Waiting On Wednesday (123) Through to You by Lauren Barnholdt

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Wednesday is my absolute favorite day of the week! Even if it's not a Winds-day (thanks Pooh!) it's still a great day to share the books that I am super excited about and can't wait to read.

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Expected publication: July 8th 2014 by Simon Pulse

Synopsis from Goodreads:

It starts with a scribbled note in class: I like your sparkle. Harper had casually threaded a piece of blue and silver tinsel through her ponytail in honor of school spirit day. And that carefree, corny gesture is what grabs Penn Mattingly’s eye. Penn—resident heartbreaker of the senior class. Reliably unreliable. Trouble with a capital “T.” And okay, smolderingly sexy.

Harper’s surprised by Penn’s attention—and so is Penn. The last thing he needs is a girlfriend. Or even a friend-with-benefits. The note is not supposed to lead to anything.

Oh, but it does. They hang out. They have fun. They talk. They make out. And after a while, it seems like they just click. But Penn and Harper have very different ideas about what relationships look like, in no small part because of their very different family backgrounds. Of course they could talk about these differences—if Penn knew how to talk about feelings.

Harper and Penn understand their attraction is illogical, yet something keeps pulling them together. It’s like a crazy roller coaster—exhilarating, terrifying, and amazing all at once. And neither knows how to stop the ride…

Yes, I chose another contemporary this week. I like the sound of this one, and hopefully it will be a nice, cute read because I've read a few death related books recently that really brought me down. I need to read light and fluffy to balance things out. And on a shallow note, I like the cover.

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Review: Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt

Bright Before SunriseBright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt

Publication Date: February 18, 2014
Page Count: 288
Published by: Walker Childrens
Source: eArc received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Jonah and Brighton are about to have the most awkwardly awful night of their lives. For Jonah, every aspect of his new life reminds him of what he has had to give up. All he wants is to be left alone. Brighton is popular, pretty, and always there to help anyone . . . but has no idea of what she wants for herself. Her seemingly perfect life is marred only by Jonah, the one person who won't give her the time of day, but also makes her feel, well, something. So when they are repeatedly thrown together over the course of one night, anything can—and does—happen. Told in alternating chapters, this poignant, beautiful novel's energy and tension, amidst the humor and romance, builds to a new beginning of self-acceptance and hope.

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I have to admit that my original interest in Bright Before Sunrise came because of the cover. But once I read the synopsis, I knew I just had to read it. I loved the premise of events taking place over the course of just one night. With wonderful writing and terrific characters, this was a fun and very entertaining book that I really enjoyed reading.

When we first meet Jonah and Brighton, they are each dealing with their own set of difficult problems. They really don't like each other very much, so when circumstances force them to spend time together, they decide to put aside their personal differences and make the most of the night. I thought Jonah and Brighton were realistic and very well developed. It took me a while to warm up to Jonah, as his honesty was a little off-putting. He was a self-centered jerk at the beginning, but he came around by the end, and I'm glad I didn't end up hating him. Brighton was pretty likable and originally portrayed as 'perfect', but end up being pretty complicated. She's intent on winning Jonah over, and he is intent on avoiding Brighton's well meaning attempts at interacting with him. There's no telling where these two will end up before the night is over.

Because it takes place over the course of one night, time is a real factor - knowing that whatever is going to happen it will be soon lends a bit of urgency to reading. I thought the slow building attraction between Jonah and Brighton was really believable. The story isn't all about romance though. The author manages to write a believable story about two characters who manage to learn so much about themselves and each other in such a small amount of time.

Bright Before Sunrise was an enjoyable contemporary that kept me entertained from beginning to end. I always enjoy dual POV stories, and the alternating chapters gave us insight into each character. I also liked that each chapter picked up where the previous one left off, so there were never any blocks of time missing. There were a ton of really great moments and a little bit of teenage drama that combined to make this a very good story. With a hopeful and open ending, the opportunity is there for the characters to explore their feelings and their relationship in the future. This was a satisfying contemporary that was quick and easy to read.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Review: Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington

Liv, ForeverLiv, Forever by Amy Talkington

Publication Date: March 11, 2014
Page Count: 280
Published by: Soho Teen
Source: eArc received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When Liv Bloom lands an art scholarship at Wickham Hall, it’s her ticket out of the foster system. Liv isn’t sure what to make of the school’s weird traditions and rituals, but she couldn’t be happier. For the first time ever, she has her own studio, her own supply of paints. Everything she could want.

Then she meets Malcolm Astor, a legacy student, a fellow artist, and the one person who’s ever been able to melt her defenses. Liv’s only friend at Wickham, fellow scholarship kid Gabe Nichols, warns her not to get involved, but life is finally going Liv’s way, and all she wants to do is enjoy the ride.

But Liv’s bliss is doomed. Weeks after arriving, she is viciously murdered and, in death, she discovers that she’s the latest victim of a dark conspiracy that has claimed many lives. Cursed with the ability to see the many ghosts on Wickham’s campus, Gabe is now Liv’s only link to the world of the living. To Malcolm.

Together, Liv, Gabe, and Malcolm fight to expose the terrible truth that haunts the halls of Wickham. But Liv must fight alone to come to grips with the ultimate star-crossed love.

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Immediately after reading Liv, Forever I wanted to say that it was such a cute book. But cute isn't correct. Liv is dead! That alone deserves a big "Awww" because death is just so sad and final. So it's off to the Thesaurus for me. Let's see.... Lovely? Wonderful? I think I'll go with Pleasantly Delightful, with a bit of Touching and Heartbreaking. That seems much more accurate. Any way you say it, Liv, Forever was really, really good!

Wickham Hall is an old style boarding school with traditions that go back 100+ years. Liv is an art student who earns a scholarship to the prestigious school. Being an outsider isn't easy for Liv, but she's just so happy to be there and have her own art studio to pursue her passion. She immediately befriends another scholarship student, Gabe, and he warns her about staying away from the school's "Legacy" students because she is likely to get hurt. But when one of the school's elite students, Malcolm, shows an interest in her and her art, she finds him too difficult (and cute) to resist. This is where insta-love comes into play, but I didn't really mind it because it was a young and innocent love, and I thought it was really sweet. When Liv is suddenly murdered, readers are thrust into the middle of a murder mystery.

Gabe, who just happens to be able to see and speak to ghosts, along with Malcolm, attempt to solve the mystery of who killed Liv. I enjoyed the strong friendship that developed between Liv, Gabe, and Malcolm. Gabe is Liv's connection to the real world, and the only way for her and Malcolm to continue their relationship. I loved how the 3 of them were forced to communicate because of the circumstances. Their conversations were so hilarious at times.

All 3 characters were very likable. Liv has a strong personality, and I enjoyed her immediately. Gabe was a little shy, and a bit of an outcast, but totally the type of guy any girl would want for a BFF. I wasn't sure about Malcolm at first because it was difficult to figure out his intentions toward Liv. He proved himself to be a (swoon)worthy boyfriend and I ended up really liking him.

Overall, Liv, Forever was a fantastic book that was quick and easy to read, with great pacing and terrific writing. I really got caught up in the story and trying to figure out the mystery of who killed Liv and the other girls. I especially loved the characters and the Gothic setting. I found the art references used throughout the book to be interesting. This story was tragic and beautiful, and the ending made my heart hurt a bit. The highlight of this book for me? Malcolm reciting 'Bright Star' by John Keats. Swoon!

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Review: Something Real by Heather Demetrios

Something RealSomething Real by Heather Demetrios

Publication Date: February 4, 2014
Page Count: 403
Published by: Henry Holt and Co
Source: eArc received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

There’s nothing real about reality TV.

Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV—she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker’s Dozen. Since the show's cancellation, Bonnie™ has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight. But it's about to fall apart . . . because Baker’s Dozen is going back on the air. Bonnie™'s mom and the show's producers won't let her quit and soon the life that she has so carefully built for herself, with real friends (and maybe even a real boyfriend), is in danger of being destroyed by the show. Bonnie™ needs to do something drastic if her life is ever going to be her own—even if it means being more exposed than ever before.

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"There’s nothing real about reality TV." No, there isn't. Which is why I don't watch reality TV. But I couldn't pass up the chance to read Something Real and get a glimpse of what it is like 'behind the scenes', so to speak. It ended up being a really great read with a terrific plot and a whole cast of wonderful characters.

I found Bonnie™/Chloe to be such a real and likable character, yet she was not without her faults. I immediately sympathized with her situation and I couldn't help but root for her from beginning to end. Her reluctance to be back in the spotlight was understandable. She just wanted to be a normal teenager and have a life where no one knows her and her family. The stress of the family's reality show took a toll on her when she was younger, and she doesn't want to relive it.

Bonnie™/Chloe's mother wins the worst mother of the year award, hands down. I wanted to reach into the book and slap her at times because she was so ridiculous. She continuously placed more importance on the show rather than the well being of Bonnie™/Chloe and the rest of her children. She blatantly disregarded Bonnie™/Chloe's wishes to not do the show. It was wrong of the mother to make ALL of the children appear on camera without their consent, but even more wrong to make Bonnie™/Chloe do it because of what happened to her in the past.

I loved, loved, loved the relationship between Bonnie™/Chloe and her brother, Benton. Benton was such an awesome character that I started wishing he'd get his own book! He didn't care what anyone thought about him, and he wasn't afraid to be himself and go after what he wanted. He was also a pretty happy person, and fun to be around. He wasn't pleased with doing the show again either, but unlike Bonnie™/Chloe, he was better equipped to deal with the intrusion the show made into his life. He was also Bonnie™/Chloe's biggest supporter and wanted what was best for her.

Bonnie™/Chloe and Patrick's story was very well done. Their relationship came about at just the right time and progressed at a nice pace. Patrick was so good to Bonnie™/Chloe, he was always there with a strong shoulder to lean on when she needed him. I loved their scenes together because they were so ridiculously cute! He went above and beyond to be someone that Bonnie™/Chloe could depend on.

The Baker family was SO dysfunctional. Being on TV really seemed to bring out the worst in this family and negatively affected everyone. With the cameras and crew around 24/7, there was absolutely NO privacy in their lives, and no subject off limits. Every aspect of their lives was manipulated (and edited!), and conversations were taken out of context to create more drama and conflict. I don't know why anyone would willingly subject themselves and their family to this. The money just isn't worth tearing your family apart over.

Something Real is a wonderful contemporary story that has quite a few amazing characters. This was really a well written, well developed, and compelling story. A little bit heartbreaking, and at times humorous, overall I found this to be an entertaining read from beginning to end.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Waiting On Wednesday (122) Red at Night by Katie McGarry @KatieMcGarry

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Wednesday is my absolute favorite day of the week! It's not always Winds-day (thanks Pooh!) but it's still a great day to share the books that I am super excited about and can't wait to read.

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Expected publication: April 1st 2014 by Harlequin Special Releases

Red at Night will be released on April 1, 2014 and is currently free on Amazon and Harlequin's website. According to Katie's website, "Red at Night does take place in the Pushing the Limits universe and you'll see a familiar face." I already pre-ordered my copy, and I'm not even caught up on this series!

What are you waiting on this week?

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Sunday Updates (43)

Inspired by features from The Sunday Post from Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Sunday Summary from Book Twirps.

It's been a while since I shared any blog updates, so I thought I would show my new books and blog related tidbits.

From Library:

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin

Received for Review:

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Thanks to EgmontUSA via NetGalley

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Thanks to Simon Pulse via Edelweiss


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Free from Amazon:

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Coming up on the blog this week I have 2 reviews going up: Something Real by Heather Demetrios and Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington. And, as usual, I will be participating in Waiting On Wednesday. This will be week #122 for me, and I started wondering how many of my WoW's I have actually read. I'm thinking it's at least 80%, but I don't know for sure. Interesting.
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Waiting On Wednesday (121) Nantucket Red (Nantucket #2) by Leila Howland @leilahowland

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Wednesday is my absolute favorite day of the week! It's not always Winds-day (thanks Pooh!) but it's still a great day to share the books that I am super excited about and can't wait to read.

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Expected publication: May 13th 2014 by Disney-Hyperion

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Cricket Thompson's lifetime of overachieving has paid off: she's headed to Brown University in the fall, with a spot on the lacrosse team and a scholarship that covers almost everything. Who knew living in the dorm cost money? An Ivy League education seems to mean living at home for the next four years.

When Cricket is offered the chance to earn enough cash to afford a real college experience, she heads back to Nantucket for the summer. But the faraway island challenges Cricket in ways she hadn't anticipated. It's hard to focus on earning money for next year, when she finds her world opening up in entirely new ways-to art, to travel, and, most unexpectedly, to a future completely different from the one she has been working toward her whole life. A friendship blossoms with Ben, the gorgeous surfer and bartender who encourages Cricket to be free, even as she smarts at the pain of seeing Zack, her first love, falling for her worst enemy.

But one night, when Cricket finally lets herself break all her own rules, she realizes she may have ruined her carefully constructed future with one impulsive decision. Cricket must dig deep to fight for her future, discovering that success isn't just about reaching goals, but also about listening to what she's been trying to ignore-her own heart.

I really enjoyed reading Nantucket Blue. It was such a fun summer story, and I can't wait to find out what happens next.

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Review: Mafia Girl by Deborah Blumenthal

Mafia GirlMafia Girl by Deborah Blumenthal

Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Page Count: 256
Published by: Albert Whitman & Company
Source: eArc received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

What's in a name? Everything if you have my name." At her exclusive Manhattan high school, seventeen-year-old Gia is the most hated/loved girl in school. Why? Her father doesn't have a boss. He is the boss--the capo di tutti cappi, boss of all bosses. Not that Gia cares. But life gets complicated when she meets a cop she calls "Officer Hottie" and feels a surprising chemistry. Then Vogue magazine wants to feature Gia in a fashion spread about real-life bad girls. On top of this, she's running for class president. Can Gia step out from under her dad's shadow and show everyone there's more to her than "Mafia Girl?

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The events in Mafia Girl take place over a period of a few months in a mob daughter's life. Told from Gia's POV, it had a stream of conscious type writing that resulted in run on sentences without any punctuation. It's a style choice made by the author, and I think it worked here because Gia's thoughts and feelings were put out there without any filters. I didn't mind this little quirk because it was consistent throughout the book.

I don't feel that the synopsis reflects what the book was really about. Gia didn't break out and become her own person. If anything, she let the stigma of being a mob daughter affect her entire life. I also think that for as much as she didn't want to be treated differently because of her father, she still really enjoyed the 'perks' that came with being a mob boss's daughter. Gia really played up the naivety, and it really bothered me how much she KNEW about her father, and yet she overlooked all of the bad because he was a "good father" to her. Gia was likable enough, although she was quite immature. She had a hard time realizing the consequences of her actions because she was so used to dealing with things her father's way - by getting the lawyer to 'make it go away'. Also, she never thought of her own safety, even when she knew people (her father's enemies) were out to get her.

Michael is a police officer who arrests Gia after she steals a car. Gia decides she wants Michael, then sets out to relentlessly pursue him. Things between them progress slowly, and little by little Michael begins letting her into his life. I could totally understand his reluctance to get involved with Gia, but I wish he had stayed away from her completely because it was hard for me to get past their age difference. Unfortunately, I really didn't get to know Michael at all, even though he was quite interesting. I have no idea what he saw in Gia, especially because she acted so young at times. They didn't seem suited for each other at all.

Gia's asexual friend, Clive, was the absolute best part of this book! He was such a great friend, and very supportive of Gia. I really got emotional at times when reading about his background, and I just wanted to reach in and give him a hug. He was SO awesome and was the most developed character in this story. Can Clive get a book of his own? Please?

This was a pleasant enough read, and it kept me entertained, but I wasn't blown away by it. The premise was good, and the story had a lot of potential, but it didn't have that 'oomph' that would have made it special. The plot was all over the place with multiple storylines running throughout. It was sort of a mess. And the lackluster ending was really disappointing. The most interesting aspect to me was the relationship between Gia and Michael. It was wrong for so many reasons, but knowing how bad things could potentially become if anyone found out about them is what really kept me reading.

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
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Review: Deceiving Lies (Forgiving Lies #2) by Molly McAdams

Deceiving Lies (Forgiving Lies, #2)Deceiving Lies (Forgiving Lies #2) by Molly McAdams

Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Page Count: 336
Published by: William Morrow & Company
Source: Review copy received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

New Adult Contemporary Romance **Contains Mature Content**
Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Rachel is supposed to be planning her wedding to Kash, the love of her life. After the crazy year they've had, she's ready to settle down and live a completely normal life. Well, as normal as it can be. But there's something else waiting—something threatening to tear them apart.

Kash is ready for it all with Rachel, especially if "all" includes having a football team of babies with his future wife. In his line of work, Kash knows how short life can be and doesn't want to waste another minute of their life together. But now his past as an undercover narcotics agent has come back to haunt him . . . and it's the girl he loves who's caught in the middle.

Trent Cruz's orders are clear: take the girl. But there's something about this girl that has him changing the rules and playing a dangerous game to keep her safe. When his time as Rachel's protector runs out, Trent will turn his back on the only life he's known—and risk everything if it means getting her out alive.

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I knew I wanted to read Deceiving Lies after Forgiving Lies ended with that cliffhanger. I haven't read any of the author's previous books, but I was willing to give this series a chance. There was a bit of a twist in this book that I thought I would not enjoy, and I really can't believe that the author went there. But she did, and things turned out okay in the end. Although, I must admit to having the same mixed feelings about this book that I did with the first book.

Kash is still the same swoony hero, just waiting to swoop in and save the day. That's his specialty, and he does it so well. Especially when he has the help of his trusty sidekick, Mason. I loved Kash's devotion to Rachel throughout the book, and his unwavering faith that she would return to him. I never doubted that he would do anything to get Rachel back.

Rachel is trying to be strong and keep her shit together. I could understand how her situation directly affected her actions, and I really felt bad for her. I thought she lost some of her spunk while she was being held, and I think being away from Kash really affected her decision making. That's not to say her feelings for Kash lessened. If anything, her love and devotion to Kash increased, because she never doubted that he would rescue her.

I was pretty satisfied with Kash and Rachel's story in Forgiving Lies, and I would have been happy with just the one book. I don't feel that Deceiving Lies added anything to their relationship, but rather added more drama and heartache to an already slightly unstable foundation. You could say that they come out of Deceiving Lies more committed than ever, but I'd like to think that they would have gotten there on their own, without any outside interference. I wish that Kash and Rachel hadn't been apart for the majority of this book. It was really difficult to remember what they were like as a couple and what made me like them together so much.

I'm hoping that Mason gets his own story soon, and I pray that he is not paired with Candice, who has to be the worst female character ever written. Am I the only one who thinks Trent should get his own story? Call me crazy folks, but I think some kind of redemption story would do all sorts of things for me. I'd like to see how he does without the bad influences, and experience him getting a girl of his own.

Overall, Deceiving Lies was an enjoyable enough read, though not entirely plausible. There is a LOT of drama and heartache in this book, and tons of angst and action. Kash and Rachel faced so many obstacles in their relationship that it was time for them to get their happily ever after.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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Waiting On Wednesday (120) Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Wednesday is my absolute favorite day of the week! It's not always Winds-day (thanks Pooh!) but it's still a great day to share the books that I am super excited about and can't wait to read.

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Expected publication: April 15th 2014 by Walker Childrens

Synopsis from Goodreads:

After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Fortunately, Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence. This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking. A fresh new voice in contemporary romance, Emery Lord’s gorgeous writing hits all the right notes.

I'm always up for a good contemporary, and this one sounds pretty awesome. Friendship, music, romance, and a road trip? Sounds just about perfect to me. And I love that cover too!

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Review: Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

Better Off FriendsBetter Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Page Count: 288
Published by: Point
Source: eArc received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY . . . for teens, from romantic comedy star Elizabeth Eulberg.

For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can't be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan's friends. They are platonic and happy that way.

Eventually they realize they're best friends -- which wouldn't be so bad if they didn't keep getting in each other's way. Guys won't ask Macallan out because they think she's with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can't help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated?

From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again -- and one kiss away from true love?

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love contemporary stories! And Better Off Friends is an absolutely brilliant contemporary that was just perfect for me. I enjoyed every second of it! I don't think I could have picked a more perfect book for me. Yes, I think it really was that good.

Better Off Friends begins when Levi and Macallan meet in 7th grade, and the story continues through their teen years. I loved the progression of their friendship because it felt so natural and believable. The writing is simple and straightforward and really conveyed Levi and Macallan's relationship perfectly.

Macallan and Levi are just friends, but everyone around them assumes they are either:
  1. currently boyfriend/girlfriend
  2. previously boyfriend/girlfriend OR
  3. will soon become boyfriend/girlfriend
They really are THAT close. They don't understand what everyone else sees between them, and they can't imagine ever being anything more than friends. As they get older, problems arise when their close friendship intimidates their respective boyfriend/girlfriend. They have an obvious connection, so much so that they finish each others sentences, which their friends and significant others find completely annoying.

Macallan and Levi were both so likable that it was a joy to read about them. I loved how honest they were with each other, and they weren't afraid to point out each others weaknesses and strengths. The fact that they weren't made out to be perfect was a huge plus for me. Their banter was pure genius at times. I really got a good feel for how deep their friendship was, and I must say it was wonderful to read about.

It isn't until Macallan and Levi realize their feelings for each other have changed that miscommunication starts to threaten their friendship. They are both scared and reluctant to change the way things have always been and cross into new territory. Of course, they both realize that things must change, but neither one wants to ruin their friendship for a romantic relationship.

Better Off Friends is a super duper cute and adorable story told in alternating POVs, with 'live' commentary from Macallan and Levi between each chapter that really kept the story fresh and interesting. It also kept me reading to find out how things turned out in the end between our protagonists!

This is one of the best books I've ever read. I loved every moment of this fun and heartwarming story, and it left me with a huge smile on my face! I would definitely recommend this one for contemporary lovers.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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February Recap and March TBR

The month of February was a real weather bitch. It's now the 2nd of March and we were supposed to get 6-8 inches of snow today, but it hasn't happened so far. Just an inch or so of icey, snowy yuk. So March sucks already. Screw you weather. Screw you! I'm going to grab a cup of coffee from my new Kuerig and eat some cookies while I watch the snow accumulate. I always feel so bad for my poor wiener. He freezes his little wanker off out in the snow. We bought him a plaid fleece jacket to wear outside, and now my husband calls him Larry the Cable Guy. We've had several rounds of snow this winter that are taller than him, so my husband always has to shovel a path around the yard. It's pretty comical because it's usually a circle, so he goes in and then just goes around and around until he finds his spot. Right now he's just sliding around out there on the ice. Not fun at all. Oh, and school has already been cancelled for tomorrow. Fun times all around!

Read in February:

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Total Pages Read: 1632

March TBR:

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That's my reading list for another month! Looks like a great mix for March. What are you reading this month?

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Cover Reveal: Finally, Forever (First Comes Love #3) by Katie Kacvinsky

Expected publication: May 9th 2014
Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

What do you do when you run into the ex love-of-your-life? Say hello? Hug? Shake hands? Run for your life?

In this tender and emotional story, Gray and Dylan discover that a destination isn't always a place. More often, it's a person. Now it's time for them to finally decide, is this forever?

I'm so excited to reveal the cover for Finally, Forever, the third book in the First Comes Love trilogy! The good news is that if you haven't read the first 2 books yet, this one can be read as a stand alone. (But I seriously recommend reading First Comes Love and Second Chance, because they are really good!)

I would like to thank Katie Kacvinsky for allowing me to participate in the cover reveal. And I will also be participating in the blog tour Katie is putting together for Finally, Forever in April and May.

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