[ #Review + #Giveaway ] Out from Under You by @BySophieSwift

Genre: New Adult Romance
Published: August 13, 2013
Series: Smart Girls Finish First #1

“Love is an earthquake.  It comes when you least expect it. It rips the ground clear away. Right out from under you.” 

The day Lia Smart met Grayson Walker, eight years ago, was the day she fell helplessly in love with him. Coincidentally, it was the same day Grayson fell in love with someone else: Lia’s smarter, sexier, superior-in-every-way older sister, Alex.

Now, nearly a decade later, Alex and Grayson are long over and twenty-two-year-old Lia has finally managed to forget all those lonely nights she spent pining after her sister’s boyfriend. But when Grayson unexpectedly arrives back in town with Alex for Labor Day weekend and the two announce that they’re not only back together but engaged, all the feelings that Lia buried suddenly come bubbling back to the surface.

But Lia is no longer the awkward, gangly tomboy she was at fourteen. Far from it. And Grayson is conflicted by the lustful thoughts he’s now having for her. He knows he could never act on those thoughts, however. Grayson has always prided himself on being one of the “good guys.” But as the weekend wears on, he’s finding this new grown-up version of Lia more and more impossible to resist...

Heartbreaking and sexy with a dash of humor, Sophie Swift crafts a passionate, unforgettable tale about desire, growing up, and the kind of love that shakes us to the core.

Contains adult situations and explicit content. Recommended for ages 17+

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My Thoughts : 

"Love is an earthquake. It comes when you least expect it. It shakes your foundation to the core.It rips the ground clear away. Right out from under you. "

Just reading this line in the beginning of the story was enough to tell me that this book would be different.  It is not your typical love story.  Sisters who both want the same guy.  A guy suddenly torn between them and completely undecided.  Betrayal.  Unrequited love.  Pain and Heartbreak. The joy of a love meant to be.

I immediately fell in love with this story!  How many of us have pined over an unrequited love?  Lia fell in love with Grayson when she was fourteen.  Unfortunately, several years older than her- he saw her as a friend and fell for her older sister.  For years, Lia watched Alex (her sister) and Grayson's stormy relationship all the while hiding her own feelings.

 Just when she feels that she is finally over it and has recovered somewhat from the pain of this love- who shows up but her sister & Grayson- ENGAGED..  Seriously people, this was a complete WTF moment.  Poor Lia, how much more can she take?    Imagine everyone's surprise when Grayson finally notices that Lia is no longer the 14yr old tomboy but now a pretty sexy grown woman.

The torment of their attraction, is breathtaking.  Lia is pulled between the love she's always felt for him yet not hurting her sister, while Grayson is pulled between his passion for Lia and being the man who doesn't leave but stands firm in a relationship..  Sophie created an amazing story that will stand the test of time.  A story of love, desire and the bittersweet joy of finally getting the man of your dreams.   Just writing about it, pulls me back in and makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time.   I am anxious to see what Sophie comes up with for the next in the series!  Be warned- this book is going to cause you to go thru a lot of emotions.  Anxiety, betrayal, heartache..  Sometimes there is a second chance, make the most of it when you can!

5+++ Stars!   I can't say enough good things about this one!  This is one that I must get in paperback for when I need a good emotional release!


Sophie Swift is an east coast girl who recently transplanted to Southern California. She writes about sexy boys by day, and dates them by night. Her sizzling, new adult romance, OUT FROM UNDER YOU, the first in a new contemporary series, will be released in August of 2013. She loves books that quicken her pace, music sung by adolescent boys, and cupcakes with too much frosting.

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