Scarlett MacGregor has lived a very sheltered life courtesy of her over-the-top controlling parents. Having never been to a co-ed party, much less on a date, Scarlett has relied on her books, her music, and living vicariously through her best friend Evie to keep her sanity as she’s patiently awaited her freedom from their rule.
During their first semester away at college, Scarlett and Evie, both avid readers of romance novels, concoct the idea of a contest to find their real-life book boyfriends. Scarlett quickly meets Ashton, Dylan, and later, Mason, and is thrown into a crash course of like, love, and lust. With Evie’s help, she must figure out the difference in the three and which one she wants before she ends up without any of them.
Metamorphosis is the story of Scarlett’s transformation from a young, naive girl to a strong, mature young woman and her search for self-discovery and true love.
Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual content and harsh language (via Amazon)
My Thoughts <3
Let me start by saying that I have have been hoarding Metamorphosis on my Kindle since the day it was released, but due to my CRAZY review schedule I hadn’t got the chance to read it!… I know, **hangs head in shame** I was actually drawn to the book by the cover. There were boots for starters (I only wear flip flops & boots!) Then there was the tattoo and guitar… just left so much to the imagination!
So, where did I go this past Saturday? BOOK BASH!!!!! Who did I meet??? ERIN NOELLE!!! What did I buy??? A signed copy of METAMORPHOSIS which I read on the plane home… FINALLY!!!! With that being said…. here’s my review!
I have to say that the concept of this book is freaking fantastic! I mean, all of you know as well as I do that we all have these book boyfriends, and if I was in college like Scarlett & Evie you’d play the game too!
Scarlett’s life has pretty much sucked. Her parents were beyond overprotective… it really made me wonder what her brother did to make her life so sheltered. If Evie hadn’t lived across the street, there’s no telling what would have happened to Scarlett.
When they get to college, a new game is created… pick a “book boyfriend” type and that’s who they try to meet that night.
Round #1 is All American College Guy: This idea is almost stopped before it started when Scarlett makes contact with Ash, but he is told he is off limits cause he’s a man whore… go figure? Instead she meets Dylan, he is the perfect guy, but somethings not the same as even the touch of Ash in a handshake or look in the eye.
Round #2 is Rocker/Bad Boy: Scarlett meets Mason, he meets her locks eyes, calls her angel and decides to be her sex coach without the sex. Scarlett is very new to all of this, and he doesn’t push her to do anything. He even takes her out on a real date, forgets the 3 day wait to call rule, and treats her like somebody.
Then there is Ash, he doesn’t fall in Round because if he did he would fall into Round #1, #2, & #3. He is always there. I can honestly say that I am Team Ash all the way. He is a man whore yes, but he is never that way with Scarlett. From the moment he scares the shit out of her when getting a glass of milk at Jess’ house, then asks her to just talk… he had me right there. They spend every Saturday night together, and no matter who they are with before bedtime… they always end up snuggled up in each others arms. Then there was the whole trying to stay friends thing. I mean, I respected the idea of her needing to grow and change into who she is now that she’s away from her parents, but at some point they’ve got to quit being so stubborn.
I absolutely loved this book, the concept, title, story of Eros & Psyche, the game that is played, and the friendship that Evie & Scarlett have. There is a sadness within this book as well, in fact, I felt like something was wrong throughout the book, but when that day came… I just cried! I felt as if I was Scarlett, and Evie was my own best friend. What would I do in that situation? How do you move past horrific events? But that is what Scarlett does… not to say it’s the right way, but she does it… then walks right back into the warehouse where Ash & Mason both are… the next question is will she choose to be an Angel or Butterfly? I pray a butterfly! TEAM ASH!!!!
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So if you want a great story about book boyfriends, college, and living life… 1-click Metamorphosis right now! 🙂
About Erin Noelle:
Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. While earning her degree in History, she rediscovered her love for reading that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child. A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current, Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels. She has recently self-published her first novel, Metamorphosis, which hit both USA Today and Amazon best-selling lists, and is currently working on the sequel, Ambrosia, to be released later in 2013. Most nights you can find her cuddled up in bed with her husband, her Kindle in hand and watching a sporting event of sorts on television.
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