The Hit List by Nikki Urang
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
The Los Angeles Conservatory for the Arts is
supposed to be a new beginning for Sadie Bryant.
Moving across the country is exactly what she needs to escape the gossip surrounding her injury, the devastating betrayal of her ex-partner, and to rebuild her career as a solo dancer.
When the school announces that the annual Fall Showcase, a performance that secures a spot studying in London, will now require each dancer to have a partner, Sadie’s fresh start is a nightmare. Now she has to dance with Luke Morrison, the school womanizer with a big ego. Sadie doesn’t know how to trust Luke enough to dance with him after her last partner left her broken, but Luke is determined to change that.
Then, The Hit List comes out. A game of sexual conquest where guys get points for all the girls they hook up with—and it seems like every guy at the school is playing.
The girl worth the most points? Sadie.
I was kind of on the fence while reading The Hit List. It has most of the usuals for a New Adult contemporary romance. It was inspirational and enjoyable, but with enough drama that I gave this book some side-eye more than once. The premise is unlike anything else I've read before, though. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about "The List", but I was relieved that it didn't overpower the book and there was so much more to The Hit List than that.
There is so much tension between Luke and Sadie. You can just feel it jumping off of the pages. But. I just didn't like Sadie that much. There's a touch of insta
lovelust that soured me from the beginning. But as the book progresses, she grated on my nerves instead of growing on me. She's all about that drama... and I'm just not. Though, there is plenty of character development that shows off Nikki Urang's writing skill. Her ability to draw me into the world despite my reservations is a testament to that.
All in all, I think The Hit List is a solid New Adult read. Devout fans will fall in love with Luke and Sadie, I'm sure. Even though it wasn't my cup of tea, I see it being a really good read for others more into New Adult books!
**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.