𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐲 𝐛𝐨𝐲𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬.
The Greyford High Series is a compilation of 3 remarkable YA sports romances that are sure to capture your heart. The stories, each focusing on one particular couple, are entertaining reads that have the perfect amount of sweetness, teenage angst, and romance. This author creates complex characters with depth and dives into difficult, real life situations thus making the characters seem real. If you have already read Lines, Habits, and Rules, you will want to check out this boxed set just for the epilogues and bonus scenes! If you are new to this author, then be prepared to fall in love with these characters and their stories.
In Lines, this enemies-to-lovers romance is a story of friendship and love. I wasn't too sure about Derek in the beginning of the novel but, he really grew on me as the story progressed. Lia is a bit of your classic, nerdy girl next door who hopes to remain invisible until graduation, but of course that doesn't happen! This novel does have light bullying and a bit of teenage angst, but I found it to also be a sweet YA romance. Compared to the other two books in the series, this one seems a bit more lighthearted. Lines is one of the author’s earlier books in her writing career and I am impressed with how well the story turned out. As I continued to follow this series, I have also noticed how much her writing has progressed and become more fine-tuned since then.
In Habits, Andrew is on the same hockey team as Jeanette’s twin (Max). He is an arrogant playboy who never settles with one girl. Jeanette, dubbed the ice queen, seems closed off. Both characters experienced something in their pasts that greatly affected how they approach relationships and both battle with insecurity - things that made my heart hurt for them. This beautifully, well-written book put me through a whirlwind of emotions! The characters are sure to pull on your heart strings and you cannot help but cheer them on. Out of this series, Habits is my favorite.
In Rules, I adored both Max and Brook. He is a popular hockey athlete and his protective nature and huge heart are what I loved most about him. As for Brooke, I wasn’t sure what to think of her at first as she is at times closed off and possesses a prickly exterior, but she completely endeared herself to me as the author revealed more about her. These two and their journey put me through all of the feels. The author does a masterful job with character development - demonstrating how both Brooke and Max evolved and gained maturity as the story progressed all while staying true to their characters.
I love this author’s style of writing and I can see just how much she has grown as an author from starting with Lines and moving into the Habits, and finally Rules. All 3 novels are well written and entertaining on their own, but I love how well they seamlessly flow together if read in order. If you love YA/NA sports romances, then you will definitely want to check out this boxed set!