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Big Kids’ Table: My Romance Novel “Guidelines”

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Hiya! Welcome to the first Big Kids’ Table post of 2014. If you are new here, this is where I recommend some titles outside of the young adult genre. As much as I love YA, sometimes I just need to branch out and hope you’ll decide to as well!

As the date of this post inched closer and closer, I toyed with the idea of giving the feature a more uniform layout. But you know what? I love writing something new every single month so this feature is going to continue to be experimental as always! (By all means, feedback is appreciated. Email me!)

So today, I’m talking about ROMANCE NOVELS. This post is actually inspired by Ellice who guest reviews over at Paper Riot (she is awesome so make sure you follow her everywhere, okay?). Like anyone else unfamiliar with a genre, she wanted to know where to start when it comes to romance novels. There’s totally no right answer to this so I thought I would share some of my own romance novel “rules”.

Where I started

My mom absolutely loves to read. I definitely inherited this from her, and I still remember the awesome summer days we spent at library, checking out all the shelves. My mom took out a lot of paperback Harlequin romances back then. (They didn’t even check them out separately, just counted them.) This is where it started. On vacations, and long road trips, I stole a few of her romance novels and got hooked. But it wasn’t until I read Danielle Steel that I fell in love. I’ve always been a huge fan of books set in the 60s and 70s and Message from Nam had it all. (Think Forrest Gump!) From Danielle, I learned you could tell a lush, full story in romance. It wasn’t all about the lust.

Message from Nam by Danielle Steel

When I was re-introduced

Confession: for four years after I finished college, I wasn’t reading that much. I think I just wore myself out. But then I got an eReader, I went on a long honeymoon, and I met Magan (not on my honeymoon) and my love of books came rushing back. (It was nice to be home.) So my journey back to romance novels came after the launch of RBR when I started reading Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold series. I forgot how fun, how sexy, and how wonderful a community of people looking for happily ever could be.

Here’s what I learned:

♥  I didn’t mind reading this series out of order because happily ever after was the outcome.
♥  Even though these are a lot of fun, reading them back to back got to be a little difficult. The stories can feel a bit repetitive, the characters can get a little flat, and you can only read about tongues stroking each other so much. (True story.) Fool’s Gold became my feet up on the couch, palette cleanser.

A few of my favorites: Three Little Words; A Fool’s Gold Christmas; Just One Kiss.

Susan Mallery Fool

The hits keep on coming

In the past two years, there have been a lot of winners in my romance reading. (And, sadly, losers but we are being happy and positive today!) To make it easier, a short list:

♥  Star Crossed by Jennifer Echols: one of my favorite YA authors taking on the big kids? Love it. Hot chemistry, a Las Vegas setting, and a little mystery. So good.

♥  Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre: showing off my rebel streak because I started Andre’s series out of order too but this one. I loved stories of old friends with crushes who reunite as adults. This one was off the charts sexy with great background stories on both and a lot of sweet, REAL moments. (So many times emotions fall flat but not in this one.)

♥  Close Enough to Touch by Victoria Dahl: COWBOYS. That is all. No really. This one was almost TOO hot for me but I loved the back story, the setting, and the tension was just so intense. I basically read this in one sitting.

♥  The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins: Funny and sexy? What what? I couldn’t put this one down. I loved the supporting characters, how unpredictable the couple was, and the vineyard setting.

Recommended Romance Reads from Estelle

Don’t be scared; historical romance doesn’t have to be stuffy.

I lost my historical romance virginity in December, and I’m pretty glad I had such a great experience for my first time? (Is this getting too uncomfortable for you?) Wicked Designs by Lauren Smith features a sly and spunky leading lady, an aggressive (yet vulnerable) duke, and a team of Rogues — protective, lovable, and all around enjoyable to get to know. From the setting to the smallest details, Smith made me feel like I was smack dab in the middle of London watching the hi-jinx myself. I can’t wait to check out more!

Wicked Designs by Lauren Smith

With a little help from my friends

Need more recommendations? Try The Book Barbies, Heroes & Heartbreakers, Gone with the Words, Lusty Penguin, or Michelle and Leslie’s Book Picks.

Or some recent personal recommendations from Alexa (Julie Garwood’s Ransom) and Ginger (Lisa Kleypas’ Sugar Daddy).

Now it’s time to say goodbye

As you can see, I’m no expert. My guidelines are just my own personal preferences. It’s not a huge necessity to jump into series right at the beginning because happily ever afters will come no matter what. And for me and this genre, that’s what it is all about: -a reading experience that makes me feel good and keeps me smiling.

As always, I would love to hear your recommendations + even how you got into romance novels yourself.

Be sure to check in at the end of February for your next dose of Big Kids’ Table.

(Big thanks to Hannah, Alexa, and Jamie for all their recent feedback on this feature!)

February 15, 2014 - 9:39 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I read this back when you posted it, but I just realized I never got around to commenting on it. I love the direction you’ve taken with Big Kids Table – the personal background / discussion post format really works so well! I love getting to hear your history with romance, and I look forward to seeing what you write about in the future. I’ve loved discussion this feature with you – and reading it since you started it in the first place – so I definitely want you to continue to share the love for adult reads. XO

February 6, 2014 - 7:08 pm

Ellice - I love love LOVE this! Sorry it’s taken me so long to comment, but I read it as soon as you published it and did a little happy dance because, up until now, Nora Roberts was about all I knew about the romance genre. YAY for some new titles to add to my TBR. I love that you referred to romance novels as “palette cleansers.” Sometimes you just NEED something like this, especially after finishing a HEAVY book. We actually have some Susan Mallery books at the library. I saw them the other night when I was shelving books, so I think I’ll start there!

February 1, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Alexa S. - You already know that I LOVE a good historical romance! They can make me laugh, cry and feel ALL the feels. I’m starting to discover contemporary romances that have the same effect on me, which is truly a wonderful thing. Your guidelines are pretty spot on, I’d say! Happy romance reading :)

February 1, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Yay Ellice! (She was my Secret Santa!) I really found my love of historical romances in 2013, I was so judgy of them in the past, but now I’m always on the lookout for good ones (although I’m really picky). Contemporary romances I’m still somewhat skeptical of. I seem to be drawn to more character-driven ones (like Kristan Higgins) than romance-story-driven ones. I keep meaning to check out Bella Andre because I always see you loving her. Also, that Close Enough to Touch cover image is a weird angle, haha.

February 1, 2014 - 11:02 am

Leah - Don’t mind me while I sing Alexa’s praises for a moment. She emailed me a fantastic list of historical romance recs and I’ve been starry-eyed ever since! For a newbie (slightly ashamed of that!) historical romance can be SO overwhelming, so it was awesome of her to get me some starting points. MUCH LOVE TO YOU, A!

It was only in the past few years that I caved and began reading contemporary romance. One Kristan Higgins novel and I immediately saw why she’s such a powerhouse. I have yet to read anything by Dahl, but cowboys is all I need to know. SOLD. I’m also curious about Linda Lael Miller: the next time I need a cowboy fix I’m heading straight for her!

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Estelle: The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

The Scar Boys by Len VlahosThe Scar Boys by Len Vlahos ( web | twitter )
Publication Date: January 21, 2014
Publisher: Egmont USA
Pages: 256
Target audience: Young adult
Keywords: set in 70s/80s, horrific accident, bullying, friendship, male POV, music, bands
Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!)

Summary: When Harry was 8 years old, a few boys tie him to a tree during a thunderstorm and he is severely burned when lightning strikes and the tree catches on fire. For most of his childhood and teenage life, he is a loner until a popular kid named Johnny butts in on some bullies bothering him. Later, they form a band, make new friends, and actually go on tour. The story of The Scar Boys is actually Harry’s personal essay for a college. Spoiler: he goes over the recommended 250 words.

If you know my reading preferences, you know I love a story told from a male POV. I also love reading books set in another decade. The Scar Boys takes place over the 70s and 80s from the time that Harry is horrifically injured by a lightning bolt at 8 years old until the time he is in high school, on the road with his band (Scar Boys) and telling the entire story in a personal college essay.

The detail that struck me most about this book is Harry. He doesn’t mope, he doesn’t sit around feeling sorry for himself because he’s different from all the kids around him, he just is. It’s not to say he’s unaffected. Harry knows people look at him strangely, he’s aware that his dad doesn’t treat him as a father should, and it’s not until some assholes come up to him in school that things start to take a turn in his life.

Suddenly, he is best friends with Johnny. Hanging out all the time, jogging together, and even going to parties. Then totally on a whim (and as a way to get over a girl) Johnny suggests they start a band. Johnny and Harry totally immerse themselves in every kind of music available, find other members, write original songs and I was shocked to see — the band becomes pretty successful. Gigs at CGBG’s? Huge deal! So when the idea of touring for the summer materializes (an idea that Johnny takes credit for), a majority of the book becomes about prepping for the tour and all the little conflicts and successes that come along with it.

I loved how Harry gained confidence through music. Even though he was definitely experiencing growth, he still had a ways to go. I had no idea if he could trust Johnny because Johnny seemed like the kind of guy who only felt good when he put others down. He didn’t always play by the rules. This was conflicting for Harry because even though Johnny didn’t act like a good guy a lot of the time… he was the catalyst for Harry’s happiness. He helped Harry find music.

The Scar Boys has absolutely no airs about it. It’s simply the story of a kid coming into his own, facing unique challenges and putting his life into motion. Harry’s narration (especially his observations) reminded me a little of the Jean Shepard narration for A Christmas Story or Daniel Stern’s narration of The Wonder Years. He had already lived the story as he was telling it, but he was able to accurately express his insecurities, the choices he made, and how music became a lifesaver.

This was a really enjoyable debut! Most of all I loved how Harry’s journey to move forward after the lightning strike felt refreshing and new. It never felt forced or over-dramatized, and at points, it was almost like he didn’t realize he hadn’t dealt with the big picture yet and BOOM, there was more work to do.

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February 1, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Johnny was such a skeeze. Also, what did I call Harry the other day? A screwed up Ralphie? I think your Christmas Story voice is such a good comparison.

January 30, 2014 - 8:41 pm

Alexa S. - This is the second review I’ve seen for THE SCAR BOYS. It’s a story that sounds very different from all the YA contemporary I usually read… and that’s a GOOD thing. You’re definitely making me want to give this story a go!

January 30, 2014 - 6:56 pm

Ellice - I like the premise of this one! I’m always wishing that there were more books set in the 70s, 80s, & 90s because there is so much potential there. Those decades fascinate me in fiction, mainly because it takes readers back to a time when technology was scarce and things were SO different than they are today. I’ll definitely have to check this one out. Great review! :)

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Magan: Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

book cover for Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen, robin hood retelling

Scarlet (Scarlet #1) by A.C. Gaughen (website | twitter)
Publication Date: February 14, 2012
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Pages: 292
Target Audience: Young Adult
Keywords: Robin Hood retelling, female thief
Format Read: eBook purchased for my Kindle.

Summary: Scarlet, a female thief on Robin Hood’s team, is on the run from her past. Letting few people in, she’d rather hide than have to face the memories that haunt her…that is, until one of them suddenly appears in Nottinghamshire.

 

Robin Hood isn’t a character I’ve read much about in my YA adventures. When Katie over at Mundie Moms suggested I read Scarlet, I added it to my to-read list on Goodreads. One day I was browsing through that long, long list and realized I just HAD to have something different…which led me to immediately purchase Scarlet for my kindle. (Sidenote: thank goodness for technology and instant gratification, right?)

Scarlet is the story of a young female thief on Robin Hood’s team; she’s quite the mystery as no one really knows her story. Where did she come from? Why? What’s she hiding? A scar on her face indicates something in her past went brutally wrong, but she’s not about to share those details with just anyone. Oh, and did I mention that only the three men on Robin Hood’s team know that she’s a girl? Everyone else things she’s just a scrawny (albeit very talented) thief.

Robin Hood, or Rob as Scarlet likes to refer to him, is one of the kindest guys around. His heart is wrapped up in protecting the people of Nottinghamshire. They’re being taxed like crazy and barely making ends meet. Feeling like he can make a difference, Rob takes it upon himself to collect the money the people need. Only… a new Thief Taker comes to town, Lord Gisbourne. He’s on the hunt for Robin Hood and is determined to take down anyone who may know of his whereabouts.

This is where things get a bit juicy. Lord Gisbourne comes to town. Everyone’s lives are in even greater danger. Scarlet begins acting all jumpy and weird. Some feelings emerge (don’t even try to get me to admit who has feelings for who — I won’t do it!) and the intensity of the story escalates like no man’s business. Intriguing, yes?

Scarlet was such a nice change of pace and I’m so incredibly anxious for Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen, expected to be in local bookstores on February 11, 2014. The way things pretty much intensified beyond my wildest dreams at the end of Scarlet has me on pins and needles…

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February 3, 2014 - 11:37 am

Sash from Sash and Em - So glad you liked this one too! Those eyes! :) The audiobook version is really great too.

February 1, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Alexa S. - I’m happy to hear that you loved Scarlet! I read it when it first came out, and really liked the twists that were put into place for this Robin Hood retelling. It’s unique, and also very entertaining! I’m certainly looking forward to Lady Thief, especially after hearing lots of great things about it.

January 30, 2014 - 10:17 am

Leah - This seems like a book right up my alley and I’ve heard NOTHING but positive things! Looks like I’ll be adding another book to the To Read list. :D Thanks, M!

January 29, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Lisa is Busy Nerding - I’m so happy to see you read this! It surpassed my expectations FOR SURE!

January 29, 2014 - 9:51 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve heard such great things about Scarlet, and I’ve always been a Robin Hood fan. But I’m been a bit nervous to read this one, even though I even own a copy. It might be because my expectations are kind of high. But seriously, I need to read it – especially now that I hear things escalate like crazy!

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Stay Warm: Nantucket Blue Themed Gift Pack

I don’t know about you but when it’s 8 degrees outside and you have to wear about 12 layers to walk a few blocks, all you want is summer. (Sun, and all things hot…)  All I want to do is imagine cute clothes, ice cream cones, and long walks in the sunshine.  At least for now, we can all escape the winter doldrums with a good book. Am I right?

Let’s talk about Nantucket Blue. Debut writer Leila Howland blew me away with her tale of a Cricket’s unexpected summer spent in Nantucket after a best friend break up and huge changes back at home. From vibrant supporting characters to a whoa-whoa-whoa electric romantic interest and trying to figure out why her best friendship no longer exists, Nantucket Blue remains one of my top YA discoveries. And the setting! Nantucket. I promise you will feel warm and cozy in no time (and probably ready to book a plane ticket too).

While there’s no better way to channel summer then by picking up Nantucket Blue, how about we do a little shopping too? It was a blast to piece together this themed gift pack because nautical is one of my favorite themes in decor, clothing, whatever. If it’s nautical I probably love it. Hope you enjoy this glimpse into the book, as we await the warmer weather and, most importantly, the highly anticipated follow-up to Nantucket Blue: Nantucket Red.

Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland Themed Gift Pack

1. I think it’s obvious from most of this mood board that I’ve gone pretty nautical with my picks. I cannot help it! When I think of Nantucket, I think of boats and dressing neat and preppy. How cute is this scarf from the Gap?

2. Kate Spade has the cutest spring line right now featuring everything nautical. It was so hard for me to narrow it down but since Cricket spends most of her summer on the go… how could I not go with this over-sized pouch. You can use these for your electronic devices but lately I’ve been packing jewelry and important papers in them.

3. When I talked to Magan about this gift pack, she was like CRICKET SHOULD BRING SOMETHING TO NANTUCKET TO MAKE HER FEEL AT HOME. Okay, she didn’t scream it but I loved the idea. A pillow is easy to pack, and the saying is pretty indicative of most of Cricket’s moves in Nantucket Blue. (Paper Presentation)

4. Here’s another Magan inspired pick. When Fossil sent out an email about their newest line of watches, we were both drooling over this mint green one. And Cricket needs it. To make it to her stops over the summer — working at the hotel, interning, and catching time with her romantic interest.

5. I’m always looking for the best way to transport all my belongings for a short weekend away. Since Cricket is gone for most of the summer, I think this Kate Spade Saturday Weekender Bag is the way to go. The zippered shoe compartment is a great feature.

6. And last but certainly not least… this dress is inspired by one of my favorite moments in Nantucket Blue. And one I could totally relate to. It may not be an exact replica of what actually transpires (or ends up in Cricket’s closet) but it’s colorful, it’s youthful, and I think rightfully represents the happier parts of this very different kind of summer for our main character. (Guys, I was not kidding about the splurge. This dress is $348 from Anthropologie. A girl can dream…)

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Nantucket Blue, too!

Stay cozy, friends!

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February 1, 2014 - 4:00 am

Alexa S. - Reading this post was probably the best and worst thing ever. Best, because these things are so cute (and I really think I want to get that pillow or something similar to it) and I’m reminded of the awesome time that is summer. Worst, because now I wish it was actually summer! GAH. But seriously, great picks E! Everything definitely is in theme with the book.

January 29, 2014 - 5:41 pm

Betty - LOVE THIS POST!! Obviously… a big reason is because I love Leila Howland and Nantucket Blue!! You ladies did an awesome job putting together this themed gift pack! I especially love that scarf and watch!! I’m drooling too! THIS MAKES ME WANT SUMMER TO BE HERE NOWWW!

January 29, 2014 - 10:25 am

Leah - So, yeah, I’m totally living through this post right now. If I wish hard enough for sun it’ll happen, right? …RIGHT?

That scarf is absolutely adorable and I am a watch fiend! :( Anthropologie, why must you be so pretty and so expensive?? There’s a store near me and that’s just too cruel.

January 28, 2014 - 6:11 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Oh. My. Gosh. I need that watch. Love it so much. Well, I don’t really need it, because, you know, I already have too many watches. Bit still, love it!

January 28, 2014 - 2:49 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - LOVE the dress! Holy cows, I could not even imagine spending that much on it though!
You are too darn cute. I love these types of things and this is such a fun little gift pack! Makes me long for the summer and the days when it was warm and I sat on my balcony reading Nantucket Blue!

January 28, 2014 - 2:13 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I want that dress! Why is it $348? But it makes me so happy that I no longer work down the street from an Anthropologie and I’m no longer tempted by all of their evil, over-priced, so adorable clothing. Great choices all around, I love this idea!

January 28, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Rachel - AHH I love this. The new Kate Spade line is my favorite and I want pretty much everything. I could totally imagine myself (and Cricket!) using all of these things. Thanks for the little burst of sunshine in this terrible weather!

January 28, 2014 - 11:25 am

Emma @ HopefulHappiness - I love Nantucket Blue!! I also love, love, love putting together book-inspired inspiration boards. I need to get back to doing that more!

My favorite item has to be that scarf! I need it in my life asap!

January 28, 2014 - 10:37 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - While I’m in NO hurry to invite summer into my life, I must admit that if I had to live with your kind of winter, I’d probably feel the same as you do. :) Anyway, I LOVE that scarf! Love it! And I really enjoyed Nantucket Blue and can’t wait for Nantucket Red. Great post, E!!

January 28, 2014 - 9:40 am

alice-jane - I feel warm just by looking at your picks! It’s so cold right now and there’s wind chill too, which does nothing to alleviate the problem. I’ve never read Nantucket Blue, but I love your picks! I have a weakness for blue, preppy things, I suppose, haha. I love this nautical necklace on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/71530500/anchor-necklace-nautical-style-gold-and

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Estelle: Recipe for a Happy Life by Brenda Janowitz

Recipe for a Happy Life by Brenda JanowitzRecipe for a Happy Life by Brenda Janowitz ( web | tweet )
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Pages: 336
Target audience: adult
Keywords: summer in the Hamptons, mothers/daughters, moving forward
Format read: ARC eBook provided by author. (Thank you!)

Summary: After a mini-disaster, Hannah, a lawyer in NYC, escapes to the Hamptons for the summer to spend time with her grandmother and figure things out.

When it’s starting to get super frigid outside, there’s nothing like reading a book about the summertime.

Recipe for a Happy Life contains so many of the details I love to read about: the Hamptons, complicated grandmother/mother/ daughter relationships, and a perfect pinch of romance to spice things up.

Hannah is at her wit’s end when her boyfriend’s mother accuses her of trying to kill her boyfriend (it was a mistake! he’s alive!) and runs off to the comfort of her grandmother. Never being close with her always on the go, legendary photographer mother, Hannah finds comfort in her glamorous and generous grandmother (who has been married multiple times) and though she never feels like she can live up to her grandmother’s expectations, she is happy to be in her presence. (Even if this means attending parties she doesn’t want to go to and being dressed up in expensive clothes.)

As you can probably guess, Hannah’s hope for a “no drama” few months in the Hamptons is anything but. When she bumps into Nate, a guy she went to law school with and pretty much loathes, she can’t seem to get rid of him and soon realizes, maybe she doesn’t really want to. Then there’s her mother’s visit, countless frosty interactions and a hidden family secret that comes to the surface and threatens to break bonds just as more bad news comes crashing down.

It may seem like a lot (and it is, for one summer) but Janowitz balances all of the unfortunate news with some vibrant supporting characters like the charming Nate, rock star Jaime, and teenaged Hunter who injects a certain amount of innocence and comedy into these pages. I swear, his character is so memorable and I loved how Hunter and Hannah formed an unlikely (but much needed for both) bond during this summer. Janowitz’s attention to her secondary characters truly made Recipe for a Happy Life stand out amongst other beachy dramas.

This book was practically burning a hole in my bag. Every time I had to put it down, I couldn’t wait for the next free moment when I could pick it up again. All of the life-altering events that occur during Hannah’s summer seem so necessary to her growth as a person and also assisted her in letting go of old prejudices she had held onto for years. By the end of the book, she is more independent, more understanding of her family, and also has a clearer focus on what she wants for the future.

I am officially a Brenda Janowitz fan!

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January 29, 2014 - 11:19 am

Leah - Oh, this sounds LOVELY!! This is going straight to my To Read list. I have to admit I’m a little disappointed food wasn’t involved though :)

January 28, 2014 - 3:38 pm

Meg - Sounds so good! I feel like I read a book by Janowitz many moons ago — the name rings a bell — but now I can’t remember. Off to investigate!

January 27, 2014 - 11:49 pm

Wendy @ Book Scents - Definitely adding this to read! It sounds really good! Never heard of it before but you make me want to read it! stupid book buying ban… will look for it on my next library trip!

January 27, 2014 - 7:48 pm

Alexa S. - You’ve seriously got to stop doing this to me, E. Every time you write about a book (especially adult fiction), you convince me that it warrants at least a try! (Obviously, this went straight onto my list of books to check out). But seriously, Recipe for a Happy Life sounds pretty darn good!

January 27, 2014 - 4:29 pm

alice-jane - This book sounds wonderful and offers a great escape from the freezing cold weather that I’m experiencing right now! (-21C). I’m happy that the unfortunate news in the book is balanced out since I’m wary of characters with a lot of unfortunate happenings. Also, it’s good to know that the things that happened in the book, despite how bad they may have seemed allowed Hannah to grow.

January 27, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Ok, you sold me. I probably would never have picked this one up based on the cover, but it sounds really good!

January 27, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I love it when I discover a new author that I love. Also, I am a big fan of reading books out of season. If it’s freezing cold winter, I love books set during the hottest months of Summer. And if I’m sweating buckets, bring on the winter books.

January 27, 2014 - 9:40 am

Kimi @ Geeky Chiquitas - Oohhh I love summer books! This sounds like such a cute read, I’m glad you enjoyed it! Great review :)

-Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

January 27, 2014 - 9:38 am

Jessica - Oooh- Putting this on my TO READ list!!!

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