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Estelle: Since Last Summer by Joanna Philbin

Since Last Summer by Joanna Philbin ( web | tweet ) See review of Rules of Summer. Publication Date: June 3, 2014 Publisher: Little, Brown Pages: 304 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Hamptons, summer, friendship, relationships, secrets Format read: Bought a hardcover copy. Summary: Isabel and Rory are back in the Hamptons for the summer. This time, Rory is a […]

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August 12, 2014 - 8:32 pm

Alexa S. - Is it a strange thing to say that this review reminded me that I should read Rules of Summer? You know that I adore stories that feature friendship in any way. Plus, the Hamptons is a fun setting! I’m sorry to hear that Since Last Summer didn’t have quite the same effect on you though.

August 12, 2014 - 12:45 pm

Cassie - GIRL. I feel you on this! While I still enjoyed, Rules was DEFINITELY far superior to this installment. I still love our main gals, but I felt the story needed some work and less jumpiness onto NEW characters that weren’t entirely necessary. Maybe some new people should be added NEXT book, but this one? We just didn’t need them all. And I’m a bit over the boyfriend sharing storyline, yes/no?

Estelle: Until We Touch by Susan Mallery

Until We Touch by Susan Mallery ( web | tweet ) Part of the Fool’s Gold Series. Publication Date: June 24, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 384 Target audience: Adult Keywords: PR company, small town, best friends, romance Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: When Larissa relocated to Fool’s Gold from Los Angeles, it was for her job […]

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August 12, 2014 - 10:12 pm

Alexa S. - Your review made me smile 🙂 I think that’s a good enough reason for me to try and check out this series at some point, yes? Plus, it’s always fun to watch two best friends fall in love.

August 8, 2014 - 12:16 am

Estelle - I just fixed it! Thanks for the heads up! 🙂 And for stopping in, of course!

August 7, 2014 - 6:07 pm

Brianna - Sounds like a perfect beach read.

P.S. Your Amazon link isn’t working. 🙁

August 7, 2014 - 11:02 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I finally read my first Fool’s Gold book (Chasing Perfect) not too long ago, and it was a really fun read. Do you have a favorite in the series? I liked Chasing Perfect but I wasn’t madly in love either.

I am very curious about the relationship between Jack and Larissa in this one. I am always a sucker for best friend turn lovers romance.

Estelle: Blazed by Jason Myers

Blazed by Jason Myers ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: June 17, 2014 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 528 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: divorce, broken hearts, San Francisco, music Format read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss. (Thanks!) Warning: Blazed contains drug use, sex, and manipulative parents. Summary: When armed with oxy and music, Jamie’s life […]

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July 27, 2014 - 11:00 am

Shelve It: New Books / New Books / Giveaway - […] want you to consider buying AFTER I DO (contemporary fiction) + BLAZED (dark contemporary […]

July 25, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Alexa S. - E, Blazed sounds like a really, really compelling contemporary. Seriously, your review has completely sold me on wanting to read this story! I would, most of all, like to meet Jamie. He sounds like such a flawed, real character and his story sounds like the type of story that will suck me right in. This is DEFINITELY going on my TBR.

Estelle: Your Perfect Life by L. Fenton & L. Steinke

Your Perfect Life by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: June 10, 2014 Publisher: Washington Square Press Pages: 304 Target audience: Adult Keywords: magic, regret, friendship, Hollywood, Freaky Friday, motherhood, marriage Format: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: Casey and Rachel have been best friends since they were kids, […]

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July 13, 2014 - 10:35 pm

Alexa S. - I have a feeling I’ll be ordering this book next week, or visiting a bookstore to snag it. There’s seriously something so intriguing about this story! I love that it’s a Freaky Friday situation between besties, and that it made you think about those questions in your last paragraph. Great review, as always, and you don’t need to tell me twice to buy it 😉

July 13, 2014 - 7:43 pm

Nuzaifa @ Say It with Books - Your Perfect Life sounds both intense and funny at the same time! It sounds like the kinda read that makes you think back and re-evaluate your priorities.

Definitely adding this to my wish list-Quite surprised that I haven’t seen this before!

Brilliantly reviewed, Estelle! 🙂

July 10, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Courtney @ Courtney Reads A Lot - Gahhhh I meant The Change-Up not The Switch. lol Silly Courtney!

July 10, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Courtney @ Courtney Reads A Lot - This book sounds intense! Definitely like Freaky Friday or The Switch (great movie btw)! I’m glad you enjoyed it. It really sounds like a heartfelt, touching read. Beautifully written, Estelle!

July 10, 2014 - 11:09 am

Meg - I was a Chick Lit is Not Dead reader for ages, so I’m super pumped to read this one. So glad you enjoyed it and to know it’s worthwhile!

July 10, 2014 - 9:16 am

Daphne Trumps - gah! i can’t wait to get my hands on this book. fantastic review, it sounds like everything i could hope for in a book like this is there.

Estelle: Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: June 3, 2014 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 352 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: disabilities, disorders, senior year of high school, parents/children, friendship/romance Format read: ARC from Jamie (Perpetual Page Turner)! Thank you. Summary: Amy convinces her mom to ditch the adult aide […]

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December 17, 2014 - 10:10 am

Reading Challenge: Dive Into Diversity | Intro + Sign Up - […] Leads to You | Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel Even in Paradise | Rites of Passage | Say What You Will | The Tragedy […]

July 10, 2014 - 4:23 pm

Mel@thedailyprophecy - I feel in love with the imperfect characters and how realistic they felt to me. I completely agree with what you say: how they not always did and said the right things. It wasn’t hard to connect with them that way 🙂

July 8, 2014 - 10:22 pm

Alexa S. - This is the one instance in a long, long time where we actually have different opinions of a novel! While I liked some of Say What You Will, it actually didn’t wind up having the same positive effect on me as it had on you. I just had difficulty connecting with these characters, which always makes a book harder for me to really get into. But I’m glad you loved it!

July 7, 2014 - 3:32 pm

Lauren @ Love is not a triangle - I try to stay away from too much comparison as well, and I’m happy to hear that this book stands on its own. I like that you talk about these characters being complicated and complex, and that these two had to decide whether to cross the line out of friendship, with college around the corner. I didn’t know this book covers such a large amount of time, that is a treat as well. Amy and Matt and all their flaws sound fascinating and I can’t wait to meet them. Great review!

July 7, 2014 - 3:19 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - YES! I just picked this up (at a secondhand book story for $8, no less!) and now I’m super excited to read it.

July 7, 2014 - 10:05 am

Amara @ Mine For The Reading - I’ve not heard a damn thing about this book but, oh, how I want it now. It’s a combination of lust for the cover and the idea that Megan M. is stoked about this book and that you wrote such a convincing, tempting review on its behalf. Definitely adding this to my TBR.

Estelle: The Promise by Robyn Carr

The Promise by Robin Carr ( web | tweet ) Part of the Thunder Point series. Publication Date: June 24, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 363 Target audience: Adult Keywords: small towns, medical practices, single parents with children, big families Format read: ARC paperback from Little Bird Publicity. (Thanks!) We last reviewed: The Chance by Robyn Carr Summary: Peyton hopes […]

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August 26, 2014 - 9:01 am

The Homecoming (Thunder Point series) by Robyn Carr Review - […] Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon | Buy on B&N | Review of The Promise by Robyn Carr […]

July 3, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Alexa S. - I so, so agree with every single thing you’ve said about The Promise, and the Thunder Point series overall! Seriously, it’s one of my favorite contemporary romance series. The setting is stunning (and I would love to visit Cooper’s beach bar!), and the characters have just wormed their way into my heart. LOVE IT!

June 29, 2014 - 7:03 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog Shelve It: Pre-4th of July - […] Promise by Robyn Carr: lovely small town + sweet romance! A favorite of 2014: My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker: […]

June 28, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Leah - WEEPING and KICKING myself right now because I’m slacking with this series!!

June 27, 2014 - 11:54 am

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - I’m behind on this series! I need to catch up pronto.

June 27, 2014 - 10:40 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I know what you mean about the Pacific Northwest. I’m not usually that interested in visiting the west coast. California I could leave or take. But the PNW – yest please!

I haven’t read any of Carr’s books, but I adore romances and small towns. I will definitely have to look into this one.