Before You (Before and After, #1) by Amber Hart
Amber Hart / Contemporary / Contemporary Romance

Before You (Before and After, #1) by Amber Hart

TITLE: Before You
AUTHOR: Amber Hart
PUBLISHER: K-Teen
RELEASE DATE: 29 July 2014
PAPERBACK: 320 pages
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
FOLLOWED BY: After Us

SYNOPSIS:Some say love is deadly. Some say love is beautiful. I say it is both.

Faith Watters spent her junior year traveling the world, studying in exquisite places, before returning to Oviedo High School. From the outside her life is picture-perfect. Captain of the dance team. Popular. Happy. Too bad it’s all a lie.

It will haunt me. It will claim me. It will shatter me. And I don’t care.

Eighteen-year-old Diego Alvarez hates his new life in the States, but staying in Cuba is not an option. Covered in tattoos and scars, Diego doesn’t stand a chance of fitting in. Nor does he want to. His only concern is staying hidden from his past—a past, which if it were to surface, would cost him everything. Including his life.

At Oviedo High School, it seems that Faith Watters and Diego Alvarez do not belong together. But fate is as tricky as it is lovely. Freedom with no restraint is what they long for. What they get is something different entirely.

Love—it will ruin you and save you, both.
(Source: Goodreads)

REVIEW:

Aww, this novel made me cry!

Themes:
-Love
-Hope
-Faith
-Grace
-Friendship
-Family
-Stereotypes
-Prejudice
-Sacrifice
-Pain of the past Continue reading

Just One Night (Just One Day, #2.5) Gayle Forman
Contemporary / Contemporary / Gayle Forman / Novellas

Just One Night (Just One Day, #2.5) Gayle Forman

TITLE: Just One Night
AUTHOR: Gayle Forman
PUBLISHER: Lift Every Voice
RELEASE DATE: 29 May 2014
EBOOK: 40 pages
GENRE: Viking Children’s Books
PRECEDED BY: Just One Year

SYNOPSIS: After spending one life-changing day in Paris with laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter, sheltered American good girl Allyson “Lulu” Healey discovered her new lover had disappeared without a trace. Just One Day followed Allyson’s quest to reunite with Willem; Just One Year chronicled the pair’s year apart from Willem’s perspective. Now, back together at last, this delectable e-novella reveals the couple’s final chapter.
(Source: Goodreads)

**WARNING: DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW UNTIL YOU HAVE READ: Just One Day (Book 1) & Just One Year (Book 2)**

REVIEW:
I just don’t know how to process the end of Willem and Allyson’s story. I love it but I want more. I’m sad that its over, but happy that they’re together. Argh. *throws hands up in frustration* I just want to read more of their life! Man, I miss them. This novella was too short. I need to know more, you know? Bleh.

Theme:
-Fate vs. Coincidences
-Love Continue reading

Saved Race (Payton Skky, #3) by Stephanie Perry Moore
Contemporary / Contemporary Christian / Stephanie Perry Moore

Saved Race (Payton Skky, #3) by Stephanie Perry Moore

TITLE: Saved Race AUTHOR: Stephanie Perry Moore PUBLISHER: Lift Every Voice RELEASE DATE: 1 January 2001 PAPERBACK: 160 pages GENRE: Contemporary Christian Fiction PRECEDED BY: Sober Faith FOLLOWED BY: Sweetest Gift SYNOPSIS: Loving everyone is tough. On the verge of graduation, Payton Skky encounters ethnic diversity several ways she never imagined. First, her ex-boyfriend Dakari is … Continue reading