Libby Garrett is addicted to Owen Jackson’s hot lovin’. But the sexy, popular college basketball player doesn’t appreciate all of Libby’s awesomeness. He refuses to be exclusive or even admit to people that they’re dating. The relationship is ruining Libby and she’s the only one who can’t see it.
When Libby’s behavior spirals completely out of control, her best friend Avery Shaw and the rest of the Science Squad stage an intervention hoping to cure Libby of her harmful Owen addiction. They put her through her very own Twelve Step program–Owen’s Anonymous–and recruit the help of a sexy, broody, hard as nails coffee man to be her official sponsor.
Adam Koepp has watched Libby Garrett for years. How could he not notice the sassy girl with the purple skateboard and helmet plastered with cat stickers? But in all the years he’s crushed on her, Libby has failed to take notice of him. Why would she when he was just a nobody high school drop out who served her apple cider several times a week? Especially when she was hooking up with a guy like Owen Jackson–a guy with a college scholarship and more abs than Kyle Hamilton.
Adam finally gets the chance to meet Libby when his co-worker Avery Shaw recruits him to take Libby on the journey of a lifetime. With his ability to play Bad Cop and his experience with the Twelve Step program he’s the perfect candidate to be Libby’s sponsor. But will he be able to keep his personal feelings out of the matter and really help her the way she needs? And will Libby hate him when he forces her to take an honest look at herself?
First of all, you can read this book without having read The Avery Shaw Experiment (book 1 of Science Squad series), but I would recommend you read it anyway, because characters return. Secondly, SO MUCH CUTENESS AGAIN MY HEART CAN’T HANDLE IT.
“I have eyes, Coffee Man, and they don’t exactly hurt when I look at you.”
The story is about Libby, Avery’s best friend. She’s nerdy, she’s chubby and she loves cats a little too much. She’s also sort of dating Owen. With sort of, I mean they only have sex and hide out in their houses because Owen doesn’t want to be seen with Libby in public. I liked Owen in the first book. In the second book, he turned out to be a real douchebag. But that is where Adam steps in. Oh Adam *eyes turn immediately into hearts*.
“Libby Garrett, I’ve been dreaming up fantasies about you for so long, I’d let you do whatever the hell you wanted to me.”
I loved Grayson in the first book but Adam is in a whole other league. He’s smart, he’s confident. He has tattoos and an eyebrow piercing. He’s basically sex on a stick. And he’s going to help Libby get away from the abusive relationship she’s in with Owen by getting her through the Twelve Step program, he and Libby’s friends claiming she’s addicted to Owen. And Adam is so sweet. My heart just melted at every mention of him.
“If I push him away, then I’m back to having nobody. Without Owen, I’m back to being a lonely, fat nerd. I don’t want to be alone for the rest of my life.”
Apart from all the fluffy stuff, this book also dealt with body image, which I thought was great. Libby is not stick thin and she never will be. That is her one big insecurity and that is why she stays with Owen, because she thinks there will never be somebody else that will want her. Adam helps her see that that is not true, and that she’s beautiful no matter what she looks like. And I think that is a really great message to put in a book and I absolutely loved it.
“You’re so much more beautiful the way God intended you. Especially when you’re being yourself. You are who you are. Own it.”
So in conclusion: I have fallen in love with Adam Koepp and I’m also keeping every bone in my body crossed for another Science Squad book.