Our boyfriend for this week is Max from Wilson Mooney, Almost Eighteen by Gretchen de la O. Yes Max is an older man, in fact he could be your teacher if you are lucky enough to go to his school, but as a YA lover you will still fall in love with him. He knows how to make you open up on things that have been bothering you. He’s not only gorgeous he’s also caring and sensitive. Max is attentive to everything you do. And even though he’s forbidden, since he is older and a teacher, you will not be able to stop yourself from falling in love with him in just two days. Get to know Max. He will make you fall in love.
Our new boyfriend of the week is Creek from Robin in the Hood by Diane J. Reed. Creek is a bad boy who will make your knees weak. He will help you rob an ATM and win your heart at the same time. He gives his all at everything he does. He is good to his family and does everything he can to help them survive and stay together. He has lots of secretes, which hopefully will be revealed in the next book. Creek will melt your heart with his eyes and give you hope when you think there’s none. Get to know Creek, he’s a bad boy you’ll really love.
Our boyfriend for this week is Alex from The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen. Alex might be from the rich popular group, but he doesn’t always act arrogant, deep down inside he is a great guy with an amazing heart. He is sweet and knows just how to make your heart race. Alex doesn’t only come with good looks he also comes with a brain. He will help tutor you for your French class, which means he will be speaking in French. Ooouuu Laaalaaa! He will tell you his deep secretes and after a while won’t care that you do not belong to the same social circle he does. Alex will win your heart. We mean he speaks French. Who wouldn’t find that sexy?
Story: Abandoned by her mother at the vulnerable age of eight; only to be shipped off to a boarding school in Northern California by her grandparents, Wilson Mooney, is one girl who knows what it’s like to have to grow up way too fast. Now, a month away from turning eighteen and orphaned by the death of her grandparents; she knows exactly what she wants. All it takes is a spontaneous ski trip with her narcissistic roommate to Colorado to make it a reality. When “he” happens to show up at a party in Aspen, Wilson becomes tangled in the powerful emotions of first love, sexual inexperience, and society’s principles. She lives a whirlwind weekend filled with newly discovered boundaries, calloused aches for a family she never had, and all the pressures of keeping their weekend together a secret.
Our rating: 4 out of 5 teaching stars
Review: This story is forbidden love gone good. Okay we will admit at first we had a very hard time dealing with Max being Wilson’s teacher. We don’t care how close in age they are there’s just some lines you shouldn’t cross. But then it happened we began to root for them to be together. Their sneaky moments just melted our hearts and made us fall deeply in love with Max. He can be our teacher any day. This book had it all including the mean spoiled girl you just want to slap. Wilson herself is great. She’s been through so much, but she still manages to brush things off. Her innocent mind and likable characteristics makes you really care for her. The secondary characters are great too and really help the story move along, even the mean girl Cindy. The romance between Max and Wilson is a bit rush, but at the same time very believable. Remember as a teenager it didn’t take you long to fall in love. This book will keep you up at night with thoughts of Max. He’s just yummy. This book is a good beginning to what looks to be a great series. We can’t wait to read the next book. We have to find out what will happen between Max and Wilson.
So sit by the fire and read Wilson Mooney, Almost eighteen.
**We received this book for free by the author. We were not bribed or paid in any way for this review. **
Story: 15-year-old Robin McArthur thinks she has it all figured out when it comes to bilking her wealthy dad for guilt money as a substitute for his genuine affection. Until one day he suffers a stroke, and she learns the brutal truth. They’re broke. And everyone from bankers to bookies has come to collect. His only saving grace is what he reveals to Robin in between drools: He truly does love her, in spite of all his mistakes. Panicked and desperate, Robin figures she has two choices. Either surrender to the pestering caseworker and live in a skanky foster home, or take a chance and sneak her dad out of the hospital to make a run for it. Little does she know that stealing a car and hitting the road means that before the day is through, she will rob her first bank. Now an outlaw, Robin finds a backwoods trailer park to hide her dad from authorities. There, she encounters Creek, a local bad boy who also commits crimes to provide for their motley neighbors. Realizing she could use Creek’s help, Robin proposes an ingenious plan—they should team up to rob banks together. But when their partnership leads to a romance that turns Robin’s world upside down, she soon begins to discover that people are more precious than pocketbooks, and real love means opening your heart to the kinds of treasures money can’t buy.
Our rating: 5 out of 5 stealing stars
Review: We are all standing up and applauding Robin. She has to be one of the most fun characters we have had the pleasure of meeting.She has so much spunk you can’t help loving her. We love that even though she seems to be strong and witty, she still acts like a fifteen year old. Oh, and there’s Creek. A bad boy with mushy side that’s exactly the type of guy we love. We enjoyed the connection between Robin and Creek. Yes they both do rob ATMs, banks, and other places but under the circumstances you learn to forgive them. We really had fun reading about all the ways they come up with to do the robberies, even the ones that don’t workout. Diane does an amazing job describing each scene, you begin to believe you are in Turtle Shores. We had fun reading about the trailer park and all it’s residents. A place where Robin never thought she would end up at, which teaches her about love and what family is all about. Robin uncovers some family secretes and her connection to the trailer park. Diane is a wonderful writer and knows exactly how to keep the reader turning the pages. This book is so much fun to read. It will make you laugh out loud and win your heart over.
So sit in your favorite spot and read Robin in the Hood.
Story: Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn’t care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent’s divorce. But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.
Our rating 3 out of 5 drama filled stars
Review: Okay first we will admit this book was hard to put down, but it was also hard to follow. Many times we found ourselves lost. First of all there is Samantha, anything that can go wrong with her does. There were times we were rolling our eyes. Then there are the Kade brothers. We are not sure if we hated them or loved them. We felt like they got away with way too much. Okay we are hooked on Mason. Now for the good. We did like the how the characters had real traits to them, we love how they expressed their emotions to the circumstances, making it easy to relate to them in a way. We also like that the parents played a big part in this book. Many times YA authors forget their characters have parents. We didn’t mind the cursing or the explicit sex scenes, because in real life some teens curse and even have sex. This book is full of drama, which at times can be a little too much, but at the same time the author knows exactly how to hook you in to want to read the next book.
So if you’re in the mood for major drama curl up on the couch and read Fallen Crest High.