VERITE by Rachel Blaufield Review!!! @rachelblaufeld



That’s me—Tingly Simmons—athlete, foreign-language major, professor lover, obsessed idiot girl. Definitely not a frat rat or sorority slut. I’ve never even played beer pong.

I ditched the vapid, soulless high-society life of Los Angeles for the promise of something more meaningful in rural Ohio. Accepting a track scholarship for college, I tried running my way to happiness, but instead I ended up sleeping with my French professor and falling head over heels for him.

When that relationship fell apart, so did I.

Barely hanging on by a thread and using the most absurd coping skills, I was determined to hide behind my past indiscretions. That was, until I met Tiberius Jones. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d learn the truth about love from a six-foot-five basketball player.





When I saw this book, I knew I had to read it.  The cover is absolutely stunning.  Verite is the story of a rich white girl who made poor decisions earlier and a black boy who was raised right in a tough neighborhood.  Tingly leaves her family and life behind to start fresh in college on a track scholarship.  Tiberius is a new basketball scholarship student.  The chemistry between them is undeniable even as she pushes him away.

This is a deep, well written coming of age love story.  Their story had to overcome many odds: her parents, his friends, the color of their skin.  Rachel weaves an incredible story to has you rooting for them.  My only fault with this story was that I felt she focused a little too much on the racism, but I have never had to deal with racism.  This is just my opinion.

If you are looking for a college aged love story – this is it!


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