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(Review) The Art of French Kissing

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The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. Shrum Publication Date: June 5, 2018 Pages: 256 (paperback) Genre: Young Adult/Romance My Goodreads Rating: 4 stars
Goodreads Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Carter Lane has wanted to be a chef since she was old enough to ignore her mom's warnings to stay away from the hot stove. And now she has the chance of a lifetime: a prestigious scholarship competition in Savannah, where students compete all summer in Chopped style challenges for a full-ride to one of the best culinary schools in the country. The only impossible challenge ingredient in her basket: Reid Yamada.

After Reid, her cute but unbearably cocky opponent, goes out of his way to screw her over on day one, Carter vows revenge, and soon they're involved in a full-fledged culinary war. Just as the tension between them reaches its boiling point, Carter and Reid are forced to work together if they want to win, and Carter begins to wonder if Reid's constant presence in her brain is abou…

(Review) Intercepted

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Intercepted by Alexa Martin Publication Date: September 4, 2018 Pages: 320 (kindle) Genre: Contemporary Romance My Goodreads Rating: 4 stars
Goodreads Synopsis:
Marlee thought she scored with the man of her dreams only to be scorched by a bad breakup. Now there's a new player on the horizon and he's in a whole league of his own...
Marlee Harper is the perfect girlfriend. She's sure had enough practice, dating her NFL-star boyfriend for the last ten years. But when she discovers her wide-receiver boyfriend has been tackling other women on the sly, she vows to never date an athlete again. Only one problem: Gavin Pope, the new hotshot quarterback and a fling from the past, has Marlee in his sights.

Gavin fights to show Marlee he's nothing like her ex and what a future can be like for them. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to let her escape her past. Gavin's teammates' wives, who never led the welcome wagon, are not happy with her return, and they have only one thin…

(Review) Ghosted

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Ghosted by Rosie Walsh  Publication Date: July 24, 2018 Pages: 352 (hardcover) Genre: Contemporary My Goodreads Rating: 4 stars Synopsis: 
Seven perfect days. Then he disappeared. A love story with a secret at its heart.

When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it's mutual: It's as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn't call.
Sarah's friends tell her to forget about him, but she can't. She knows something's happened--there must be an explanation.
Minutes, days, weeks go by as Sarah becomes increasingly worried. But then she discovers she's right. There is a reason for Eddie's disappearance, and it's the one thing they didn't share with each other: the truth.
My Review:  I love when a book …

(Review) When Katie Met Cassidy

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When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri Publication Date: June 19th, 2018 Pages: 272 (hardcover) Genre: Contemporary My Goodreads Rating: 2.5 stars
Synopsis:

When it comes to Cassidy, Katie can't think straight.
Katie Daniels, a twenty-eight-year-old Kentucky transplant with a strong set of traditional values, has just been dumped by her fiancé when she finds herself seated across a negotiating table from native New Yorker Cassidy Price, a sexy, self-assured woman wearing a man's suit. At first neither of them knows what to make of the other, but soon their undeniable connection will bring into question everything each of them thought they knew about sex and love.

When Katie Met Cassidy is a romantic comedy about gender and sexuality, and the importance of figuring out who we are in order to go after what we truly want. It's also a portrait of a high-drama subculture where barrooms may as well be bedrooms, and loyal friends fill in the spaces absent families leave behind. Katie&#…

(Review) Sparrow

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Sparrow by Sarah Moon Publication Date: October 10th, 2017 Pages: 272 (hardcover) Genre: Middle Grade My Goodreads Rating: 4 stars

Goodreads Synopsis:
Sparrow has always had a difficult time making friends. She would always rather stay home on the weekends with her mother, an affluent IT executive at a Manhattan bank, reading, or watching the birds, than play with other kids. And that's made school a lonely experience for her. It's made LIFE a lonely experience.

But when the one teacher who really understood her -- Mrs. Wexler, the school librarian, a woman who let her eat her lunch in the library office rather than hide in a bathroom stall, a woman who shared her passion for novels and knew just the ones she'd love -- is killed in a freak car accident, Sparrow's world unravels and she's found on the roof of her school in an apparent suicide attempt.

With the help of an insightful therapist, Sparrow finally reveals the truth of her inner life. And it's here that she d…

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Worlds I'd Want/Never Want to Live In

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You know I love a good Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly feature brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl.This week's topic is Bookish Worlds I'd Want/Never Want to Live In. I did a half a half list because I just couldn't think of enough places I'd want to be in. 
Do Want 
1. Harry Potter

2. Percy Jackson

3. Babysitters Club 

4. Anna and the French Kiss

5. Neverland 

Never Want
6. Hunger Games: I'm weak. 
7. Divergent: I'm weak. 
8. Twilight: Okay, but if Bella and Jacob aren't there I'll go. 
9. Red Rising: Space is scary and everyone dies. (BUT READ THIS SERIES IT'S SO GOOD.)
10. The Giver: I love feeling feelings. 
As always, here's Chris Evans for your time. 

(Review) A World Without You

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A World Without You by Beth Revis Publication Date: July 19th, 2016 Pages: 384 (hardcover) Genre: Young Adult My Goodreads Rating: 2.5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis:
What if finding her means losing himself?
Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his worried parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have “superpowers.”

At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofía, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Sofía helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofía, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age.

But even the strength of their love isn’t enough to help Sofía escape her deep depres…