Review: THE NOT-OUTCAST by Tijan


The Not-Outcast and all-new emotional slow burn romance from New York Times bestselling author Tijan is available now!



Cutler Ryder was everything I wasn't.
He was the hockey star. I was an outcast.
He was best friends with my stepbrother, that same stepbrother who hated me.
His two parents loved him. My mom was a junkie. My dad barely knew me.

Years passed.
I got my life together.
Cut went onto NHL stardom.

Then there was a text.
I was drinking.
There was a party.
Cut was there...

I loved Cutler Ryder since the first moment I saw him.
The only problem? He never knew I existed.

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The Not-Outcast is a spectacular read and is now one of my all time favorites by this author. At first I wasn’t sure about this book as it seemed a little jumbled in the very beginning but as the story unfolded, it all made so much sense.  Cheyenne and Cut’s story is phenomenal with its originality & impressive character development that I couldn’t put the book down. 

I adored Cheyenne and Cut both individually and as a couple.  Cheyenne was a fascinating character unlike any another.  With a heart wrenching backstory, the author illustrates all of her trials and tribulations while also highlighting her impressive strength of character. Her effervescent personality and innate kindness won me over.  As for Cut, he is the perfect boyfriend who had me swooning at times and his huge heart endeared himself to me.

This book has the usual amount of angst that I have come to expect with author.  It is not over the top but rather the perfect amount.  There were several humorous moments that had me laughing so hard that I was crying.  Especially when it came to the antics of Cheyenne’s two friends.  Seriously, we all need those quirky friends like hers.  Overall, I truly enjoyed this sports romance and I can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next.


“Stars. You made me meet them.” 

I was still seeing them. His eyes. So smoldering. 

He continued to stare at me, as if seeing me for the first time. 

I tensed. 

Maybe he was regretting this? Was my one-night stand a one-night finger bang instead? 

I tried to stem the disappointment, but… Okay. 

A girl had coping mechanisms. I could pull mine up, if I needed to. I was hoping I didn’t need to. I didn’t know how I’d handle that either. Then he must’ve made his decision. 

He readjusted his hold on me, standing back from the door and his mouth twitched. “One rule.” 


I was about to see stars again. 

“Don’t call me dude again.”

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

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