Drew: Not Your Typical College Athlete

· Perfectly Independent Series Book 1 · Amanda Shelley, Inc.
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My heart races, palms sweat and knees go weak.

I’ve never seen anyone like Drew in a science lab. He’s made me a firm believer in chemistry existing outside a textbook. Until his ego shows up. Nope - No thank you. Moving on. I mean… who has an entourage in college?

When our professor announces we’ll be stuck as lab partners, I nearly lose my mind - I’m certain my dreams of becoming a doctor will go up in smoke with a distraction like him around.


I don’t date during the season.

The number of trolls who venture into the arena simply to chase jerseys is unbelievable.

In fact, I typically distance myself from the social side of being a college athlete because I have my eye on something bigger than our next D-1 championship.

I’ve taken painstaking measures to avoid distractions - at all costs.

This plan has worked perfectly until Abby shows up at my door.

Gone is the plain studious girl I left in lab the day before. 

Left in her place is the intriguing woman I want to know better. 

Here I thought she wouldn’t be a distraction - yeah right...

I am so screwed. 

Abby’s gorgeous and there’s nothing plain about her.

I am this close to having it all. If I let Abby in, will my perfectly laid out plans disappear?

3 reviews
Jean Rallings
September 28, 2020
This is book one in The Perfectly Independent Series and it is Drew and Abby's story and omg what a story it is. Drew is the captain of the basketball team and lead scored but his main focus is to keep good grades so he can get into medical school and become a doctor. Abby can't believe that a mock decides to sit next to her and becomes her lab partner what has she done to deserve this still it is only for one semester but she needs to keep up her grades to get into medical school. Drew and Abby are great character's and I love there interactions with each other and they also have great chemistry and connection between them but will it be enough for them going forward as they are both dedicated to there chosen careers. I also love there interactions with there friends and the constant banter between them all and I hope that we have books for them to in the future. Omg I love this book so much and what a great start to a new series. I couldn't put this book down as I had to keep turning the pages to see what would happen next and it was so and I can't wait to read the next book in this series. Amanda Shelley is an amazing author and writer and I definitely recommend you read this book and others by her and you will definitely not be disappointed. I voluntarily reviewed an Arc copy of this Amazing Book.
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Canadian Girl Book Blog
September 30, 2020
Drew is a college basketball player on a sports scholarship trying to get the grades that he needs to get into medical school. Abby is trying to keep her grades up to get into medical school and not get used again. Drew thinks Abby is a typical nerd, Abby thinks Drew is a typical jock, but when they get to know each other they realized that they were both wrong. I enjoyed that this was a refreshingly sweet and fun read and not your typical college romance. Drew and Abby seemed like opposites at the beginning and quickly became friends which eventually grew into more. I did find at times that the story would drag and I found myself getting bored. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy college basketball romances. Drew (Perfectly Independent #1) is a college sports romance (basketball) from Amanda Shelley that can be read as a standalone or as part of the series.
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Michelle Austin
September 5, 2021
Drew needs to avoid distractions in lab class so he picks the most plain girl to sit by thinking she is perfect for what he needs. Abby doesn’t know what to think of him, then when she finds out he’s her lab partner she’s not really thrilled. He came across really arrogant and when people started coming up to him it was causing distractions she didn’t want or need. Abby has no idea who Drew is, which makes things a lot easier for him, less distraction. So he thought….until he starts to feel something for her. Abby was great, I loved her forwardness and she wasn’t afraid of Drew even though he was giving her butterflies. He surprises her quickly on how committed he is to studying and doing good in lab. As she gets to know him more she starts to feel things for him. Would Abby fit in Drew’s world? Will they both achieve their goal of medical school? Overall I really enjoyed this book and all of the characters. Neither one of them had planned on dating but fate had other plans for them. The author does a great job with her writing. If you're looking for a fun read about college romance you will enjoy this one. I look forward to reading more from this series. 1-click and get started today.
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About the author

Amanda Shelley loves falling into a book to experience new worlds. As an avid reader and writer, sharing worlds of her own creation is a passion that inspired her to become an author. She writes contemporary romance with characters who are strong and sexy with a touch of sass.

When not writing, Amanda enjoys time with her family, playing chauffeur, chef and being an enthusiastic fan for her children. Keeping up with them keeps her alert and grounded in reality. She enjoys long car rides, chai lattes and popping her SUV into four-wheel drive for adventures anywhere.

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