[ARC] Will You Won’t You Want Me? by Nora Zelevansky

Will You Won't You Want Me? by Nora ZelevanskyTitle: Will You Won’t You Want Me?
Author: Nora Zelevansky
Expected Publication Date: April 19, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Format: ARC
ISBN: 9781250001276
Rating: ★★★★★
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Summary: Marjorie Plum never meant to peak in high school. She was Queen Bee. Now, 10 years later, she’s lost her sparkle. At her bleakest moment, she’s surprised by renewed interest from a questionable childhood crush, and the bickering with her cranky boss—at a potentially game-changing new job—grows increasingly like flirtatious banter. Suddenly, she’s faced with a choice between the life she always dreamed of and one she never thought to imagine. With the help of a precocious 11-year-old tutee, who unknowingly becomes the Ghost of Marjorie Past, and a musician roommate, who looks like a pixie and talks like the Dalai Lama, Marjorie struggles with the ultimate question: Who does she want to be? Nora Zelevansky’s Will You Won’t You Want Me? is a funny, often surprising, novel about growing up when you are already supposed to be grown.

My Thoughts:
A huge thank you to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced copy for reviewing.

I don’t even know where to begin with this book. I loved it. So much. The story is about one Marjorie Plum: former Queen Bee, envied yet adored by all back in her high school heyday. Fast forward ten years, and she’s working at a job she starts to despise more and more each passing day until the next thing she knows, everything goes to absolute s#!*, and she’s just stuck.

If I had to choose one word to describe this book, it would be ‘reflective’. When we’re young, we think we have the world figured out and then some. We look to the future thinking that everything’s going to stay constant. But then things happen and we experience and we learn; life’s not actually that easy. A lot of us are afraid of change, so we avoid facing the reality that we’re not always who we were in the past. When it comes down to it, rarely do things ever go as planned for everyone, and even the ones who seem to have everything can end up with nothing. One little factor can flip your world on its axis and make you feel like the universe is giving you the biggest middle finger ever known to man. Or like it’s giving you a swift kick in the ass and telling you that no one gives a damn about who you were ten years ago. We’re stuck asking ourselves stuff like “Now what?” and “What happened to me?” because life used to be so, so good. Like winning homecoming queen good. But like Miss Plum, sometimes we just have to place the proverbial tiara back into its glass case, stash it away into the memory box of our youth, and move on. I strongly believe there’s a little Marjorie Plum in all of us.

It wasn’t easy for her, though, as we learn throughout this colourful, quirky surprise of a book. She loses everything and walks in a disillusioned haze before realizing that it takes hard work and consideration of other people to truly make it in this world. But it’s also about self-respect and she learns the hard way that even people she thought had her back for life either drag her down, or can be plain toxic and she’s better off without them. It’s also about not dismissing people who might not fit into your usual crowd; the most unassuming people can affect your outlook in the best ways possible.

This was more of a realization of one’s self-worth rather than the whirlwind contemporary romance that I find myself drawn to as of late, though it didn’t come up short in that area in the slightest. It was refreshing to read about a woman’s journey to finding herself without focusing too much on her love life. It was even more refreshing to read a book about a 28-year-old woman who didn’t have her life together yet, because that’s okay. She eventually figures it out; things always work out if you truly want it to. This book perfectly showed that there’s always potential to become the person you want to be, if you’re willing to grow up and realize that the world moves forward whether you’re ready for it or not.

I’m so excited for this book to be published and finally available for everyone to enjoy. Please, please, please. Don’t pass this one up. I loved it so much that I’m already looking forward to getting a physical copy just so I can have it within arms reach whenever I feel like re-reading it. And so that I can hug it. Seriously.

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Nora Zelevansky is the author of Will You Won’t You Want Me? and Semi-Charmed Life. Her writing has appeared in ELLE, T Magazine (The New York Times), Town & Country, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair, among others. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, New York. (via Goodreads)

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[ARC] Elastic Hearts by Claire Contreras

Elastic Hearts by Claire ContrerasTitle: Elastic Hearts
Author: Claire Contreras
Series: Hearts (Book #3)
Expected Publication Date: March 20, 2016
Publisher: Claire Contreras
Format: ARC
ISBN: N/A
Rating: ★★★★★
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Summary: Victor Reuben.

Most sought out divorce attorney in LA.

Nicole Alessi.

Soon to be ex-wife of Hollywood’s biggest star and Victor’s latest client.

In such a high profile divorce, they can’t afford any extra drama. Luckily, neither one of them has anything to hide.

Unless you count the mind blowing sex they had…

Once…

Twice…

Three times all those years ago.

The past is in the past, though. As long as they keep their hands off each other until the divorce is final, they’ll be fine. But she keeps wearing those tight dresses, and he keeps giving her those heated glances, and keeping their hands to themselves is proving to be more difficult than either one of them realize.

It won’t be long before the paparazzi starts smelling the smoke, and where there’s smoke…

My Thoughts:
A huge thank you to Claire Contreras for providing me with an advanced copy for reviewing.

I have to admit that I always saw Victor as being just there in the last two books in the Hearts series. But the fact that he was a divorce lawyer and never wanted anything to do with serious relationships was kind of intriguing. And then this gem of a book came along and was kind of, sort of so much effing better than anything I expected. Elastic Hearts can’t even be compared to its predecessors. It’s different from Kaleidoscope Hearts and Paper Hearts in that the two mains, Victor and Nicole, don’t have a history the way Oliver and Elle, and Jensen and Mia do. They had past encounters, but Nicole is a totally new character, and she just fit into this universe so seamlessly. It’s less drama but more intensity and sophistication.

I loved finally getting to know Victor more. Where Oliver and Jensen are sweet and sensitive, Victor is aggressive and all business; he gets s#*! done, and he’s just… woah. Different. And extremely sexy. He’s so confident and cocky and you can’t even get mad at him because it’s so, so justified. Ladies, I’m telling you, you’re gonna want a Victor Reuben after reading this.

Nicole, on the other hand, is going through a high-profile divorce from her Hollywood soon-to-be ex-husband. But she’s far from the doting trophy wife. She’s very much her own person; fierce and independent, but at the same time there’s a vulnerability to her. Sure, there’s something undeniable between her and Victor, but she still wants to be amicable with her ex-husband and do what was right with the divorce. She has this admirable quality of self-respect and confidence that made her totally likeable from the very beginning.

What I really adored about this book was that these two were so career-driven and mature. Even though their feelings for each other pushed them to the edge, they respected each other’s decisions to not act on anything that could ruin what they’ve each worked so hard for. The tension that resulted from this push-pull relationship was so incomparable to anything I’ve read in this genre in the last little while. They had amazing chemistry and I couldn’t help but root for them to make things work despite the emotional rollercoaster they were put through.

Of course, there was the aspect of seeing the other characters: Mia, Elle, Oliver, Jensen, and the Reubens, all of whom I love. It was fun getting different sides of both Victor and Nicole when they interacted with the others. Some of my favourite moments actually came from scenes with the whole gang together. And Nicole just eased right in there perfectly.

Giving this book five stars, five unicorns, five rainbows, five hearts; kaleidoscope, paper, elastic– just five out of five everything, because it’s amazing and had me feeling all kinds of emotions. I didn’t want it to end, but I needed to see where it would go. I feel like sending Claire Contreras a fruit basket (or a whole orange grove) as a ‘thank you’ for writing an addicting series and concluding it with this book.

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Claire is caring, smart, witty, and funny as heck. Despite being a New York Times Best Selling Author of a popular contemporary romance series, Claire doesn’t read many romance novels. However, when she sits down to write, those are the ones that pour from her fingers. Much to her displeasure, we like to say she’s a romantic at heart.

She is a breast cancer survivor who lives in Miami with her good looking husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch and she continues to feed them). When she’s not writing, she’s always lost in a book (the more suspenseful, the better). (via Goodreads)

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Paper Hearts by Claire Contreras

Title: Paper Hearts
Author: Claire Contreras
Series: Hearts (Book #2)
Publication Date: September 9, 2015
Publisher: Claire Contreras
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780986416729
Rating: ★★★★★
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Summary: I lost her. No, I didn’t lose her. I threw her away. She was my best friend. I was never supposed to fall in love with her. I was careless. She was heartbroken. I thought I was doing fine. But here she is, years later, forced to work with me, reminding me why I fell in love with her in the first place. And this time I’m going to do everything in my power to never let her go.

My Thoughts:
When I read the first book, Kaleidoscope Hearts, I fell in love with Contreras’ writing style and couldn’t get enough. As much as I liked Oliver and Elle’s story, I found myself wanting nothing more than to know about Mia and Jensen’s past relationship (and more about Victor, but that’s a review for another time when Elastic Hearts comes out later this month. Cue happy tears). I have to admit that I had really high expectations for this book after also reading the novella that came before it. I think my rating speaks for itself; I loved, loved, loved this book. So much.

Like the first book, this is a second chance romance story. Jensen and Mia cross paths again after five years. The past isn’t easily forgotten; Mia still isn’t over what happened between them and even though life’s drastically changed for Jensen, he hasn’t fully gotten over her, either. It seems impossible for them to rekindle what they had before due to circumstances and bad timing. They went through hell and back, and then back again a couple more times throughout. But as one of the quintessential quotes in the book states, “Real love stories never end.”

I can’t say enough about Contreras’ writing. She narrated the story from both Mia and Jensen’s perspectives, and as a reader, I felt for both characters; the way she perfectly penned out their inner struggles and conflicting feelings versus actions was just super intense and gorgeous. Poetic, almost. The fact that Jensen was a writer and had such a penchant for words also lent itself to the story beautifully. It was also fun to revisit all the characters that we got to know in the first book, but getting to expand on the then secondary characters was such a gift. I always love when authors follow up books focusing on different characters– in this case especially, because Mia and Jensen both intrigued me in the first book. I didn’t favour Mia over Jensen or sympathize with Jensen more than Mia, or vice versa. That’s what was captivating about this book; you could relate to both of their situations and it was honestly pretty heart-wrenching to read. My precious babies. I wanted to hug them both.

I read this book for the first time a few months ago in December, and even months later I still find myself going back to it from time to time just to read little quotes and excerpts because it’s that good.

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Claire is caring, smart, witty, and funny as heck. Despite being a New York Times Best Selling Author of a popular contemporary romance series, Claire doesn’t read many romance novels. However, when she sits down to write, those are the ones that pour from her fingers. Much to her displeasure, we like to say she’s a romantic at heart.

She is a breast cancer survivor who lives in Miami with her good looking husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch and she continues to feed them). When she’s not writing, she’s always lost in a book (the more suspenseful, the better). (via Goodreads)

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[ARC] Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

Seven Ways We Lie by Riley RedgateTitle: Seven Ways We Lie
Author: Riley Redgate
Expected Publication Date: March 8, 2016
Publisher: ABRAMS Kids
Format: ARC
ISBN: 9781419719448
Rating: ★★★★★
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Summary: Paloma High School is ordinary by anyone’s standards. It’s got the same cliques, the same prejudices, the same suspect cafeteria food. And like every high school, every student has something to hide—whether it’s Kat, the thespian who conceals her trust issues onstage; or Valentine, the neurotic genius who’s planted the seed of a school scandal.
When that scandal bubbles over, and rumors of a teacher-student affair surface, everyone starts hunting for someone to blame. For the unlikely allies at the heart of it all, the collision of their seven ordinary-seeming lives results in extraordinary change.

My Thoughts:
A huge thank you to ABRAMS Kids and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced copy for reviewing.

Seven high school stereotypes as the seven deadly sins. I love any story that has to do with characters alluding to the seven deadly sins. I was kind of hesitant to dive into it after realizing that there’d be seven POV’s in one 300-some page book. Daunting. But in the end, the pieces worked together to make a lovely and perfectly whole heptagon.

The exploration of diverse and often times stigmatized individuals is such a welcome change in this day and age, especially for teens who may be going through similar things as the ones in this book. The characters are unique, yet we see them in ourselves, past or present, or in people we know. The author writes them in a way that’s not in-your-face; she explores these characters and quietly, subtly puts their truths, or “sins”, on display while avoiding turning them into clichés common in YA. It does read like a character study at times as I saw stated in one review, but I feel like that helps to reach into the head space of each individual and understand where they’re coming from instead of exaggerating them over lines and lines of dramatic dialogue.

Instead of just throwing seven random characters together in the middle of a scandal, what happened was an intricate weaving; a connection forming right before the reader’s eyes towards that inevitable blow. It was like watching an ill-fated tragedy, seeing exactly how everything plays out seconds before the wreckage you know is about to happen. And the aftermath is something I’ll just leave for you to experience when this book comes out.

I can’t give enough praise to Redgate and her debut. Seriously, take all 5 stars, take a thousand of them. And sure, what the hell– take my heart, too. I’ll be fine without it (I’m not fine, though. I’m still reeling).

It’s poignant, it’s emotional, and it’s real. This is a book that this generation needs.

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Riley Redgate is a senior economics major at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Her expected graduation date is May 21, 2016. Seven Ways We Lie is her first novel. She grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and hopes to work in a bookstore after college. (via Indigo)

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[ARC] I’ll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable

I'll See You in Paris by Michelle GableTitle: I’ll See You in Paris
Author: Michelle Gable
Expected Publication Date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Format: ARC
ISBN: 9781250070630
Rating: ★★★★★
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Summary: After losing her fiancé in the Vietnam War, nineteen-year-old Laurel Haley takes a job in England, hoping the distance will mend her shattered heart. Laurel expects the pain might lessen but does not foresee the beguiling man she meets or that they’ll go to Paris, where the city’s magic will take over and alter everything Laurel believes about love.
Thirty years later, Laurel’s daughter Annie is newly engaged and an old question resurfaces: who is Annie’s father and what happened to him? Laurel has always been vague about the details and Annie’s told herself it doesn’t matter. But with her impending marriage, Annie has to know everything. Why won’t Laurel tell her the truth?
The key to unlocking Laurel’s secrets starts with a mysterious book about an infamous woman known as the Duchess of Marlborough. Annie’s quest to understand the Duchess, and therefore her own history, takes her from a charming hamlet in the English countryside, to a decaying estate kept behind barbed wire, and ultimately to Paris where answers will be found at last.

My Thoughts:
A huge thank you to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced copy for reviewing.

I’ll admit, it took me forever to get past the first quarter of this book. It’s hefty, as historical fiction tends to be. I guess I just haven’t read one in so long that I forgot how vast books of this genre can get. Personal, time-restricting reasons aside, I wanted to make sure I had time to actually sit down and immerse myself into it, because right from the beginning, I could tell this was going to be something.

I’ll See You in Paris tells the tale of the real-life Duchess of Marlborough, Gladys Spencer-Churchill, who according to history, became recluse after being evicted from Blenheim Palace following her and the Duke’s separation around 1933. I went into this book expecting a recount of her life; what I got was so much more. Weaving into the Duchess’ story is the life of Laurel and Annie Haley, a fictional polar-opposite mother-daughter pair from Virginia who go through their own journey, testing and breaking down their relationship when they travel to England in order for Laurel to settle some business. Annie sneaks a book she found in her mother’s possession written about the Duchess. While overseas, Annie befriends an older man named Gus who helps her piece together the mystery of the missing Duchess.

The women’s stories parallel throughout the novel and Gable executes both of them in a way where there’s no disconnect. At first, I really didn’t understand the correlation between them, but you can just sense right from the beginning that these stories were told together for a reason. I was eager to know how and why, but I didn’t expect the result. It’s filled with twists and turns, and the more I progressed with the text, the more I found myself unable to set it down because I needed to know every single detail.

There’s quite a handful of characters from both timelines, but not one of them unlikable. Even the ones that aren’t featured very prominently play some kind of part in completing the story. Aside from these vivacious and often times troubled, intriguing characters, the settings and locations are described so fluidly and beautifully. You’ll definitely want to see Paris (and England!) after this one.

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Michelle Gable is the NY Times bestselling author of A PARIS APARTMENT and I’LL SEE YOU IN PARIS. A College of William & Mary graduate, Gable currently resides in Cardiff by the Sea, California with her husband, two daughters, and one lazy cat. (via Goodreads)

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Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

20151124_200758Title: Flat-Out Love
Author: Jessica Park
Series: Flat-Out Love (Book #1)
Publication Date: April 11, 2011
Publisher: Skyscape
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781477810255
Rating: ★★★★★
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Summary: Flat-Out Love is a warm and witty novel of family love and dysfunction, deep heartache and raw vulnerability, with a bit of mystery and one whopping, knock-you-to-your-knees romance. It’s not what you know—or when you see—that matters. It’s about a journey. Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it. When Julie’s off-campus housing falls through, her mother’s old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side… and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes. And there’s that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That’s because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie’s suddenly lonesome soul. To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that … well… doesn’t quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.

My Thoughts:
Flat-Out Love is so much more than what’s on the surface. I remember reading the synopsis and thinking, “yeah, I can probably get into this.” If “probably get into” means be entirely captivated and encompassed by the story enough to refuse to put it down and sleep at 4 in the morning, then yeah, I got into it. When I finished, I couldn’t even think of what to write in my review, let alone form coherent words. I could gush over it forever. The dialogue is witty, the characters quirky, and the story so unique and unconventional and so much deeper than I expected at first glance. It’s been a while since I’ve read something that had me going through this many emotions.

Julie’s down on her luck when she moves to Boston, but her mother’s former college roommate is gracious enough to give her a temporary place to stay until she’s able to get on her feet. And this is where it all begins. The Watkins family is an interesting bunch, and it helped that Julie was just as likeable and eccentric as the rest of them; she integrated into the household so seamlessly. It’s rare that every single character in a story has much personality even with the smallest of roles, but Park managed it. From Julie’s new college friend Dana to the Watkins’ barely there father, everyone was present. Celeste was especially intriguing, and her relationship with Julie was one of my favourite things about the book. And yes, there is romance. And yes, it was good. Very good. It was a slow build-up but not the torturous kind that you wish would just, for the love of God, get to the point already.

I truly didn’t expect this book to knock me off my feet like it did. I found myself re-reading certain parts the day after I finished, just to have my heart shattered all over again because I’ve discovered I’m some kind of book masochist or something. I don’t even know. But reading this book really made me feel. When I laughed, I laughed loud. When I cried, I sobbed. Again, I can’t remember the last time a book made me do that. If you decide to give this book a shot, cancel your plans — you won’t be able to put it down.

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Jessica Park is the author of the young adult novels FLAT-OUT LOVE and RELATIVELY FAMOUS; five Gourmet Girl mysteries (written as Jessica Conant-Park with her mother, mystery author Susan Conant); and the e-shorts FACEBOOKING RICK SPRINGFIELD and WHAT THE KID SAYS (Parts 1 & 2).

Jessica grew up in the Boston area and attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. After spending four years in the frigid north, including suffering through one memorable Halloween blizzard, Jessica hightailed it back to the east coast. She now lives in (relatively balmy) New Hampshire with her husband, son, bananas dog named Fritzy, and two selfish cats. When not writing, Jessica indulges her healthy addictions to Facebook, Rick Springfield, and super-sweet coffee beverages. (via Goodreads)

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Confess by Colleen Hoover

Confess by Colleen HooverTitle: Confess
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Atria Books
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781476791456
Rating: ★★★★★
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Summary: Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry. For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it. The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

My Thoughts:
I don’t think I’ve finished reading anything this fast in months. It’s one of those books that you actively seek out in the library or a bookstore because you have these specific personal criteria in your head of what you want to read: character archetypes, storylines, writing style, etc. But you just can’t seem to find it no matter how hard you look, so you dabble with the idea of writing it yourself. And if there was ever one book that I wish I’d written, it would be this one.

I’ve been working on a story on and off over the last two years. On paper, the outline is similar: an artist meets someone that they feel this peculiar and inexplicable connection with, and they do everything they can to try and keep from crumbling even though secrets threaten to come out that could ultimately ruin everything. I’m sure there are countless books with this exact premise; as Barbara Grizzuti Harrison said, “There are no original ideas. There are only original people”. Colleen Hoover is original. How she took real-life elements and visuals and the way she incorporated them into her story was so interesting to me. I wish I was lucky enough to have as much talent and originality for narrative as Hoover in my pinkie finger. It almost makes me want to shelve my entire manuscript because this is way better than anything I can ever write on the topic. Almost. Because more than anything, it’s inspiring to see that maybe my ideas and goals aren’t so impossible to meet. She’s a great storyteller and she’s now on my list of authors I admire. Her words just flow so well and reading every single descriptive sentence and line of dialogue just gave me feelings, man.

Right from the beginning, the story has this really mysterious air to it and I refused to go too long between chapters; I couldn’t put it down. Then I hit the midpoint and was a goner. I carried the book around with me literally everywhere and read it even when I only had 10 seconds to spare. The storyline is easy enough to follow for those who aren’t into books that are insanely heavy and weave every which way, but at the same time, it’s the portrayal of thoughts going on in the characters heads that make it interesting and complex. Throughout the entire thing, I thought I had certain storylines and characters figured out, but I was so, so wrong. And I loved that.

This was my first foray into Colleen Hoover’s books, and since I put this down I’ve been wondering at what point in the last few years I started living under a rock. I began reading Ugly Love immediately after, and wow. There’s no shortage of swoon-worthy characters in that one. But that’s a review for another time. Trust me, I’ve already visited several bookstores and gathered up as many of her books that I could find just so I don’t have to wait too long to start reading another. One last thing while we’re on the topic of swoon-worthy characters: Owen Gentry. Where can I find one of those?! I rarely ever use the term “book boyfriend”, but… don’t even get me started.

I’m not saying this book is for everyone and that you should go get a copy of this book now, but… you should get a copy of this book now. Honestly though, whether this book appeals to you or not, I personally was just surprised at how much I loved it, because I’ve been waiting so long to read something like this. The thing about “personal criteria” that I mentioned earlier? They’re all here in this one book. It just goes to show that a book you’re waiting to be written could very well be around somewhere. Just keep looking; keep reading.

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Colleen Hoover is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including the #1 bestseller, Hopeless. She lives in Texas with her husband and three children. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a book subscription service which donates 100% of its proceeds to charity. She also owns The Bookworm Box, a specialty bookstore located in Sulphur Springs, Tx. (via Amazon)

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