Review – Brief Encounters (Encounters #1) by Scarlett Hopper


Brief Encounters by Scarlett Hopper
Series: Encounters #1
Genres: New Adult, College Romance
Buy Now: Amazon


Eleanor Ivy follows two rules in life: know how to lie and never let anyone in. With the painful life she left behind and the unorthodox job she currently has, lying is a must. But when Eleanor meets Jess Parker, Breslin University’s hockey player both on and off the ice, everything she has worked for threatens to come crumbling down.

Jess Parker is the epitome of everything Eleanor wants to avoid. He’s popular, cocky, and has more girls’ numbers than a phonebook. Yet, when they are paired together for a school project, their connection is undeniable. As their friendship develops, Jess’s ability to truly see Eleanor shakes the very foundation she’s built her new life on. When Eleanor begins to question the two rules she has always followed, she finds herself wondering if honesty might actually be the best policy. But, when all is said and done, will the truth be too much for Jess to handle?


Brief Encounters is Scarlett Hopper’s debut novel and the first book in her Encounters series. Since this was the author’s first book I had no specific expectations going in, but I have to say that I really enjoyed the character development in both the main characters, Eleanor and Jess, as well as the secondary characters. I have always been a fan of a good new adult college romance and this one defiantly surprised me.

This story captured my attention right from the beginning and with so many unexpected twists and turns thrown in it kept me engaged until the very end! I have to admit that it took me a moment to connect with Eleanor even though the book was actually told in her POV. However, when she and Jess got close I found out just how much I actually liked her. She is certainly one of those characters that will grow on you and by the time you’ve finished the book you will be craving more of her.

The book was pretty well written and for the most part I was intrigued by the storyline. I am really excited to see what the rest of this series has to hold and I can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next! Readers if you love yourself a college romance with some surprising twists thrown in then I would check out Brief Encounters by Scarlett Hopper today!


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About Scarlett Hopper

Scarlett Hopper was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to Los Angeles when she was 10 years old. She currently lives back in Sydney with her family and their two pugs. When she isn’t writing or reading, she spends her time traveling and searching for the best record stores while eating at 24-hour diners. Eventually, Scarlett hopes to begin a new adventure in Edinburgh and then Seattle.

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