Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Long May She Reign


Title: Long May She Reign
Author: Rhiannon Thomas
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy 
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: February 21, 2017
Pages: 422
My Rating: 
The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl’s unexpected rise to power. Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne. Freya may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, Freya knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom – and her life. Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisors. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her, but also wanted more power for himself. As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown. 
 An unlikely girl who is destined to become Queen.

Fantasy novels are always a make or break for me. I do not typically read a lot of them. However, the suspense aspect of this book intrigued me to pick it up. The mystery did not disappoint in the slightest. I kind of suspected the murderer but I was not let down by this. The main character annoyed me. Freya is so unsure of herself. To the point where it's almost too much. The father daughter relationship made me smile. The plot fell flat for me and that's why it got a two star review from me. I just wanted something more and nothing really happened. There is no complexity to this story. The book needed more world building. The kingdom was hardly even talked about and how it came to be in the first place. Some fantasy novels go way too in depth with different lands etc but this one has nothing! This book was a huge letdown.


Rhiannon Thomas is an English Lit grad from Princeton University. She currently lives in York, England, in the shadow of a 13th century Gothic cathedral. When she isn’t lost in YA fantasy, she writes about feminism and the media on her blog, FeministFiction.com.


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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Roomies


Title: Roomies
Author: Christina Lauren
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Gallery Books
Published: December 5, 2017
Pages: 368
My Rating: 
From subway to Broadway to happily ever after. Modern love in all its thrill, hilarity, and uncertainty has never been so compulsively readable as in New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren’s romantic novel. Marriages of convenience are so...inconvenient. For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend into the subway station near her apartment, drawn to the captivating music performed by her street musician crush. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, fate steps in one night in the form of a drunken attacker. Calvin Mcloughlin rescues her, but quickly disappears when the police start asking questions. Using the only resource she has to pay the brilliant musician back, Holland gets Calvin an audition with her uncle, Broadway’s hottest musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until his reason for disappearing earlier becomes clear: he’s in the country illegally, his student visa having expired years ago. Seeing that her uncle needs Calvin as much as Calvin needs him, a wild idea takes hold of her. Impulsively, she marries the Irishman, her infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves and Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway—in the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting—will Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?
 Love at first sight that turns into a marriage arrangement.

Well first, I would like to say that I adore Calvin and his Irish accent. I have a soft spot for anything Irish. The book all in all was just average for me. I wish that I would have swooned more. It's not that I did not like it it's just it didn't do anything crazy for me either. It was just an average read. I enjoyed some parts more than others..... Overall, it was very predictable. I became annoyed at Holland a lot because of all her self doubt. She often did not feel good enough for Calvin. In my head, I could hear myself saying "Girl, he adores you!!! Stop being so dang naive." My eyes were rolling a lot while reading. Holland's gay uncles were the best part of this story. All in all one big average read. I feel nothing........ If you don't want anything complicated to read this is your book.




Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 30+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.) We don't respond to private messages here, so please contact us via twitter (@seeCwrite for Christina and @LolaShoes for Lauren) or our site. Thank you!!


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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Bet Between Us


The Bet Between Us
Brandon Moore
Publication date: February 5th 2019
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Donald Cerlino only cares about three things: money, getting girls, and gambling. His friends are so impressed with his abilities with women, they start calling him Don Juan. When senior year starts, he’s got a list of girls he wants to add to the growing number of notches on his headboard. So when his best friend, Thomas, bets Donald that his skills aren’t enough to nab the school valedictorian, Alaina Pizzo, Donald is up for the challenge. What Thomas doesn’t know is that Donald has had a crush on Alaina since kindergarten. Problem is, Alaina hates his guts.
When Donald’s feelings for Alaina start to show, Thomas begins to turn against him. Thomas wanted Donald to see the error of his ways when it comes to women, not abandon their friendship for yet another girl. The deeper Donald gets, the more he wants a future with Alaina, but that means revealing why he started talking to her in the first place. When Thomas starts threatening to tell Alaina the truth, Donald has to decide if he wants to lose the love of his life or his best friend.
Donald realizes he took a bet he can’t win. The great Don Juan may lose everything.
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Author Bio:
Brandon was born in Bridgeton, NJ in 1991. He started writing in the first grade when his teacher gave him an assignment to write a story that had to do with Halloween. He chose to write a story about werewolves and the rest is history. Since then he's written poetry, lyrics to quite a few songs, a ton of reviews on music, movies, video games, etc. He currently resides in Carney's Point, New Jersey, with his wife and cat.


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Monday, February 4, 2019

2019 BEAT THE BACKLIST

When I saw this challenge, I knew instantly that I should participate because my TBR shelf has been getting a little out of hand the last couple of months. This is my current list of all the books that I will hopefully tackle because this girl needs more book room. I will be updating this post and list every single time I finish a book on the list. Hopefully, I can keep the reading momentum going.
A new year, a new TBR pile, and a new set of readers tackling their backlist!
Welcome to Beat the Backlist (the 2019 edition)! This reading challenge dedicated to helping you knock those backlist books off your ever-growing to-read list.
Any genre, any format, any length. Any book published in 2018 or earlier is fair game.
Re-reads count. And you don’t have to own the book!

Guidelines

  • The book must have been published in 2018 or earlier to count. It can be in any format (including an ARC/eARC) as long as the release date is earlier than 2019.
  • You have to start and finish the book in 2019 to count it. Any books started in 2018 and finished in 2019 do not count. Any books started in 2019 and finish in 2020 also do not count.

The challenge runs from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
(your local time)
TBR LIST (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

  1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  2. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  3. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
  4. Embraced by the Light by Betty J. Eadie
  5. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  6. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
  7. Beneath The Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire 
  8. The Fellowship of The Ring by JRR Tolkien 
  9. Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  10. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  11. You by Caroline Kepnes
  12. The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle
  13. The Woman in Cabin Ten by Ruth Ware
  14. Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
  15. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  16. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
  17. To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin
  18. The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold 
  19. The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
  20. Little Lion by Brandy Colbert
  21. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  22. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
  23. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  24. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
  25. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  26. King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
  27. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  28. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  29. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  30. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
  31. The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
  32. Ghosted by Rosie Walsh
  33. The Girls by Emma Cline
  34. Roomies by Christina Lauren
  35. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick 
  36. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  37. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  38. Long May She Reign Rhiannon Thomas 
  39. My Life After Death by Erik Medhus
  40. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian 
I think that's a good list so far. Even though, I have way more unread books on my shelf.... this is where I would like to start. I don't want to make this list so unrealistically long either. I think this list is a good place to start. Which book should I get to first? Are any of the books listed above your favorite? 




#BeatTheBacklist     #BeatTheBacklist2019


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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight


Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Published: January 2, 2012
Pages: 236
My Rating: 
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?  Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's sitting in her row. A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more? Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it. 
 A typical young love at first sight story.

I wanted to like this book.... I really did. Granted, I did not have high hopes going into it. For this reason, I wasn't really so called let down by not liking it that much but I did want to give the story rather high expectations. The concept of falling in love with someone at an airport intrigued me. The story dragged on and I became very bored. Often, I found myself pissed off at Hadley when she would be so rude to her father. He clearly adored his daughter and just fell in love with another girl. He had no intention on hurting her mom. Hadley is very young and naive about love. Even when she's an older teen. I know knowledge comes with time and growth but come on! GIVE YOUR POOR DAD A BREAK!!! I am glad she did in the end. 

Her sob stories were super juvenile. I have no idea why there's higher ratings for this book. The only thing this book has going for it is that it's a fast read. The only reason this book did not get a 1 from me is purely because it was set in London and that Hadley finally forgave her father. THANK GOD! If you want a book with no substance and do not want to think then pick this one up. For being a short story this book drags on and seems so much longer. This is a book where I did not care for any of the characters. 



Jennifer E. Smith is the author of eight books for young adults, including WINDFALL and THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. She earned her master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and her writing has been translated into 33 languages.








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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Surface Breaks


Title: The Surface Breaks
Author: Louise O'Neill
Genre: Fantasy Retelling 
Publisher: Scholastic
Published: May 3, 2018
Pages: 320
My Rating: 
Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice? Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding.
A new take on the classic Little Mermaid.
                                                                     

First let me just say The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney movie. Going into this book I did not have high expectations because it's a story that I have cherished from my childhood immensely. For that reason the two star rating wasn't as much of a let down to me. Honestly, I really only wanted this book because of the beautiful cover. I mean come on just look at it! It is one of the most beautiful book covers I have ever seen. The actual book itself on the inside even has shiny fish scales. I wanted it for the sole purpose of the cover and the way it looks alone to stand out on my book shelf hahaha. This book took me months to finally finish. If it wasn't for the sole fact that it was based off the Little Mermaid.... I would not have finished this book. That's why I was in no rush to finish it. I was very close to DNF this book and not finish it. I kept reading because of the premise alone. The only reason it doesn't get a one star from me is because I actually did enjoy the ending quite a bit. It was something different than the average Disney ending. I will give the novel that. There were a lot of triggering topics in here. I was looking for the beloved Disney story I had grown up on and instead was delivered difficult topics to read. It just overall was not my thing and I was not in the mood in the slightest. Thank god the actual book is short. Otherwise, I would never have finished it. This novel was one big flop. This book is not for children!!




Louise O' Neill is from Clonakilty, in west Cork. After graduating with a BA in English Studies at Trinity College Dublin, she went on to complete a post-grad in Fashion Buying at DIT. Having spent a year in New York working for Kate Lanphear, the senior Style Director of ELLE magazine, she returned home to Ireland to write her first novel.

She went from hanging out on set with A-list celebrities to spending most of her days in pyjamas while she writes, and has never been happier.

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Piggybacker Book Blitz


Piggybacker
Mikki Noble
(Vessel of Lost Souls, #1)
Publication date: January 28th 2019
Genres: Thriller, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
TOO LATE TO SAVE HIS LIFE. NOT TOO LATE TO BRING HIM BACK.
Everyone thinks Marley tried to take her own life, that is, except Marley. After her mother sends her to a youth center for troubled teens, she starts hearing the voice of a boy who claims he was murdered and begins questioning her own sanity. The voice is Gavin, a seventeen-year-old boy who promises Marley he can help her find the truth about what happened the day she supposedly tried to kill herself—if she completes a resurrection spell in the next four days.
Upon discovering Gavin’s death in the newspaper, Marley realizes she’s not hallucinating, and that she has a chance to save Gavin’s soul and clear her name. The task seems simple: complete the spell, then she and Gavin are free, right? But a powerful, unseen force is determined to stop her, and soon Marley finds herself following clues from the universe to find ingredients for the ritual to save herself and her newfound friend, and most of all, to find the truth about what really happened that day.
Piggybacker is the first in Mikki Noble’s spell-binding Vessel of Lost Souls trilogy, and promises a thrilling mystery with powerful enemies, broken relationships, captivating magic, and two souls both caught up in a plot beyond any they could ever imagine.
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SNEAK PEEKS:
“I didn’t mean to shoot you,” Taylor says, pointing toward the arm he’s holding. That’s when I see the gun is still in her hand. “Besides, it’s only a graze. Don’t be such a baby.” Taylor demands, “Just let her go and we can forget this all happened.”
That’s when the second man jumps in the driver’s seat and the engine turns over. “It’s too late for that. You two are coming with us now.”
“What do I have to do?”
Follow the signs, he tells me. I see his lips move in the mirror, though I still hear his voice echo in my head.
Gavin’s reflection disappears and somehow, I know he’s gone. This magic thing is extremely annoying.
Abruptly, I plummet through the air. Panic sets in and my already racing heart begins pumping like a steam engine about to explode as I slash through heavy fog and closer to the ground. Dead people can’t die, I remind myself. The fall cannot kill me.
Knowing this, I still flinch as the ground closes in. I shudder to think about what’s going to happen and close my eyes tight.
Splat.


Author Bio:
As far back as she can remember, Mikki was creating characters and stories in her head. It wasn't until fate brushed the tip of its wings over her eyes that she began to see that writing was what she was born to do. She loves animals, reading, everything supernatural related, and enjoys spending her free time on social media whenever she can.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Princess of Baker Street Blitz + Giveaway


The Princess of Baker Street
Mia Kerick
Published by: Harmony Ink Press=
Publication date: January 22nd 2019
Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Young Adult
“Always wear your imaginary crown” is Joey Kinkaid’s motto. For years, Joey, assigned male at birth, led the Baker Street kids in daring and imaginative fantasy adventures, but now that they’re teenagers, being a princess is no longer quite so cool. Especially for a child who is seen by the world as a boy.
Eric Sinclair has always been Joey’s best friend and admirer—Prince Eric to Joey’s Princess Ariel—but middle school puts major distance between them. As Eric’s own life takes a dangerous turn for the worse, he stands by and watches as Joey—who persists in dressing and acting too much like a Disney princess for anybody’s comfort—gets bullied. Eric doesn’t like turning his back on Joey, but he’s learned that the secret to teenage survival, especially with and absent mother, is to fly under the radar.
But when Joey finally accepts who she is and comes to school wearing lip gloss, leggings, and a silky pink scarf, the bullies make her life such a misery that she decides to end it all. Eric, in turn, must decide who he really is and what side he wants to stand on… though no matter what he chooses, the consequences with be profound for both teens, and they’ll face them for years to come.
Is there a chance the two teens can be friends again, and maybe even more?
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Every day’s basically the same—it’s like the lunchtime bullying plan is set in stone, and it’s only the end of September. And it’s way worse than it was last year, even though he sat alone then too. Travis gets to sit at the jock table, seeing as he’s on the county football team. He starts in on Joey as soon as he sets his rear end on the bench and drops his lunch tray onto the sticky table. For Travis, “bullying Josie” is sort of like a bad habit he just can’t kick. But I’m pretty sure he’d say it’s more like a hobby he’s real good at.
“All the way through sixth grade, Kinkaid wore a dress, like, every day after school—I kid you not.” He announces this loud enough for the jocks and the entire hot-girl table, and of course, lonely Joey, to hear. And even though Joey wasn’t hiding that he wore his mom’s purple dress after school when we all played together, blabbing about it makes me feel like we’re ratting him out.
An imaginary knife stabs into my gut and twists around. I try not to squirm and to keep my face blank, but it’s next to impossible because my belly hurts like I’m having a baby.
“You’ve got to be kidding me—he wore a freaking dress?” Miles Maroney is always the first guy to jump in whenever things start getting mean and dirty. “But I betcha Josie looked cute, if you go for gays.”
We all laugh, and I mean all of us.
I laugh even though I don’t want to. Because I still remember how it was: Joey was the Princess of Baker Street, and Travis and Emily and Lily and me all looked up to him as much as middle school kids look up to the guys on the soccer team now. Joey was the neighborhood kid with all the best ideas. None of us cared what he wore out to play—not even Travis.
“What a freaking princess!” yells Noah Mayer, and we all laugh some more because Noah is the starting forward on the soccer team, and we pretty much have to laugh at everything he says when he’s trying to be funny, or he won’t pass to us. Maybe I forgot to pay my brain bill, but I know how shit like this works.


Author Bio:
Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—one in law school, another a professional dancer, a third studying at Mia’s alma mater, Boston College, and her lone son, heading off to college. (Yes, the nest is finally empty.) She has published more than twenty books of LGBTQ romance when not editing National Honor Society essays, offering opinions on college and law school applications, helping to create dance bios, and reviewing scholarship essays. Her husband of twenty-five years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about this, as it’s a sensitive subject.
Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled people in complex relationships. She has a great affinity for the tortured hero in literature, and as a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with tales of tortured heroes and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to her wonderful publishers for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.
Her books have been featured in Kirkus Reviews magazine, and have won Rainbow Awards for Best Transgender Contemporary Romance and Best YA Lesbian Fiction, a Reader Views’ Book by Book Publicity Literary Award, the Jack Eadon Award for Best Book in Contemporary Drama, an Indie Fab Award, and a Royal Dragonfly Award for Cultural Diversity, a Story Monsters Purple Dragonfly Award for Young Adult e-book Fiction, among other awards.
Mia Kerick is a social liberal and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of human rights. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology. Contact Mia at miakerick@gmail.com or visit at www.miakerickya.com to see what is going on in Mia’s world.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

The Haunting of Elmwood Manor


The Haunting of Elmwood Manor
Pamela McCord
(a Pekin Dewlap Mystery)
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: March 1st 2019
Genres: Middle-Grade, Mystery
Pekin Dewlap hasn’t seen a ghost since she was twelve. But she’d do anything to get them back. Starting a ghostbusting business with her two best friends, Amber and Scout, seems like the perfect way to accomplish her goal. Of course, playing with ghosts isn’t high on their wish list, so Pekin has to do some arm-twisting to get them on board.
Once committed, Pekin and her friends find themselves in deep, trying to solve the disappearance of fourteen-year-old Miranda Talbert. Miranda went missing in 1918, and her spirit has wandered the halls of Elmwood Manor for the last hundred years.
In the midst of finding Miranda, discovering her budding feelings for Scout, and consoling a terrified Amber, Pekin is met by an angry ghost set on thwarting her plans. Will the Ghosties be able to help Miranda, or will Pekin’s business die before she solves the mystery?


Author Bio:
Pam was born in Arkansas several decades ago. She’s not sure if that makes her a Southern Girl or if moving to Southern California when she was five revokes her Southern Girl card. She started writing later in life when she was challenged by a friend to create a book out of his story idea. Reaching the first 5,000 words was a milestone, but with time and hard work she managed to finish an entire book, much to her surprise. Since then, she’s written several novels, in several genres. Romance, middle grade and paranormal comprise most of her work. Pam has spent over 40 years working as a legal secretary at a law firm in Orange County, California. Aside from writing, she follows the stock market, buying, selling and trading stocks and options. In contrast to that, she loves trips to Las Vegas where she can spend many happy hours at the Pai Gow tables. She shares a condo with her very own My Cat From Hell TV star, Allie, who manages to exude just enough affection to make her scary feral ways tolerable.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Hating Game


Title: The Hating Game
Author: Sally Thorne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: William Morrow 
Published: August 9, 2016
Pages: 387
My Rating: ★★
Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;2) A person’s undoing;3) Joshua Templeman.Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude. 
 The perfect hate to love office story.

I was so worried this book was going to be another flop or a typical chick flick novel. All the reviews for the book have been absolutely stellar so I went into it hoping not to be disappointed like so many other times. But I am happy to report that I absolutely adored this novel. Way more even than I thought I would. Yes, it is kinda predictable but that is what makes it so delicious at the same time. I wish Joshua Templeman was real. Why can't he be real?! The book is soooooo freaking cute. It will make you giggle and squeal like a little girl rooting for the romance of Lucy and Joshua. Yes, I actually squealed out loud while reading. #Embarrassing...... good thing I live alone. I could not put down for the life of me and read the book super fast. The only reason this is not a five star for me is just because of the predictability. Plus, at times I found myself saying out loud, "Lucy, how dense can you be?!!!! Josh freaking adores you." The love to hate trope is my favorite. Banter between characters is a favorite of mine followed by intense kissing. Maybe it's the hopeless romantic in me but I could not get enough in this read. Here is a new favorite of mine.



Sally Thorne lives in Canberra, Australia, and spends her days writing funding submissions and drafting contracts (yawn!) so it's not surprising that after hours she climbs into colorful fictional worlds of her own creation. Sally believes that romance readers are always searching for intensity in their next favorite book--and it isn't always so easy to find. The Hating Game is her first novel.
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