Book Review: Pretty Smart Girls – Lace Up by Shae Ross

Posted January 28, 2015 by love2dazzle in New Adult, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Pretty Smart Girls: Lace Up by Shae Ross
Published by Entangled Publishing, Entangled Publishing, LLC on January 26th 2015
Genres: College, Dating & Sex, Family, Family & Relationships, Fiction, Friendship, Girls & Women, Love & Romance
Source: Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery
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Team Ryan
Ryan Rose and her fellow Spartans are finalists in a high-profile entrepreneurial competition. They're competing for life-changing money and for their futures. They have a solid plan to win. All they need to do is trounce the competition: rich frat boys from an archrival university. Easy, right?

Team Jett
Jett Trebuchet's first mistake was not realizing that Ryan and her friends were the competition. His second was expressing his unabashed confidence in his team’s ability to win. After all, everyone knows the only thing MSU does better than U of M is produce beautiful, easy women…oh, and he almost forgot to say “dumb.” And boy, does his team pay for that one.

Game On
As each side tries to game the other, something else seems to be getting in the way—attraction. Now Ryan and Jett must keep their teams from getting distracted by the opposite sex...and each other. All is not fair in love and war when it comes to winning this game.

“Pretty Smart Girls: Lace Up” by Shae Ross was a really good story. I loved how it was filled with so much pranks and laughter. Yes, the story had those deep feeling moments, but I think over all if was a light fun read. “Pretty Smart Girls: Lace Up” is defintiely a fun and fast read.

Over spring break, two teams from rival schools compete in an apprentice competition. They get to try their hands at several parts of the business and compete to see which team will be offered jobs with the company. Team Ryan is an all girls team from Michigan State and then Team Jett is an all male team from University of Michigan.

I think the characters are really what made of this story. Their interactions together were great. I couldn’t help but fall in love with them. Ryan has so much hurt from her past relationship that Jett keeps bringing it all to the surface. Now Ryan is trying to figure out how she feels and Jett and Jett is trying to figure out how he feels about Ryan. Jett,Benn and Vaughn completely fit Ryan, Devi, and Jade perfectly. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters are watching them fall for each other.

I think Ross did a wonderful job with this novel. It was fun and entertaining. I felt like I really got to know the characters. I do hope that she continues with these characters and brings them back in another novel.


About Shae Ross

Shae Ross was born and grew up in Ferndale, Michigan. After graduating high school, Ms. Ross attended Michigan State University and continued her education at Detroit College of Law. Prior to 2014, she spent the majority of her career practicing corporate law, running a successful business and engaged in entrepreneurial ventures.

After having one too many stressful days at the office, Ms. Ross began to consider pursuing her lifelong dream of writing.

Armed with an English degree, an interest in historical settings and a huge collection of romance novels, Ms. Ross put pen to paper and began converting the characters in her head to ink. She soon found herself happily immersed in a new working world that included heroes and heroines, agents and editors, and a multitude of secondary characters.

Ms. Ross’ debut novel, PRETTY SMART GIRLS: LACE UP was acquired by Entangled Publishing and is expected to release January of 2015. She currently writes in the new adult and historical romance genres and lives with her husband and three children in Michigan.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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