Tuesday, 30 May 2017


Into Your Arms
Squad Stories #1
By: Chelsea M. Williams
Releasing May 30th, 2017
In Into Your Arms (Squad Stories #1) by Chelsea M. Cameron, Freya has been through a lot and uprooting her life by transferring to Maine State University is the best thing for her. Especially since the secret she's keeping could turn her life around, if she finds what she's looking for. However, meeting Rhett at a bar and daring him to join the cheerleading squad was never part of her plan. Will she give Rhett a chance or will wanting to keep her secret hidden cost her the chance at happy ever after?

This was a story I really struggled to get through until the halfway mark, as it felt like the story was going round and round in circles the way Freya was determined to keep her distance from Rhett, going to cheerleading practice and then needing advice from friends old and new. Seriously, it felt like a movie on repeat due to the monotonous dialogue until the moment where things began to progress when Freya began to reveal things about herself and when she and Rhett started being on more friendly terms where the heroine decided to give the hero a chance.

As for the main characters, I really liked Rhett. He's done well for himself, considering he had it tough growing up in the foster system and I liked what he's doing for kids by helping them and making sure that they don't turn out like him. That they know that someone is there for them, if they need a sympathetic ear or just someone to listen. I also liked how he won Freya over by being there for her when she needs him and showing her that she deserves to be loved. But what I liked most of all about Rhett was his willingness to do anything for Freya, even though he knew he could possibly ruin their growing relationship.

While the heroine, she frustrated me in the beginning, because she was in Maine for a specific reason, and yet, it seemed that she didn't want to discover the information hard enough. However, what I did like about the heroine is how resilient and courageous she is by the way she stood up to her adoptive parents, instead of bowing to their demands. I also liked that she began to put her trust in Rhett, because she needed to put her trust in someone. Besides, he did keep proving that he wouldn't give up  on her, which is proven by the way he helps her. Moreover, I liked the teasing banter between these two as Freya begins to become more comfortable with the hero and I liked how the heroine's friends weren't afraid to offer friendly or not-so-friendly advice to Rhett, because Freya has been through a lot and doesn't need to be hurt anymore than she already has.  

Overall, I did like this book, where the romance was strong and where I really had to push myself to continue to read it to discover whether it got better and it did, due to the hero and heroine finally opening up to each other, instead of Freya continuing to keep her distance and only interacting with Rhett when she had to. The way this story ended had me concerned for this couple's happy ever after, as Rhett was only trying to help the heroine because she needed answers when it came to her secret. However, it was the final chapter and the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely. Freya finally had everything she ever wanted - love, family, happiness. I would recommend Into Your Arms by Chelsea M. Cameron, if you enjoy new adult romance or books by authors Aurora Rose Reynolds or Abbi Glines.

Freya has secrets she doesn’t intend to share. Not with her new friends on the cheerleading squad at Maine State University, and certainly not with sexy lumberjack-look-alike Rhett. Just because sparks flew between them at a bar one night doesn’t mean he gets to know why she transferred to MSU. When Freya dares Rhett to come to cheerleading practice, she never expects to see the dark-haired lumberjack again.

Except Rhett is the last person to turn down a dare, especially when it comes from a pixie-sized blonde. When Rhett wows the squad and becomes Freya’s stunt partner, his hands come far too close for comfort. But as Freya and Rhett’s hot post-practice sessions bring them closer, she risks her secrets being revealed. Can Freya chance exposing who she really is to the guy who wasn’t supposed to win her heart?
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1 comment:

  1. I like cheerleading, but this review doesn't exactly make me want to read this book, even though it's still a nice review. Not one that could have been mean, because the book didn't inspire the kind of response a reader was hoping for. I've seen some pretty nasty reviews, so I'm glad you were still respectful to the author. 😁