Though I only recently discovered I had a brief brush with Magan's writing before
The Only Exception really took me by surprise and I loved it!!
Due to sexual content and heavy subject matter, this book is recommended for ages 16+**
Fiercely liberal Monica Remy prefers to blend in. Despite her tattoos, piercings, and outspoken personality, she transferred to Central to escape—before she finds out that her next door neighbor is the uber conservative governor's son, Trey Chapman.
No matter how hard she tries to avoid Trey, he still finds a way to get under her skin. Monica can’t stand his crisp white shirts or his staunch views on women. But she can’t help counting every freckle on his face and wondering what it would feel like to have him stop talking politics and kiss her.
A class debate project forces the unlikely pair to work together, and the political lines are blurred in late-night make out sessions. But despite their fiery chemistry, Trey’s politics threatens to smother their relationship for good.
Expected Release: April 9, 2013
Published By: Beautifully Broken Books
Review Copy: eARC
**Provided by author for honest review
The Only Exception is the only book in Indie Girl March that is a New Adult novel. This is a genre that I am enjoying immensely because it gives me a bit of the YA that I love and something a little more grown up to enjoy as well. This was however a lighter side of N/A, it didn't go over board with the adult situations. Not that I have a problem with that but this would be an awesome book for someone that was trying to ease their way into the N/A genre.
I loved the story that this was based around. Monica just wants a fresh start, to start new where her nightmare won't follow her. Starting at a new college and where nobody knows her or will notice her seemed like the perfect idea, until someone noticed her. Her neighbour and the senators son, Trey. Trey's dad represents many of the values and supports many ideas that leaves Monica cold and angry. Trey however is determined to get Monica and is willing to do whatever it takes, everything it seems but change his political views that are so closely aligned with his fathers.
Monica was the type of character that you easily like. At first I thought that outside of her no opposite sex rule that she might be a bit of a push over but when her roommate takes things a step too far she does stand up for herself and prove me wrong. She strongly believes in many things and isn't afraid to put her opinion out there and this is most visible when her and Trey get into their political discussions. She does come from a good home but at times her past haunts her more than she lets on and for awhile I thought that maybe she wasn't going to get past it. What she went through is hard for anyone but the fact that people, the people that were supposed to be like sisters to her just let it happen cut deep.
Despite all differences Monica and Trey developed a great relationship. He never pushed for more than she was ready for and though there is a deeper reason for it worked well for both of them. Well he did push for her in the start when she constantly shut him down. The guy was persistent and you really had to give him credit for it. I mean if I had several dozen roses given to me and the guy was sweet I would give him a chance. Best thing about all of it was that it never felt forced, never rushed. Trey gradually wore on Monica and when they finally slipped into the relationship status it just felt right. There is turbulence and some things that seem to be too much and I thought that would be it but things always seem o work out when you are willing to make an exception.
Megan's writing plays a huge part in how much I enjoyed this one as well. Everything flows and the story is wonderfully written so that you remain engaged and don't get board or in a rut. As far as New Adult goes as I said this is on the lighter side but for people starting the genre it is absolutely perfect. I look forward to more of Megan's writing and hope she continues to write in the New Adult genre.
I wondered if he worked out, or if he had the knobby things that dipped into his V line. I didn't know what they were called, but they made smart girls do stupid things whenever they saw a guy without his shirt on.
"For now, I'll let you plead temporary amnesia," he said and lifted my chin to him. "But I'm never going to forget what it felt like when you were biting my lip instead of your own."
One minute I was hating the guy and the next I agreed to go on a date with him. It was like my heart was torn in two different directions, and the horny part was winning out.