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#ARCReview Unpredictable (Brighton Academy #2) by Cala Riley


Title: Unpredictable

Series: Brighton Academy #2, Standalone

Author: Cala Riley

Genres: New Adult Romance

Tropes: Friends with Benefits

Release Date: 14 May 2020



Since the moment that line was crossed, I knew things had changed forever.
I was no longer just one of the guys.
I was now something to be desired.
Too bad he never promised me forever.
Now with my future bleak and my life uncertain, can I pick up the shattered pieces of my life and make it good again?
Or am I destined to chase after the ghost of my past forever?


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4 Stars

ARC Source: Author via Give Me Books Promotions

“Unpredictable” is the second book in the “Brighton Academy” series. We met Victoria and Sterling in book 1. I was curious about their story, since there was apparently something going on between them.

Victoria and Sterling have been friends since elementary school. Somewhere along the way, sparks started flowing between them and they made a deal. Since neither of them wanted a relationship, they decided on an exclusive friends with benefits arrangement. However, Sterling might not want a relationship, but Victoria definitely wants more.

Sterling is a really troubled character. He has issues, mostly because of his father’s relationships. Growing up, he saw women associating with his father only to gain money. That fact is why he doesn’t want to get involved with anyone. Victoria had feelings for him for quite a while. Even though it hurts, she agrees with the arrangement so she can be with him. There’s more to the story than their relationship. I must admit that Sterling is not a character I can love. He’s toxic for Victoria and until he works out his issues, he will only hurt her. Victoria’s character was my favorite. We got to know her more than the bubbly happy cousin we met in book 1 and I liked that!

I liked book 2 more than the first. Victoria’s story is my favorite so far! I’m curious about the rest of the characters’ stories. I’ll be in the lookout for them!!






Cala Riley, better known as Cala and Riley, are a pair of friends with a deep seated love of books and writing. Both Cala and Riley are happily married and each have children, Cala with the four-legged kind while Riley has a mixture of both two-legged and four. While they live apart, that does not affect their connection. They are the true definition of family. What started as an idea that quickly turned into a full-length book and a bond that will never end.

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