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BOOK REVIEW: Own Me (Silver Strands, #3) by Lexi Scott


 Title: Own Me
Series: (Silver Strands, #3)
Author: Lexi Scott
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4-Stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: Yes
Review on Goodreads: HERE
Genevieve Rodriguez’s life isn't panning out the way she’s always envisioned. At all. Not only is she exactly one “D” away from getting kicked out of school, but her heart is in pieces after her long-time crush marries someone else. For Genevieve, sunny Silver Strand has never felt more dismal.

Then Adam Abramowitz, her super-cute, super-smart physics tutor—who never seems to notice even her sexiest tops—tells her his Visa is about to expire and he’s going to have to return to Israel.

Suddenly the words pop out Genevieve's mouth before she can stop them. “Marry me.”

At first, it's a joke...until it's not. Because in that brief, unexpected moment, everything changes. The rules. The boundaries. And Adam and Genevieve are about to discover what happens when you push the limits.

Too busy concentrating on his failing thesis, quirky student and genius scientist Adam Abramowitz had a momentary laps of 'duh' when he forgot to re-apply for his student visa. Good thing the beautiful, seemingly unobtainable Genevieve Rodriguez (the student he's tutoring) offers Adam her hand in marriage...
“This dress is all physics, and I might need some tutoring. Can you help me?” 
“It would be my pleasure.” His voice drops low, and his arms wrap around me, pulling me close...
But what begins as a marriage of convenience for Adam and Gen, ends as something much, much more—although both Adam and Gen are desperate to hide their real-and-true feelings for one another, as they fear tainting their already-fragile, unconventional relationship
“It’s complicated. I guess I just thought that Adam and I were on the same page, and now… now I think maybe we’re too far apart to come back together. I’m not sure he loves me the same way that I love him. Or at all.”
...which, I have to admit, some people may be put off by Adam and Gen's intense push-and-pull for one another—but I understood their reservations, their fears, and their intense, I-want-you-I-need-you-but-I-can't-have-you-forever, didn't bother me. Probably because the book had so many lighthearted, laughable moments woven into the story, that there was an enjoyable balance to it all
"I'm just going to lay this out honestly, as your friend, okay? Pinksnoggle23@gmail? Brain cells die every time I even think of about that user name."
Besides really, really loving the simplicity and originality of this book's storyline, Adam was my favorite part about this book. He was such a contrast to the usual cookie-cutter Hero's—with his nerdy-nature, mismatched outfits, mad-scientist tendencies—and it was so refreshing! 
“My husband is an incredibly kind, handsome genius. Like that’s not enough, he has the biggest cock I’ve ever seen.’” 

As much as I loooooooooved Adam's character, I was a bit disappointed in Gen's. She started off as so strong, so glamorous, and feisty—but, somewhere along the way, she lost that oomph that made me love her. I never disliked her; just was disappointed that her character didn't seem to grow as the storyline developed. I would've liked to have seen more of Gen being found, instead of seeming lost. 

Overall, Own Me was a great friends-to-lovers romance—and I would recommend it for anyone looking for a sweet read about two very opposite people, journeying through life and love together.

*PS: I was given an ARC of this book. But I do solemnly swear that I am up to...good. ;) This is a fair and honest review of this book, pinky promise.*