Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia Review

Broken Beautiful HeartsBroken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia was published February 6th 2018 by Imprint and is a contemporary young adult romance novel. Her heart has to break before it can open. When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, senior year starts off exactly as planned. But when Peyton uncovers her boyfriend’s dark secret, she confronts him—and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Peyton’s knee—and maybe her dream of going pro—is shattered. Everyone is talking: Was she pushed, or did she fall? Peyton knows the truth, even if no one believes her.

He has to let someone in before it’s too late. With her future on the line, Peyton goes to stay with her uncle in a small Tennessee town to focus on her recovery. Dating is the last thing on her mind—until she meets sweet, sexy Owen Law.

But Peyton doesn’t trust her heart, especially when she senses that Owen is hiding something. When their secrets are finally exposed, Peyton has to decide if love is worth fighting for.   Continue reading

When It’s Real by Erin Watt – Review

When It's RealFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend. (Published May 30th 2017 by Harlequin Teen) Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley’s team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down. Continue reading

After the Game: The Field Party Book #3 by Abbi Glines – Book Review

After the Game (The Field Party, #3)After the Game: The Field Party Book #3 by Abbi Glines was published August 22nd, 2017 by Simon Pulse and is a young adult. Two years ago, Riley Young fled from Lawton, Alabama. After accusing the oldest Lawton son, Rhett, of rape, everyone called her a liar and she had no option but to leave. Now she’s back, but she’s not at Lawton High finishing up her senior year. She’s at home raising the little girl that no one believed was Rhett’s. Rhett is off at college living the life he was afraid he’d lose with Riley’s accusation, so Riley agrees to move back to Lawton so she and her parents could take care of her grandmother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. But the town still hasn’t forgotten their hate for her, and she hasn’t forgotten the way they turned on her when she needed them most. Continue reading

Book Review of This Summer by Katlyn Duncan

22010889This Summer by Katlyn Duncan was published on July 9th 2014 by Carina UK.. Synopsis: Before college, before responsibilities, Hadley Beauman and best friend Lily are determined to have a summer to remember. There will be all the usual dramas – ex-boyfriends who don’t seem to know what ‘ex’ means, pesky younger brothers with unrequited crushes, but what Hadley didn’t anticipate was the out-of-the-blue return of the seriously hot boy-next-door, Will Carson. The boy who broke her heart when he skipped town two years ago. Continue reading

Sweet Tea and Summer Love by Regan Claire – Review

SweetTea_FINALCOVERSweet Tea and Summer Love by Regan Claire

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 9th 2017
SYNOPSIS: It’s been more than a decade since Anna Lynne graced the home where she spent every summer of her childhood. Now, she’s back and overwhelmed by memories of her last summer there. One defined by loss, love, growth, and change. A few short months that changed her forever. Anna Lynne was mourning her father while most of her friends were thinking about college, making her question everything about the life she used to live, and the person she no longer wanted to be. She felt isolated in her grief—until she met Will and his sister, outcasts far outside her normal social circle. Through them, she learned about sacrifice and strength; about loyalty and love. Ultimately, they taught her that tragedy comes in more ways than one. As she recalls that fateful summer and the reason she stayed away from the only home she ever knew, Anna Lynne can’t help but wonder how the people she left behind managed to navigate the heartbreak she helped create—and if they can ever forgive her.

About the author: A Tidewater girl born and bred, Regan Claire’s first friend and love was the Atlantic. Growing up being told legends about pirates and American Natives common in coastal VA and NC, coupled with being an only child, did wonders for her imagination; she’s had one foot in fantasy-land ever since, a trait her closest friends heroically endure (and one she secretly hopes her two daughters have inherited). She moved inland to Nashville when she was entering tweenhood, and not a day goes by that she doesn’t miss her childhood playmate and it’s crashing waves. Nashville has her perks though, and Regan’s proud to be raising her children in Music City. She loves fairy tales, teen movies, and is constantly late.

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My review: Sweet Tea and Summer Love is an amazing young adult romance novel. I truly enjoyed reading this book. Claire does an superb job in creating a unique plot line. I like how she created characters that are life like and realistic. The setting is a must for this story and Claire managed to pull that off effectively. The story is based on Anna Lynne telling her sister about the summer with her first love. There is a lot of jumping back from past to present but it helps in telling this lovely story. The love between Will and Allie (what he calls Anna) is swoon worthy making it the perfect summer love. However, this story does have its ups and downs it helps to blend the story and characters into one. I really enjoyed this story and feel the author done an outstanding job! **I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**

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Forget Me Always: Lovely Vicious Series Book #2 by Sara Wolf

cover96242-mediumForget Me Always: Lovely Vicious Series Book #2 by Sara Wolf was release by Entangled Publishing, LLC. in November 2016. I read this book immediately after reading the first book, Love Me Never. This book picks up right where the first book left off with Isis in the hospital after being attacked by Leo and she still does not remember Jack. Sara Wolf does a brilliant job in writing this trilogy. She creates a fun and romantic story with characters that are truly interesting. I feel that the back stories for the characters plays a major role in their current lives and helps add depth to the overall story. Isis has a unique way of thinking about things and an equally unique way of saying things. Her selective amnesia towards Jack is really heart breaking but interesting none the less. Jack had just started to feel again and feel in love with Isis before the accident. He was planning of telling her but did not get the chance. Now that she does not remember him he is heart broken and back to his Ice Prince loner status. I found this book to be an amazing read. The ending was a surprise for me, one that I did not see coming. This story progresses nicely and is an easy read in one setting. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series, Remember Me Forever with a release date of May 2, 2017.

SYNOPSIS: It’s been nineteen days since Isis Blake forgot about him. The boy she can’t quite remember. She’s stuck in the hospital with a turban-size bandage on her head, more Jell-o than a human being should ever face, and a tiny bit of localized amnesia. Her only goal? To get out of this place before she becomes a complete nutjob herself. But as Isis’s memories start to return, she realizes there’s something important there at the edges of her mind. Something that may mean the difference between life and death. Something about Sophia, Jack’s girlfriend. Jack Hunter—the “Ice Prince”—remembers everything. Remembers Isis’s purple hair and her smart-ass mouth. Remembers that for a little while, Isis made him feel human. She made him feel. She burned a hole in the ice…and it’s time to freeze back up. Boys like him don’t deserve girls like her. Because Jack is dangerous. And that danger might be the only thing protecting her from something far more threatening. Her past.

Love Me Never: Lovely Vicious Book #1 by Sara Wolf

cover84220-mediumLove Me Never: Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf is the first book in this series and was released by Entangled Publishing in April 2016. I recently found this book and I after all the praise about this book I knew I had to read it for myself. Sara Wolf creates a very realistic plot line and setting based around two high school teenagers that hate each other at first site. Blake is sixteen years old and as decided to never love again. Her past has a lot of dark history that manages to only hold on to her but make her not trust anyone. She moves with her mother from Florida to Ohio in hopes to leave her mothers abusive boyfriend behind. While starting a new school is scary for some, its a fresh start for Blake. She use to be over weight and bullied at her old school making this a time to start a new. Jack is the most popular and most handsome boy at her new school and as a nickname as the ice prince. Every girl at school is crushing on him but he has no desire for any of them. Jack is what some would call a loner. He is haunted by his past and realizes that he may never be able to leave that behind him. Blake and Jack declare war on each other after Jack hurts the feelings of Blake’s only friend. I really love the “war” and all the crazy, yet funny things that comes throughout the arguments. I find the ending to be a complete surprise, it was not what I was expecting! I can’s wait to read the next book in this series, Forget Me Always. I really like Sara Wolf’s writing style and look forward to reading many more. **I received this book complementary from Entangled Teen/Netgalley in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**

SYNOPSIS: Don’t love your enemy. Declare war on him. Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, to help her mom escape a bad relationship. All the girls in her new school want one thing—Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter’s never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he’s never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face. Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game.

The goal: Make the other beg for mercy.

The game board: East Summit High.

The reward: Something neither of them expected