Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Teaser Tuesday # 142 ~ Hard Knox (The Outsider Chronicles #1) by Nicole Williams

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

Hard Knox
(The Outsider Chronicles #1)
Nicole Williams   

First - The Blurb:

Knox Jagger. The name inspires resentment in every male at Sinclair University, want in every female, and contempt in Charlie Chase. 

Charlie can be summed up in three words: independent, independent, and independent. To Charlie, Knox epitomizes everything that’s wrong with college males: prolific one-night stands, drunken senseless fights, and a body that hints at prioritizing gym time over study time. 

As an up-and-coming writer for Sinclair University’s newspaper, Charlie’s tasked with getting to the bottom of who’s been dropping little white pills into girls’ drinks at parties. In an ocean of All-American boys sporting polo shirts and innocent smiles, Knox is the obvious suspect. As evidence piles up against the bad boy of Sinclair, Charlie becomes more and more certain it isn’t Knox. But when her drink is dosed at a party and she wakes up on Knox’s couch the next morning, Charlie’s left with more questions than answers when it comes to Knox Jagger. 

How can Charlie ever hope to uncover the truth behind a guy so closed off he’s become . . . 

Hard Knox. 

***Hard Knox is the first book in The Outsider Chronicles, although each book that follows will highlight different couples and can be read as a stand alone.***

Second - The Tease:

"Because I don’t want to give you any reason to be mad at me. I don’t want to give you a reason to hate me because, as much as I might have have begged you to do that, you’re the single most important thing in the world to me, Charlie Chase. You've become my world. And how do I live in a world where you don’t exist?"

I had this one for a while. Not sure why it took me so long to read it. In true Nicole Williams style, it was awesome.

Charlie is everything I like in a heroine. She is vivacious, strong, fiercely independent and not afraid to face danger head on. Sure, she's a little reckless at times, but that's part of what makes the story great.

Knox is depicted as the Bad boy, but is he really the Bad boy? Right from the start, I found him to be a bit of an enigma. Seeming to be surrounded by an aura of mystery, I had a hard time figuring him out. But eventually,I did.

Charlie and Knox seem like chalk and cheese initially, but the fiery chemistry between them soon becomes apparent. I've read a lot of Collage Romance books of late and this one is up there with the best.

My Rating: 5 out of  5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.


  1. Oh swoon!!! Nice tease! Knox sounds like a keeper!

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  2. Both of these look like steamy reads! Thanks for sharing! <3

  3. Aww this is so sweet. I love it!!!!

  4. YES! I adored this book! Glad you enjoyed it as well, and lovely teaser :)

  5. I love a guy that shows he's vulnerable. And I love that name. Knox Jagger!

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/05/19/teaser-tuesdays-115-joshua-and-the-lightning-road-my-review/

  6. Mmmm.... loved Knox! Charlie... be more careful!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace