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Estelle: Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins

Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: October 1, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Pages: 268 Target audience: Young adult/mature Keywords: Marines, cooking, post-high school fears Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!) Summary: When Cami’s stepmom’s nephew, Julian, is terribly injured in Afghanistan, he moves into Cami’s bedroom […]

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May 2, 2014 - 9:01 am

Unraveled by Jen Frederick (Why in 5) - […] is a Marine. Okay, so what? So what is Julian in Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins, Travis in Something Like Normal by Trish Doller and even Aiden The […]

November 4, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Alexa Y. - I really, really, REALLY want to read this book! I might have snagged a copy after seeing it being talked about on Twitter, but your thoughts on it have definitely convinced me that I should bump it up on the reading list. It sounds fun, but it also sounds like it’s got a lot of depth — and I love that!

November 1, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Judith - Everyone has been raving about this book lately, which makes me want to pick it up. That’s funny, because I would never read it if it weren’t for all these raving reviews. It’s great that sex is so well handled in this book, because I always roll my eyes at characters whose first time is “perfect”. Yeah right. I’m glad you enjoyed this so much, and I think I just might get myself a copy soon. 🙂

October 31, 2013 - 9:16 am

Big Kids' Table: YA/NA Authors Chat "Grown Up" Books, Estelle - […] Follow Sabrina | My review of Stir Me Up | Add The Sun Also Rises to […]

October 24, 2013 - 12:01 am

Review: Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins | Quinn's Book Nook - […] on this book.  So many bloggers loved this book, so I urge you to check out some of their reviews (Estelle, Betty, Cass) because maybe this book will blow you […]

October 21, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - You’ve convinced me I should REread this one soon! Seriously, thanks for bringing this book to my attention. And I love that our reviews are a bit similar in format and content. That’s why we’re friends. 😀

October 15, 2013 - 8:05 am

Gaby @ Queen Ella Bee Reads - EVERYONE is making me want to read this one RIGHT NOW. I might just have to. Oh well.

October 14, 2013 - 8:42 pm

April Books & Wine - I bought this after “listening” to twitter chatter about it.

There are slow burns? HUZZAH!

October 13, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Lauren @ Lose Time Reading - *Swoon* I love Julian!!! I’m so glad you loved this one Estelle… and I loved the slow burning romance as well. It’s actually probably my favorite part about the book (well, ok besides the cooking and the swooning :P), it’s so rare to see one of those lately and AH! I died for it 🙂 Love your review!!!

October 12, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Vivian - While I enjoyed this, I didn’t love it like I was hoping. I def loved J&C’s relationship, the buildup and how real it felt, and all the food references, but besides that, it didn’t do anything for me. I especially hated Cami’s dad, haha. Anyways, glad you liked it Estelle!

October 10, 2013 - 10:14 am

Cassie - Obviously I loved this book as well. It was truly so much more than I had expected and I’m glad you enjoyed it so much as well!

I totally agree on the slow burn romance and obviously the whole book is DELICIOUS 😉

Can’t wait for the NEXT!!

October 9, 2013 - 3:44 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - You know I was totally blown away by this one and absolutely loved it. I’m really glad you and other people have loved it too because when I finished I was so shocked at how much I loved it that I wondered if I was going a little crazy or if it was really that good.

And Something Like Normal is a great comparison. Now that I’m thinking about it I actually think Cami and Harper are a lot a like, too. They both have hobbies and passions, they’re both daughters of single fathers, and they’re both that very real blend of confidence/insecurity that’s totally appropriate for girls their age.

October 9, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Yes! Yes, you have totally convinced me that I need to read Stir Me Up. I wasn’t sure at first, because Cami already had a boyfriend. I wasn’t sure if there would be cheating, so I was a little hesitant. But clearly this book is right up my alley. Plus, yay for funny parts!

Thanks for the review!

October 9, 2013 - 10:58 am

Lucy - Oh my this book does sound good! Humor, and food, and slow burn romance are some of my favorite book topics. So eager to read this one.

October 9, 2013 - 10:01 am

Maria - Oh, you’re good! Yet so very bad for my wallet. But I’ll forgive you this time since it was basically for free. 🙂

October 9, 2013 - 9:24 am

Christina @ Allodoxophobia - YES 100% all of the above. The funny was actually my favorite part and what I felt really sets this one apart from other contemporary YA/NA romances.