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Limits: Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt

Limits(Book 3)
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Released June 11 2013

Genevieve Rodriguez is less than thrilled when her older brother’s best friend, Deo, runs off and marries Whit, the girl who doesn’t even deserve him. At least that’s what Gen believes. And so what if everyone thinks it’s just a stupid crush? She’s had a thing for Deo for as far back as she can remember.
Freshly heartbroken and downright annoyed, Genevieve is also one ‘D’ away from getting kicked out of school. In other words, life could be better for the rowdy, youngest Rodriquez sibling. Her only hope of passing physics is her quiet, nerdy tutor, Adam.
Adam isn’t her type at all. He’s too quiet, too polite, and he’d rather stare at lab charts than bother to notice the bustier top so sexy, it turned the head of every guy in afive-mile radius.
When Adam tells Genevieve that he won’t be back after winter break because his visa is about to expire, the words drop out of her spontaneous, heartbroken mouth before she has the time to think... “Marry me.”
Thinking it’s a joke, Adam gives Genevieve a firm no. But when the joke turns into something more, all bets are off and all limits are broken. Adam may not notice a perfect bustier, but he can’t resist a good argument. And Genevieve has been arguing to get exactly what she wants her entire life.


See below for GIVEAWAY of the entire 3 book series and synopsis of books 1 and 2. They are companion novels with characters that cross in between books but can be read as stand alones. 
I knew my chances were bad to start with: nerds like me do not score gorgeous chicks like Genevieve Rodriquez. But she set me straight right away and now we have a good thing going: I tutor her, she sometimes pays attention, we have a friendly-ish vibe, and it works. Other than the times when I slip up and forget that it's never going to be more than platonic. Luckily, she's got a killer sense of humor on top of being drop-dead gorgeous, so I've never put my foot too far down my throat. 
Genevieve is the baby of the Rodriguez clan. Her teenage crush Deo got married, her older brother Cohen is engaged, and  Genevieve feels alone, lost, and not good enough. She is floundering in school and getting tutored by Adam. They like each other but are both too timid to make a move even though they share an attraction. And when Gen finally decides to take a chance on the guy that has been right in front of her, Adam is powerless to resist. But they have a problem...he is about to be deported back to Israel since his work/school visa is expiring. She comes up with a plan...to marry her in order to stay in the country. So they face her domineering family and friends and embark on this adventure together. 

These two people are so unsure of themselves and their own abilities, but can see the amazing qualities in each other. I loved seeing their "fake" marriage become more real. They both had personal growth due to the support and acceptance they found in each other. 

I need her to realize that she's damn amazing. I need her to stop selling herself short.
"You need to try harder when it comes to yourself"

Genevieve Rodriquez is making me a better person. It's exciting and completely utterly terrifying. 

I adored Adam. I seriously just wanted to hug him. He is not the typical alpha book hero. He is a tutor and a Science Geek(Gasp!), but he is also handsome, sexy, and a little bossy. He tends to be more domineering when it comes to Gen's own good. He pushes and challenges her to be all that she can be. Most importantly he sees the potential in her where she has always though of herself as a screw up with no direction and not good at anything. And Adam is also vulnerable and does not feel worthy of her. He has had issues with his research and his experiments keep failing. He hates that she has taken a risk for him and he cannot offer her more. So it is like they are  two imperfect people who  compliment each other and fit perfectly together. 

"I feel like there's no possible way that I can avoid disappointing you and I promise it won't be a one-time deal..I'll figure out new ways, all the time in fact, to let you down. Not because I want to, just because, that's what I do. Ask anyone who knows me."

"You aren't perfect, Gen. And neither am I, not by a f**king long shot. But you're so damn perfect for me."

It is obvious that their feelings are real despite how their marriage started. They are truly adorable together and have good chemistry. But even as they get closer and more comfortable, they still have to fight their own insecurities, and lack of self worth. And on top of that, they have their families and the Department of Immigration to answer to. 

But when the honeymoon period is over and it is down to the real life stuff, will they be able to stay together or fall apart?

Each of the books in this series have a different feel to them. This installment was more subtle and endearing. The characters in this one might not have been as damaged as Whit or Maren, or have as funny, strong personalities as Deo and Cohen, but they were  sweet, vulnerable, and stubborn. Adam and Gen had enough personality to be very likable, but were not over the top dramatic or angsty. Sure they fought and had differences of opinion and communication issues, but they were young, new, and unsure. 

"There's no equation that can express how much I love you, doll. No number. There are no limits"
"So beyond infinity?"
"Beyond the limits of even infinity. It would even f**k Einstein up."

I found this installment entertaining, heart warming, and delightful. I enjoy the cross over of characters within the books and getting to see more with Deo, Whit, Cohen, Maren, Deo's holistic nurturing mom and everyone's mentor Marigold,  and the crazy Rodriguez family. They fight, they love hard, they support each other and they are ready to kick someone's a** if needed. I look forward to seeing who the 4th book in this series will be about. I am sure it will be one of the remaining single Rodrguez siblings Cece, Lydia, or Enzo. All have strong personalities and have potential for great stories. 

Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt have done it again with another winner in this series. I open their books and am engaged from the first page and totally invested in the characters. Their characters are deep and compelling. Their books are full of humor, passion, tension, and swoon worthy moments. And this one was no exception. 

Thanks to Steph Campell and Liz Reinhardt for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

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Lengths(Book 1)
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Nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad leaves her conservative Pennsylvania home for sunny California, looking for independence, a fresh start, and a place to stash her grief. She promptly finds a job at a tattoo parlor, a craptastic first apartment, and one friend—Ryan—who is a little less friend, a little more benefits. 

Deo Beckett is a soulful surfer with a passion for tattoos and beautiful women. On the eve of his twenty-second birthday, he finds himself living with his grandfather, recently unemployed, and seriously adrift. He doesn’t know much about what he wants out of life, but he does know his current situation isn't cutting it. 

When Deo meets Whit, she’s all sexy makeup and fierce, smart-ass fun. It doesn’t take him long to see past her tough shell. And when he gets a good look at what's under all the superficial stuff that usually gets his attention, it leaves Deo wondering if there might be more to life than living fast and free. 
Too bad Whit has a past she doesn't plan on sharing—no matter how hot Deo is. She might want him, but she knows better than to let her guard down.
 

Deo falls for Whit, and falls hard. But everything about her, down to that mysterious tattoo and the way she thrashes in her sleep, tells him that the girl he loves is hiding something. And the more he pushes for answers, the more Whit pulls away. 

Read Kim's 4.5 star review of Lengths


Depths(Book 2)
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Do you believe in love at first phone call?

Cohen Rodriquez, Deo’s hilarious, über responsible best friend in LENGTHS got dumped by his longtime girl because he’s ‘not impulsive enough,’ and he's burned up.


But maybe, just maybe, she’s more right than he wants to admit. So he starts to date.
A lot.
But no one really feels like the one. And the more girls he dates, the more Cohen’s convinced she isn’t really out there.

Luckily he has Maren—the girl with the sexy voice who always cracks the best jokes. They’ve been talking daily for a year…on the phone. What started as all work soon blooms into friendship. Then she asks him. 

Do you want to meet?

He's scared out of his mind to ruin the one easy, fun relationship he has going for him. But he takes the plunge, and things are just fine, totally easy and comfortable.

Except that they both sense it's not strictly platonic...there is an undeniable attraction and absolute raw chemistry between them…and every time they're in the same room, that attraction gets deeper and harder to ignore. 

Maren could be the best thing that’s ever happened to Cohen… Or she could send his carefully compartmentalized life into a tailspin.

Cohen has to decide if he’s ready to let go of his comfortable fantasy and embrace the one girl who might be able to change his luck in love.

Read Kim's 4.5 star review of Depths
Steph Campbell Website/Facebook/Twitter
Steph Campbell grew up in Southern California, but now calls Southwest Louisiana home. She has one husband, four children and a serious nail polish obsession.

Liz Reinhardt Website/Facebook/Twitter
Liz Reinhardt was born and raised in the idyllic beauty of northwest NJ. A move to the subtropics of coastal Georgia with her daughter and husband left her with a newly realized taste for the beach and a bloated sunscreen budget. Right alongside these new loves is her old, steadfast affection and longing for bagels and the fast-talking foul mouths of her youth.She loves Raisinettes, even if they aren't really candy, the Oxford comma, movies that are hilarious or feature zombies, any and all books, but especially romance (the smarter and hotter, the better), the sound of her daughter's incessantly wise and entertaining chatter, and watching her husband work on cars in the driveway.

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