Genre: New Adult
Synopsis: I used to be “Isabel Jenkins, child prodigy.” As lame as that sounds, at least it was an identity. But now I’m not sure what I am. I just failed the most important exam of my life—the emotional readiness test required to get into a medical residency program—and it turns out my parents can’t stand each other. Now I’m trying to figure out how to pick up the pieces of my life, and that means re-enrolling as a college freshman, but this time I’m shutting the books and majoring in being eighteen.
But so far, my roommate hates me and I’m not into the party scene. The only good thing about school has been getting to know my insanely hot RA. Marshall Collins makes me wonder about everything I missed while I was growing up too fast. Pretty soon we’re hanging out constantly, but for the first time, I find myself wanting more than a no-strings-attached physical relationship. And the lesson I really need is one Marsh definitely can’t teach me: love. Because I’m going to be alone forever if I don’t learn fast.
200words (or less) review: I haven’t read anything by Julie Cross before but I’m pretty sure that will change now.
Isabel is a very smart young woman, just not in a social setting. After missing out on her residency because she doesn’t pass the “emotional readiness” assessment she decides to attempt a normal college experience as Izzy.
I enjoyed Third Degree, particularly because of Izzy and her mishaps. There are some truly hilarious moments and I did like the romance. I thought Marshall and Izzy’s relationship worked well with the pacing of the book.
New Adult titles are very much a hit and miss thing for me but Third Degree is one of the good ones.