Genre: Contemporary

When It’s Real [Review]

Posted June 8, 2017 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

When It’s Real [Review]When It's Real by Erin Watt
Published by Harlequin Teen on May 30th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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five-stars
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From #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.
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.
Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of "normal." Under ordinary circumstances she'd never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn't have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley's team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley's a shallow, self-centered jerk? It's not like they're going to fall for each other in real life…right?

My Thoughts

I loved this book. As much as I loved their previous series, The Royals (see Paper Princess review and Broken Prince review), WHEN IT’S REAL solidified the bestselling duo as autobuy for me! That’s how much I loved this book! And it was exactly what I needed! We all know that I’ve been on a real struggle bus with reading and blogging ever since I found out I was pregnant last summer. Well, I’m happy to report that this is the book that helped me get out of that struggling rut I was in.

I really loved Vaughn and Oakley. Vaughn is this kickass, snarky, smart seventeen year old girl who had been dealt some pretty shitty cards. And Oakley is this sexy, smartass, guitar playing, twenty year old popstar turned rockstar. And the two of them together is just pure amazingness. I loved them as a couple both when it was a fake relationship and then even more when they finally admitted it to each other that it was for real.

I loved the complexity each of the characters had. Vaughn and her family (older sister and younger twin brothers) and Oakley with his estranged parents, both had stories to tell and I really loved reading them and feeling what they were feeling.

By the end of this book, even though it ends with no cliffhanger, I was left wanting more! I’d love to see more between Vaughn and Oakley. I loved their relationship and I’d love to see them conquer more of the world and I’d love to see more swoonworthy moments!

five-stars

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Stephanie
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WoW [106]

Posted May 31, 2017 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 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 [106]Lucky in Love by Kasie West
Published by Scholastic on July 25th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 352
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In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture.
Maddie doesn't believe in luck. She's all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment --
She wins!
In a flash, Maddie's life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she's talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun... until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn't sure who she can trust.
Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn't seem aware of Maddie's big news. And, for some reason, she doesn't want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?
With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.

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 you waiting to release? Link me up and I’ll try my best to drop by! 🙂

Stephanie
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WoW [103]

Posted April 5, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

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 was (still am) obsessed with Pretty Little Liars, this book sounds like exactly what I need to soothe my Liar-less soul. Omigosh! A “danger hell island” a […]

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