Last Will and Testament

Last Will and Testament Lizzie Brandt was valedictorian of her high school class but at Radleigh University all she s acing are partying and hooking up with the wrong guys But all that changes when her parents are killed i

  • Title: Last Will and Testament
  • Author: Dahlia Adler
  • ISBN: 9780990916802
  • Page: 161
  • Format: ebook
  • Lizzie Brandt was valedictorian of her high school class, but at Radleigh University, all she s acing are partying and hooking up with the wrong guys But all that changes when her parents are killed in a tragic accident, making her guardian to her two younger brothers To keep them out of foster care, she ll have to fix up her image, her life, and her GPA fast Too bad thLizzie Brandt was valedictorian of her high school class, but at Radleigh University, all she s acing are partying and hooking up with the wrong guys But all that changes when her parents are killed in a tragic accident, making her guardian to her two younger brothers To keep them out of foster care, she ll have to fix up her image, her life, and her GPA fast Too bad the only person on campus she can go to for help is her humorless, pedantic Byzantine History TA, Connor Lawson, who isn t exactly Lizzie s biggest fan.But Connor surprises her Not only is he a great tutor, but he s also a pretty great babysitter And chauffeur And listener And he understands exactly what it s like to be on your own before you re ready Before long, Lizzie realizes having a responsible adult type around has its perks and that she d like to do some rather irresponsible but considerably adult things with him as well Good thing he s not the kind of guy who d ever reciprocate.Until he does.Until they turn into far than teacher and student.Until the relationship that helped put their lives back together threatens everything they both have left.

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    • Lady Vigilante (Feifei) says:

      4.5 stars!!This book ranks high on my list of favorite NA romances. Though it has clichéd tropes (what NA book doesn’t?), the approach and execution was done very well and with ethnically diverse and easy to love main characters, an engaging storyline, and side characters that were both comical and warmed my heart, Last Will and Testament was a big winner for me!“fe doesn’t give a shit about perfect timing or perfect circumstances; it just happens. And by now, I’ve lived enough to recog [...]

    • Jennifer Kyle says:

      *4.5 Flat-Front Pants Stars*”I need to fix my life up at Radleigh or it’s over. If I lose my scholarships, or my brothers, or both…I just can’t.”Eighteen year old college student, Lizze Brandt has to grow up quickly when tragedy strikes her family. She finds herself in danger of losing her scholarship and custody of her two minor brothers all the while falling head over heels in love with her Byzantine History TA, Connor Lawson.”Flat-fronts. Duh.”“Are you trying to turn me into a [...]

    • Rachel Reads Ravenously says:

      4 stars! I'm actually kind of bewildered that this book isn't more popular. It's a new adult gem! Last Will and Testamentis about college student Lizzie who just found out that her parents both died in a tragic accident leaving her as the guardian over her two little brothers. Lizzie moves her brothers up to college with her, but finds she is falling behind in her classes and asks her history TA to help tutor her. Thus, romance! Just kidding, but the two fall into a friendship and very soon feel [...]

    • Catarina says:

      4 Strong Stars. Lizzie just went to college and is going through a rebellious phase, missing out on classes, alcohol and random guys. Until tragedy happens and suddenly she find herself without her parents and with the custody of her two younger brothers. And if she doesn’t want to lose her custody she needs to maintain her scholarship, and for that she needs the help of Connor, a TA that will tutor her. Their relationship is forbidden, but when neither can resist their feelings things are goi [...]

    • Arianna✦❋SteamyReadsBlog❋✦ says:

      4.5 STARS“…life doesn’t give a shit about perfect timing, or perfect circumstances; it just happens.”“Last Will and Testament” was such a fantastic read and for sure one of the best NA I’ve read so far. From the blurb you can tell the story is about a forbidden relationship. What makes this book for me so different from other books with same premise is the fact that this story is not only about a teacher-student relationship. It’s a story about life, love, family, friends and so [...]

    • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell says:

      Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestWhat were you like at eighteen? I was in my first year of college, and apart from academia, wasn't even close to having my adult game together. Neither is Lizzie Brandt, ex-valedictorian and scholarship student turned party girl. In fact, she's busy sleeping with another girl's boyfriend on the night she finds out that her parents are dead and she's been made her brothers' guardian.We read OUT ON GOOD BEHAVIOR in the wonderful Unapologetic Romance [...]

    • Dahlia says:

      I wrote this! And it is super good, in my totally unbiased opinion. (Haha just kidding - I paid myself to say that.) If you wanna read some excerpts, you can find them here, here, here, and here!

    • Beverly says:

      4 - 4.5 StarsThis story shows you that your life can change the blink of an eye. One minute Lizzie is a frat party drinking and sexing it up, the next she is the legal guardian of her two younger brothers. At eighteen years old she is a sophomore in college and basically doing with young college students do…making bad choices. Lizzie doesn’t have the option of making bad choices when her parents are killed in a car accident one night. At that moment everything changes, she has to move from h [...]

    • Riley says:

      This book made me remember why I like New Adult And major plus that it had a very strong emphasis on family

    • Faye, la Patata says:

      If you guys know me, then you should know that I rarely read New Adult. Mostly, it's because I'm not into the "bad boy meets virgin girl and they both undergo an angsty drama" thingy that a lot of them are unfortunately full of. Another reason is that I'm not really into reading sex scenes. I'm not against it particularly, but it's just something I seek once in a blue moon and when I'm in the right mood for it. What's interesting is that when I chanced upon this book, I wasn't feeling like re [...]

    • Kat Kennedy says:

      Last Will and Testament started out really strong for me. Mostly because of Lizzie’s amazing narrative voice and unapologetic style. How unapologetic? Well the story starts out with her screwing another girl’s boyfriend when the police show up and inform her that her parents are dead.Lizzie’s entire life changes then, when she has to adult-up and take on her two younger brothers while cleaning up her life at Radleigh university. To do that, she needs the help of her uptight TA, Connor Laws [...]

    • ❃**✿【Yasmine】✿**❃ says:

      4.5 STARSGenre: Student/Teacher romance. (College TA)Cover: 7/10 Writing: 9/10Heroine: 9/10Hero: 9/10Humour: 6/10Hotness: 6/10Romance: 7/10Extra book Details: Heroine POV; 1st person. Stand Alone. Approx 290 kindle pages.I honestly wasn't expecting much. I don't think I've read a really good student/teacher book since A Different Blue. It was GREAT.It started off okay, my issue in the beginning was that I didn't feel Lizzie's grief. As time went on, I was like; oh ok, she's dealing with it diffe [...]

    • Lucia says:

      3.5 STARSFrom college party girl to guardian of her two younger brothers, Lizzie had to grow up very fast after the accidental death of her parents. I really liked transition of her character. Author made very good and believable job of developing her character. And even though I never experienced what Lizzie did (fortunately), it was very easy to connect with her. She was very realistic 18 years old character which made her POV very enjoyable for me.Add NOT INSTA forbidden love, funny banters b [...]

    • Arabella ~♡AB♡~ says:

      ★★ 2.5 Stars ★★This clearly fell short for me, the first half I quite enjoyed but then at around the 50% mark things became extremely boring, the characters became immature and the story fell flat for me.There was a 7 year age gap between Lizzie and her TA Connor, but this wasn't evident to me. Connor wasn't my type of BBF and his French blaspheming was a bit of a turn off if I'm honest.I felt that they got together as a couple too quickly without any kind of sexual tension. I still don' [...]

    • Stacia (the 2010 club) says:

      He's bringing a salad. It's official; I want to fuck Connor Lawson.Personally, I would have held out for dessert. But whatever. I think there's a good chance that NA contemporary romance haters might enjoy this better than the standard fare. This is a less-ridiculous book than much of what's being offered at the moment, and is entertaining to boot. But first to deal with : I'm probably super picky about teen mom stories because I was a teen mom. I did continue to screw up at that age. I still we [...]

    • Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) says:

      THE TYPE OF NA ROMANCE I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR. Oh man, I loved the crap out of this book. It was a sweet and sexy romance that I totally shipped like you have no idea but I also really loved how it explored how hard the college transition can be, family, grief & loss and having to grow up too soon. I have been pining for some books that aren’t just SET in college as a flimsy background setting for sexy times but the main character ACTUALLY is engaging with college life stuff and this book [...]

    • Kathe L says:

      3,5 - 4 stars!FORBIDDEN RELATIONSHIPS! This book isn't all about "love". It is also about loss, growing up, being more mature, and respect. Despise being a forbidden relationship, this one was different because the girl, Lizzie, knew he (Connor) was a teacher before they started dating. And that was new. Also, it has a whole lot of a different context. In the very beginning, Lizzie finds out her parents died in a car accident and she has to take care of her brothers (Ty - 12 years old; Max - 7 y [...]

    • Sue (Hollywood News Source) says:

      Review also posted at Young Adult Hollywood.Pants heavily.That was me with this book.I honestly didn't expect to love it this much.But here we are.I love how Adler writes her female characters. We have a Filipino-American protagonist which is certainly a first from this genre. Her heritage was mentioned a handful of times but didn’t play any bigger stance in the plot. I kinda wish it did, though.Lizzie is a fiery, unapologetic character and yes, she is a good person, but she makes bad and shit [...]

    • Hazel (Stay Bookish) says:

      Post-reading:This one is definitely a high 4 and I not only really liked it but loved it. Super enjoyed Lizzie's voice! Full review tk.Pre-reading:HELLO THIS IS BY DAHLIA ADLER OF COURSE THIS IS GOING TO BE FABULOUS AND HOTTTTT. And can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that the main character, Lizzie, is half-Filipina? Diversity in New Adult, yes please!

    • ✿ says:

      ☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆Dahlia Adler’s upcoming New Adult Romance was genuine, honest, and realistic…BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, it had heart!!Last Will and Testament dwindled a delicate balance between life, family, love, and obligation.For college wild-child, Lizzie Brandt, What happens when your life is spiraled upside down and you suddenly become the sole custodian and provider for two adolescent boys?Faced with these obscurities whi [...]

    • Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide/Novelly Yours) says:

      Initial Impressions 11/30/14: Yayyyyy! 4.5 stars for this lovely book! I'm usually not quite interested in students who have relationships with their teachers/professors/TAs (I'm looking at you, Julie Taylor (Friday Night Lights)) but I trusted Dahlia Adler to steer this book in the right direction because she is awesome and she totally did. I'm always craving for more books in college and I think it's hard because as much as people's high school lives vary, I think things start to get really di [...]

    • Ashley Marie says:

      More like 3.5/3.75. It was cute just not amazingly spectacular :)

    • Keertana says:

      Last Will and Testament is one of the few novels I've managed to read in one sitting over the past few months. Considering that little has kept me away from sleep since I began college, this speaks volumes. While Adler's latest is compulsively readable, with a flawed heroine we cannot help but root for and a swoon-worthy romance to boot, my feminist brain couldn't help but nit-pick at the villain of this storyline--which only contributed to my rising dislike of the plot during its last quarter. [...]

    • Beatrix says:

      Okay, I was not even going to write a review for this one, because I really have not much to report.So just a few thoughts – This is a proper 2-star read for me. I neither liked nor disliked Last Will and Testament; it was simply okay. Maybe I was not in the mood for it, because honestly it was not a bad book. The writing was a bit cliché, but nothing too bad. There are worst books out there, let me tell you that.Therefore, I won’t be recommending this book to any of my friends, but I would [...]

    • Jaime Arkin says:

      Lizzie Brandt has spent her year at college skipping classes, partying and sleeping with another girl’s boyfriend, so when the police show up at a house party to inform her that her parents have died she isn’t quite sure how she should react or what she should do. Her Byzantine History TA is quite familiar with Lizzie’s slacking off and when she emails him to let him know she won’t be in class for a quiz he does what any other teacher might do in his situation… asks for proof. But deal [...]

    • Lea says:

      DNF @61 % <-- Or not. Reliable sources (i.e: Dahlia Adler, who's the author, in case you didn't know) told me there was no mushy romance, and lots and lots of sex. So I decided to finish the book. And this is my reaction:Because it was fucking amazing guys. Fucking. Amazing. Just buy the book, okay.Original review: Yes, I DNFed this. Yes, I still gave it 4 stars. Why, you ask. Why would you give such a high rating to a book you didn't even finish ?This is where I tell you that all will be exp [...]

    • Jillian (bookishandnerdy) says:

      *3.75 stars*

    • Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog) says:

      As a forbidden love junkie, I'd wanted to read Last Will and Testament for a long time. If you're a fan of student/teacher love stories with loads of "but we can'ts" and "but I want to's" then you should totally check this out. Even though there were parts that didn't completely work for me, I thought it was a fun read with good dialogue and sexy sweetness.The author does a great job of hooking you right from the beginning. Lizzie has become accustomed to coasting in college instead of working [...]

    • Daiane says:

      A different new adult, with a different kind of heroine. Not the usual sweat love story as the main character already starts as "the other woman". However, even though I got used to her, she was still too self-centered for my mind. It was cool for her to want to stay with her brothers and take care of them, but I couldn't feel that they were really close. Actually, most of the second characters were underdeveloped. They were just there when it was convenient but didn't engaged in another interes [...]

    • Lindsay says:

      For the most part, this book was awesome. I was pulled right into the story from page one. My heart broke for Lizzie and what she was going through with her parents. The author actually brought me to tears a couple times. Lizzie felt like a real person. She wasn't the perfect girl that never does anything wrong. She made mistakes and compounded them because she got in over her head. Case in point was sleeping with a guy she knew had a boyfriend. She courted trouble and dug herself deeper later a [...]

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