I am always a sucker for a good romance novel. When tour kicked off for What Happens in College I was pretty excited to get my hands on a copy. A easy read with not a lot of thinking was exactly what I needed.
What Happens in College… by Vanessa M. Knight
(Ritter University #2)
Publication date: August 25th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
One upload. One thousand likes. One lapse in judgment and she lost it all.
Ritter University Novel – Book Two
Egged house, keyed cars, and lawsuits all behind her, Karina Wolfe needs to bury her past deep beneath the skeletons in her closet. No one can ever find out what she did. No one.
Her freshman year at Ritter University is the perfect opportunity to re-invent a better, shinier, more responsible Karina. Her goal? Keep her head down and stay away from the thing that screwed up her life in the first place—guys. It shouldn’t be that hard, in theory. If only Ryan Kent wasn’t so darn gorgeous.
Ryan Kent is the poster child for responsibility. He’s always done what’s expected of him. He didn’t have much choice. But now that his mother’s cancer is under control, he finally feels free. Almost. If he could only convince his dad to trust him to make his own choices, life would be good. If he could get Karina to take a chance on him, life would be perfect.
Ryan doesn’t know what Karina did before they met. Karina doesn’t know how to protect Ryan. When taking chances collide with trust, can what happens in college endure, or will it stay in college?
This Ritter University book is part of series of interconnected but stand-alone books
I love books like this for a great quick read. This book was next in my lineup after reading Paper Towns by John Green and I was struggling to wrap my head around the book I had just finished. I was looking for something to clear my head and this was the PERFECT book for that situation.
Books like What Happens in College are always fun to read as it makes me think I’m still in college, which I am clearly not. Granted I went to a frat house ONCE (twice if you include the time I was working for the IT dept on summer vacation) in college and it is safe to say there was no party going on when I did. Reading about the girls constantly barge into each others rooms reminded me so much of some of my favorite memories with my college friends.
The girls were truly forming a long lasting friendship and it was fun to read along as they grew closer to each other.
As Karina’s story unfolded, I felt worse and worse for her. Yes, she made a really stupid mistake, but it was sad to see it affect her relationship with Ryan so much. I did understand Ryan’s side of the story though and liked that we were able to see both sides every time they screwed up. It kept me from hating one or the other.
By the end of the book, I even found myself rooting for Parker to find someone. Maybe her story will be Ritter University Book 4?
This was the second book in the Ritter University series but I have already picked up Major Renovations (Ritter University Book 1) and Christmas Breakdown (Ritter University Book 3). The books can all be read independent and I did not feel lost at all not having read Major Renovations. Although, I do want to know why Ski was always so grumpy.
Living in Chicagoland with my husband, son and menagerie of dogs and cats, keeps me on my toes. When not writing or working or playing wife and mom, I love to scrapbook, watch movies and read anything I can find.
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