Genre: Coming of Age

Review: Next to Never by Penelope Douglas

Review: Next to Never by Penelope Douglas

Next To Never (Fall Away #4.5) by Penelope Douglas on January 17, 2017 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Family Life, Romance Series: Fall Away #4.5 Source: ARC via publisher Pages: 164 New York Times bestseller Penelope Douglas introduces Quinn, younger sister to Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon, in the latest novella in the series that began with Jared and Tate in Bully….Quinn Caruthers has several problems.   Her father, Jason, and her three older brothers, Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon.   Under the close watch of the men in her family, Quinn has found it nearly impossible to spread her wings—or even date—without them jumping in to hover. And when a family friend—several years older—from her childhood captures her heart, she knows they’re going to be a problem. Lucas Morrow is a man—experienced, sophisticated, and important. And knowing her brothers, he may as well be forbidden.   But Lucas […]

Posted January 17, 2017 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Audiobook Review: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

Audiobook Review: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood on August 9, 2016 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Coming of Age, Family Life, Fiction, Romance Source: Audiobook Pages: 353 As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It’s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts […]

Posted October 25, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Win Some, Lose Some by Shay Savage

Review: Win Some, Lose Some by Shay Savage

Win Some, Lose Some by Shay Savage on October 18, 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Coming of Age, New Adult, Romance, Young Adult Source: ARC via author Pages: 352 For Matthew Rohan, every day is a struggle. Each task others complete without thinking is a challenge for him. Recently orphaned, he has to finish the last few months of high school and take care of his disabled sister on his own. When Mayra comes into his life, his comfortable routines implode. Matthew can’t handle change, but Mayra is unrelenting in her quest to understand him, to show him acceptance and maybe even love. When she breaks through his shell, Matthew’s world will never be the same again. An awkward boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, a persistent girl who pulls him out of his isolated existence, and a lottery ticket that will change their lives forever. Review Win Some, Lose Some […]

Posted October 18, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

Throwback Thursday Favorite: Because of Ellison by M.S. Willis

Throwback Thursday Favorite: Because of Ellison by M.S. Willis

Because of Ellison by M.S. Willis on January 13, 2014 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Pages: 339 When I was nineteen years old, I lived for sex, drugs and a good party. I had it all – good looks, a fast car and a hot girlfriend. Nothing in life was more important. That was, until I met Ellison James…. Since the moment I first saw her she was a raging bull; tackling me in the mud and throwing out insults as fast as her tongue could form the sound. She was snarky She was rude And she pissed me off like no other woman could. I lived beside her for a summer and in the three months that I walked by her side… She opened my eyes She changed my life And she made me a better man ***Disclaimer – this book is […]

Posted March 19, 2015 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 4 Comments

Audio Book Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Audio Book Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell on February 26th 2013 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Coming of Age, Romance, Young Adult Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough… Eleanor. Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises… Park. Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. 4.5 Awkwardly Smooth Stars! “Art wasn’t suppose to look nice. It was meant to make you […]

Posted February 1, 2015 by Erin in Reviews / 5 Comments

Review + Giveaway: The Traveling Man by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Review + Giveaway: The Traveling Man by Jane Harvey-Berrick

The Traveling Man by Jane Harvey-Berrick on January 27, 2015 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Source: ARC via author Pages: 292 I was ordinary. Nice. He was extraordinary. And he wasn’t always nice. Moody and difficult, brilliant and beautiful, Kes scared me and he protected me. He could be incredibly hurtful and incredibly thoughtful. He wasn’t perfect, but he was perfect for me. He challenged me, he took me out of my safe little box and showed me the world could be magnificent. He was everything I wasn’t. Aimee Anderson is ten when the traveling carnival first comes to her nice little town. She doesn’t expect her world to change so completely. But meeting Kestrel Donohue puts her life on a different path. Even though she only sees him for the two weeks of the year when he passes through her home town, […]

Posted January 27, 2015 by Bethany in Giveaways, Recommendations, Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: After the Rain by Renee Carlino

Review: After the Rain by Renee Carlino

After the Rain by Renee Carlino on November 11, 2014 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Romance Pages: 304 From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a deeply emotional contemporary romance about the second chances waiting beyond the shattered dreams of youth. When eighteen-year-old Avelina Belo meets a charismatic cowboy the summer before her senior year of high school, she doesn’t know that accepting his invitation to dinner will lead to a whirlwind marriage three months later and an exciting new life on a Montana ranch. She also doesn’t know that, in a few short years, fate will send everything crashing down around her. A thousand miles away and fresh out of medical school, Nate Meyers is poised to become UCLA’s next superstar heart surgeon. His laser focus is the key to his success, but it’s also his greatest liability. […]

Posted November 13, 2014 by Erin in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Throwback Thursday Review: Running in Place by L.B. Simmons

Throwback Thursday Review: Running in Place by L.B. Simmons

Running in Place by L.B. Simmons on December 7, 2013 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Series: Mending Hearts #2 Pages: 294 ****NA Contemporary Romance, can be read as a stand alone. Due to theme of Child Abuse, Explicit Language, Mild Violence, and Sexual Situations – Recommend Readers 18+****** Tatum O’Connell: Some call me a party girl. People see me as happy, full of life, with absolutely no cares in the world. They see what I want them to see. But no one knows me – really knows me. Not even Noah Reese. Mr. Perfect is always watching me, most likely judging every single imperfect thing I do. But, if Noah wants to keep an eye on me, that’s just fine. I definitely don’t mind. I just hope he doesn’t have any plans to save me from my new-found life of self-destruction because in […]

Posted October 2, 2014 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Release Day Launch: STAY WITH ME by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Day Launch: STAY WITH ME by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Stay With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout on September 23, 2014 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Coming of Age, New Adult, Romance Series: Wait For You #3 Pages: 448 From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You and Be with Me comes a daring tale that pushes boundaries . . . At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should.   She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends. But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to […]

Posted September 23, 2014 by Bethany in Giveaways, Reveals / 1 Comment

Review: This is Falling by Ginger Scott

Review: This is Falling by Ginger Scott

This is Falling by Ginger Scott on August 29, 2014 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Coming of Age, Love & Romance, Romance Series: Falling #1 Pages: 282 First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it.When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn’t know how.And then I met Nate Preeter.An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice aghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he […]

Posted August 14, 2014 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments