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Review ‘Undeniably you

Title: Undeniably you
Author: Jewel E. Ann
Series:
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Humor, New adult
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One crazy dog—one awkward vet—one naked pool guy—and one life-changing month in California to make friends, fall in love, and twist fate.

Who gets paid to walk a dog and recline by the pool all day? Sydney Montgomery, aspiring museum curator and professional house-sitter, that’s who.
When her aunt and uncle need a house and dog sitter for thirty days in Palo Alto, Sydney can’t turn down the chance to be closer to her sister in L.A. Within twenty-four hours of her arrival, Sydney’s cleaning up runny dog poo, taking an uncooperative pooch to a handsome yet awkward vet, and being rescued from the bottom of the pool by a naked “pool guy.”
Lautner, “pool guy,” has a hot body and a cool persona. With eyes of iridescent blue oceans, he is mesmerizing, sexy, and addictive. What he is not—the pool guy.
Dr. Lautner Sullivan is a college wide receiver turned pediatric resident. He knows how to woo a woman with flowers, pastries, and sweet tea. Lautner is every girl’s dream, but Sydney is not every girl. She’s immune to rainbows, fairytales, pixy dust, and the “L” word.
The attraction is immediate, the friendship is earned, and the love is undeniable. Thirty days is their forever, but forever is not long enough.

My Thoughts

I really like Jewel E Ann books and the synopsis for this on sounded pretty good, too. Based on that and the cover I expected something sweet and light and in part I got it. I really enjoyed this book.

This book could be separated into two a sin two books in a series. I glad the author didn’t do this because there would have been a major cliff hanger. The first part is the funny, sweet and light romance novel I expected based on the synopsis. I liked this part but didn’t love it. There are a lot of scenes here that supposed to by funny but for me they fall short and a lot of situation felt forced, scripted in the beginning of the book. I also didn’t like the prologue because based on that and the first chapter I could guess, predict most of the coming events in the story. I also think that the day by day recounting of the first month in the storyline was a bit over the top.
The second part was awesome, the angst, the emotions, the heartbreak I loved every part of it. There is a lot of conflict in it rooting from bad decisions on Avery part but I just couldn’t fault her for it. The author writing style is perfect for this kind of story.

Syd is a bit immature, sometimes a crazy lunatic and a total disaster. She is a total klutz. Thanks to her notion to avoid any kind of relationship that could hinder her in her mission to reach the highest possible point in her future carrier she analyzes the shit out of everything. She contradicts herself without realizing it, she wants to be someone she is not. Her stubborn personality leads to unnecessary complications and a drag in the romantic aspect of the story. She grows a lot during the course of the book but still not perfect. Has flaw and makes a lot of mistakes but she is lucky with Lautner.

Lautner is sweet, funny and persistent. I liked his charm a lot at the beginning and my heart broke for him but at the second part of the book he pissed me of a bit. I sew where he came from, he didn’t want to get burn once again but he made some pretty ugly moves toward Syd.
As for the secondary characters I felt bad for the awkward Dr. Abbot in the begging because it felt as if Syd was leading him on. But then he pretty much couldn’t get the hint and made his bed so I think he deserved how the story ended for him.  Then there is Avery who acts like a shallow bitch most of the times.

My Favorite Quotes From It

“Don’t!” she interrupts. “Don’t you dare give me some spiel about making Mom proud or living the life she never had. I hate it when you make it sound like her life was a disappointment. It makes me feel like she regretted having us. Is that what you think we were to her? Mistakes?”
“No! That’s not my point!” My muscles steel in defense. “I hate when you try to make me feel guilty for being ambitious.”
“Fine. Be ambitious. Spend the rest of your life going to school and finding the perfect job. Wait until you’re forty to get married and start a family, but do it for you. Don’t do it for Mom. Don’t do it because you think that’s what she would have wanted you to do. Don’t do it because you think she missed out on following her own dreams.”
I rest my hands flat on the counter and take a slow breath. “I’m flying to Paris next week, for me. I’m going to grad school for me. These are my dreams. Mom’s dead. It’s too late to make her proud.” The words taste like acid in my mouth.
“I hope so. Because you’re officially risking everything.”

“She dances in like a graceful swan, all dreamy eyed and giddy grinned. “Sydney—”
I raise a suspicious brow. Avery doesn’t call me Sydney. Something’s up.
“I’m in love.”
WTF?
“You’d better be talking about some handbag or pair of shoes and not—”
“Caden.” She sighs and closes her eyes.
“It’s Monday, Avery. You haven’t known him forty-eight hours. You’re delusional.” I dismiss her lunacy and continue flipping through my photos.”

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