Genre: Dating & Sex

Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn – Review

Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn – Review

This book is so incredibly hard to encapsulate in a review because it brings up so many topics of discussion. This is the type of book that just makes me want to go on and on and on about my feelings because they’re so complex. I’ll try not to do that, but I make no promises. Simply read the synopsis and you’ll probably be able to tell right away why I feel so conflicted about […]

Posted January 9, 2016 in Reviews / 24 Comments
What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler – ARC Review – ANOTHER All-Time Favorite!!

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler – ARC Review – ANOTHER All-Time Favorite!!

Read the synopsis for this book and you can probably imagine why it was so powerful. The fact that it’s inspired by real events is simply chilling. A book like this (when done right) can make people think deeply and transform them. This book was done right. What fed my addiction: Kate’s POV. One aspect of the book that I was surprised about was the POV. We found out pretty early on that Kate didn’t actually see anything – […]

Posted September 16, 2015 in All-Time Favorites, Reviews / 20 Comments
A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery – Review

A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery – Review

A Million Miles Away is a story about how loss affects us and how we sometimes try to hold on to the past and refuse to let go. This was the case for Kelsey, who couldn’t figure out how to move on from her twin sister’s death. Her parents chose a grief support group, but Kelsey didn’t want anything to do with that. But when Michelle’s boyfriend reaches out to her from Afghanistan, Kelsey can’t bring […]

Posted August 3, 2015 in Reviews / 17 Comments
Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips – Review & Giveaway

Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips – Review & Giveaway

This book was so incredibly thought-provoking, I couldn’t sleep after finishing it because I just couldn’t stop thinking about it! I have to confess that I was nervous when the book started out – I wasn’t necessarily thrilled with all of Lexi’s choices, and I wondered if the theme of the book was going to be that Lexi should be “who she was” – bad choices and all – without worrying so much about the […]

Posted June 30, 2015 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 14 Comments
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio – 5 Star Review!

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio – 5 Star Review!

This book. You definitely need to read this book. Okay, I guess I need to say something more coherent than that, but those are my initial thoughts on None of the Above. I honestly don’t know when I’ll stop thinking about this one, which makes it a definite five star read for me. The book chronicles a teenage girl’s journey once she discovers that she is intersex – while she looks outwardly like a female, her chromosomes […]

Posted April 9, 2015 in All-Time Favorites, Reviews / 23 Comments
Review & Giveaway – Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Review & Giveaway – Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever After is a fun, romantic read that’s pretty much right on par with its predecessors. While this story is a bit different than the first two (since it explores Isla and Josh’s relationship after they become a couple instead of focusing solely on them getting together), I felt like this book was a fitting end to the series. What I enjoyed: Isla and Josh. Just like we’ve come to expect from Perkins, Isla […]

Posted January 22, 2015 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 41 Comments
Review – My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Review – My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Title: My Life Next Door Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick Release Date: 2012 Pages: 394, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.07 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Sexual content, but it’s handled tastefully and is not at all graphic) Summary from Goodreads: “One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.” The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed […]

Posted December 1, 2013 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review – Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Review – Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Title: Lola and the Boy Next Door Series: Companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss Author: Stephanie Perkins Release Date: September 29, 2011 Pages: 338, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.00 stars My Rating: 3.5/5 stars Content Rating: PG-13 (Nothing more than kissing actually shown, although characters are having sex)   Summary from Goodreads: Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion…she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit–more sparkly, more fun, more wild–the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a […]

Posted August 12, 2013 in Reviews / 1 Comment