Review: It's Not Me, It's You
IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU - Elle Wright
Elle Writes Books
BUY
May 2021
Contemporary Romance
REVIEWER: Cheryl McNeil | RATING: A
REVIEW: Fans of Ms. Wright’s work remember meeting Paityn Young’s’ sister, Blake in “Her Little Secret”. IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU is the start of the Young in Love Series. As a breakup expert, Blake encourages women to lose “dead weight”, and she loves it. We learn right away that she is a trip. If a guy isn’t giving her what she needs, she’s out the door (or out of the bed)! Lennox Cole is the youngest associate professor in his department and has worked hard to get where he is. Unfortunately, he has a student that has taken teacher crush to a whole new level. We got to know a little about Lennox when his best friend fell for his younger sister, Emerie in “Irresistible Temptation".

When Blake and Lennox meet, actually for the second time, the circumstances aren’t pleasant. Blake had no business involving herself in a situation, and Lennox saves her from trouble. Only he remembers their first meeting, and it becomes a game to him (and a source of annoyance for Blake). They keep bumping in to each other and their flirting changes to more. During one encounter, he is “transfixed”. Blake is also attracted to him and hopes he can end her self-induced abstinence. In true Blake fashion, she wants to see what he’s working with before she goes further.

Lennox plays it safe and just hasn’t met the right person. He makes Blake question everything. They are both out of their comfort zone. Lennox says it best: their connection is “deep, unexpected, but very real”. The physical aspects are definitely there. They find ways to get it in whenever and wherever. Lennox is dealing with a serious situation and realizes it is a trigger for Blake. She needs to deal with this in order to move forward. Blake is also riding the wave of her article “It’s not Me, it’s You”, and fears a relationship will cause her to lose credibility.

IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU, is a great start to this series. I really like the family interactions. Duke is up to his antics. Leave it to this family to bust into Blake’s’ house, interrupt her sleep, and carry on like she’s not even there. As we find out, there is also hell to pay if you mess with Blake’s twin sister, Bliss. Mom Young is so insightful and says what Blake needs to hear. There is also a touching moment with Lennox and his Dad. I highly recommend this book.

8th June 2021 | romcol@caribsurf.com
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