Five (Elemental Enmity #1) by Christie Rich

FiveBlurb: Rayla Tate dreams of escaping her ordinary world for a bright future in the art world. Throw in an overbearing aunt who is keeping major secrets, a disgruntled best friend tagging along to college, and a bunch of fae warriors waiting in the wings to claim her the minute she leaves her sleepy little town, and Rayla’s dreams are about to shatter.

She soon discovers she is a coveted Elemental with power she never knew she possessed–a power that could change the world. Everywhere she turns another man tries to woo her. The weird part is she’s drawn to each one of them. Who are these strange men, and what dark power do they hold over her? Rayla must quickly learn to fend off these beautiful and seductive pursuers using any means necessary or find herself lost to the fae world forever.

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DNF’d

I just couldn’t get into it.  Rayla wasn’t believable to me and the story itself was pretty slow.  Add the info dumps here and there and I just wasn’t interested in what happens to her at all.  Cassie was too wishy washy.  Zach was flat as the male lead. The story didn’t flow very smoothly. It seemed that the author expected the reader to infer much of it.  That’s fine by me, I’m not one of those readers who expects everything to be spelled out for her. I do expect some things to be made clear, especially in the beginning.  It just didn’t work out for me.

But hey, it’s free so if you want to check it out and see for yourself.  It has quite a few 4-5* reveiws.

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Dead Girl by Tessa Marie

Synopsis:
28822112If her mother wasn’t watching, Kylie Presby would punch Queen Bee, Natalie Silvers, in the face -again. But as Kylie wipes her tears away with the layers of toilet paper encasing her car, she knows she can’t retaliate like she did last time. Her dead mother wouldn’t approve. Kylie no longer cares about popularity. Invisible would work just fine.

Then the new kid, Braydon, mysterious, good looking and too clever for his own good, shows up and sacrifices his social status, becoming Kylie’s shield from the front line assault. After enough chocolate ice cream and movies it’s as if they’re best friends. Crazy, since Kylie knows so little about him.

As Natalie continues her relentless attacks on Kylie another person deals with his own line of bullies. Jack Stine was popular until his deepest secret was revealed and his friends abandoned him. Kylie and Jack bond over their tormentors and form an unbreakable friendship.

Three lost souls each with a story that binds them together, but will it be enough when the bullying goes too far and secrets are revealed?

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My Review:
3.5 stars — I received an ARC of this book!!

This book had me torn in so many different directions.  It was so very affecting.  I always thought I knew what a poor high school experience was, but I don’t remember anything quite this bad happening at my high school…and I’d like to think I wasn’t just completely blind to everything that was going on.  But bullying is such a relevant topic right now, and seeing all that Kylie and Jack went through was quite heartbreaking, regardless of whether I was able to relate or not.  And the consequences were so real and left me an absolute snot-nosed wreck (much to my husband’s dismay — he wanted to write Ms. Marie a sternly worded letter for making me cry so much).  I really loved Kylie’s developing friendship with Jack and how that all played out.

As for Kylie’s relationships with Sam and Brayden, I found myself frustrated on many occasions…probably b/c the characters were quite realistic and so hopelessly flawed, and I just didn’t want to see them making such obviously horrible decisions…though it’s always easier for us to see that as readers outside the situation, isn’t it?  It really wasn’t so hard to guess what happened to Brayden in his previous life, and so occasionally I was frustrated with Kylie for not picking up on the clues…even if she is a high school teenager going through her own problems.  But I was equally frustrated with Brayden for not confiding in Kylie while expecting Kylie to come to him with all her problems.

And then there was the whole Drew situation…LENORE MAD.  Part of me gets it, but I really wanted to smack Kylie.

At the end, I was disappointed with Sam and Brayden for not owning up to their own bad behaviors.  I can’t really go into it more without needing a bunch of spoiler tags around things, but I feel like they were let off the hook too easily without apologizing…it just felt like there should have been some all around apologizing going on.  It’s a stupid thing to have bother me, and it probably won’t bother many people, but I’m a sensitive flower that way.

I really loved some of the snarky banter between Brayden and Kylie and their chemistry at the start was adorable!  But since we kind of lost that for a good chunk of the book, I was taken out of my love affair for their relationship and couldn’t quite get it back in the end.

I haven’t quite decided whether to round up or down yet, but one thing having me lean towards rounding down is some stylistic writing choices that just pushed on my grammar buttons.  Occasionally Ms. Marie would split up sentences with periods, probably for emphasis or something?  But they just ended up having me want to fix them…totally a personal issue for me, but it affected my enjoyment a bit.

So in the end I’m still torn.  My reviews always feel so negative, and I can’t figure out how to emphasize the good parts to the same degree.  So despite my frustrations with some of the characters, I really feel this is a book worth putting on your TBR lists.  The social issues tackled in it make it stand out amongst its YA peers.  And I’m just going to stop writing now, b/c I’m in a funky mood and overthinking everything I write.  *rolls eyes*

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(Mis)Fortune (Judgement of the Six #2) By Melissa Haag

misfortuneBlurb: Our world is being judged and even they remain unaware.

Michelle, another young woman with an unexplainable gift, finds herself surrounded by the previously undiscovered werewolf society. Kept prisoner for the predictions that torment her, she meekly follows orders waiting for her opportunity to run. When her stepfather dies, she takes a chance and escapes.

After witnessing Blake, her captor, grow canines, she knows he will do anything to find her. She needs a place to hide and someone to listen to her predictions so her head doesn’t explode, but knows there’s nowhere she can hide forever, and no one who can protect her… unless she can find someone just like him.

Part of the fur wearing faction wants to use her, another part strives to keep her safe. The second book of the Judgement of the Six series will raise more questions about the purpose of these gifted few and Michelle will need to fight for answers. Will what she discovers be enough to help her keep those she loves safe from an emerging evil?

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5 Stars

At first when I started reading it I was a little irritated becaause I wanted to hear more of Gabby and Clay’s story.  But Emmitt really started to grow on me.  He was so conseiderate of her boundaries and giving her the space she needed.  And this seems to be a theme for the series.  The men are not agressive and forceful with the women but patient and understanding.

This book was a little bit more violent.  Right from the beginning it was action and fear and running and helplessness.  I feel like the author did a really good job of transporting me into Michelle’s emotions.  I felt it when I was reading it. I was scared for the little boys. I have a child of my own so thinking about those things happening to my kid was very emotional for me.

I liked Emmitt, he was awesome.  But I gotta say, I liked Jim (Emmitt’s brother) better.  He was a little bit more playful than Emmit.  Emmitt seemed to take everything seriously. And while thats a great trait to have when dealing with someone who was abused and held captive, Jim just brang the right amount of levity to bring it down a notch.  It helped with the ebb and flow of the story.

One of the recurring issues I’m having with this series is that the women in it are quite young.  The emotional maturity of these teenagers doesn’t really jive with me for the age that they are. I know that they have gone through intense situations which make you grow up faster but at the same time I had a hard time believing the age of these females. That was a little bit inconsistent for me but…for the most part this was par for the course book in this series.

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Hope(less) (Judgement of the Six, #1) by Melissa Haag

hopelessBlurb:  Gabby’s brain is like a human fish finder. It comes in handy when she wants to avoid people. Mostly men. They seem to like her a bit too much. It’s lonely being different, but she’s adapted to it. Really. She just wishes she knew why she is different, though.

In her search for answers, she discovers a hidden community of werewolves. She immerses herself in their culture, learning about their world until she meets Clay. He’s unkempt, prone to mood swings, intense without saying a word, and he thinks Gabby is his.

It’s going to take every trick she knows to convince Clay to go away, and every bit of willpower not to fall for him when she discovers the man beneath the rough exterior.

 

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4 Stars

This book is Perma-Free!  I grabbed it because my sister told me about it. And I really, really liked it. The beginning part was kinda slow and the details were a bit sketchy in the beginning.  Once I got about a third of the way into the book it really started to even out if that makes sense. It was as if the story got smoother. It seemed that way to me, I don’t know if that makes sense or not.

Gabby has a great personality.  She was a very down to earth girl. Her personality was practical and realistic, like me.  So I could identify with that.   I liked how she stuck to her morals and didn’t give in so easily to outside pressures of her ‘family’.

Clay was a strong, silent type. He was incredibly patient and sweet to her.  I think they made a good match. The paranormal aspect of the book was a bit weird to me at first because the whole fish finder thing didn’t make sense.  They talk about it a bit but it’s usefullness doesn’t become appearent till much later in the book.

The concept of the story was really original to me. It was a nice play on shifters, it wasn’t just about the whole possesion, claiming thing. The wolves didn’t have strong alpha traits that I am used too.  In most shifter books they have very agressive personalities: possessive, controlling, and protective.  But it seemed like in this book, Clay wasn’t being overbearing in his personality.  I don’t even know how to explain it. He always deferred to her and never tried to take away her choices.

The fact that Clay has almost no dialogue throughout the book yet we see his personality shine through is a real testament to the writers ability in my eyes.  Dialogue can make or break in my opinion.

Since it’s free, you should give it a try.  I’m already on the fifth book myself.  🙂

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Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance by Shellee Roberts

Synopsis:
29067842Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a kickass heroine, a boy so hot he’ll make you shiver, and a falling-in-love story fit for the big screen. You’ll want to settle in and have the popcorn ready.

After Mariely Hinojosa and Cabot Wheeler both break up with their significant others at the same party, Mariely sees a way to get even with both of their exes. Everyone knows that the best way to get over a breakup is a hookup—a fake hookup, that is. Three weeks, all fun, no strings, and definitely no heartbreak at the end.

But somewhere between the sweet hand-holding and melt-your-mind kisses, their fake relationship starts to feel less like an act and more like the real thing…but Mariely’s a free-spirited girl from the other side of the tracks, and Cabot’s the hot trust-fund guy from the Hills.

They’d never work for real…

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My Review:
3.5 stars — I received a copy of this book through NetGalley!!

I loved Mariely’s style — even if it was born out of necessity (shopping in thrift stores), I still loved the whole vintage vibe she had going on, and how she was even interested in classic movies and stuff too.  And you could really see her vulnerability and how insecure she was about her financial status and the reality of her home life.  She came across as very authentic, and my heart hurt for her and all she was dealing with, partly thanks to Jacen (who I really wanted to smack for being so insensitive).

I wish we’d gotten to be inside Cabot’s head a little bit more.  I enjoyed the peeks we got from him, but I feel like there’s more we could have learned.  I kind of hated how Mariely just trivialized the problems Cabot was dealing with (his parents divorce) just because she thought his life was easy being rich.  He had a few dickish moments (like the Thursday supper, that surprised me as much as it did Mariely), but in general he was actually really sweet and considerate.

And these two definitely had some great chemistry going!!  I felt those kisses right down to my tummy.

I haven’t read the previous two books in this series, and I found that I was occasionally distracted by Willa, wondering what was going on with her since it seems like her story might have been concurrent with this one…but that’s a me problem, not a book problem.

While I found this book to have a whole lot of goodness, I ended it feeling like I was missing something.  But I honestly have no idea what, so I’m really not that helpful.  It just felt like it went kind of fast.  But maybe it’s that I know this is only book 1 for Mariely and Cabot, and so the author was trying to give us a temporary HEA while hoping we will want more in the next book.  I’m definitely interested, so I guess mission accomplished?

Side note: no matter how many times I corrected myself, I still defaulted to saying “Mary-Ellie” instead of “MAR-ee-ely”.  But I seriously loved having a hispanic heroine, yay for diversity!

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Top Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While

Top Ten Tuesday
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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in which you make a list of ten to do with a certain topic.  This week’s topic is “Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While”

Lenoreo’s Top Ten:

I also tried to limit myself to books that aren’t from my go-to favourite authors that I’m always pimping on these lists…  Part of me hates making these lists b/c I always end up wanting to reread all the books on the list, and I just don’t have time in my reading schedule.

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  1. Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder — This was the book that I started reading when I went to bed and started bawling so hard that I had to move to the guest bedroom so I didn’t wake up Brett…come on, isn’t that an epic endorsement?  😉
  2. A Different Blue by Amy Harmon — I remember being blown away by this book…it was my first by Ms. Harmon, and I just found it to be a beautiful story.
  3. In This Moment by Autumn Doughton — Truthfully, reading my review I think I’ve forgotten this story, but not how much I loved it…so perhaps I need to read it again myself.  Apparently I thought it was “Heartbreaking, hilarious, uplifting…
  4. Wreckless by Bria Quinlan — My favourite of Ms. Quinlan’s…it started off a bit slower, but once I was captured, I was all in with a smile on.
  5. A Song for Julia by Charles Sheehan-Miles — Quite frankly the whole Thompson Sisters series (well, I’ve read the first few books anyways) belongs on this list.  But since I had a hard time picking just one, I went with the first one.
  6. Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase — Books about long lost royalty for a fictional country are a guilty pleasure for me, and this book fulfilled so much of what I want from that trope.
  7. Wishing for Someday Soon by Tiffany King — I have reread this book multiple times.  I LOVE Ms. King’s YA contemporary books, but this one has always been my favourite.
  8. Fragile by M. Leighton — I have always been a fan of A Walk to Remember (the movie, never read the book), and this book reminded me of that in some ways…complete with unexpected humour too.
  9. Dream Chaser by Angie Stanton — I had a hard time choosing between this book and Rock and a Hard Place by Ms. Stanton, but I just can’t go wrong with a hot male dancer as my hero.  🙂
  10. Back to You by Priscilla Glenn — This was another book that I remember loving, but don’t remember that well otherwise…definitely needs to go on the reread list.  Apparently it was “a story that contained conflict, but still had me always believing in the love.

Have you read any of these?  What books do you love and feel like you don’t talk about enough?  Share your TTT’s with me!

Sound of Sirens (Tales of Skylge #1) by Jen Minkman

Sound of sirensBlurb: On the island of Skylge, electricity is only for the Currents – the rich ruling class who once came from across the sea and brought the holy fire of St. Brandan to Skylge. Ever since, the light in the Brandaris Tower has protected the islanders. Heeding the Siren’s call will drown your body and steal your soul, but the sacred light in the Tower will chase the merfolk away.

When Skylger girl Enna welcomes her brother back from a long sea voyage, he gives her a special present from the mainland – an electronic record only playable on a Current device. The problem is that Royce Bolton, Current heartthrob and the town’s most gifted pianist, wants it too. After she stubbornly refuses to sell the LP featuring his favorite artist, he suggests sharing the record by secretly meeting up in his private summer house. Taken aback yet thrilled, Enna agrees – and discovers that there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Current society and the history of Skylge. Why do the Sirens tempt the islanders to give themselves up to the sea? And where does the Currents’ monopoly on electricity really come from?

While struggling with these questions, Enna begins to fall for Royce, risking everything to be with a guy who is clearly wrong for her. She will learn that the sound of Sirens isn’t the most treacherous thing out there to haunt her dreams.

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3 Stars

The beginning was pretty cool.  About halfway though was a solid 4 star for me.  But then, once I got to the part where Royce kissed Enna it kinda started to go faster into the romance part and it felt too insta for my tastes.

He tells her shes cute and she all of the sudden likes him a lot?  They don’t really know each other that well except to want to listen to music together.  It was very odd for me. I didn’t see the attraction at all.  She didn’t seem like a very strong herione to me and I don’t really flock to the weak ones that much.  Thats just not how I roll.

Its gotta decent flow to it. I had a bit of a problem with the words that were being used as descriptors.  The words weren’t given any context, they were just thrown in to replace other words but it just didn’t fit.  Other then that the story was good, I liked the best friend and the brother.  The forbiddeness of there romance was appealling, it just blossomed too soon for me for a YA.

Now, I have it on good authority that the second book is better so I think I might give this series another shot.  But not anytime soon, I think I need to step away and let my mind clear so I don’t have any emotional transfer to the next book.

Favorite quotes

The unbidden thought makes me blush.  What is wrong with me?  I’m making up stuff because he’s hot, I know that.  I mean, I didn’t exactly bond with Royce.  I was angry with him half of the time we were talking.  He’s so infuriatingly above all of us.  So different from me.

“We call Brandan a saint because his Light saved us from death by the Sirens,” he answers.  “If someone is so preoccupied with averting death and making earthly life as comfortable as possible, I can’t believe he took life after death very seriously.”

And suddenly, I want nothing more than to fling my arms around him and disappear into my father’s embrace.  Let him shield me from this world with so many dangers and heartache lurking in every corner.  But I can’t – I can never go back, because I crossed that threshold when I thought I was ready, and now the door has fallen shut behind me.  I’m no longer a child, and we’ll have to assume new roles and get to know each other again.

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Get Lucky: a YA Anthology

As of the writing of this review, this fantastic anthology is still on sale for just 99 cents!  Definitely worth one-clicking this baby, there’s something for everyone!

Synopsis:
29366714A YA anthology featuring some of today’s hottest Young Adult authors!

Doubles Love by Ali Dean – Mackenzie Bell loves two things: tennis and the Kendrick family. She doesn’t want to be anything like her mother, who hops from one husband to the next. It’s one of many reasons why she’s never dated. The other reason? She’s in love with her best friend’s older brother, Jesse Kendrick.

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not by Kristen Kehoe – Kennedy Russo has had it rough. She’s become a pro at being invisible. But when she’s paired up for a 5 week assignment with golden boy, Gage, she starts to realize that anonymity may not always be the best option. Gage is on a mission to make her his friend, but will their tentative friendship bloom into something more?

Stroke of Luck by Cassie Mae – Jensen is well on his way to the PGA, if only he could focus. Getting stuck with his best friend as co-counselor at the golf camp will help—Penny’s always been one to push him. But when their alone time turns romantic, Jensen wonders if she’ll just be another distraction.

Someone I Used to Know by Tessa Marie – Charlotte was not looking forward to Spring Break. No technology and a boy she can’t stand. But when she realizes the boy is actually a hot guy now, and wants to hang out with her (!) she cant help but think this break may turn into something pretty awesome. But, is he harboring a secret that will challenge their budding relationship?

16 Kisses by Kelly Oram- All Cassie Caldwell wants for her sixteenth birthday is to finally be kissed. When Cassie’s older brother and his best friend—the lovable, sexy cowboy, Jared—discover her secret, Jared takes it upon himself to make sure her birthday wish comes true.

Four Letter Words by Ginger Scott – Dakota Wright has been making Jace Padgett look good for years…and she’s tired of it. What started as a favor has turned into a habit—one that she’s justified in her mind because Jace also happens to be six feet of gorgeous hunky quarterback, green eyes and a smile that can swing a girl to the moon. But the last favor she did for him may have finally tipped the scales, and Dakota’s ready to call it quits. One small hiccup—her heart can’t seem to let her. And when Jace starts to share pieces of the real him, Dakota begins to think her heart might just be smarter than her head after all.

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My Review:
Overall rating of 4 stars — a fantastic selection of great YA short stories.  There’s everything from sweet to a bit angsty in here, something for everyone to love.  And so many fantastic first kisses…definitely a lot of swooning.

Doubles Love by Ali Dean — 3.5 stars.  This one started off really solidly and sucked me in.  I thought for a short story that Mac and Jesse had some great chemistry.  I felt bad for Mac’s home life, and I enjoyed the sports aspect (even though I’m not a sporty girl).  I was a little disappointed in how it played out after the first kiss though.  The conflict I expected, but it resolved overly quickly, and I guess I just felt like it was a build up for no reason.  I did have to put the story down and get errands done, so maybe I just lost the flow of the story too?  Still, a sweet YA with a fantastic first kiss.

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not by Kristen Kehoe — 3 stars.  I had a hard time getting sucked into this one.  Mostly I just could not empathize with Kennedy very well.  I could see what the author was trying to do with her, but it just wasn’t working for me…but I think that might have been a personal thing.  Gage didn’t capture me right away either, but he got more adorable as time went on.  And eventually I did start to enjoy Kennedy, so the story ended better than it started.

Stroke of Luck by Cassie Mae — 4.5 stars.  Penny and Jensen were so adorable together, they had me smiling all over this story.  They had such fantastic friend chemistry, and I loved seeing them both start to see each other as more than just friends — it gave me the tingles.  You could feel the tension of this last summer together, and I was on pins and needles at the end.  Thank the baby jesus for the epilogue.  Jensen has definitely been added to my book boyfriend list, I love me a goofy adorkable guy.

Someone I Used to Know by Tessa Marie — 3.5 stars.  Definitely a cute YA.  Sometimes the choices that both characters made annoyed me.  I guess they were just immature and that did fit with their ages, but I wasn’t in the mood for that.  But I loved the moments of closeness (like at the dock and the boathouse) — you could feel the chemistry in those moments.

Sixteen Kisses by Kelly Oram — 5 stars.  Yup, this book had everything for me.  I loved Cassie — she was a little bit unsure, but oh so spunky and sassy.  I love reading about kisses, and I loved how different all the kisses were.  And Jared was just epic swoon.  I liked how he played his cards so that she would realize what was real and what was just fun.  It was the perfect short story for me, all wrapped up from beginning to end with great fun and chemistry.

Four Letter Words by Ginger Scott — 4 stars.  A part of me was epically sucked into this story.  My heart just hurt for Dakota, seeing her impossible crush and watching her get used again and again.  I couldn’t help but want to see more of why she was attracted to Jace.  It just felt kind of shallow, since for the most part he seemed to be quite the jerk.  A teeny part of me was hoping that some other nice boy was going to come along and show her what it would be like to be treated right.  Jace was redeemed a bit at the end, and my heart did break for what he was going through and his secrets.  But I guess it was just the kind of short story where I ended up wanting more b/c so much was going on.  I wanted to see what happened when they got to school again.  I wanted to see some consequences for Jace.  I wanted to see more of what brought them together.  So I was torn…b/c I really did gobble it up.

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Deja Revu March 20, 2016

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Déjà Revu is a weekly review round-up that is open to all book review blogs.
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Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

259154232Blurb: They don’t play for the same team. Or do they?

Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.

Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever.

Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions—can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend…and a big one to learn about himself.

Warning: contains sexual situations, skinnydipping, shenanigans in an SUV and proof that coming out to your family on social media is a dicey proposition.

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5 Star

It was written beautifully.  I really liked how Jamie realized he was bisexual. The sex scenes in this book were extremely graphic. I didn’t find it distasteful though. Honestly, it was fucking hot! I liked how Wes’ first thought was always about putting Jamie first.  How he didn’t want to pressure or guilt him into doing something that Jamie didn’t want to do. He was trying to protect him from the negative aspects of how he is treated differently because of his sexual orientation.  Wes is equal parts thoughtful and considerate while also being free-spirited and bold.

I liked how Jamie didn’t lead him on. He was straight-forward about it from the beginning. He discouraged any other potential love interests right off the bat. I hate when there is a miscommunication regarding love interests, it just pisses me off.

I liked the contrast in their backgrounds. Wes’ parents were goal driven and independent and unsupportive of his lifestyle.  Jamie’s parents were total hippies from Cali and accepted everyone for who they were and didn’t make it out to be  very  big deal.  As a native Californian, I completely understand that mind-set.

This book just had all good parts.  Go read it.

Favorite quotes:

He’s still talking to his friends as he watches me approach.  Of course he’s surrounded by people.  I’d forgotten how magnetic he is.  As if he burns with higher test fuel than the rest of us.

Maybe he’s not as carefree as he looks, my conscience suggests.  Fuck off, conscience! I’m busy being mad here.

It only took one look at him today to realize I can’t keep the parts of myself in separate drawers.  It was never going to work.

I don’t feel any different, though.  I fooled round with a guy yesterday – shouldn’t I feel different? Feel gay, you mean? A laugh bubbles in my throat.  Does one feel gay? And damn it, I’m bewildered to discover I’m rocking a boner,and it’s more than a case of morning wood.  It’s Wes-wood, a result of thinking about messing around.  I…think I might want to do it again.  And how screwed up is that?  I’d been fully prepared to view last night as a chemistry experiment.  A test. I didn’t expect to ace the damn thing.

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