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Posted January 31, 2014
Loved this book. The ending took me totally by surprise and Wesley is so swoon worthy.
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Posted December 10, 2013
When I saw this on Netgalley I requested it because I was in the mood for a really great New Adult book. Unfortunately, that is not what I got.
The characters in this one were honestly really... for lack of a better word... Dumb. They were all supposedly best friends but no one got mad at the other for trying to steal the other's significant other. Let's be real. It's 2013. There is no way this way this story would've happened in real life. Where I'm from, this almost certainly would've ended up in a fight smh And then there was the main character. She was so naive it was ridiculous. And then to make every single thing about Talon, I was really getting tired of seeing his name. I just couldn't wrap my head around the fact that she didn't have a life outside him. I mean geez, live a little.
I also didn't like the way this seemed more middle grade than new adult. When it finally came to romance the NA came out, but in the dialogue and their actions, I had to remind myself they were in college. The only thing that kept me over-looking it was the fact that at least it was a little funny. (But I gotta admit, towards the end it did get a little lame. I started rolling my eyes at EVERYTHING.
I did like Wesley though. He was really the only thing that left me wanting to read it. Even though no one else could tell, it was pretty obvious how he really felt. I'm glad he got everything he wanted in the end. Even still, this one wasn't for me.
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Posted December 9, 2013
This is a good YA book about learning the difference between a longtime crush and real love. It has a good message about the personal growth of learning to be a good friend by considering someone else's feelings and not just your own. There were a lot of things I really liked about this book. I thought the characters were well developed and the dialogue was fun. Especially between Wesley and Kayla, the two best friends "in love" with their best friend's girlfriend and boyfriend, respectively. I liked Wesley right from the start, but Kayla took awhile for me to warm up to. She was just so selfish and whiny in the beginning, but in the end that just meant she had the most room for growth and her transformation was well-written by Ms. Mae. The book started off slow to me as the relationship dynamics of the four main characters were developed, but once the story got going I was turning the pages as fast as I could to see how it would play out. There was a twist at the end that I didn't see coming and that rarely happens to me, so Ms. Mae definitely gets a high-five from me for that. Overall this was a fun read that I would rate 3.5 stars and I highly recommend it to YA fans.
*I hope you won't be put off by the 3.5 stars because the things I didn't like were more my own issues than a true lack in the writing-style or story. However, I believe my rating should reflect my personal experience and they did interfere with MY total enjoyment of the reading. For instance, it's told completely from first person POV through Kayla. I always feel a bit cheated by only getting one character's perspective. The second thing being, it's been a long time since I was 18, so I had to keep reminding myself the maturity level of the characters was probably spot on, and my age group is not the intended audience the book was being written for. But like I said having to do so took away from MY enjoyment. I'm certain a younger audience will find it much easier to relate to the characters and their motivations than I did.
**I received this ebook free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Posted February 18, 2014
The best book I have read in a while. Although you could kind of guess where it was going there was still a big twist I didn't see coming. I will definitely be checking out her other books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted February 5, 2014
I am 14 and i hate looking at b&n top 100 at the bottom of my screen everyday and seeing some adult book to make things worse my little cousin (who is 7) like to look at books in the store on my nook i dont like to have to take things away from him ( he is a good kid to) but i may have to if things like this keep popping up i may have to i know people like these kinds of books but dont get them in the top 100
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Posted February 2, 2014
Guys, I know it can be hard to resist , but really? This book? You guys should be reading pmething that isn't worthess and a disgrace! I suggest reading the Holy Bible. I know,I know I started out wanting NOTHING to do with God. But I saw a miracle happen this week! ( January 24, 2014 ) Our pipes froze when we wern't home well my siste was there we had our house flood and we had to pay $1000.00 dollars we didn't have that money at all. Our church came together and gave us $1700.00 more than we needed . Then we had our neighbor give us $5000.00 dollars. See if we pray sometimes God will send a miacle! :)
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Posted January 31, 2014
From what Ive read, this book seems like a hooker. I just wish it were free so those of us who dont have much weight in their pockets could read and enjoy it....
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Posted January 31, 2014
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book! From the description I thought very highschool but it kept my interest! I am a daily reader so thats says a lot. That being said, I wouldn't say this book was new adult genre at all. It read like a young adult book. For them being in college it was rather boring! The two real intimate scenes they only kissed and made out a little. Not sure the poor guy even got to second base!!! I've read many Ya books with a lot more detail and sex! Just saying! I didnt think I'd like the plot but I found it interesting! I wish Kayla & Wesley would've showed more interest in each other early on!! Yes, they wanted their best friends to break up but it was all pretty innocent. They didnt go over the top Imo!! Nothing vendictive!! I guess my best advice is......if you're writing new adult, give the characters more depth and please spice up the make out scenes! They should've kissed WAY before they did!!! Overall, it was a good and funny!! I'd recommend it. Thanks for writing!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted December 30, 2013
I received an ARC copy of 'Waiting on the sidelines' and fell in love.....
After reading the first book I immediately went and purchased the sequel 'Going Long' and continued the journey of Reed and Nolan. Never once was I disappointed and I highly recommend others read it as well.
Big praises to the author for writing such a heartfelt story. I look forward to reading more in the future.
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Posted December 28, 2013
I feel bittersweet about this story. It’s kind of like a train wreck – I couldn’t look away, despite Kayla making horrible decisions as every turn. I didn’t really even like Reagan or Talon much until the very end. I loved Wesley from page one though, even though he liked Reagan and I couldn’t figure out why.
The plot itself is pretty predictable, but still good. I really liked the ending. There was a “practice” scene that I enjoyed, but was sad when it was cut short. I did a mental head slap when Kayla messed that one up – hotness! Overall, it was a very sweet book in spite of the characters being a little dense in the head the majority of the time.
Don’t miss out on this emotional new adult romance that will take you through a range of emotions including joy and sadness. The relationships in the end make the book worth it all!
Posted December 23, 2013
Got this from NetGalley for an honest review. Kayla comes off immature. She says she loves her best friend but she pulls Wesley into her plan to break Reagan and Talon up. Reagan is supposedly her best friend but it seems like Kayla is jealous of everything Reagan has. Reagan and her presents are inappropriate. What she thinks is funny really isn't. Kayla seems to want everything that Reagan has and can't really make up her mind about what she wants.
I liked Wesley. He was funny and cute. I also liked Talon but Reagan and Kayla not so much. They both acted like they were in high school, not college. This is suppose to be a new adult story but the unedited version I read didn't have anything that was graphic or any profanity. This read more like a young adult book than a new adult one.
Don't know how things ended the way they did for everyone. I say read for yourself. It's not a bad book, it's just that Kayla and Reagan are immature and can be tiring. I did like what Reagan and Talon did to Wesley and Kayla towards. But I think they should've been pissed and gotten them back better.