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Spies, Lies, and Allies - A Love Story

I read all of Lisa Brown Roberts’ novels, and I really like each and every one of them. Her characters are amazing and three dimensional; all plots are interesting. Her novels are quick and entertaining reads and I highly recommend them. So...

4 Stars
  • Author: Lisa Brown Roberts
  • Review by: Dunya
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen

You'll Always Have Tara - A Riches to Romance Tale, #2

This is the second book in very funny and entertaining series about three Maxwell sisters who lost their fortune and social status after their father suddenly died. I read the first book in the series "Dreaming of Manderley" featuring the o...

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No Earls Allowed - The Survivors, #2

I had an opportunity to read the first book in the Survivors series and the moment I read it I became very eager to read the whole series. So it is no surprise that I was very happy when the second installment became available to review. I...

5 Stars

Dreaming of Manderley - A Riches to Rags Tale, #1

I love Daphne Du Maurier's "Rebecca". I have read it and re-read it more than dozen times. I know some parts by heart. Also I saw the movie more than once. Actually "Rebecca" is my favorite book of all time. So I was a bit curious when I fo...

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Time to Say Goodbye - Michigan Sweet Romance

In "Time to Say Goodbye" two people who have every reason to hate one another fall in love. I love this kind of romance novel and I was captivated by this story from the first page. There are many obstacles standing in a way of Gargi Kapoor...

4 Stars

Keeping Claudia - Toby & Claudia Book 2

Suzanne McKenna did it again in the second installment of Toby and Claudia’s story. "Keeping Claudia" is a bit shorter than "Saving Toby" but is still almost 400 pages long. The story continues where "Saving Toby" ends, at the beginning of...

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The Art of Holding On and Letting Go

"The Art of Holding on and Letting Go" is a debut YA novel worth reading. The story revolves around Cara Jenkins a teenage girl and competitive climber. Cara lived with her parents and their friend. But one day after the tragic incident tha...

5 Stars

Beautifully Broken

"Beautifully Broken" is one of those stories that had my attention at the first page. It starts with a bang, then it continue with numerous bangs just to end with a bang. This is a story that should be read with heart and not with a head. T...

4 Stars

The Bad Boy Bargain

“The Bad Boy Bargain” is a fun read from page one. The two main characters are Kyle Sawyer and Faith Gladwell, both high-school seniors. They do not run in the same circles because Kyle is a baseball player, while Faith is dating a football...

4 Stars
  • Author: Kendra C. Highley
  • Review by: Dunya
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen

We Are Still Tornadoes

“We Are Still Tornadoes” was great and positive surprise for me. When I started reading it I realized that it was written in epistolary form. This is not my favorite type of writing, but since I really liked the first few pages I decided to...

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  • Authors: Michael Kun, Susan Mullen
  • Review by: Dunya
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Chasing Truth

“Chasing Truth” is one of those stories that you just can’t put down. It has amazing three dimensional characters and an amazing plot. I was hooked from the first chapter and I wanted to know more. The story progressed with a steady pace as...

4 Stars
  • Author: Julie Cross
  • Review by: Dunya
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen

Bedmates - An American Royalty Novel

Nicole Chase starts out a new royal series with “Bedmate”. This time she focuses on America with the An American Royalty Novel series. In the past Chase did a royal series focused on Lilaria and some of those characters will be in this new...

4 Stars

Ugly

“Ugly” is the second book by Sam Crescent that I’ve read. It was a quick read, not just due to relatively small number of pages (a little bit over 100), but also because it’s fast paced. Beside that it is interesting story. “Ugly” is a stor...

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Bully No More

“Bully No More” is a story about overcoming a past and falling in love. Sam Crescent did a good job with this story because the issue she deals with is a bit controversial. Why? Because bullying is an ugly thing that leaves often permanent...

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The Replacement Crush

“The Replacement Crush” starts slow and it focused so much on Vivian and her replacement crush list that after first 50 pages I was wondering should I put a story side for a while, or give it another chance. I decide to do the second and I...

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Paper or Plastic

Alexis Dubois did something stupid, something completely and utterly stupid. So in order to pay the price for her behavior she is forced to work in the local SmartMart. At first she hates it, but soon she realizes that working in SmartMart...

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  • Author: Vivi Barnes
  • Review by: Dunya
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen

Moonshot

“Moonshot” is one of those stories that is very hard to rate. Because on the one hand the writing is amazing and it keeps you reading, but on the other the story is not so good. It is legitimate to ask how that can be. Let me start with the...

3 Stars

Horseplay - A Hickville High Companion, #4

My favorite part of reading is when something happens during the story that completely changes my liking (for better, of course) of the story. That is what exactly happened to me with “Horseplay”. The story starts as a typical YA novel, set...

4 Stars
  • Author: Mary Karlik
  • Review by: Dunya
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: GPK Publication LLC

Defying Gravity

“Defying Gravity” is a feel good book. It is predictable, it doesn’t tackle any difficult issues and it is bubbly and nice. I was pulled into the story from the very beginning and I enjoyed the ride very much. The heroine Zoey Miller is a s...

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Resisting the Rebel

I am a big fun of Lisa Brown Roberts books, and I can proudly say that I read all of them. Unfortunately, “Resisting the Rebel” is not her best story, but it is very likable. The plot is simple and it has a bit overused topic of fake boyfri...

4 Stars

Romancing the Nerd

Nerds, geeks, high school, finding who you are and where you belong are some of my favorite topics in YA novels. So it is not a surprise that I read this one. Romancing the Nerd, goes beyond typical YA romance novel. In the forefront there...

4 Stars

For Seven Nights Only - Chase Brothers

A Girl who cannot get a date and a player, at first they seem like terrible combination. But just at first, because it will turn out that Kelsie Reed and Sawyer Chase are perfect for one another. For Seven Nights Only is novel that made me...

4 Stars

Wrecked - Axle Alley Vipers

Wrecked is a forbidden romance story in which both characters have been in love with one another for a very long time. Due to an accident that costs his partner life and leaves him with severe body injuries Cole Black thinks Piper West will...

4 Stars

The Millionaire Makeover - Bachelor Auction

My favorite romances feature at least one of the following: complete opposite hero and heroine and / or second chance romance. So I was so happy when I found out that The Millionaire Makeover featured both of these features and more. From t...

4 Stars

I Kissed a Rogue - Covent Garden Cubs, #3

I Kissed a Rouge is an amazing love story. In this second chance romance, the hero is the one whose heart was broken seven years ago while heroine does not even remember the hero, at least not at the beginning. I was pulled into the story f...

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Finding Perfect

Finding Perfect is beautiful story about young love, coming of age and finding your way regardless of the obstacles. It is a rich girl-poor boy story and I absolutely love books with that theme. The story can be divided into two parts. In t...

4 Stars

Falling For the Wrong Guy

Teenagers are more likely to do stupid things without thinking about consequences. Both characters of this novel did such things. They fell for one another knowing that they are off limits. From the very beginning it was interesting to see...

4 Stars

Playing the Player

Stories featuring two completely different personalities are very high on my “to be read list”. I like to read about how the characters overcome their prejudice toward each other and how they start to see behind all the well build facades....

4 Stars

Stupid Love - Stupid in Love, #3

It is so hard for me to write that Stupid Love just didn’t work for me. I liked it the least out of the three titles. This one is not so tightly connected to the “Stupid in Love” series. The story started well and I was hoping for an exciti...

3 Stars

Letting Go

It is so hard to let go of the past. Sometimes the past can be a very heavy burden to carry around. Letting Go is a story written from the perspective of 19 year-old sophomore-college student Cori Elliott. The story is situated at the colle...

4 Stars

Never Let You Go - a modern fairytale

Reading the first few chapters of Never Let You Go was intense, because they are heartbreaking. Actually the whole story is pretty heartbreaking, but the first few chapters in particular. It is really needless to say that I was hooked from...

4 Stars

Life Unaware

Brief Synopsis: Regan Flay is a popular and mean girl. One day someone posted all of her text messages around the school. Suddenly from the most popular girl in the school she became the most hated girl in the school. The only person she ca...

4 Stars

How (Not) to Fall in Love

I loved everything about this debut novel; absolutely everything. From the first page I was pulled into this magnificent story about love, friendship, family and second chances. This story is 400 pages long, but was still a quick read for m...

5 Stars

Stupid Boy - Stupid in Love, #2

Psychological violence can leave permanent damage on the person. Its scars are deep and invisible and they are so hard to mend. Harper Bell has those scars. Stupid Boy is a fast paced story but do not be fooled by that, this is not an easy...

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Party Lines - The Easy Part, #3

Love or politics? Which one is stronger? I would vote for love every time, and Emmy Barry proved that I am right in her third installment of The Easy Part series. Party Lines is a charming story about opposing political standpoints, and lov...

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What If - If Only..., #2

People should not dwell on the past and wonder “what if?” too much. Because Maggie Kendall was doing that a lot it took her a long time to realize that she should not live in the past but turn to the future. Actually it took her the whole s...

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The Duality Principle

It is really great to see how mathematical theory gave an idea for a romance novel. I found that very fresh and original, but even more amazing is how the author incorporated the duality principle theory in the story. Because of this, but n...

4 Stars

Double Negative

Double Negative is just amazing. Reading it felt like being on emotional roller-coaster. So this is a story about Hutchinson McQueen and a group of teens who end up in the special program with him. All main characters are underdogs and alth...

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Freeing Carter

Freeing Carter is my second book by Nyrae Dawn. I think she has become my favorite author. Both her characters and stories are realistic. She writes about really messy situations teens find themselves in. Somehow they manage to find a way o...

4 Stars
  • Author: Nyrae Dawn
  • Review by: Dunya
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Romantic Elements, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Nyrae Dawn

Pieces of Love

Pieces of Love is a coming of age story with romantic elements. Readers will follow the life changing trip of sixteen year-old Alexis Hartman. When I started reading this story I was constantly waiting for something really bad to happen to...

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My Fake Summer Boyfriend

My Fake Summer Boyfriend is perfect summer read for every girl age 12 to 15. Although I am very far from this age group the story brought me back to my teenage years and while reading it I remembered all those long hot summers that I spent...

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Holding On and Letting Go

Holding On and Letting Go is a great debut novel; actually for me it is the debut surprise of the year. Told from dual POV’s this is a story about different kinds of relationships; ones between friends turned boyfriend girlfriend, ones betw...

4 Stars

Saving Toby

Saving Toby is a long story, literally. But once I started reading it I couldn't put it down and I read 526 pages in less than three days. Toby and Claudia’s relationship is full of ups and downs, happy and sad moments, because they are so...

5 Stars

Searching For Beautiful

When things go wrong it is hard to find a way out. When you are full of blame and anger it is hard to open your heart and soul to anyone, especially if you think that no one will understand you. That is exactly what happened to Brynn. One d...

4 Stars

Letting Go

Letting go is a fun and fast paced story about realizing that what one might think is good for him or her is not always what one needs. It is a story that features the favorite romance novel topic of opposite attracts and ‘I love to fight w...

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  • Author: Bridie Hall
  • Review by: Dunya
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Romantic Elements, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Evernight Teen

Saving Casey

I wanted to read Saving Casey from the moment I saw book trailer a few months ago. I thought it will be a great story and I was not wrong. But the plot was not at all what I expected. What I expected was that after Cass Goldman wakes in Cas...

5 Stars