Drama. Lies. Sex.
Welcome to Palm South University.
The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in South Florida. At a school where fraternities and sororities don’t exactly play by the rules, relationships are bound to be tested. Parties and sex are definitely key ingredients in the Palm South recipe, but what happens when family issues, secret lives, and unrequited love get tossed in the mix?
Follow Cassie, Bear, Jess, Skyler, Erin, Ashlei, and Adam as they tackle college at a small, private beach town university. Written in television drama form, each episode of this serial will pull you deeper and deeper into the world of PSU.
Where the sun is hot and the clothes are scarce, anything can happen.
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“Hey guys!” Cassie says cheerily when they reach us. I watch as her face transforms from ecstatic when she sees me to curious when she notices Clayton to absolutely terrified when she realizes Adam is behind us. Or maybe that’s nervous I’m seeing. Maybe both.
“Hey,” I greet, pulling her in for a hug. “Cassie, this is my little brother, Clayton.”
Clayton reaches out for her hand, sliding his sunglasses down his nose just enough to peek at her over the top of the shades. “Well hello, Beautiful. You can call me Baby Bear. How do you feel about younger men, sweetheart?”
Cassie’s mom blushes and covers her smile as her dad lets out a loud belly laugh. Her dad is odd-looking, sporting the same fiery red hair that Cassie has except with bronze skin and not a freckle in sight. Her mom, on the other hand, has light blonde hair and green eyes with pale skin, the apples of her cheeks peppered with freckles. It’s like Cassie is literally the perfect mix of the two.
“Damn, I need to step up my game,” Grayson says, reaching out his hand to shake Clayton’s next. “Sorry, Baby Bear, but this little lady is taken at the moment.”
Clayton shrugs. “We’ll see what the story is in four-and-a-half years when I turn eighteen.” Cassie’s parents laugh again, but Adam’s mouth is still in a thin line, his eyes hard on where Cassie’s hand is grasped firmly in Grayson’s.
***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own. ***
In this episode we have the POVs from Bear, Skylar, and Ashlei. It’s family weekend on the PSU campus and the kids are still reeling from the stuff that happened over Spring Break. And there was a LOT that happened and it affects so many people. Stuff is going on over in the KKB house that just might split all the girls up. Bear gets news from home that makes him reconsider everything, on top of the fact that his woman isn’t on the up and up about some home stuff herself. Holy cow the drama in this one. My heart is breaking for several of the characters. We did get to meet Clayton, or Baby Bear as Skylar calls him, and he’s awesome. I won’t be surprised if we don’t see him in the future in some other story. (hint hint, Ms. Steiner!)
Ms. Steiner is almost finished with season 2 and stuff is just getting so intense. I’m not sure what to expect out of the last episode. And knowing that this is the conclusion of this year and the next season picks up in the fall semester, makes me go GAH! Just sayin’. It also means we’re closer to Kip coming. Oh my! So, would I recommend this episode, you dern tootin’!
Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa with her husband. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.
Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).
When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.