The Fifteenth Minute by Sarina Bowen ~ Audio book Review & Quote-tastic (@SarinaBowen)

I know! I'm on a Sarina Bowen binge at the moment, because I love each set of characters that she introduces! Lianne and DJ went through some difficult moments, but were amazing once they got together!
The Fifteenth Minute (The Ivy Years, #5)
Title: The Fifteenth Minute
Author: Sarina Bowen
Series: The Ivy Years #5
Narrators: Saskia Maarleveld and Chris Podehl
Genre: NA Sports Romance
Published: June 16th 2016 (first published October 13th 2015)

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Freshman Lianne Challice is known to millions of fans as Princess Vindi. But sometimes a silver screen sorceress just wants to hang up her wand, tell her manager to shove it, and become a normal college student. Too bad that’s harder than it looks.

She’s never lived a normal life. She hasn’t been to school since kindergarten. And getting close to anyone is just too risky — the last boy she kissed sold the story to a British tabloid.

But she can’t resist trying to get close to Daniel "DJ" Trevi, the hot, broody guy who spins tunes for hockey games in the arena. Something's haunting his dark eyes, and she needs to know more.

DJ's genius is for expressing the mood of the crowd with a ten second song snippet. With just a click and a fade, he can spread hope, pathos or elation among six thousand screaming fans.

Too bad his college career is about to experience the same quick fade-out as one of his songs. He can't get close to Lianne, and he can't tell her why. And the fact that she seems to like him at all? Incredible.

After meeting Lianne in The Shameless Hour, I jumped into The Fifteenth Minute immediately! I fell in love with her, so I needed to get her story as soon as I could. She became such a great friend for Bella, and I could see chemistry blossoming between Lianne and DJ.

Lianne has had a sheltered life for a person who may've grown up in the spotlight. She was trying to lead a normal life by going to college and expanding her career but it was hard for her to fit in. She found some normalcy with her friend Bella but she enjoyed her time with DJ the most, when he wasn't avoiding her.

DJ had feelings for Lianne, but he had complications that made his life hard. He was fighting to remain in college and his family made things difficult for him too. He enjoyed his DJ job for the ice hockey and spending time with Lianne brightened his day.

I am continuing to love The Ivy Years series, and the complex characters that Sarina Bowen introduces in each book. Each story has been unique and leaves you wanting more. I enjoyed DJ and Lianne's story, it was sweet and intense despite her high profile. DJ helped Lianne with her lines, and Lianne gave DJ some faith that he could pull through his difficult time. I am looking forward to more stories form this world... or anything that Bowen produces!

OMG! These two were so perfect together! They had their tough times, but this here shows they deserve one another!

I sweep the pad of my thumb across her perfect cheekbone. Then she leans into my hand. It’s slight—almost imperceptible. But it’s there. A sign.
It’s a short journey to her mouth, but I say a little prayer along the way. Please.
On the first pass I’m still cautious. I take just a brush of her soft lips, landing on her jaw. She smells of berries, I think. Something sweet. I pause there, pressing a kiss to her skin, and she shivers. Then instinct kicks in. I slip my fingers to the nape of her neck and pull her closer to me. The warmth of her small body finds mine, and I have to kiss her. I turn my head a few degrees and find her soft mouth with my hungry one.
The noise she makes is a whimper. I kiss it away.

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Catching her chin in one hand, I tilt her face up to mine. She looks…embarrassed. But I don’t see why that should be. I kiss her perfect forehead, her sweet scent enveloping me once again. “Sure glad I came out for pizza tonight,” I whisper.
“Me too,” she breathes. “Um…” She gives herself a little shake. “I should go.”

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Sarina BowenSarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of Vermont.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.

With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of HIM and US.

Other reviews featuring Sarina Bowen
The Ivy Years series
True North series
Keepsake #3
Bountiful #4 
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