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Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Little Something Different ~Review

“What’s the point of becoming
mind-numbingly drunk
if it doesn't even give
you the balls to talk
to the girl you like?”  

Back of book:
The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.  But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship.

Surely Gabe and Lea will figure out that they are meant to be together....

The title says it all. This book was a little something different. Told for fourteen different view points, one love story unfolds. It was definitely creative, that's for sure! It was cute and girly and fun.

I enjoyed being able to see this love story between Gabe and Lea unfold, but I wish it was also from their perspectives.

As I read more and more, I'm finding that this multiple perspectives it's as uncommon as I thought. Many authors; Katie McGarry, Katie Van Arc, Colleen Hoover, James Patterson and many more use multiple perspectives through out their book. Although they do keep to a more manageable two characters, they did switch between each chapter.

Fourteen, may have been too many, or maybe not enough. I'm kind of drawn. I liked the characters we did get to see through, but I dunno. I wish there was Gabe and Lea's view points too. I mean, there is only so much you can convey about a person through someone else's eyes.

While I was reading, I just kinda felt on the outside of the loop. I couldn't tell what was going on in Gabe and Lea's head and I wanted to so bad! I wanted to get in their brains and know what they were thinking, what they saw in the other person.

I think it is absolutely worth picking up. It was short and a quick read, and it was overall a well constructed and well written book. But it left me wanting more and I'm not sure it was a good thing. I felt kinda discouraged, like I missed something that wasn't even there to miss.

Worth reading, but don't expect a typical romance story. Because this wasn't at all usual. It was A Little Something Different. At the end of the day, it was a breath of fresh air.

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Maybe Not ~Review

Back of book: 
When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change. 

Or maybe not. 

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory. 

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?


Maybe Not.

    THIS BOOK! Maybe Someday is my favorite Colleen Hoover book. I loved the characters, their relationship with each other, the way they interacted. One of my favorite characters was Warren. He was hilarious! Definitely the comic relief in this book. Everytime he emerged, I was cracking up. Getting to have a book from his perspective was refreshing.

   I loved getting to see his reasoning as to why he's addicted to a certain thing ;). After learning why it all made sense and I wasn't as uncomfortable with his obsession.

   Bridgett terrified me in Maybe Someday, I didn't understand why she was so awful. But as I read through Maybe Not, I thought, maybe she's not as terrible as I thought she was. Her life story isn't the happiest one. I enjoyed reading about her and getting to know her through Warren.

    This wasn't at all a long book, it was a super short snippet of a book. It could have been more, but honestly where it ended, I'm okay with. It was a cute story and really fast to read. I think I read this in one sitting. I can't remember if it was one or two, depending on how busy I was.

     The story was fantastic and if you don't want to actually read it, you can pick it up in audio book format on Audible. Jason Carpenter is the voice of Warren and he is perfect! Everything you want Warren to be, came through thanks to Jason Carpenter.

      Flirty, short, fun, funny, adorable and sexy, Maybe Not was a perfect addition to the Maybe Someday series. It's definitely worth checking out! Just to prove to you how funny it is, here is a mashup of quotes.

Mash up of some of the best quotes!
"The only difference between falling in love and being in love is that your heart already knows how you feel, but your mind is too stubborn to admit it."

""It's hard to fall in love with assholes, Warren""Maybe you just haven't found the right asshole yet""

"I think it takes being loved in order to know how to love." 

"She's nothing I've ever wanted in girl. And absolutely everything I need."

"You did smile, Bridgette, and you need to own it, because it was fucking beautiful."

"I can't believe I'm falling in love with such a stupid, stupid asshole."

"Stop telling yourself that you aren't lovable because it's pissing me off. I don;t care if you aren't ready to admit how you really feel about me yet, but don't you dare dismiss how I feel about you. Because I love you."

"I know. A bitch who finally met the right asshole."

"My roommate's a fruit loop dingus."

"If you have sex with me, Bridgette, you're the one in danger of becoming too clingy. You'll want so much more of me, I won't be able to tell the difference between you and Saran Wrap."

"I can be pleasant to people who deserve it."

"Bridgette instinctivly holds out her hands and my sister shoves Conner at her. Bridgett's arms are outstretches, as far from her body as she can get them. She'd holding Conner under his armpits, staring at me wide-eyed. "What do I do with it?" She whispers. Her eyes are filled with terror."

""You probably fuck like a limp noodle." "I fuck like I'm Thor.""

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