Subject to Change [NOOK Book]

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*A stand-alone novel in the Picturing Perfect series*

Joey made her dad a deathbed promise that she would become a doctor, and dedicate herself to fighting the very cancer that took his life. There’s just one problem -three years into her pre-med classes, she's struggling to stay on top of the curve, let alone prove she's dazzling enough to earn a spot in an Ivy League medical school. In a Hail Mary move, she throws a basic Business 101 class ...
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Overview

*A stand-alone novel in the Picturing Perfect series*

Joey made her dad a deathbed promise that she would become a doctor, and dedicate herself to fighting the very cancer that took his life. There’s just one problem -three years into her pre-med classes, she's struggling to stay on top of the curve, let alone prove she's dazzling enough to earn a spot in an Ivy League medical school. In a Hail Mary move, she throws a basic Business 101 class into her semester schedule, banking on a perfect score to boost her GPA.

That is, until she’s paired for a final project with Hawk, the bartending, motorbike-riding, gorgeously bedheaded loser who falls asleep in class and communicates in one-word sentences.

Hawk does whatever he wants, whenever he wants, which sets Joey on edge – in every possible way. As they get to know each other, her urge to scream at him is curbed only by her fantasies of tearing his clothes off. Soon those fantasies become reality, and Joey realizes Hawk makes her feel more fully herself than any of the rich boys her mother and sorority sisters approve of.

But the promise to her father hangs over her head, and the harder Joey tries to succeed in her chosen career, the faster everything falls into a hopeless tailspin of bad grades, broken promises and guilt. It doesn't help to have Hawk sitting like a devil on her shoulder, insisting she should be free to live however she wants to live - like he does.

The only thing Joey knows is that her neatly organized life is crushing her - and Hawk's bad attitude might be the only thing that can save her.
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Editorial Reviews

New York Times Bestselling Author of THE LOVE GAME - Emma Hart
Subject to Change held me captive from the very first page. Filled with real, raw emotion from happiness and hotness to pass-me-some-tissues crying, I fell completely in love with Joey and Hawk.
This book is one of my favourites this year.
USA Today Bestselling Author of BROKEN AT LOVE - Lyla Payne
A very honest, sexy look at the kind of love that has the capability to change your life.

This story reminds us all that even though people can't change each other, we can inspire change in one another...and that sometimes we have to let go of others expectations in order to grasp the lives we want. Joey and Hawk's chemistry makes every sizzling moment believable, and kept me turning pages to continue a journey I never wanted to end.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016597539
  • Publisher: Alessandra Thomas
  • Publication date: 6/14/2013
  • Series: Picturing Perfect , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 89,778
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Alessandra Thomas is an Amazon and Barnes and Noble Bestselling New Adult writer who swears she was in her twenties yesterday. Since that’s sadly untrue, she spends her time looking back on her college years fondly, and writing sexy stories about guys and girls falling in love and really living life for the first time.

When she’s not writing, you can find her with a spoonful of ice cream in one hand and the newest New Adult release in the other.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 15, 2013

    One of the strengths that Thomas has with her stories, is writin

    One of the strengths that Thomas has with her stories, is writing relatable characters. In the first book, the heroine, Cat,  deals with body image issues. In this book, Joey deals with finding what's right for her. Even if it goes against her family's wishes. Relatable? Yes, I think so. 




    My impression of Joey in the first book was a bit different than how I got to know her in this book. Not in a bad way, I guess I was just so focused on Cat that I didn't notice much about her specifically. I liked Joey. I felt for her. I understood the pressures she felt from her family. What I liked the most about Joey was that, even if it took a while, she followed her heart. In more ways than one. She found a life she felt passionate about. She believes in it. She realized that sometimes the people you judge the most, end up being some of the most important people in your life. One of these people for Joey was Hawk. 




    Hawk is dark, broody, and kind of a jerk. So, naturally I loved him. I don't "like" jerky guys, but there was something about Hawk that pulled me in right away. This guy has truly had a difficult life and he's struggling to make ends meet, while trying to go to school and run a restaurant. Not to mention his trouble maker sister. So, he really doesn't have time for someone like Joey. But, when they are forced to work on a project together, they realize they may have more in common than they both initially realized. I think Joey helped Hawk realize that he can be loved and that he can follow his dreams too. 




    I really loved seeing Cat and Nate again. They are happy and settled into their life. I also liked getting to know Hawk's sister, Olivia. I think she has a great story to tell and I really hope she gets a book. There's another character introduced named Andi. She helps Joey find her career path. I really liked Andi, but was a bit surprised to find out she was going to have her story told next. After reading the synopsis for her book...I can't wait to read it!!!! It sounds fantastic!




    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. You have two people who come from different back grounds, but they're really meant to be together. They help each other become better people. Of course, all of this comes in time. There are a lot of mixed signals, misunderstandings, and frankly...ego issues that needed to be dealt with, but bottom line is that they couldn't fight their connection. Again, I really enjoyed getting to know these characters and definitely recommend this author. 




    Quotes:
    ~"But every once in a while, something really amazing happens in the rain. Sometimes, even if it's raining, nothing else matters.-Loc 1095




    ~I knew just one thing as I fell asleep that night: For the first time in my entire life, I was letting my heart take me somewhere instead of my head.-Loc 1378

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    MOVE!!!

    MOVE TO KAPLAN SAT RES 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!











    PLZ
















    THANKS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    A Message From June

    June says she is locked out of subjects results. Thank you. -Messenger Cat Loudbelly.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Good

    Started slow to me but picked up. Loved it !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    Scourge to doc lana

    "Good. Cuz i need strength and power to get revenge on a certain punk."

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Darka

    Crouches in her cage.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    Subjekt

    Rattles his cage screams "get me out"

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Robbie

    "Well, im not really Robbie. I am actually a biosynthetic compound made to meld into a subjects brain and take controll of it. So basically, im a mind parasite."

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Vixen

    She nods. "Oh."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Jason

    *Is put in a cage that resembles a baby crib.*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Pierce

    Looks at them

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Ally

    Ok well night. "Holds my 2babies in my arm and falls asleep with them cuddle on my arm"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Alana

    ((Can I change to a sunject?))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Darlex

    Gtg for a few days...bbs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    ???

    *the fire in his hand goes out just as the bars start to melt* So close yet so far away...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    TO ALL

    Go to res 4.

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  • Posted July 11, 2013

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    Star Rating: 4 out of 5 Heat Rating: Steamy! Subject to Chang



    Star Rating: 4 out of 5
    Heat Rating: Steamy!

    Subject to Change was not only an enjoyable story, it also delivered a great message!  I love that Alessandra Thomas addresses self-discovery, stereotypes, and self-acceptance with Joey and Hawk. When I closed the book, I felt like the characters were in a good realistic place and had grown during "our time" together (maybe it is the Mom in me). I felt that both characters learned that you never know what anyone else is dealing with just by looking at them from the outside and that the only person you should worry about making you happy is YOU. 

    I really liked the characters in the book; Joey and Hawk.  Joey is uptight, stressed and high maintenance on the outside and at first you don't want to like her, but then you see her "real" side and realize that your heart breaks for her.  Hawk comes off as a slacker, player, bad-boy but again outside appearances are deceiving and he is a hard working guy trying to keep it all together and get an education to better himself.  You learn fast in Subject to Change that the characters have layers and you can't judge them too harshly or fit them in a certain "type".  Alessandra takes her characters through the process of finding their own way in life, something that I think a lot of college aged students go through; you have to learn to walk your own path, not a path someone else paved for you.

    I read Subject to Change without reading Picture Perfect first and I had no problem, this is a complete, stand-alone book (no cliffhanger either!)  My own weird quirk is to absolutely know everything about all the characters and I have to read series books in order, but somehow this got by me and I didn't feel like I was missing any references or inside knowledge.  I will be backtracking and reading Picture Perfect in the near future, because I need to know Cat's story now and because Alessandra Thomas is one of those authors you want to read everything she writes.  If you are a fan of New Adult you are going to love Joey and Hawk's story.

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

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    Loved Joey and Hawk's story. I loved Alessandra Thomas' novel P

    Loved Joey and Hawk's story.

    I loved Alessandra Thomas' novel Picture Perfect, so I was really excited to delve into Subject to Change, the second novel in her Picturing Perfect series.  Subject to Change can also be read as a stand alone if desired.  This is Joey and Hawk's story.  Joey is the best friend of Cat, from Picture Perfect.  If you have read that novel, then yes, we get to see a little of Cat and Nate - yeah!  We also get to meet Hawk, and OMG is he ever hot.  Joey is in her third year of pre-med at college and it is kicking her butt.  She is trying her hardest to stick it out, because she believes that is what her father, who died of cancer when she was a teenager, wanted her to do.  It is also what everyone expects of her, and she has always does what everyone expects of her.  She winds up in a business class, which is where she meets William "Hawk" Hawkins.  He is everything she is not.....a badass, bad boy, biker, with tattoos and an attitude, and is hot as hell.  They wind up getting paired together for a class project.  Joey automatically makes the assumption that Hawk is a loser, simply because of how he dresses, acts, and his appearance, yet she is drawn to him like a magnet.  When hottie Hawk kisses her, it is all over and she knows she can't stay away from him.  She learns that all her assumptions about Hawk being a loser were false.  The more she finds out about him, the more she wants to know, and the more she is forced to look at who she really is.   




    Hawk has a lot of baggage and has responsibilities that no one his age should  have.  He is still a bike-riding, badass, hot as hell bad boy, but there is so much more depth to him, even if he is rough around the edges.  He causes Joey to look at who she is and what she really wants from life.  In fact, he understands her better than she understands herself in many ways.  In reality, she has just as much baggage as Hawk.  Their relationship isn't easy by any means.  The chemistry and passion between them is electrifying, and the sex is mind-blowing.  On an emotional level, they get each other, but they both also have issues, challenges, and obstacles with family, life, the past, the present, and the future, that threaten to destroy them.  Joey and Hawk both have to learn to go for what they truly want, be willing to compromise, and be willing to admit when they are wrong.  Subject to Change is a great contemporary romance that also deals with real-life issues that face those in the new adult age group.  I loved the story and the journey Hawk and Joey take as they discover that Love isn't easy, it requires compromise, and being willing to admit when you are wrong, and being willing to do what is right for yourself, and for those you love.  Overall, I really enjoyed Subject to Change and I would definitely recommend it. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Bev

    Cant wait to read more in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    4

    I haven't read the first book in the series of books, Picture Perfect, but I loved this book. Technically, you could read this as a stand alone and not have any clue there was another book, which is good for people who hate series's where you have to wait for a happily-ever-after. Joey and Hawk are adorable. Very cute story! A little too cookie cutter for me usually, but I really enjoyed it.

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