ARC REVIEW: MOST ARDENTLY BY SUSAN MESLER-EVANS

“She’s annoying, but she’s really hot. Why are the cute ones always the ones who make you want to rip your hair out?”

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Title:
 Most Ardently
Author: Susan Mesler-Evans
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Romance, Contemporary and LGBT
Publication Date: October 21st 2019
Publisher: Entangled: Embrace
Format: e-Arc
Source: Netgalley
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Elisa Benitez is proud of who she is, from her bitingly sarcastic remarks, to her love of both pretty boys and pretty girls. If someone doesn’t like her, that’s their problem, and Elisa couldn’t care less. Particularly if that person is Darcy Fitzgerald, a snobby, socially awkward heiress with an attitude problem and more money than she knows what to do with.

From the moment they meet, Elisa and Darcy are at each other’s throats — which is a bit unfortunate, since Darcy’s best friend is dating Elisa’s sister. It quickly becomes clear that fate intends to throw the two of them together, whether they like it or not. As hers and Darcy’s lives become more and more entwined, Elisa’s once-dull world quickly spirals into chaos in this story of pride, prejudice, and finding love with the people you least expect.

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

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PUNK 57 BY PENELOPE DOUGLAS

“We were perfect for each other. Until we met.”

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Title:
 Punk 57
Author: Penelope Douglas
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Romance, New Adult, Erotica and Contemporary
Publication Date: October 21st 2016
Publisher: Penelope Douglas LLC
Format: Kindle
Source: Amazon
Star Rating: ★★★★★
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In the fifth grade, Ryen and Misha are mistakingly paired as pen pals, their teachers not realizing they are pairing their students up with kids from the opposite gender. Although, it doesn’t take long for Ryen and Misha to figure out their teachers mistake. But in no time at all, they are arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…

And that was only the start. For the next seven years, Ryen and Misha keep writing to one another and become best friends. They have only three rules – no social media, no phone numbers and no pictures – out of fear it’ll risk their friendship.

One day, Misha accidentally finds himself at the same party across town with Ryen. He can’t help but get to know the girl who’s been his muse for the last seven years. He just doesn’t expect to hate what he finds.

When Misha stops writing to Ryen, she’s devastated. He’s the only person that knows the real Ryen. Not the person she goes to school as everyday, the mean cheerleader that students are afraid of. Ryen fears Misha could be gone forever, but little does she know he’s right under her nose…

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FALSE HEARTS BY LAURA LAM

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Title: False Hearts
Author: Laura Lam
Series or Standalone: Pacifica, #1/Can be read as a Standalone
Genre: Adult, Science Fiction, Mystery
Publication Date: June 16th 2016
Publisher: Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
Star Rating: ★★★★☆
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False Hearts has been on my TBR for years. I even attempted to pick it up a few years ago. I decided I’d keep it on my TBR for the right time. There was always something about this book that intrigued me. Perhaps it was the Orphan Black comparisons, one twin disguising themselves as another to go undercover and infiltrate the biggest crime syndicate in San Francisco. As you can tell from my rating, I really enjoyed this book and happy it stayed on my radar for year before it was finally the right time to read it!

False Hearts follows formerly conjoined sisters Tila and Taema, part Samoan and bisexual sisters, who become entwined in a murderous plot in the underbelly of a futuristic San Francisco. Raised in the closed cult of Mana’s Hearth and denied access to modern technology, the sisters escape to San Francisco when the heart they share begins to fail. At 16, they are surgically separated and given new artificial hearts, and begin to pursue their new lives in San Francisco.

Ten years later, Tila returns one night to the twins home in the city, terrified and covered in blood. When she is indicted for murder, the first homicide by a civilian in decades and possible involvement in a powerful crime syndicate that deals in the flow of Zeal – a drug that allows violent minds to enact their darkest desires in a terrifying dreamscape – Taema is given a proposition: go undercover as her sister and perhaps save her twin’s life. But during her investigation Taema discovers disturbing links between the twins’ past and their present. Once unable to keep anything from each other, the sisters now discover the true cost of secrets.

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ARC REVIEW: AGAIN, BUT BETTER BY CHRISTINE RICCIO

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Title: Again, but Better
Author: Christine Riccio
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, YA
Publication Date: May 7th 2019
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
Star Rating: ★★☆☆☆
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Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal—but Shane’s made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that?

Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time’s a ticking, and she needs a change—there’s nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She’s going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure!

Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart.

Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic—the possibilities are endless. 

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DO YOU DREAM OF TERRA-TWO? BY TEMI OH

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Title: Do You Dream of Terra-Two?
Author: Temi Oh
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Science Fiction
Publication Date: March 7th 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
Star Rating: ★★★☆☆
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A century ago, scientists theorised that a habitable planet existed in a nearby solar system. Today, ten astronauts will leave a dying Earth to find it. Four are decorated veterans of the 20th century’s space-race. And six are teenagers, graduates of the exclusive Dalton Academy, who’ve been in training for this mission for most of their lives.

It will take the team 23 years to reach Terra-Two. Twenty-three years spent in close quarters. Twenty-three years with no one to rely on but each other. Twenty-three years with no rescue possible, should something go wrong. And something always goes wrong.

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