Jennifer is a USA Today bestselling author who has published seventeen New Adult and Mature Young Adult novels. Her novels have been translated into both German and Dutch. Audiobooks are also in the works. She has a bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She spent five years working as a high school counselor before relocating with her family. Jennifer lives in the Midwest with her husband and four children.
➜ Website: www.jennifersucevic.com
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Campus Player was an interesting story, not with the usual hero who is going to melt your heart, a badass heroine, a little angst and drama.
Welcome to Western University!
I appreciated the main characters for most part of the story.
Demi is the coach daughter, soccer player, fierce and independent. Rowan has been for years part of her life, as her father took him under his wings. She put him in a safe place, where he was off limits, trying so hard not to let him in.
Rowan was just… oh my heart! A guy with some reputation but definitely more than meet the eyes. Focused on his team, endearing and caring. His specialty : knowing how to rile Demi up in one second and the other to bring some heat, leaving her a little confused.
Their banter was really great, back and forth with a little angst to make it interesting. They did have great chemistry and there was definitely sparks with these two, even if Demi was in denial and protecting herself. I couldn’t wait to see how their story was going to lead them.
It had a great beginning and a promising story to come. I was rooting for these two.
Demi was sometimes too judgemental and going to a conclusion so quickly but I appreciated to see that she learned from this and grew up throughout the story. Rowan was full of surprises and complex. There was some maturity from the main characters but acting like people of their age. I enjoyed seeing how sports took a major part of the story, revealing driven characters, passionate and charming.
Their story was that passionate, sometimes to the extreme, sometimes sweeter. I wished to read more from Rowan’s POV. In spite of great material, I felt like some subplots were taking too much space and then to be solved too easily, I wanted more confrontation at some moments.
There was some good material but it wasn’t enough to fully enjoy it.