** Each novel in the series can be read as a standalone. ** [Jenn Reinvented #2 Review]
Twenty-seven year old Taylor Quinn rocks the three I’s. She’s immature, impulsive, and totally inappropriate. Now that she’s been admitted to the Sweet Water Circle, a group of long-time friends now in their 30s and 40s who love to push each other to be their best selves, Taylor is tasked with growing up. God knows they have no hope of curing her inappropriate behavior. After calling for a Sweet Water Circle intervention, fellow Circle member and Taylor’s boss, Shelly, puts Taylor on the clock: figure out what she wants to do with her life or join the unemployment line. Who knew getting paid to do nothing wasn’t a long-term career option? Taylor certainly didn’t, so of course, she rebels. Why think about the future when she’s having so much fun in the present?
The pressure on Taylor intensifies when the a love match set for Shelly falls for Taylor instead. This love match is none other than Benjamin Bach (Billionaire Ben), a contemporary of the Sweet Water Circle who has since made it big in Silicon Valley. Should Taylor take Ben on as her sugar daddy or pursue her own career? Or will the Sweet Water Circle’s top-heavy nemesis, Sasha, beat her to it?
Follow Taylor on a journey of self discovery and misadventure (and total inappropriateness) in love and life. If you’ve read Project Kaitlyn or Jenn Reinvented you know that full maturity for Taylor is out of the question, but perhaps partial maturation is possible? Or maybe not. How can Taylor grow up and find her passion and still be Taylor? You’ll laugh out loud as she tries.
With hysterical antics, witty and humorous dialogue, and a strong character arc, you’ll love the follow-up to Project Kaitlyn and Jenn Reinvented. Taylor Partially Matured is the third book in the hilarious Sweet Water Circle series, exploring the relationships, life adventures, and personal growth of a small circle of friends, who you’re gonna want to hang out with, which is good, because their stories are ready to be told in the rest of the Sweet Water Circle series!
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Grayson Avery is the author of The Sweet Water Circle Series, a romantic comedy series that focuses on childhood friends in their 30’s and 40’s as they help each other navigate the stormy waters of dating, marriage, divorce, and a whole lot of inappropriate, naughty, and downright hysterical situations.
After reading and enjoyed Jenn Revinvented, the second novel in the Sweet Water Circle series, I was excited to begin the third, Taylor Partially Matured. Although I still need to read the first novel, Project Kaitlyn, so far, I enjoy that there is a central style throughout the series while the tone fits the main character and makes each novel unique. As each novel in the series features a different main character, the novels can be read as a series or as standalones. There are pieces that connect the novels to the previous, but the reader can understand them from context. As the youngest, at 27-years-old, and newest member of the Sweet Water (the series location) Circle, it is time for Taylor Quinn to have her own journey.
Taylor is the spoiled youngest child in her family where they is very outgoing and determined to have everything handed to her while not working for it. Her wild personality with a passion for living life to the fullest, lands her at the center of an intervention when Shelly, Taylor’s boss, calls the circle together and gives Taylor six months to figure out her life or she will be fired. Taylor ends up meeting Ben Bach, a work-focused billionaire owner of a tech company. He takes a shine to her and the two of them begin to date. He even flies her to Paris, France, complete with a bottle of wine worth thousands of dollars, so their courtship is not conventional. At his company, he is trying to salvage what he can of his reputation after an incident with a top executive at his company.
While I loved that the two characters were an opposites attract romance, it seemed an almost impossible match. While I understand that novels do not have to be realistic, I felt the last novel fell into the realm of probable. In this one, I could not picture a way this could work. If Ben was working on maintaining his professional image, Taylor would not be the person he would pursue, even if he was attracted to her. When Taylor is in need of a car, he loans her his Ferrari. Their story had a very Pretty Woman-vibe with the two characters being from different worlds, but work together to find common ground. Taylor brings Ben out of his shell and Ben tries to bring out the “calmer” side of Taylor.
Overall, this story is full of humor and heart and I love that the Circle is there to support Taylor on her journey. While Taylor may not be my best friend in reality and I could handle her in smaller doses, as a character, she grew on me a lot. I greatly enjoyed following her along her journey. I like that Taylor was in her late-twenties and is starting to “grow-up” as it was a nice change from other characters from multiple novels that have their lives completely figured out. Her development at seeing her own potential was enjoyable and I cannot wait to continue this series to see what character will be featured next!
**I give a special thank you to Rachel @rararesources,, the publisher, and the author for the opportunity to participate with this enjoyable novel. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.**