Calling California (Hunter Hill University #1)
by J.P. Grider
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: May, 2014
Cali Parker is poor. She has a lot on her plate – her father is dying, she’s working to help pay the rent, and she’s two-years behind in college.
Griffin Brooks is rich. He has not a care in the world – he’s acing his engineering courses, his hobby is restoring his fifty-thousand dollar classic car, and he has a different girl on his arm every week.
When Cali sees Griffin on her first day of class, she’s immediately smitten and thinks she’s found the perfect guy. When Griffin sees Cali at the bank, he immediately forgets the blonde he was with that morning. Then they meet, and their worlds collide.
Cali doesn’t belong in Griffin’s world, and he doesn’t understand hers. But just when Griffin convinces Cali that their two different worlds can blend, a secret is revealed that tears them apart.
Is their love strong enough to bring them back together, or will their worlds drift further apart?
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When I first started reading Calling California, I thought ” oh brother, not another one of these books” but then I turned the page and kept on reading and I found that I could not put this book down!!!! The back of the book did not prepare me for the feelings that I felt while reading this book. Cali’s feelings on her dying father broke my heart because it was so easy to call her a brat, I also saw why and I empathized with her and saw myself in her reactions and the guilt oh the guilt!! she had it and so do I!
Then all the secrets that I didn’t see coming!! holy crap!!! I don’t know if I would have forgiven her mother so easily or Griff’s father who was NOT a good person. he was a terrible, greedy man! I need a book all on its own of him getting his frigging comeuppance. what a pig!
Now I wasn’t a huge fan of Cali regardless of the fact that I sympathized with her wholeheartedly when it concerned her father. but other than that she was a pain. I couldn’t stand her. Griff was too good for her!! talk about a stand up guy and she put him through the wringer REPEATEDLY for no reason at all except that she came from two rather selfish people and in the end that was who she was.
Not selfish in a materialistic way but in an emotional way. they only thought of themxelves first and everyone else can just get over it until they were feeling generous. ugh.
anyway this book is so worth the read. it was well written with a layers and levels within the plot and storyline that will completely blindside you!!
About the Author:
J.P. Grider is a Young Adult and New Adult author. She is the author of six novels. Her young adult series The Honor Trilogy consists of A Touch of Honor, A Man of Honor, and A Heart of Honor, while her first two novels – Unplugged (A Portrait of a Rock Star) and Maybe This Life – are standalone adult contemporary novels. Her most recent release is the new adult romance Calling California, which is the first in her Hunter Hill University series. The next book in the series – Mending Mick – will be released in October, 2014. All the books in the Hunter Hill University series will be standalone books and can be read in any order.
You can follow J.P. on Facebook at J.P. Grider, Author, on Instagram and Twitter @JPGrider1, and on her blog at jpgrider.com.