Review: The Frat Boy by Nikki Sloane (Nashville Neighborhood #4)

Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Valentine PR.

I may or may not have squealed in delight when I found out that Nikki Sloane was going to have readers make a return visit to the naughtiest neighborhood in Nashville. The Frat Boy is the fourth novel in Sloane's Nashville Neighborhood series, and the aforementioned frat boy is Colin Novak. He may be considered a big man around Davidson University's campus, but that doesn't save him from being expelled from his fraternity, Sigma Phi Alpha, when he engages in a mud fight with fellow senior Madison Perry, who is expelled from her sorority, Lambda Theta Chi, after the incident as well. Desperation leads Madison to answer an ad for on-camera work with an adult film company, and she can't really complain when it comes to the benefits. After all, she'll have a place to stay close enough to the university, the pay is fantastic, and it'll give her an opportunity to explore a fantasy or ten. The last person she expects to be working with, however, is the same person she blames for her current lot in life: Colin. Who would've guessed the chemistry between them, and the more time they spend together, the more they fall for each other?

I admit it: I'm mildly (absolutely) obsessed with this series, and it could very well be my favorite from this author. Yes, there's romance, and yes, there are definitely sweet and swoon-worth moments, but goodness, these novels are scorchers! Madison and Colin's book is no exception, and I read this from start to finish without taking any breaks. This was an enemies-to-lovers romance, and while that happens to be one of my top three go-to tropes, it isn't always easy to find original stories. Nikki Sloane, however, happened to give her take on the trope a creative touch that made it stand out. Seeing Madison and Colin go from accusations of cheating in a competition along Greek Row that leads to a mud fight to developing not just a working relationship but a committed intimate one as well wasn't merely entertaining, but it became an emotional investment on my end, too. There was sex and romance alongside the wit and humor plus a sprinkling of angst. Sloane's The Frat Boy isn't your run-of-the-mill college romance; it's way more. Five stars!


Read my reviews for the Nashville Neighborhood series:

The Doctor (book one) - five stars - My Review

The Pool Boy (book two) - five stars - My Review

The Architect (book three) - five stars - My Review

The Frat Boy (book four) - five stars - My Review (posted above)


Release Date: 06 December 2022

Date Read: 03 December 2022

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