ARC Review: Did I Mention I Love You by Estelle Maskame

Book cover for Did I Mention I Love You by Estelle Maskame

I received an e-ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Did I Mention I Love You? (The DIMILY Trilogy #1)
Author: Estelle Maskame
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: December 1, 2015
Stars: 3/5

Summary (from Goodreads): When sixteen-year-old Eden Munro agrees to spend the summer with her estranged father in the beachfront city of Santa Monica, California, she has no idea what she’s letting herself in for. Eden’s parents are divorced and have gone their separate ways, and now her father has a brand new family. For Eden, this means she’s about to meet three new step-brothers. The eldest of the three is Tyler Bruce, a troubled teenager with a short temper and a huge ego. Complete polar opposites, Eden quickly finds herself thrust into a world full of new experiences as Tyler’s group of friends take her under their wing. But the one thing she just can’t understand is Tyler, and the more she presses to figure out the truth about him, the more she finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn’t – her step-brother.

Throw in Tyler’s clingy girlfriend and a guy who has his eyes set on Eden, and there’s secrets, lies and a whole lot of drama. But how can Eden keep her feelings under control? And can she ever work out the truth about Tyler? 

Did I Mention I Love You is the first book in the phenomenal DIMILY trilogy, following the lives of Eden Munro and Tyler Bruce as they try to find their way in an increasingly confusing world.  Continue reading

ARC Review: Until We Meet Again by Renée Collins

Book cover for Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins.

I received an e-ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Until We Meet Again
Author: Renee Collins
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Stars: 4/5

Summary (from Goodreads): They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies time

Cassandra craves drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger shows up on their private beach claiming it’s his own—and that the year is 1925—she is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making.

As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that puts their growing love—and Lawrence’s life—into jeopardy. Desperate to save him, Cassandra must find a way to change history…or risk losing Lawrence forever.  Continue reading

ARC Review: The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak

Book cover for The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak.

I received an e-ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Title: The Heartbreakers
Author: Ali Novak
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Stars: 4/5

Summary (from Goodreads): 

“When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music.”

Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD…for four hours. She’s totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she’ll never see him again.

Except, Stella’s life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?

But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver — dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band — when her sister could be dying of cancer? 

Ali Novak wrote her debut novel My Life with the Walter Boys when she was just 15 years old, and has since penned her next book, The Heartbreakers. First a hit on the online community Wattpad, her second novel has over 38 million reads and is loved by readers around the world.  Continue reading

ARC Review: Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount

Book cover for Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount.

I received an e-ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Nothing Left to Burn
Author: Patty Blount
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Stars: 3/5

Summary (from Goodreads): Reece’s father hasn’t spoken to him since the car wreck that killed Reece’s brother. Desperate for forgiveness, Reece joins the Junior Cadet program at his dad’s firehouse. But the program is grueling, and Reece isn’t sure he can make it through. Then he meets Amanda. Amanda understands wanting to belong. As a foster kid, the firehouse is the only place that feels like home. She agrees to help Reece, but falling for him wasn’t part of the deal. And when a string of arsons suddenly point to Amanda, their relationship could go up in flames.  Continue reading

ARC Review: The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Book cover for The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski.

I received an e-ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Title: The Summer After You and Me
Author: Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: May 1, 2015
Pages: 320
Stars: 4/5
Kindle Edition

Summary (from Goodreads): Sunbathing, surfing, eating funnel cake on the boardwalk—Lucy loves living on the Jersey Shore. For her, it’s not just the perfect summer escape, it is home. And as a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists. They breeze in over Memorial Day weekend, crowding the shore and stealing moonlit kisses, only to pack up their beach umbrellas and empty promises on Labor Day. Lucy wants more from love than a fleeting romance, even if that means keeping her distance from her summertime neighbor and crush, Connor.

Then Superstorm Sandy tears apart her barrier island, briefly bringing together a local girl like herself and a vacationer like Connor. Except nothing is the same in the wake of the storm. And day after day, week after week, Lucy is left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and broken home. Now with Memorial Day approaching and Connor returning, will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances?  Continue reading