A Love for the Pages

A Love for the Pages

by Joy Penny

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A Love for the Pages by Joy Penny

Kiss. Marry. Kill. Nineteen-year-old June Eyermann has always known exactly which of her favorite Byronic heroes goes where. She'd kiss moody and possessive Rochester from Jane Eyre and marry prideful but repentant Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, leaving obsessive and spiteful Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights to be chucked off a cliff-but no. She couldn't leave any of her heroes behind. She lives for her favorite fictional worlds.

But June is about to get a serious wake up call when she returns home for the summer after her college freshman year. Stuck somewhere between feeling like a kid again under her parents' roof and being forced to start acting like an adult with worries about her future career, June looks at the library volunteer position offered to her as a way to keep her sanity for the next few months before she can go back to school.

What June doesn't expect to find at the library is her favorite romantic heroes brought to life-all in the same man. Obstinate, prideful and even a bit rude, Everett Rockford shouldn't exactly be "dating material," even if June's heart rate accelerates whenever she's near him. But after discovering his enigmatic past and witnessing a few fiery moments of tenderness, June can't help but see Rochester, Darcy and even Heathcliff in Everett. If she's going to make it through the summer without becoming a tragic heroine in her own story, she has to separate the man from the ideals of fiction in her head. Because if there's one thing she knows about Byronic love stories, it's that they don't always end happily ever after.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500132385
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/16/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Joy Penny writes books, devours stories, and geeks out about everything from classic romance books to manga. When she's not working as a freelance writer and book editor, she's probably immersed in her favorite TV shows, period dramas, and anime series. She also writes YA speculative fiction as Amy McNulty, and one of her books, Nobody's Goddess, won The Romance Reviews' Summer 2016 Readers' Choice Award for Young Adult Romance.

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A Love For The Pages 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
FayTannerr More than 1 year ago
A Love for the Pages was a nice and sweet contemporary novel. It's about June Eyermann, a nineteen-year-old whom loves reading classics. She returns home for the summer after her college freshman year. June must find a job for the summer but ends up taking the volunteer position at library. What June doesn't expect to find at the library is her favorite romantic heroes brought to life-all in the same man. Obstinate, prideful and even a bit rude, Everett Rockford. I liked the characters in this novel! June was sweet and practical. Her younger brother; Owen was nice but also annoying. Her step-father was a bit of a pushover and I didn't really like him. Everett was rude at first, but he slowly started being nicer. Sinjin, Blake and Addy were also really nice and made the story more interesting! I liked the plot and the way the story was told. I enjoyed reading A Love for the Pages, it was an interesting and romantic contemporary novel. I would recommend fans of this genres to give A Love for the Pages a try!
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
June loved to read and her favorite boyfriends are from her books. She is going to college but not sure what she wants to do with her life. June takes over one of her friend’s volunteer position while she is away. Then she runs into Everett but not in a good way. So they both try to avoid each other then Everett and June are on a project to figure out a special time for children who come to the library. Everett seems to be a little more like all her favorite heroes from books at different times. June starts to care for Everett but there is also a gut that was kinda her ex . This book was one of those i didn’t love but didn’t hate either kind of books and to be honest I am not really sure why. But it was fairly good and i felt the characters were pretty good. I just felt June should have been a bit more realistic in her approach to life. At times I also i found it hard to keep my attention but I did finish the story.
KtLBLy More than 1 year ago
*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review* June Eyermann is the everyday girl. She is going to college but doesn’t know exactly what she wants to major in, so her stepfather thinks a business degree would help in the long run (even though she doesn’t really want to major in that.) Her favorite books are Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, and Jane Eyre and she owns every classic movie retelling of those books too. When her two friends, twins  Margot and Deana go on a trip to Paris, (and don’t even consider bringing her or even telling her they are going until it accidently slips) June takes over Margot’s volunteer job at the library along with her sorta-but not exactly-ex Sinjin. Everything seems to go ok until she literally runs into one of the owners Everett Rockford in a disastrous way. They try to stay out of each other’s way after that until they are put together to figure out a special reading and activity time for the children at the library. Sometimes Everett can be rude and hurtful like Heathcliff and then other times can be sweet like Darcy then back to moody and complicated like Rochester. The more time they get to know each other though, are when the sparks really start to fly. However after learning some shocking secrets about Everett will June be strong enough and willing to be with a man like him? And what about her sorta-but not exactly-ex Sinjin? They went to a few dances together and hung out a lot and June cares about him, but how much does she care? More than her growing feelings for Everett?  I thought the story was very good. It has really strong and believable characters. It’s not too long so if you’re looking for a quick, cute, and easy read then I’d definitely recommend this. ***Review has been done with conjunction with Nerd Girl Official***
wheeldav More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was cute. While I'm not a big fan of the classics of literature, the way this was written gave me a new appreciation for them. I found myself laughing out loud a few times while reading. I enjoyed June and several other characters. I remember my head also being on a swivel (from shock) at a couple of parts, but it didn't detract from my enjoyment. This was a very quick read for me and that added to its overall appeal. This book was like I took a refreshing break this morning to enjoy time with a few friends. ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
Kristen_Noel More than 1 year ago
  A Love for the Pages is definitely a contemporary romance, but it's so unlike other books in the New Adult genre that I've read. The inclusion and influence of so many great classics in this story made it something incredible for me. One of the first books I ever read was Jane Eyre when I was probably ten years too young for it at the time. Regardless, I loved that book. Over the years, I've returned to it many times. I fully hold it responsible for fueling my love of classics. A Love for the Pages is able to intertwine the feel of those great classics with a romantic contemporary.   I really liked the character of June. To see how she relates her life to the classics was something that made me bond with her immediately. I think a lot of readers who are fans of the classics will see a part of themselves in June and bond with her in the same way. The romance for June and Everett did seem a bit rushed and simplified, though. I would have enjoyed being able to see their love bloom slowly, but that's just personal preference. Everett was a good fit for the role of June's love interest, though.   For a debut, Joy Penny has hit it out of the park with A Love for the Pages. She's able to recall the feel of the classics with her very own spin in a satisfying love story. This is a book that I could definitely see myself revisiting and that's a huge thing for me. I'm not keen on rereading, but A Love for the Pages is such a quick and enjoyable read that I can't resist. Fans of Austen, the Brontë sisters, and other classics will fall in love with A Love for the Pages! **I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.