Title: Emancipating Andie
Author: Priscilla Glenn
Release date: April 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Ever since the one time Andie Weber threw caution to the wind – and paid the price for it – she’s learned that it’s safer and smarter to live life playing by the rules. Now she’s got a great apartment, a steady job, and a wonderful boyfriend in Colin; he’s sweet, stable, and essentially perfect – except maybe for the fact that his best friend is Chase.
Chase McGuire lives his carefree, unstructured life strictly for himself. Dripping sarcasm and oozing wit, he refuses to censor his feelings or opinions for anyone, making no apologies for either and wearing his abrasiveness like a badge of honor. No one has ever gotten under Andie’s skin the way Chase does – and vice versa.
So when Andie and Chase find themselves forced to take a two-day road trip together, they are already dreading an inevitable all-out war. But as the trip progresses, and the undeniable friction that has always defined their relationship slowly begins to wear away their preconceived notions of each other, Andie and Chase discover they both have a lot to learn about life, courage, happiness, and the age-old battle between logic and love.
Emancipating Andie was the just the thing I needed to read. I was reading way too many erotica/paranormal, and to shift from that to Andie and Chase was really nice.
The story starts out with Andie beginning her first date with Colin Tate who is the total opposite of who Andie thinks she is. Colin is the all American boy with the good looks, the charm, and the nice house, and Andie is just…Andie. Why would someone like Colin be interested in someone like her? And yet he is. Without too much questioning why, Andie goes out on a second date with Colin where she meets Colin’s best friend Chase McGuire. An instant chemistry sparks between the two but Chase has a way of getting under Andie’s skin which irritates her but then excites her at the same time, it also has her questioning her relationship with Colin. She could honestly sleepwalk her way through their relationship, that’s how routine it was, but when she met Chase she could honestly say she liked who she was becoming.
But neither Andie nor Chase wanted to hurt Colin, but you know that is inevitable right from the start. What follows is an emotion packed romance full of heartbreak and joy.
I really love this new genre of New Adult books. They’re steamy without being sexy, in other words with Emancipating Andie, there was no sex until the very last chapters between Andie and Chase and hardly any kissing either, but we still got the chemistry and the heat coming off the page.
The only thing I did not like about Emancipating Andie were the names. Colin and Chase, it kind of got confusing at first until you got to know the characters.