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Happy One Year Anniversary to ME!

I cannot believe it’s been ONE YEAR GUYS!!!

I have been off the grid for awhile but I just want to thank everyone who has supported and stayed with me through my fails and my hits… I hope you will continue on to grow with me.

In my first year I had a “to do” list of sorts and I thought it might be cool to share that now and see how I fared:

1. Reach 100 followers on my blog – BIG YES to this – thank you to everyone who follows my flog!

2. Get a Twitter Account and get 200 followers there (I thought this might be tough) – but happy to report I MADE IT! Thanks guys!!

3. Befriend one amazing author and help support their work. WOW Yes, I have so many people to thank here – Jessica Park, Emma Chase, Katie McGarry, Colleen Hoover, Lauren Oliver, and so many more! I have met via online more authors than I could ever dream – the authors I dream about taking time to talk to me on FB or Twitter has meant more than anything else, it’s why I wanted to become a blogger to support these wonderful people!

4. To get a chance to read books “before” they hit the market – so sue me, I wanted to be part of the cool kids club. and YES i have to say I don’t get every book I ask for, but I do get a good part, nothing to complain over for sure! I still buy my fare share, so Amazon never has to worry about losing me as a customer….

5. To get to know what Indie writing is all about. WOW have I really learned about this this year – some of my best reads for 2013-2014 have been the indies that were self pubslished and still stole my heart. I try to promote these as often as i can – these books and characters deserve as much love as the largest authors and stories out on the market. The indie writers have touched my heart, but more than that they have made me feel like maybe i have  a place in this world outside of blogging….

6. To evaluate my own life and what part reading plays into it. Well, like all things “me” i dove in head first and over did it. Then I had to put the breaks on, now I’m trying to work some balance into the picture – so we shall see how this goes. I still read a TON but I’m trying to be more selective of what I review and only review things I feel like I really want my readers to read and/or at least know about. No worries about my reading habits here though, I still read pretty much anything I can get my hands on…..haha…

7. To Become friends with other bloggers I can share my love of books with: Now to this I would say YES in some ways and NO in others. When I first came along I spent the time to troll other blogs and communicate. I was honestly hoping I would find a book BFF somewhere in the internet land.. No one I know shares my true love of books and especially the genres I love so much – so while I have been active on forums I haven’t found my “click” yet. The cloest thing I have to a blog I follow and would love to be a part of is the Aestas Blog – I follow them religiously and they seem like cool chicks – maybe one day I can be part of that, maybe not – for now i’m happy sharing thoughts and seeing their thoughts about my favorite subject.

8. Did I say 10 really?? Hmmm… #8 to really start looking outside of the YA genre. When I started thsi that was my main focus. If you read my blog at all, you will know that I have OVERLY achieved this. I have fallen in love with this new genre… New Adult (Iknow everyone has mixed feelings here) and I also love the adult world to a point (AKA Sylvia Day, Alice Clayton, E.L. James, and of course Emma Chase). I have been introduced to so many new authors and for that i’m thankful everyday! So keep it coming in this aspect!

9. I want to attend a BEA Conference. This is one of my biggest wishes – and I don’t know that it can happen this year…. but I want it to happen soon. All my dreams would come true here, to be part of the real blogging community and to meet some of my favorite authors – nothing would be better! It would be like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one – are any of you guys going this year???

10. Last, but certainly, not least I would like to meet Stephanie Meyer. Without “Twilight” I don’t know that I would have gotten back into reading on this scale and fallen in love with this genre leading to my blog/etc. Meeting her would be…amazing.

11. I have to add one last one, I want to have a blurb – Yes a blurb on the back cover of a book or in a description of a book on amazo – i’m not picky, i’ll take what I can get but to see my writing helping show off soemone else’s would be amazing!

All Right guys that’s about it. I can tell you about one cool thing I did this year and why it was a “bookish” cool thing..

I was in NYC last month for Toy Fair (yes for my real job) and I had a minute, and i picked to site see the NYC Public Library – specifically the Rose Reading Room. Have you been? If not you are missing out big time! For readers, it’s like…heaven. THe smell of books, the quiet, the smell…ahhh I could have spent all day there. Most importantly i was picturing a scene from one of my favorite books there – If you have read “Beautiful Stranger” in the “Beautiful Bastard” series you know what I mean – and that scene is HOT. So, I flushed, sniffed the great smell, sat in a chair in the famous reading room and bid it a fond farewell – believe me I’ll be back. It was then I realized just how much books had become a part of my life. Here I was picking this of anywhere to sight see – and it was the best place i’ve been there in a long while. Just to enjoy the quiet for a few moments, to know all the words contained in all those books I can’t wait to read. The whole expanse of knowledge and stories I have yet to find… It’s humbling and amazing all at the same time.

So happy blog anniversary to me! And to you – thank you ALL for sticking around and making it worth my while!

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Your fellow Blogger –

Kell

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Monday Musing – August 5th

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Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits. • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s). • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it. • Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us! • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then

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Today I’m going to muse about a few books I’m desperate to read, but haven’t gotten approval for the ARC from Netgalley or Edelweiss —

1. Panic by Lauren Oliver

2. Just One Year – Gayle Foreman

3. The new Katie McGarry book out in November I think…

The new Katie McGarry is not on the sites yet, but the other two are on Edelweiss and I have the hardest time getting things approved there… Lately, I’m not having great luck on Netgalley either – I would love any tips from anyone?

I’m hoping to catch an ARC tour for these and get to read early, but sometimes the best books or the ones I want the most are the most difficult to get… so frustrating!

Bottome line – if you have some advice how i can improve my profile for Netgalley or Edelweiss and get better books approved or more books approved – or even better how I can get paperback books from the Publisher – HELP! I would love to know how you get started on getting books directly from the publisher..

Happy Monday!

Kelley

 

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Monday Musing – July 8th

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Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits. • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s). • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it. • Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us! • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

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So today I thought I would “muse” about something different – other than my habits and what I’m reading. I want to talk about a book that I’m absolutely desperate to get my hands on as an ARC. It’s the new Katie McGarry story – about Isiah. It’s called “Crash Into You”.

Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3)

Per Amazon it’s making it’s debut on November 26th – but I just cannot wait to get my hands on this for a review. I have absolutely fallen in love with the characters from this series and after the last book, “Dare You To” about Beth I cannot wait to see where Isiah’s story takes us. The first chapter was included in the back of DYT and I have been dying to read it ever since. November really isn’t “that far” away – but I would love to read this book early, like tomorrow please?? Let’s just hope I get a chance to review this – hoping I’ll see it on Netgalley soon and that I’ll get approved for it!

Check out the summary from GoodReads:

From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane

The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that’s who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers…and she’s just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can’t get him out of her mind.

Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look.

But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they’ll go to save each other

Now – who’s with me?? What do you think – excited to read this? Or want to muse about something totally different – share it all – I want to hear about it! And I hope everyone has a great and Happy Monday!

Kelley

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Books of 2013!

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Happy Tuesday! This week’s Top Ten list is yout top list of 2013 so far~ now.. I have read 55 books so far this year – and while I was looking back for the life of me I couldn’t limit this to 10 books (I know, I know – but I just couldn’t!) so I have my Top 13 (unlike many people 13 is a lucky number for me..go figure!) books of 2013 – check it out! Love to hear back about yours too – post your link below or just post your list as a comment if you don’t have a blog – or feel free to comment on mine! Hope Everyone has an awesome day and here we go!

Top 13 Books of 2013 Thus Far:

Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love, #1)Flat-Out Matt (Flat-Out Love, #1.5)My first book (or book and a half) are these two from Jessica Park – these are also on my all time favorite list! Reccommend highly!

Left DrowningBook #2 is also by Jessica Park – I got an ARC and LOVED it! Publish date is 7/16 – check it out!

Delirium (Delirium, #1)Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)Requiem (Delirium, #3)Book #3 is Delirium (the whole series actually) – by Lauren Oliver – Amazing!! Definetly Reccommend!

Tangled (Tangled, #1)Book #4 – had to throw in something lighter and I thought this book was written so well by Emma Chase.. Romantic and Funny a must read for 2013!

Complete Me (Stark Trilogy, #3)Book #5 by J. Kenner. These series, the Stark Series is amazing and this final book releases on 7/19 – Love the characters and the romance – fun adult read!

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2)Book #6 is the Beautiful series by Jamie McGuire – amazing! Disaster is the female POV and Walking Disaster is the male POV. Love how the story is told from both sides – and I loved each book equally!

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)Book #7 is the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins. I was just introduced to her writing this year – how have I missed this for so long?? She’s so great and I can’t wait for “Isla and the Happily Ever After” to come out!

The Program (The Program, #1)Book #8 is by Suzanne Young – this may be the best first book of a series I’ve read in a long time – cannot wait for book 2 now! Dark topic but written so well that it’s still a great read.

Rush (Breathless, #1)Fever (Breathless, #2)Book #9 is the Breathless series by Maya Banks — Great reading and the 3rd book comes out this fall! Great adult romance.

Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)Book #10 is the Pushing the Limits series by Katie McGarry. New YA writer for me this year and I absolutely enjoyed both books and looking forward to the 3rd – no release date on the 3rd yet, but the first two are on the market right now – they are the perfect mix of dark and light fun – not too light but still have great humor and light, fun romance – higly reccomend!

The Elite (The Selection, #2)Book #11 – by Kiera Cass. The first book came out last year and really wowed me, so I was excited for the follow up and it did not dissappoint, the only negative here is that we have to wait an entire year (yes 1 year!) before book #3 comes out… and without doubt I absolutey cannot wait!

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)Book #12 is this series by Veronica Roth – now this book had the absolute best 2nd book ending I’ve read in awhile – and it certainly left me wanting more and excited about book #3 – don’t have an ETA on that yet, but I’m sure I’ll want to get my hands on it right away~

Awaken (Awaken, #1)Middle Ground (Awaken, #2)and last, but not least is Book #13 the Awaken series by Katie Kacvinsky – now I haven’t found a ton of people who have read this, the first book came out last year, but the second book “Middle Ground” came out March this year and I really love the writing in these books, if you are a fan of “Matched” and “Divergent” or any of the dystropian series, I would reccommend this – great reading!

So that’s all for me today folks – now I know I am way over the “top ten” technical term, and most of my “books” are series, but I’ve read so many wonderful things this year, I absolutely could not limit it down – so I hope you enjoyed! And love to hear your feedback and your top 10 for this year too!

Happy Tuesday!

Kelley

 

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WWW Wednesday for June 19th

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?

1. I am currently reading “Tangled” by Emma Chase and loving it. I’ve never read anything quite like this before – it’s funny and hilarious and I really love the main character who is actually a man.. Just love the way the story is told! Hot and hilarious – great combo!

Tangled (Tangled, #1)

2. What did I read before this? Sadly enough i’m really having to think about this – that’s how crazy with work and travel things have been.. hmm.. it was “Dare You To” by Katie McGarry and I Loved it!

Dare You To (Pushing the Li...

3. What will I read next? Well my TBR list, as most of yours, is insane! But I just got my netgalley approval of “The Marriage Merger” by Jennifer Probst and I’m super excited so I feel like this will be next!

The Marriage Merger (Marria...

I’ve been on a bit of a shopping spree lately and I have 4 or 5 books i’m dying to read, but this was way up there and getting to read it early is SUPER exciting, so I feel pretty safe saying it’s next. If you haven’t read anything by Probst before – check her out – LOVE her books!

So that’s it for me and my WWW Wednesday – how about all of you? What are your WWW’s? Leave your link below or if you don’t have a blog just answer along! Love to hear what’s going on with you!

Happy Reading!

Kelley

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Sunday Salon – Blog News You Need to Know!

sundaysalon3Happy Sunday fellow bloggers and fans! I’ve had a hectic week at work including my current trip/adventure to Nashville where I’m at now for a tradeshow – so crazy busy. Good news is thanks to all of you I’ve had the most commenting and views this week yet – so thanks ya’ll! I love hearing feedback and chatting about books and what you’re reading/etc – so let’s keep it going! So for the Sunday Salon, to my knowledge its just about whatever you want to talk about.. I’m going with what i’m reading now, what I just finished, a quote about my current book, and then one blog rant/announcement just to throw something different in there! So let’s get chatting – this is the Salon right?

Right now I’m reading “Tangled” by Emma Chase –

Tangled (Tangled, #1)

It’s from a male POV so I wasnt’ sure at first (saw this on someone else’s blog as part of their Top Ten Tuesday) and before i knew it I hit click on amazon and it was mine! So anyway, back to this — so far it’s been hilariouis and seeing it from a male’s side has been interesting.  Because of work/etc I’m not too far in, but I have high hopes that this will be the light, funny read I need right now after some heavier books with heavy topics. Sometimes a little hot, steamy, and romantic loving is exactly what you need to lighten up after those heavy reads! If you’re in need of that – check this out! It’s $4.99 on amazon right now – link below:

http://www.amazon.com/Tangled-The-Series-ebook/dp/B00CW665VI/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1371353676&sr=8-1&keywords=tangled+emma+chase

Now – I just finished reading “Dare You To” by Katie Mcgarry and it was AMAZING. I really loved it. She has a shorter novel “Crossing the Line” i’m planning on checking out next! I would definetly reccommend this! I’ll paste the link to my full review below too – check it out!

Dare You To (Pushing the Li...

My Review Link: https://bookgirlfromsouthcarolina.wordpress.com/

The link on Amazon if you want to check it out: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_11?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=dare+you+to&sprefix=dare+you+to%2Caps%2C385

I don’t want to spoil the full review, but this book was truly amazing! I really enjoyed it, despite the heavy topics that swirled in and around it, the romance was so mushy and wonderful! Just loved it! So check out the review and if it spars your interest – grab it from Amazon! I know sometimes i see reviews or books mentioned and I mean to write it down – so i thought i’d put the links to Amazon there so if you want to check something out further, it’s one click away. I know I almost always forget if i don’t do it right then with everything else…life..going on!

Now lastly, my “rant” moment. This week it’s a good/bad thing. The bad thing is how frustrated I am with Netgalley, I cannot seem to get any of the books i want on NG – some book houses turn me down everytime, like Atria and I am wondering what I need to do to change this.. Now I have other places, like Simon and Schuster who approve almost everything I request, so I don’t understand why I don’t get at least some of the other reads.. It’s just frustrating – i’m doing the work, growing my following, posting my reviews and getting my site out there – can’t they at least give me a second chance, i feel like they are judging me on what my site was like months ago when I had like 4 followers, but that just isn’t the case now.. Ugh.. Now I feel better – do any of you have experience with this? I’ve heard Edelweiss can be tough but I’ve been given books pretty fairly there, I just never heard anyone say this stuff about Netgalley. Anyway – if you have a thought, I’d love to hear it!! It seem slike all of the books I am dying to get early are on there and just not having the luck!

On to the good thing, one of my favorite authors, Jessica Park, has opted to allow me to post an excerpt (for only my site and my readers – so a uniqute excerpt!!) around the publish date in July – whoo hoo! So I’m planning on putting it on that week along with my review for the book, “Left Drowning” so that’s something to look forward to, if you haven’t heard about it y et – check it out – I”ll post the GoodReads summary below and then I’ll list her current published books below that “Flat Out Matt” “Flat Out Love” and “relatively Famous” – all are GREAT reads! But how exciting for my own excerpt for only my readers! So put that on your calender, July 16th…

Left Drowning

GoodReads Summary:

What does it take to rise from life’s depths, swim against the current, and breathe?
Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn’t expect—an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in since the night a fire took half her family. She begins to heal, and even, haltingly, to love this guy who helps her find new paths to pleasure and self-discovery. But as Blythe moves into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the one still strangled by his family’s traumatic history. As dark currents threaten to pull him under, Blythe may be the only person who can keep him from drowning.

Other Books by Jessica Park:

Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Lov...Flat-Out Matt (Flat-Out Lov...Relatively Famous

Check them out!

Last, but not least – here’s a quote from my current read – hope you enjoy!

Quote 1: Picked this because it shows just how funny this book is!

“It’s simple guy logic: If a woman is angry? It means she cares. If you’re in a relationship and a chick can’t even be bothered to yell at you? You’re screwed. Indifference is a woman’s kiss of death. It’s the equivalent of a man not interested in sex. In either case—it’s over. You’re done.”

Quote 2: I had to add this b/c I’m totally Team Edward but thought this was super funny! I of course remember the line in the book and movie and think it’s a great way to poke fun at it.. and pointed at the right age to get the sentiment.. haha

“Edward Cullen can take his stupid heroine and OD on it. Kate is my own personal brand of Viagra.”

 

Well that’s all folks! Happy Sunday!

Let me know what you’re reading, what you’re not reading, what you think of any of the above – what you think of Netgalley or Edelweiss – rant or rave, just talk to me! let me know you’re out there and reading this! I would love to know all of you better – maybe start some type of book club online where we can discuss this stuff more often and be reading the same book…oh my hopes.. Anyway, just talk to me – I want to know what you’re up to and what you think!

Kelley

 

 

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McGarry’s “Dare You To” Amazes Me! The Full Review!

Product Detailsby Katie McGarry

Published: June 1, 2013

Published by: Harlequin Teen

Category: Teen Romance / Social Situations

Summary From GoodReads:

Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. “Dance with me, Beth.”

“No.” I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again….

“I dare you…”

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s home life, they’d send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom’s freedom and her own happiness. That’s how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn’t want her and going to a school that doesn’t understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn’t get her, but does….
Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can’t tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn’t be less interested in him.
But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won’t let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all….

What I thought:

After reading “Pushing The Limits” I had high hopes and high standards to be honest, but McGarry did not let me down at all! This story was brilliant! The romance just hot enough, but not too mushy or unbelieveable. At first I was hesitant because to be honest I didn’t care for Beth’s character in PTL, but i quickly saw her as someone different in this story. Ryan, now Ryan I loved from the first minute – his character was alive off of the page almost instantly for me. Their love story was so sweet and..innocent for their age. I loved Ryan’s manners and respect for women, something Beth needed dearly. Their passion for each other was…astounding! The story had a tough backline with the situation with Beth’s Mom and you get to see how wonderful a person Beth is by watching her deal with this and by learning how she got to this point. I share a similar story in my past, so I really related to her character in more ways than one – and her strength amazed me. For most of the book, I wasn’t sure how this would end, just like Ryan’s story – and I don’t want to spoil it but no one who reads this will be dissappointed. It is not just another gooey romance story, it has heart and soul and meat! It’s a story that is real, that talks about real life love which is messy and complicated, but if right will lead you to the end of the earth to find and keep it.

The Characters:

Beth and Ryan are the main two characters here of course. Beth is strong on the outside, tough as nails.. or so she wants you to think. On the inside she feels abandoned and lonely and untrusting. She hasn’t had an yone to depend on in so long it makes me sad. The picture painted of her as a little girl with blonde hair full of ribbons and then an older girl with black hair and piercings and tough look – tells how much she has changed. How much she had to change to survive. Then she meets Ryan and everything changes. Ryan is athletic but I woudln’t call him a jock because he is smart and not snobby. I love that their click which includes Lacy, Chris, and Logan are just people too – they aren’t the “perfect” high school kids, they are themselves, and I love they don’t feel like they have to conform. Beth and Ryan learn from each other in this story. Beth learns how to trust and let go and let herself have a life there and trust that Ryan will be right to her. Ryan on the other hand, learns to ask for what he wants and not back down to his parents and their dreams and in the end both of their lives are better for this. One of my favorite moments in the book is the rain drop moment – again I won’t spoil it, but girls.. be ready to swoon. I fell in love with Ryan myself that very moment.

On other characters – you see Lacy, Chris, and Landon some – but I do wish  we could see more of them. They are a great support for both Ryan and Beth, and I know the focus was on them, but I still would have liked to see mroe of them. As far as the characters from the other story, Isiah was a tough character here because Beth had to finally admit she didn’t love him the way he loved her – I think her telling him he would be happy one day when she realized that the love they could have was not what they did and they shouldn’t settle was a great moment. And as for Noah and Echo, of course I could have seen more of them. I personally connected more in the end with Ryan and Beth – but I still love that couple and their sweetness. I’m super excited to see Isiah getting his own story next and I hope he can find some type of happiness and peace. All 3 characters from the first story – Noah, Isiah, and Beth deserve it, they all have more than a hard life.

So the characters in this story were amazing, I could relate and they  felt real to me, like someone I might know or could call and chat with on the phone. I like the way McGarry writes her characters like that – they remind me of being young but still not too young and immature. The story was written really well all around!

Overall Rating and Reccommends:

The story gets a 5/5 Sunshines!

Overall I was happy with the story, and really enjoyed the plot and the characters. I would reccommend it to anyone who enjoys true romance, true love. I really love that this book felt like the type of love you find in Romeo and Juliet without the one person dying part – which makes it awesome. I rooted for both Ryan and Lacy and the last scene in the book on the football field, the final dare left me smiling and wanting more. This is 100% a book you buy and keep for a re-read. I can see this being a great vacation beach re-read when you just need to zone out and enjoy a great story! I’m already looking forward to hearing more about these characters in Part 3 of the storyline.

Great job Katie McGarry! The book was amazing!

Quotes that MADE the story:

Number 1 –

“You’re a lot like that bird in the barn.  You’re so scared that you’re going to be caged in forever you can’t see the way out.  You smack yourself against the wall again and again and again.  The door is open, Beth.  Stop running in circles and walk out.”

Number 2-

That must be love: when everything else in the world could implode and you wouldn’t care as long as you had that one person standing beside you.”

Number 3-

“How many more of us are faking the facade? How many more of us are pretending to be something we’re not? Even better, how many of us will have the courage to be ourselves regardless of what others think?”

Number 4-

“This overwhelming, encompassing feeling is love. It’s not perfect and it’s messy as hell. And it’s exactly what I need.”

Hope everyone enjoyed the review – tell me what you think! Did you love it? Will you read it now? Love to hear back any comments!

Happy reading!

Kelley

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