Level Up (Franklin U 2, Book Four) by Max Walker

Continuing the Franklin U 2 series, the next book features Jay and Ryan and definitely gives us all teh new adult roommates vibes...in Level Up.

From the blurb:

Joey 'Jay' Cruz

Moving to San Luco wasn’t my choice. I was kicked out of my old school because of a protest I organized that went south. Now, I was attending Franklin University with only a semester left until graduation and not knowing a single soul.

Until I meet Ryan Redpine at a frat party. He’s handsome, muscular, has a great smile, and I quickly find out he’s the son of a CEO hell-bent on destroying the environment.

I push Ryan out of my mind, deciding to keep my sanity and morals intact.

But fate had other plans. When Ryan ended up as my surprise dorm mate, avoiding him became impossible. And so was avoiding the feelings that started to develop... Maybe getting expelled wasn't the worst thing that’s ever happened to me. Maybe it was actually the best?

Ryan Redpine

Jay entered my life like a lightning bolt.

I’d never met someone I was so attracted to, and someone who clearly didn’t want me. The moment he learned about my dad, he shut me out. Then I get reassigned to his dorm. Cue complications, especially when his bed breaks and we're forced to share.

Things quickly heat up, but Jay's adamant about keeping us under wraps. He's planning this big protest at the beach for an oil drilling project and doesn't want my family name tied to it.

So how do I tell Jay my dad is one of the backers? And how do I make sure I don’t lose him in the process?

Heather's review:

This was a cute and sweet read and not quite what I expected based on the blurb... I expected more angst and more tension...  but it was definitely on brand for the FU series, giving us found family and roommates to lovers vibes.  What would have put this over the top was more direct tension between Ryan and his dad and more confrontation between Jay and Ryan's dad... but as a college romance it was still a good read.

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