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February 24, 2016, 2 Comments | Comentarios

Title: Bryce
Author: Natalie Decker
Series: Scandalous Boys #1
Publication Date: February 22, 2016
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Bryce Matthews doesn’t do the whole nice boyfriend thing. Chocolates and flowers—girls can forget all that. And he certainly doesn’t care about the gossip and rumors that follow him at school and around town. If anything, the talk amuses him. Bryce isn't lacking in confidence. He knows himself and he knows his limits. One of those hard limits is Madison Issac. Bryce can never have her, and he's perfectly fine with that. Sometimes the fantasy is better than the reality anyway.
Madison Issac thought she was a pretty good judge of character. But she's surprised at how gentle and comforting resident bad-boy and next-door neighbor Bryce Matthews is when we finds her crying in the park.
Maybe there's more to Bryce than people think? So Madison begins to wonder.
Can a guy like Bryce ever change his ways?
Can a girl like Madison really be into a guy like Bryce?
With hearts and reputations on the line, this kind of love can be scandalous.

** I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review **

Bryce is a Young Adult/New Adult story and the book number one in the Scandalous Boys series by Natalie Decker. Also, it’s the first book I’ve read by her and I completely fell in love with it. By the way, I like when there are boys in the covers, and I know I do not have to judge a book by its cover but, did you see the boy? He is gorgeous, and has really beautiful eyes, from the beginning —synopsis included— I liked it. Anyway, Bryce plunges us into the funny, and lovely story about Bryce and Madison’s lives; it’s a dual POV book, what made more enjoyable my read, because I had —and you’ll have— the chance to know, and understand all their thoughts, and feelings by first hand.

Let’s start.

At first, we can see that their relationship is based on a mutual hate, all this due to some things that happened when they were kids —nothing bad, just normal kid things; those actions from their pasts take them to the point that they cannot be around without say or do anything to upset the other, but they’re neighbors and there’s a reason that makes harder for her to keep herself away, she has a really big crush on his best friend, Graham, so yeah, she hangs around Bryce a lot; I’m admitting it, that made my reading more satisfactory —all their interactions plunged me more and more in the plot and that’s something good.

While Madison’s been secretly in love with a boy who just sees her as a little sister, and if I’m honest with you, he’s just using her because she’s a smart girl, and everyone knows it; Bryce’s been living his life as he wants, doing what he wants —which sometimes gets him in trouble—, and without caring for what other people say.

Then, when Madison’s annoying cousin comes to live with her and her family, she’s put aside, seeing how her cousin takes almost everything from her, including Graham. Here’s when Bryce comes to her life and all starts to change between them. Madison learns that you don’t have to judge a person from rumors you hear. And Bryce realized that Madison isn’t the prissy girl he thought she was.

Bryce is sexy, sweet —even when he’s not admitting it—, bad —in a good way—, funny, kind, and has a lot of love to give.

Bryce can never have her, and he's perfectly fine with that. Sometimes the fantasy is better than the reality anyway.
But a good love story cannot be so easy, where's the fun in getting together without a little drama on it? Madison and Bryce’s love story demonstrates that even when love does appear when you don’t expect it, and makes you go through some bad things to get it —plus those secrets and people that attempt in destroy what you’ve just realized you can have, all that worth if at the end you can be with the person that makes you a happy, and better person.

See how both of them accept and confess to themselves their real feelings for the other it’s a read I highly recommend. Not only if you’re in the NA/YA thing but if you’re looking for a good story. Not an original next door boy love? Maybe, but Bryce is one of those book that you must give a chance because doesn’t matter if there’s not many original differences from others, it can take you beyond.
Book: +4.5

Purchase: AMAZON


About the Author

Natalie Decker is the Author of Rival Love series. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn’t her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!

One (1) winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card and a digital copy of Bryce by Natalie Decker (INT)
Giveaway Information: Contest ends March 4, 2016

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  1. Thank you for this. And I'm so glad you loved it! It really was my favorite story to write and these characters did crack me up!

    1. You're welcome :) It was a really good read, and now I'm wanting for the second book!!