong, I liked the ending, Happily For Now's are always nice. But I wanted more resolution from her cra-cra cold parents and the karma that I felt didn't put the bullies of the book in their place enough. (for my taste, but then I like revenge so.....)
Over all this was a nice read, perfect for light cafe reading that you'll speed through. I just haven't decided if SHH! was strong enough to make me want to read the second book.


About the Author
Stacey Nash writes adventure filled stories for Young Adults in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. She loves to read and write books that have a lot of adventure, a good dose of danger, a smattering of romance, and KISSING! Hailing from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, she loves nothing more than immersing herself in the beauty and culture of the local area.
She also loves to blog is a co-founder and a contributor at Aussie Owned and Read, a blog designed for readers and writers of young adult and new adult fiction.
Her debut novel Forget Me Not released with HarperCollins Impulse in 2014 and was soon followed by the sequel, Remember Me. 2015 brings an Aussie set New Adult romance, the Oxley College Saga; Shh! and Wait!


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There you have it Addicts, another review done. I hope you enjoyed it. Stay tuned fro more to come
~Dynomoon


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