Confession time… I’m a sucker for young adult romance, whether it’s on screen or tucked neatly within the pages of my favorite books. I mean, with all the feels (and firsts), what’s not to like? Take a classic story and throw in some unexpected (and dark) twists, and, well, you can find me binge watching Riverdale on Netflix. As usual, I was late to the party, but once I discovered the show, well, I’m sure it’s totally normal to binge thirty-five episodes in a week and a half.
Breathing’s overrated, right?!?
Season one opens with Betty Cooper, the consummate girl next door, crushing on Archie Andrews. Look, I get it, the guy’s a football player and he’s got abs for days. But come on girl…HE’S NOT RIGHT FOR YOU!
You see, Betty’s not just the girl next door, although she’s got pep for days.
Betty’s got a dark side and I can totally relate. She needs a guy who can embrace that darkness and also balance it out.
Which brings me to Jughead Jones. Sexy, brooding, and a dry sense of humor I just can’t get enough of.
As it turns out, our resident writer’s got a dark side too. And his own gang.
You see where this is going, right?
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all doom, gloom, and shared darkness.
Betty and Jug are the Scooby Gang for the next generation (I see you Buffy fans!), solving crimes and bringing the wicked to justice, no matter how close to home trouble strikes.
When the going gets tough, the tough straighten their ponytails and get it done.
And, sure, sometimes it’s a lot to handle…
But the cherry on top?
Jug & Betty are #RelationshipGoals!
Need I say more?
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Advertising guru Olivia Masterson is all work and no play. But on the eve of earning her dream promotion, her best friend dares her to drop her ice queen façade for one night and seduce a sexy stranger. Olivia’s worked her ass off to get where she is—why the hell not?
Cole Bennett never thought he’d run into his feisty one-night stand at the office, furious that he stole her promotion. No matter how hard she tries to ice him out, they can’t seem to keep their hands to themselves…or their clothes on.
Olivia’s talented—maybe even more than Cole—so when his dropped hints to the boss net her a promotion of her own, he’s ready to celebrate…until she accuses him of fueling office rumors that she slept her way to the top. She wants to earn her own way? Fine. So what the hell does a guy have to do to permanently melt an ice queen?
Jennifer Bonds writes sizzling contemporary romance with sassy heroines, sexy alphas, and a whole lot of mischief. When she’s not writing or wrangling toddlers, Jennifer can be found curled up with a good book and a bottle of wine. Jennifer lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where her overactive imagination and a weakness for reality TV keep life interesting. She’s lucky enough to live with her very own real life hero, two adorable children, and a pair of rambunctious dogs. Loves Buffy, Mexican food, the Winchester brothers, and all things zombie. Sings off-key.