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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. No matter how enticing Emilie and Quinn make it look, relationships are scary and hard—while a string of flings is easy and fun. Easy and fun. The only problem is, when it comes to satisfaction in the sack, most of the boys at Whitman are nothing but pretty window dressing and false advertising.
Not only that, but dating Liam gives Ruby the perfect excuse to say no to Cole Stuart. The ratings make rejecting his repeated requests for a date a no-brainer, but her real reason for avoiding Cole runs deeper than a string of unsatisfied exes. When the secret behind his low ratings comes to light, that hope is torn apart, and Ruby wonders if she was right to give him her heart…and whether she has the strength to let him keep it.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about By Referral Only , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Jun 09, Geri Reads rated it really liked it. Two words that made this book for me: Cole Stuart. Handsome, rich, Scottish royalty who knows how to wear a kilt had me swooning. The heroine was bit of a let down for me but Cole made up for it.
View all 14 comments. What do you think?? In case you fans and supporters of Whitman University need some fun and feisty and Scottish! I am so, so hoping y'all enjoy Ruby and Cole's story because I am beyond pleased with how it turned out.
I can't wait to hear everyone's thoughts! View all 10 comments. Oct 18, Jennifer rated it did not like it Shelves: Also posted to Jen in Bookland Ugh. I really couldn't stand Ruby. She was horrible. Her self loathing poor me attitude was just horrible. I hated her so much. She came from new money and so apparently people expected her to act like a white trash princess so what does she do?
Acts like a white trash princess then gets mad when people see her that way. Um okay Then she complains about poor her everyone judges her without knowing Also posted to Jen in Bookland Ugh. Then she complains about poor her everyone judges her without knowing her, but she does the exact same thing! With everyone! So she had a boyfriend dump her once, because she thinks his family didn't like her, so that means everyone at her fancy school will be like that.
It doesn't matter how nice they are to her or the sweet things they do, they don't actually like her. It was so frustrating!! So then she doesn't want a relationship she just wants a sex partner.
Fine, but why in the world would you stay with Liam then? The sex is not good, he is a complete jerk to you so If you just want a sex partner I am positive you can find someone to actually have enjoyable sex with.
I didn't get it. Ruby just complained and whined and made assumptions about everyone the entire way through the book. Sure suddenly at the end she see the error of her ways and that Cole might actually like her and so she changes overnight.
I buy that. I liked Cole and couldn't understand why he wanted Ruby. I mean she was pretty terrible to him.
I mean after he reveals his humiliating secret that he is super ashamed of she just storms off and calls it off with him. Way to go. I wish it would have taken more groveling to get him back. It was way too easy. She pretty much just smiled at him and he was all okay! You deserve better Cole! You deserve way better than Ruby!! You deserve someone who will treat you with respect and love you like you love them. Not stupid Ruby poor me whiny pants who treats you like crap.
I really don't get it. I also wanted to slap Ruby so many times and just be like so what you are new money and people think less of you for it? At least you have money to get an education at a fancy school and make all your fancy contacts so you will probably have a leg up after you graduate. Plus you can go to New York and try and make it big on Broadway without having to worry about money or anything so I really feel bad for you.
Suck it up and be thankful for what you do have because there are plenty of intelligent driven people who just cannot afford to go to school and do not get the opportunities you have. I don't feel bad for poor little rich girl. Man I hated her. I really wish she would have been written so that she was somewhat sympathetic, but she was just horrible. View 2 comments. Jun 01, Sarah added it Shelves: romance , contemporary , chick-lit , new-adult.
I devoured it in one sitting, and finished it smiling. I don't think I've ever laughed so much reading sex scenes--and I mean that as a compliment. This book is smart, funny, and unputdownable. Ruby is smart, tough, and ambitious--and, as we already know, a fantastic friend. Her insecurities are believable and heartbreaking.
A sweetheart with a killer swimmer's body and a Scottish brogue, he is pretty much irresistible. I fell happily into the fantasy that such people do exist. Readers will not be disappointed by--to use Ruby's term--the hanky panky, which is even sexier than in Payne's first new adult outing, but the rest of the book is equally compelling, thanks in large part to the cast of uniformly entertaining characters.
I would be remiss in not mentioning Cole's family, who are loyal, funny, and all around delightful. I would happily read stories in any genre about their adventures, because they are awesome. The initial premise, upon which the title plays, is clever and fun: Ruby masterminds a database where the ladies on campus can rate their sexual partners and decide whether or not to give each Whitman guy a referral.
Payne sets this up as a question of female solidarity--why let another lady get in bed with a guy if it's not going to be good? I was left wondering if there were parallels between Sebastian and Quinn's schemes in BROKEN AT LOVE and Ruby's database--whether the database leveled the playing field as information passed along among friends would , or whether there was something a bit cruel about it.
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With stories from Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. The past harbors answers could help the cantankerous spirit find closure, but she is, after all, already dead. When Graciela Harper returns to the small town of Heron Creek, SC, she's looking for a place to hide, drink, and lick old wounds. Instead, she stumbles across old friends, estranged family, a handsome mayor, and the occasional insistent ghost. She starts an investigation of her own, which is interrupted by a famous Charleston ghost who wants her help to get closure of his own.
After being unceremoniously dumped freshman year because of her family's "new money" status, Ruby Cotton has taken care not to put her heart on the line. No matter how enticing Emilie and Quinn make it look, relationships are scary and hard - while a string of flings is easy and fun. That's what Ruby wants. Easy and fun. The only problem is, when it comes to satisfaction in the sack, most of the boys at Whitman are nothing but pretty window dressing and false advertising. Ruby takes it upon herself to make campus life more fulfilling, creating a referral database that allows female students to rate their sexual experiences, thereby informing girls of what they're getting into before agreeing to a date. When her acting partner, Liam Greene, finally shows some interest, Ruby figures she won't need to utilize the helpful gossip.