BOOK REVIEW + IG GIVEAWAY: The Second We Met by Maya Hughes

Posted October 17, 2019 by wildandw in ARC Review, Book Reviews, Giveaway / 0 Comments

I am so excited to be part of the release tour for The Second We Met by Maya Hughes.  This New Adult enemies to lovers standalone in the Fulton U series is available now!  Today I’m bringing you my book review, a chance to read Chapter 1, and an amazing Instagram giveaway!


Title:  The Second We Met
Series:  Fulton U #2
Author:  Maya Hughes
Genre:  New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication:  October 17, 2019

Dear Jerk Across the Street, sorry for accidentally walking in on you and catching an eyeful of your—equipment. And hard pass on the open invitation to join you in the shower “anytime”, A-hole.

That’s the note I should’ve written. Instead I sent a pleasant and apologetic version.

Had I known Phoenix “Nix” Russo would’ve been the neighbor from hell, I’d have told him right where he could shove my words.

Nix is the big man on campus with everyone lined up at his games to make sure he knows it. Sure, he’s got piercing blue eyes, abs that don’t quit and a smile that could set fire to a set of panties from a hundred yards away, but he’s also the biggest pain in my ass.

Dear Pink-Haired Menace, learn how to take a joke and stop being such a kill-joy…

Elle Masterson called the cops on one of my parties—again. My sweet talking usually gets me out of trouble, but this time it got me into a nice pair of silver handcuffs. Now I’m on a reputation rehab tour with a stop at a spring break community service project.

Guess who’s my new boss?

Now we’re shoulder to shoulder, sweaty, tired and…she’s not anything like I expected. There might just be a heart under that hardass exterior. She’s invading my dreams and I can’t shake the feeling she’s the key to unlocking a piece of me that I’ve hidden away.

It’s only a matter of time until she finds out why I’m really here.

Maybe I can break through her walls and into her heart before that happens…one screw at a time.

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The Second We Met is available today — begin reading here!  Check out Chapter 1 from Maya Hughes.


My Rating: 4.5 stars

Did someone say enemies to lovers?!  I AM HERE FOR IT!

The Second We Met is a standalone new adult enemies to lovers story and book two in the Fulton U series by Maya Hughes.

This is my first book by this author, but I feel like I need to dive into her back-list because I LOVED this one!  Maya has an easy but evocative writing style with good pacing and fantastic characters.

I liked Elle and Nix so much that I didn’t want this story to end.  Elle has a lot on her plate — she’s ambitious and has trust issues from being burned in the past.  Nix is the golden boy — a star athlete with professional prospects and an over-bearing father.  The close proximity (as neighbors and as volunteers on the same project) adds a fun element, and I loved the shift in their relationship as they go from enemies to friends then more.  They really are perfect for each other, but it took some bumps and lowering of their guards to get to that realization.  The burn is slow but so good!

Overall, I absolutely recommend The Second We Met!  This sweet and sexy read is perfect for fans of contemporary sports romance, and what better time to read it than football season!

*Thanks to the author for providing me with an advanced copy of this book.  Please note that it, in no way, had an effect on my opinion or review. 


I’m partnering with Maya Hughes to give away ONE PAPERBACK COPY of The Second We Met, courtesy of the author, on my Instagram account!  Here’s how to enter:

  • Head to the original giveaway post on my Instagram account.
  • Follow me [@wildandwonderfulreads] and author Maya Hughes [@mayahugheswrites]
  • Comment on the post.
  • Tag a book buddy or two for an extra entry.

Again, this giveaway is taking place on INSTAGRAM and ends October 24th.

*This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Instagram.


Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

FIND MAYA:  Instagram | Bookbub | Goodreads | Amazon



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