The New Girl (Pacific High Series Book 1)
Moving to Los Angeles was a mistake. My mom thinks sunshine, the beach and fresh air is just what I need. Which would be great if I didn’t also mean having to be The New Girl at Pacific High. Because apparently, that role comes with a target on my back. Hunter West is the king of the school, the popular, rich and spoiled bad boy who also happens to be drop dead gorgeous. They warned me about him and said that he won’t stop until he gets what he wants. And he wants me. But he’s the baddest of bad boys, and he seems dead set on becoming my worst nightmare. You see, he’s never had anyone say no before. Until he met me. But I don't like bullies. But he's not taking no for an answer. If he thinks he can change my mind, he’s got another thing coming. WARNING: The New Girl is the first book in the Pacific High Series. It is a young adult/new adult romance that at times deals with real-life gritty themes, sexual content and cursing. But if you want teen angst, heart pounding drama, and lust-filled romance, then this bad boy romance series will be right up your alley.

The New Girl (Pacific High Series Book 1) Details

TitleThe New Girl (Pacific High Series Book 1)
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ReleaseJan 21st, 2020
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GenreYoung Adult, Romance, Contemporary

The New Girl (Pacific High Series Book 1) Review

  • P
    January 1, 1970
    So confusedI am not sure that I just read. Its basically half of a book, ever single scene is missing more information. Every conversation seems to be half of what it should be. The two main characters have so many half conversations, it made me want to pull my hair out. The heroine was a virgin and they slept together, there was a question about whether he had slept with anyone else after that. Never once is it states that he didnt. Such a simple sentence, but its skipped over several times So confusedI am not sure that I just read. It’s basically half of a book, ever single scene is missing more information. Every conversation seems to be half of what it should be. The two main characters have so many half conversations, it made me want to pull my hair out. The heroine was a virgin and they slept together, there was a question about whether he had slept with anyone else after that. Never once is it states that he didn’t. Such a simple sentence, but it’s skipped over several times when it would have fit right in. I didn’t know what to think. The author just didn’t give us enough information.
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  • Lozz
    January 1, 1970
    I am disappointed in this book. The bad boy (Hunter) isnt really all that bad.In fact hes a bit of a wimp.Now Josh, Josh has real problems.Also, Kennedy. For a seventeen year old who has moved to a new town (L.A) and already suffered emotional trauma in her life, she seems pretty put together.I couldnt believe how quickly she was ready to jump into bed with Hunter.A guy she hadnt known very long, so it was basically a decision she made on physical attraction only...hmmmThe writing style is very I am disappointed in this book. The bad boy (Hunter) isn’t really all that bad.In fact he’s a bit of a wimp.Now Josh, Josh has real problems.Also, Kennedy. For a seventeen year old who has moved to a new town (L.A) and already suffered emotional trauma in her life, she seems pretty put together.I couldn’t believe how quickly she was ready to jump into bed with Hunter.A guy she hadn’t known very long, so it was basically a decision she made on physical attraction only...hmmmThe writing style is very light weight at times, and things jump around a lot.The plot and situations that play out are nothing new or groundbreaking.The (supposed) hunky bad boy who sleeps around and everyone thinks is a f##k boy.A crazy ex who he is over but she didn’t get the memo.The pose of girlfriends who help her by providing background on the lives of Hunter and his family.The usual party settings where most of the drama goes down. AND the willing girlfriends who drag her to them.Overall Kennedy comes across as a confused character. One minute she absolutely despises Hunter THEN as soon shes slept with him and given in, the story loses its punch and becomes a little pedestrian .For a girl with limited sexual experiences all of a sudden she appears to know it all. At the end (like a lots of these books) the author directs us to the next book in the series but, I don’t thing I care enough about what happens to Hunter and Kennedy to bother.Like I said the writing in this book is very half baked.
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  • Chanel Robert
    January 1, 1970
    What did I just readI just did not like this book. Storyline was all over the place in my opinion.Did not feel there was a real connection between Kennedy and Hunter other than physically. Not for me.
  • R.
    January 1, 1970
    3 starsThis was drama from the first page to the last which essentially made it a page turner. Thats the good. The bad is there were a lot of grammar issues as well as continuity errors. There were times that timelines didnt stay straight. One page she was 18 the next 17. The drama was overdone and forced in a few places. Some scenes were drawn out and others were rushed. However, I have hopes that those types of problems could be smoothed out in the future so I am willing to read the next in 3 starsThis was drama from the first page to the last which essentially made it a page turner. That’s the good. The bad is there were a lot of grammar issues as well as continuity errors. There were times that timelines didn’t stay straight. One page she was 18 the next 17. The drama was overdone and forced in a few places. Some scenes were drawn out and others were rushed. However, I have hopes that those types of problems could be smoothed out in the future so I am willing to read the next in the series.
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  • Jackie Woodburn
    January 1, 1970
    This is meh This book is meh to be honest . I got to 80% but it was tiring to say the least. It drags out in places and then doesn't give enough descriptive language in others . Feels like it wasn't ready to be read .
  • Courtney
    January 1, 1970
    Received ARC from Author for Honest Review.I Give this Book a 3.5/5 Star Rating, Listing as 3.Cliffhanger(?): Yes!Heat: 2.5/5, it was rather dull and very quick. Romance: 3/5Suspense: 3.5/5Drama: 4/5Bully: 2.5-3ish/5No Spoilers. This was an pretty decent read, Kennedy was a bit confusing to me in a few sections of the book. Some conversations felt stagnant and some scenes felt...convenient. The development between was slowish which I liked and isnt insta thankfully, I do look forward to reading Received ARC from Author for Honest Review.I Give this Book a 3.5/5 Star Rating, Listing as 3.Cliffhanger(?): Yes!Heat: 2.5/5, it was rather dull and very quick. Romance: 3/5Suspense: 3.5/5Drama: 4/5Bully: 2.5-3ish/5No Spoilers. This was an pretty decent read, Kennedy was a bit confusing to me in a few sections of the book. Some conversations felt stagnant and some scenes felt...convenient. The development between was slowish which I liked and isn’t insta thankfully, I do look forward to reading the next book though.
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  • Savanna Freeman
    January 1, 1970
    TyposThe editing needs more work. Usually I can read through it and move on, but man this book was in desperate need of a revision. The characters were well developed, even though the story line was rushed and sloppy at times. The maturity level was well matched. It was a good start to a series. Kennedy has a ton of drama and stressors she can't seem to escape. Poor girl deserves a break. Hunter is swoon worthy when he's not raging. I hope to hear more of his story in the next installment. TyposThe editing needs more work. Usually I can read through it and move on, but man this book was in desperate need of a revision. The characters were well developed, even though the story line was rushed and sloppy at times. The maturity level was well matched. It was a good start to a series. Kennedy has a ton of drama and stressors she can't seem to escape. Poor girl deserves a break. Hunter is swoon worthy when he's not raging. I hope to hear more of his story in the next installment. Supporting characters were great, I loved getting to know each of them and see they are perfect for this particular book.
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  • Booknerdy77
    January 1, 1970
    ✨I received an ARC of The New Girl in exchange for an honest review ✨Angsts , young-adult, friendship, love, crazy ex boyfriend /girlfriends drama and a whole lot of happenings, I just loved it !-This is the first book in the Pacific High series and first out is Kennedy and Hunters story.Kennedy Conner has just moved to sunny California to live with her mums gay friend . The reason? Well , its complicated, what is more complicated is that Mr Bully a.k.a hot as hell seems to be interested in her ✨I received an ARC of The New Girl in exchange for an honest review ✨Angsts , young-adult, friendship, love, crazy ex boyfriend /girlfriends drama and a whole lot of happenings, I just loved it !—————————————————————-This is the first book in the Pacific High series and first out is Kennedy and Hunters story.Kennedy Conner has just moved to sunny California to live with her mums gay friend . The reason? Well , it’s complicated, what is more complicated is that Mr Bully a.k.a hot as hell seems to be interested in her , by the way he goes by the name Hunter . Hunter West is a player , a fuck boy . He is used to get any girl he want and he wants them often but he doesn’t do the whole girlfriend thing yes he is the no strings attached kind of guy . There is no and I mean no girl that would say no to him ,until he meets the new girl with the killer boots and the funny thing about new girl ? She is immune to his charm , how is that even possible?—————————————————————The trend of writing books about bully romance seems to hold on,there are a variety of books out there and the interest is still quite high so the trend is definitely here to stay.The New Girl do succeed to stick out from other bully romance and the main reason is the character of the heroine Kennedy . She acts just like the reader thinks she should act while you are reading the book . I really enjoy all the characters of the book and the story was so well put together that I read the book within a couple of hours . I can’t wait for the following books in the series since the are plans for at least three more books , so enjoy the ride and welcome to the world of Pacific High .
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  • Karen Voitik
    January 1, 1970
    >Book Review The New Girl>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 1st in the Pacific High School series and has a positive ending. Kennedy is the new senior in Pacific High. Her backstory includes an abusive dad in prison and an extremely injured mom. Kennedy lives across the country with the gay BFF of her mother. Her mom is in rehab for her injuries. This situation allows Kennedy to live her senior year with little to no supervision.>Hunter is one of the first students Kennedy >Book Review – The New Girl>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 1st in the Pacific High School series and has a positive ending. Kennedy is the new senior in Pacific High. Her backstory includes an abusive dad in prison and an extremely injured mom. Kennedy lives across the country with the gay BFF of her mother. Her mom is in rehab for her injuries. This situation allows Kennedy to live her senior year with little to no supervision.>Hunter is one of the first students Kennedy comes in to contact with. Hunter is a bad boy man whore, who happens to want Kennedy. The students in this school are all rich with wealthy or famous parents. Kennedy does not come from a background like that, but really assimilates well. She is also a virgin. She gives it up way too fast to a known man whore, I felt. I did like that Kennedy was able to make a few friends easily. Usually most bully stories have all bullies and no friends. >This book is appropriate for a young adult (18+) audience. I am giving this book 4 stars. The romance came on too quickly.
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    Honestly when I say the cover of this book I was really excited to read itBut now since I have read it I am absolutely disappointedWhen I normally read these books it gives a special feeling and with this book I didn't get thatBasically Hunter is supposed to be the so called "bad guy" which when he steps in or comes into the picture people should instantly be aware of his presence but I'm only getting that vibe for Josh...... Basically what i saw was upon Hunter and Kennedy's second meeting( Honestly when I say the cover of this book I was really excited to read itBut now since I have read it I am absolutely disappointedWhen I normally read these books it gives a special feeling and with this book I didn't get thatBasically Hunter is supposed to be the so called "bad guy" which when he steps in or comes into the picture people should instantly be aware of his presence but I'm only getting that vibe for Josh...... Basically what i saw was upon Hunter and Kennedy's second meeting( meaning the one that was actually described because the others weren't) they had sexual intercourseAlso after the description of Hunter and Kennedy's first scene(including the first film class) a couple pages after Hunter was totally missing he was only mentioned just a few timesI'm sorry but this book just turned me off from the others
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  • Kristy
    January 1, 1970
    Kennedy the new girl with a messed up home life. Hunter the player with plenty of female baggage. Carly the crazy ex. Ryan the boyfriend back home and Josh he may be good looking but he's bad news. There all part of Kennedy's new life her old one in Brooklyn is over she broke up with her boyfriend her mom's in rehabilitation and her dad's going to prison. Hunter won't stop messing with her and all his exes hate her not to mention the football player who wants her even when she tells him no. She Kennedy the new girl with a messed up home life. Hunter the player with plenty of female baggage. Carly the crazy ex. Ryan the boyfriend back home and Josh he may be good looking but he's bad news. There all part of Kennedy's new life her old one in Brooklyn is over she broke up with her boyfriend her mom's in rehabilitation and her dad's going to prison. Hunter won't stop messing with her and all his exes hate her not to mention the football player who wants her even when she tells him no. She and Hunter may finally get together but others can't wait to tear them apart. This book ends with a happy for now ending. Kennedy is tough and has to deal with allot of drama and some serious mean girls Hunter is a jerk but becomes better by the end. Can't wait to see were this all ends.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Summer Biggs
    January 1, 1970
    Solid story. I dont remember if this was listed as a fast paced romance, but I feel like it should be. Dont get me wrong. I loved Kennedy and Hunters story but I felt like their story could have been set to a slower pace. Spoilers ahead. When I say rushed. I mean really rushed. New girl with a troubled past meets bad boy with a anger problem. They knew each other less than a week when she handed her virginity over to him and she didnt even know him! 🤦♀ and he didnt even realize she was a virgin Solid story. I don’t remember if this was listed as a fast paced romance, but I feel like it should be. Don’t get me wrong. I loved Kennedy and Hunter’s story but I felt like their story could have been set to a slower pace. Spoilers ahead. When I say rushed. I mean really rushed. New girl with a troubled past meets bad boy with a anger problem. They knew each other less than a week when she handed her virginity over to him and she didn’t even know him! 🤦🏻‍♀️ and he didn’t even realize she was a virgin until after the fact. I don’t know, I don’t want to give any more spoilers so I’ll end this by saying that I really WANTED to love this book.
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  • Felicia
    January 1, 1970
    Kennedy moves from Brooklyn to L.A. As the new girl in school she catches the eye of the hottest bad boy in school. Kennedy and Hunter have a love hate relationship more love then hate though. Kennedy is trying to move on what happened in Brooklyn. She makes friends with Hunters step sister without know she was his sister. There are surprise visits from both of their past that will either make them grow closer or pull them apart. I cant wait more I want more books about Kennedy and her friends.
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  • Charlene
    January 1, 1970
    The ending was the most exciting part, but that makes sense since it's a series. I liked it. It was a little predictable . Still a solid start for a series. There was a good amount of drama but for some reason I wasn't like I couldn't stop reading. Saying that I did read this in a day. Quick read. Pretty good considering I wasn't bored reading it. I downloaded this book because I was kinda tired of reading the longer slow-burn bully romances. I needed a little bit of a break.( but not too much The ending was the most exciting part, but that makes sense since it's a series. I liked it. It was a little predictable . Still a solid start for a series. There was a good amount of drama but for some reason I wasn't like I couldn't stop reading. Saying that I did read this in a day. Quick read. Pretty good considering I wasn't bored reading it. I downloaded this book because I was kinda tired of reading the longer slow-burn bully romances. I needed a little bit of a break.( but not too much cuz this is still a bully romance!)
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  • Tori
    January 1, 1970
    kennedy is the new girl in town with a target on her back, as a teen just trying to fit into life in high school, mean girls and boys make life hell for kennedy , this is something she can handle unitl hunter comes into play , chaos, angst, betrayal, deception, backstabbing, love, romance, ex boyfriend and crazy possessive ex girlfriend comes into play. this was a great story for my first time read of this author but wont be my last time . I highly recommended itI received a free copy of this kennedy is the new girl in town with a target on her back, as a teen just trying to fit into life in high school, mean girls and boys make life hell for kennedy , this is something she can handle unitl hunter comes into play , chaos, angst, betrayal, deception, backstabbing, love, romance, ex boyfriend and crazy possessive ex girlfriend comes into play. this was a great story for my first time read of this author but wont be my last time . I highly recommended itI received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Tiffany Rains
    January 1, 1970
    Ashley Rose is a new author to me but I will definitely be reading her books in the future.Kennedy is the new girl at a high school in L.A. moving from Brooklyn to live with her mom's best friend. She is immediately the target of the mean girls of the new school when all she was doing was trying to help. Not only did she catch their eye, but also the eye of the bad boy Hunter. Thankfully, Kennedy makes a few friends but from there life has many twists and turns in store for her.
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  • Cheryl Sedman
    January 1, 1970
    Totally loved this story about Kennedy moving to l.a and her meeting Hunter. The pair go through many twists and turns that hurts them both. I.e. his ex and her ex. Plus a few other factors that create a great story with a dark twist. That leaves Hunter fighting to help and show his love for Kennedy.Wicked book
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  • Jodi
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! Not sure what I expected with this book. But from the moment I started reading, I couldnt put it down. I look forward to learning more about Kennedys storyline as it unfolds. Absolutely love Hunters nickname, Boots, for her. Theres just something about angsty teenage romance drama. Love love love it! Wow! Not sure what I expected with this book. But from the moment I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. I look forward to learning more about Kennedy’s storyline as it unfolds. Absolutely love Hunter’s nickname, Boots, for her. There’s just something about angsty teenage romance drama. Love love love it!
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  • Gitanjali .C
    January 1, 1970
    I always love the new girl stories and the blurb caught my attention..This book was a quick read.I did enjoy reading it but after few chapters it was a bit boring and dull..There was nothing new in this story and it felt very dragged after one point.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Maja
    January 1, 1970
    This was my first read from this author and I liked it. The new girl, moves to Los Angeles, after her dad ends up in prison for beating up her mom. And, of course being labeled as the new girl in school she catches attention of the hottest guy. A good read.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    Absolute must read Holy goddess of hell this was one crazy book . I absolutely loved it. Between Psycho exes and teenage Sexual predators and a whole bunch of craziness . I dont know how is boots is still standing. Absolute must read Holy goddess of hell this was one crazy book . I absolutely loved it. Between Psycho exes and teenage Sexual predators and a whole bunch of craziness . I don’t know how is boots is still standing.
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  • Courtney Harmon
    January 1, 1970
    EntertainingIt was an entertaining read, but I kinda felt the whole time something was gonna happen. I'd read it again. Cant wait to read the next one.
  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    I am way too old for this book but if I were 14-20 years old, it's great.
  • Stephanie L Stephan
    January 1, 1970
    OkayIt was a cute book some typos but it seemed to start off slow then pick up a little bit them a lot at the end then done... so the last part seemed rushed
  • Teresa Anderson
    January 1, 1970
    Good bookFull of drama as it should for high school...good book Hunter and Kennedy full of love hate and lots of drama
  • Everything Bookish Blog
    January 1, 1970
    The story flowed smoothly and kept my interest. Shes fiercely independent and I couldnt help but root for her. The story flowed smoothly and kept my interest. She’s fiercely independent and I couldn’t help but root for her.
  • Nate
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed Hunter & Kennedy's story. Good characters. This was an entertaining, drama-filled read. I received a free copy of the book. And am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
  • Nikolett Marie
    January 1, 1970
    Good read! I enjoyed this book. Kennedy is a tough girl. But I also love hunters character and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Carly is one crazy bitch.
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