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This is the second Jenn Bennett book I've read and reviewed for this blog, and it didn't disappoint! I have to say I enjoyed this book more than Jenn's "Starry Eyes". It was so romantic! 'Alex, Approximately' is about the relationship between Bailey Rydell and Alex, a guy she met online. They live on opposite sides of the country, until Bailey moves in with her father in the same town as him. Bailey debates whether to tell him or not, but ultimately decides not to. I mean, they met online! Who knows who he is in real life.  She gets a job at a museum and makes an arch-nemesis; the sexy security guard, Porter Roth. She despises him. Or...that's what she tells herself. Will Bailey put her online crush behind her, or will she cling to the fantasy called 'Alex'? This book may be the cliche enemies to lovers, but it was executed very well. I got frustrated at the characters a few times because it was SO OBVIOUS! But that's what made me like it....
The Deal is written in both Hannah Wells' and Garrett Graham's point of view. Hannah Wells has a major crush on her school's football star, Jacob. He's mysterious, quiet, and doesn't have a new girl every night. Garrett Graham's the total opposite. When he fails his midterms and his GPA starts plummeting, he has to find a tutor. Hannah Wells was one of the only people to ace the test, so she's the obvious choice for a tutor. Well, she doesn't think so. In order to convince Hannah to tutor him, he has to find out what she wants. When he finds out about her crush, he offers to help make him jealous.  Even though they don't get along right off the bat, they form an unlikely friendship. When they kiss and Garrett realizes he wants more, he has to pull out all the stops to make her realize they're meant to be. This book turned out to be one of my favorites. It brings up sexual assault and domestic abuse awareness. Elle Kennedy did an amazing job wr...
I had to wait a while to get this book, but it was totally worth it! I ordered it a few days before my trip and I have to admit I was a little anxious that it was arriving while I was gone. What if someone stole it? Luckily, when I got back a week later it was fine. Beautiful Disaster is about Abby who is trying to escape her sketchy past by going to Eastern University. A university far away from home. There, she becomes a 'good girl'. She doesn't drink or do drugs and quite frankly she'd like to keep it that way. In enters Travis. Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand. He gets loads of money from the fighting ring. Travis is everything she needs to avoid in order to escape her past. Yet, of course, he gains interest in her the second she doesn't fall for his charms. So, they make a bet: If she wins, he remains abstinent for a month. But if he wins, she moves in with him for the same amount of time. Will feelings get involved? I mean, this is a roman...
I was debating if I wanted to read this or not. From what I heard, it just seemed to be based on romance. In the end, I'm glad I read it! I ended up deciding to read it because it's a big deal in the romance/contemporary universe. I thought 'why the heck not' and went ahead ordering it on Thrift Books. It came in the mail and I left it on my desk for a few days before finally picking it up to read.     Anna and the French Kiss is about a girl named Anna (duh) who is unexpectedly sent to a boarding school in France by her father. She's disappointed to miss senior year with her friends, especially  after an amazing kiss with her long time crush, but she ends up making friends pretty quickly. Enters  √Čtienne St. Clair, a charming guy who helps her settle into the area. I mean, she did just move to another country. But, of course, he has a girlfriend. Quite a serious one, too. Even so, no one can deny their chemistry.  I was wrong to think this would just be ...
I somehow found this book when looking for a different one on Book Outle t, and I'm not sad about it. While reading the book, I was thrown into many feelings - guilt, love, betrayal, anger - on behalf of the character. Those kind of books are the best kinds to read. They make you experience the character on a whole other level. For that, I thank Jenn Bennett. ...
      When I got this book from Barnes & Noble, I was intrigued. I usually enjoy romantic books that have a paranormal twist, but this one was just okay. I'm not going to say I loved it, because I didn't. In the end,, it just wasn't for me. You might like it, though, so here you go: ...
I believe I first saw this book recommended on Youtube , but I can't say for sure. However, I'm glad I took the advice to read it! ...
First off, I can't believe I haven't reviewed this book yet. Let me start with a little bit of back story: I used to despise reading. I know, I know. It's hard to believe considering how into reading I am. My mom, being the reading specialist she is, would bring home books from the library trying to get my head into a book. She would PAY me to read!! She would bring home mostly fictional books that I thought were childish. I was, no, am extremely picky. Then, one day, she brought home a book that a librarian recommended called "Switched". I was already intrigued by the cover. It was blood red with a girl sitting in a field of flowers and the shadow of a castle in the background. I remember sitting on the bed in our guest bedroom, opening the book, and starting to read it. The first words I read were "When I was eleven, my mother was convinced I was a monster and tried to kill me." I was already in love. It was suspenseful and beautifully written. Of ...