Because I Love You

Because I Love You

by Tori Rigby

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997010435
Publisher: Blaze Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 05/17/2016
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Adopted at three-days-old by a construction worker and a stay at home mom, Tori Rigby grew up with her nose in a book and her fingers on piano keys, always awaiting the day she’d take her own adventure. Now, she goes on multiple journeys through her contemporary and historical romances. She longs to live in the Scottish Highlands, and her favorite place in history is Medieval England—she’d even give up her Internet and running water to go back in time! Tori also writes high-concept genre fiction as Vicki Leigh, and when she isn’t writing, she’s kicking butt in krav maga or attending classes to learn how to catch bad guys.

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Because I Love You 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
KateUnger More than 1 year ago
I am so torn about this book. It started off so well, but then there were just too many unrealistic things that happened. I overlooked the first couple, but then it got to be too much. The suspension of disbelief was lost. I just couldn’t. So, rather than write a traditional review for this book, I am going to list the things I liked and disliked. WHAT I LIKED Andie’s Mother - She is awesome! So supportive, so loving. Just amazing. YA needs more moms like her. Jill / Neil - After Andie’s old friends (see below) abandon her, she starts hanging out with Jill (a brand new friend) and Neil (her ex-boyfriend). They are wonderful. Their insta-friendship was a little unrealistic, but it was one of the things I could handle because they were terrific. Adoption out of Love - Adoption isn’t portrayed much in teen pregnancy stories, so I loved that that was the focus of this book (although it wasn’t what I expected). I appreciated the message that adoption is something that is done out of love. It’s a hard choice, but one that mothers make to give their children a better chance at life. I loved that! WHAT I DISLIKED Heather / Carter - Andie has been best friends with Heather and Carter forever (since kindergarten I think), but both of them betray her immediately when they find out she’s pregnant. I know they live in a small, Christian town and attend a prep school, but I hated them for their behavior. It was just too awful. The School Administration - Some really horrible things happen to Andie at school, and no one does anything about it. That was just too unrealistic. All. The. Crying. - I know Andie is pregnant, but seriously! She cries all the time. Over everything. Happy and sad. I just couldn’t handle it after a while. Andie - I don’t want to call her weak, but she did kind of bounce around all over the place with her thinking and her decisions. And her dependency on Neil was a little nauseating sometimes. Sorry. Open Adoption - Why isn't it discussed at all?
CathyatAddictedtobooks More than 1 year ago
Wow, just wow. This book was remarkably written with a story line that was intriguing to anyone who picks it up. This is real and raw and I’m just emotionally drained for all the characters in the book because this was just an amazing read. I think everyone should pick this up and see what it is to love someone so much that sometimes you just have to make colossal sacrifices for them. I loved this book from beginning to end, unconditionally. We meet Andie and her two best friends Heather and Carter. Seems like they are quite the tight knit group until something drastic happens and just when she needs them the most, they bail. It’s tough being in high school and of course even tougher when you are pregnant in high school. It is a serious thing that happens daily in our world, but it’s all about how you deal with your current situation that shows what kind of person you really are. Just when she thought she has no one her ex comes into play and steps up to the plate. Neil is a pretty incredible guy. Even through all his trials and tribulations he still puts Andie first, because he loves her. With the loss of her two best friends she does befriend someone new, Jill, who I think is absolutely adorkable. She’s this nerdy girl who without a second question has Andie’s back until the end, that’s what you call a true friend. She really helps Andie get through some tough situation all while being the best friend she could to Andie. We need more people like Neil and Jill in this world, because we already have too many Heathers and Carters in the world. There are a lot of tough circumstances discussed in this book and I don’t want to give them all away but Andie has had a lot to deal with, but I think in the end she made all the right choices for herself and those around her. Neil also had a lot to deal with but he too proved himself to be the bigger and better person. When you find a book that can take you on such an emotional journey such as this you can’t help but praise it from beginning to end. The main story line in this book had to deal with teen pregnancy, again this is something that happens daily throughout the world but it’s how you handle it that makes you the best kind of person. Dealing with anything this life changing is always difficult and I think this book approached it in a positive way. No I’m not saying go be a teen mother, but there are options out there and you have to remember to explore them all before making a final decision. I love the cover of this book, very eye catching because you want to know what it’s about. You think it’s going to be a quick insta love story but when you read the description you just know deep down that it’s so much more and it really was. This book was so much more than I expected, amazing read, amazing writing and yes, very much recommended.
onemused More than 1 year ago
"Because I love you" is the story of Andie, a 16-year-old who finds out she is pregnant. She slept with one of her two best friends, Carter, who had told her he loved her and then after sex said it was a mistake. He does not get better. Her other best friend, Heather, becomes evil incarnate and chases her out of the high school. Andie leans on Neil, an ex who starts to show a new side to himself, and is there for her in a way no one else is. The amount of tragedy in both Andie and Neil's lives is enormous. However, their love story is beautiful and amazing, and I loved it. They are truly strong people who have thrived despite circumstances working against them. It's also a great ending with adoption/discussion of concerns around adoption. I'm really in awe of this book! This was such a lovely and entertaining book, more about romance and strength than anything else. It's so well written and full of love (not just romantic, but family and friends too). A truly heartfelt read. Please note that I received this book from the publisher through netgalley.
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Review by Brandi Breathes Books Source: earc from Blaze via Netgalley Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy). I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free. I wanted to read Because I Love You because I am drawn to books about teenage pregnancy and I haven't read one lately, besides the one that was written in prose and I can't remember the name right now. I feel for Andie of course, because we always think especially as teens that we are immune, that things like an unplanned pregnancy is something that happens to other people. What makes it worse for her is that the father is Carter, part of a three way best friendship. They had vowed to not ever date one another because they didn't want to mess things up. Andie lies to Heather, the third best friend because she doesn't want her to know that she slept with Carter, and things go downhill from there. Of course the truth comes out and Carter even denies sleeping with her much less being the father, and things become even tougher for Andie. Luckily, an old friend- actually ex-boyfriend Neil is able to be there for her when Heather and Carter turn on her. I like Neil, he has depth, and he truly cares for Andie, and now has a second chance to prove it to her. They become close, and I enjoyed the evolution of that. Neil has a tough life too, and he opens up some to Andie about it, and that makes them closer. But he hides behind a bad boy reputation and his collection of wit, and humor. Neil is so mature and accepting, I loved him hard. He is a spectacular book boyfriend. I also liked the other friendship that formed in this one, with a quiet nerd named Jill, that Andie never really noticed before in the cheerleading glory and what she'd thought was a solid friendship with Heather and Carter. Andie is part of a religious family, with part of them even in the missionary. She doesn't want to tell them and feels like getting pregnant is punishment for the sin of premarital sex. But this actually only plays a role at the beginning. There was a lot of talk between Andie and her mom, and I liked seeing that relationship strengthen as well after the initial shock. But Andie's mom hid a lot from her, and one thing I can understand but it did add a twist to the story. The other thing, I think was unfair to hide and once again, for me, it came out of nowhere and I think that at that point the plot was just going in too many directions. I liked the ending, and the self realization and realizing that being a good parent can look a multitude of different ways. Bottom Line: Liked the characters, quick but emotional read.
VeraMachado More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! Because I Love You is the story of 16 year-old Andie Hamilton. She was raised in a religious family... and she is pregnant. What will she do? Will she keep the baby? Will she give the baby up for adoption? Will she do an abortion? Because I Love You has a very emotional and captivating story. It took me in a rollercoaster ride of emotions and I couldn't stop reading. The final chapters are amazing and will make you cry. Andi is still a young girl but has already been through a lot and has a lot of serious decisions to make. But she stays strong with the support of her true friends. I loved her and I think a lot of women can relate with her. I loved Neil! Neil as the reputation of being the bad boy and comes from a broken home. But he is so sweet and was the support that Andi need. You can't help but fall for him. Because I Love You is an amazing book with a heartbreaking and very sweet story and awesome characters. It will hook you from the first page and you'll laugh and cry with the characters. Tori Rigby did an amazing job with Because I Love and I can't wait to read more!
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
I will be honest, when this book started, I didn't like Andie much. I found her to be self-righteous and judgemental. Neil, well, him I adored immediately! After a while though, Andie began to grow on me, as she was subjected to friends turning their backs and even worse. Yes, she had her moments of weakness, but give the girl a break! She's sixteen and pregnant. Damn those hormones at the best of times! I found this to be incredibly well written, with characters that you can really get behind and root for. Those on the 'other side' were also very well written, full of drama and back-stabbing, pretty much like a normal high school! With lots happening, all guaranteed to stress and push Andie and Neil to their limits, this story is very well narrated and presented. With no editing or grammatical errors that I found, I have no hesitation in highly recommending this book, and I look forward to reading more by this author. * I received this book from Blaze Publishing in return for a fair and honest review. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!