Author: Kasie West

WoW [118]

Posted November 8, 2017 by Stephanie in Meme / 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly.

This Week’s Victim Pick….

WoW [118]Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West
Published by HarperTeen on December 26th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 384
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Everyone knows Abby Turner is in love with her best friend, Cooper Wells. Including Cooper Wells. But despite what people tell her, it doesn’t affect their friendship. And she’s practically over it, anyway. What she really can’t get over is when her boss at the local museum tells her that her paintings lack heart.

Art is Abby’s passion and she hopes her future as well. She is determined to change his mind and earn her way into the upcoming exhibit at the gallery. So along with her family’s help, she compiles “The Heart List,” a series of soulstretching experiences that are sure to make her a deeper person and better artist in six weeks or less. When Cooper decides to complete the list along with her, she realizes this list is expanding her heart in more ways than one. Maybe she needs to start another project.

Love, Life, and the List is about a girl who, in an effort to bring more emotional depth to her art, compiles a list of soul-stretching experiences to complete with her best friend—a boy she also happens to be in love with.

This is the first in a set of three standalone books with crossover characters.

Publication is slated for winter 2018.

My Thoughts

Kasie West has become one of my autobuy authors and this book is at the top of my list to get this Christmas season!

And now…over to you: what book are you waiting to release? Link me up and I’ll try my best to drop by! 🙂

Stephanie
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The Fill-In Boyfriend [Review]

Posted July 27, 2017 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

The Fill-In Boyfriend [Review]The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
Published by HarperTeen on May 5th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 346
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars
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When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she'd been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.

The problem is that days after prom, it's not the real Bradley she's thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn't even know. But tracking him down doesn't mean they're done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend's graduation party—three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.

Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.

My Thoughts

Oh my goodness, I loved this book! I’m slowly getting through all of Kasie West’s books and I am loving them! So far I’ve read: The Distance Between Us, By Your Side, and now The Fill-In Boyfriend. I have On The Fence on my TBR pile for this month and then I have to buy the rest of hers that are out! But I’m loving this Kasie West kick I’ve been in.

This one is another 4.5 stars for me. And it’s not surprising, for the same damn reason as By Your Side and that is because I didn’t care for the friendships that Gia had in this one. They weren’t stellar at all. So, I’m hoping that in some of her later books that changes. But so far I haven’t really cared for most of the friendships the main characters have.

Regardless of the lack of great friendships. I loved everything else about this one. I loved the fake relationship which is my next favorite trope right under the hate to love trope! I loved Gia and even though I didn’t love her friends at the beginning of the book, the friend she makes through this book, Bec, I absolutely loved! I wouldn’t mind seeing a story around Bec at all!

As for the romance… I loved the romance between Gia and the Fill-In (I’m leaving his name out because it’s better that way and I don’t want to ruin it for you!) They’re so sweet together and they become friends while they’re doing the fake relationship and then they fall for each other and it’s just so great.

The only other issue I had with this book was Gia’s family. They are super problematic. I am happy that they are present, but they kind of suck. But I get why Gia is the way she is and does the things she does because of who raised her.

If you’re a contemporary romance fan definitely give Kasie West a shot!

four-half-stars

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Stephanie
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By Your Side [Review]

By Your Side [Review]

Posted July 18, 2017 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

My Thoughts This book was adorable! Kasie West has definitely climbed up to an author I autobuy. I am absolutely in love with her writing and her stories. Every book of hers that I read is always a quick and fun read for me and they help me get out of some reading slumps! This […]

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WoW [106]

WoW [106]

Posted May 31, 2017 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts I loved Kasie’s The Distance Between You and Me and I plan on getting all of her books and reading them! And now…over to you: what book are […]

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Mini Reviews [4] (SiW August Edition)

Mini Reviews [4] (SiW August Edition)

Posted October 5, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

So, there have been some books that I have read in the past year or so that I just forgot to write a review for. There are also others that I either DNF’d or just don’t have enough to say for a full size review. So, for those books I will be putting them into […]

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