Blurb: A 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.
3 Stars Overall
Doubles Love by Ali Dean
This one was cute. I liked it. They all seem to be centered around sports, this one was centered around Tennis. And I think that what stuck out the most in the story is the internatization of her feelings. It seemed like there wasn’t a lot of external things happening. Like, it was heavy on the emotion but bit in the action if that makes sense.
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not by Kristen Kehoe
I like this a lot better than the first one. It went into more depth in the background of characters and I really liked Kennedy’s character and how Gage kinda pulled her out of her shell and helped her be more trusting of people in general. It was like their love was so effortless honestly, they kind of just slid right into it.
Stroke of Luck by Cassie Mae
This one felt more like a middle grade or a high school story. It was cute though. It had a bit of a long distance thing going on you don’t really get a chance to see what could happen. I think I was left wanting actually, like it needed to be longer. The ending was too abrupt for me.
Someone I Used to Know by Tessa Marie
This one I had a hard time connecting with. It was only over the course of a few days and, again, you only see the potential for something more. Maybe I just didn’t believe it because so much happened so fast and we didn’t really get a chance to ‘know’ them that well.
16 Kisses by Kelly Oram
I think this one was probably my favorite out of the entire series. It was fun, flirty and a bit sexy. Jared is so dang sweet and I just want to squish his cheeks. He made Cassies birthday one that will be remembered forever. And by the end of the day it was very clear that they belong together.
Four Letter Words by Ginger Scott
I found this one kinda dark and imcomplete if I’m being honest. And not in a good way. I get this kid needs help but not at the expense of someone esle. I don’t care if she ‘loves’ him. Love doesn’t work this way. What he did was wrong on so many levels. But all the fault can’t be put on Jace’s shoulders. She enabled him for so long it’s really not any wonder what his expectations were. I found her… weak. And the foundation for their relationship wasn’t stable enough in my opinon to really stand the test of time. Making it too far fetched for me.