Tag: young adult


Flashback Friday: What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor

Flashback Friday: What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor

Karla’s Review 4.5 Stars! Tragic, yet wonderful! Some of these YA books have such an emotional impact, and in this case, it has to do with the fact that it’s told from Jake’s point-of-view. So, as he’s experiencing these life changing events, you feel them right along with him. You are not an outsider looking in, you become Jake! It was downright overwhelming, bowled me over. Jake has liked Samantha since his freshman year, but the two of them have only flirted and skirted around their attraction for one another, but never acted upon it. However, he notices at the start of their senior year that she has become somewhat distant. […]

Posted August 25, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Karla’s Review  4.5 Stars!! This was on its way to being a 5 plus star read…until the end because there really wasn’t one, or at least not one that satisfied me. I only detracted a half a star, because the rest of the book is amazing. I enjoyed the comparisons and stereotypes of two completely different families. Samantha is a sweet, determined young woman who is showcased like an object by her mother and at the same time sheltered. After many years of observing the family next door, she finally meets Jase, the third oldest in the Garrett clan. He approaches her as she’s sitting on the roof ledge by her […]

Posted September 26, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

I’m All Ears ~ Audiobook Review: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

I’m All Ears ~ Audiobook Review: Emmy & Oliver  by Robin Benway

  Karla’s review 4 Stars! A touching, heartwarming, pensive read! “Oliver’s absence split us wide open, dividing our neighborhood along a fault line strong enough to cause an earthquake. An earthquake would have been better. At least during an earthquake, you understand why you’re shaking.” This thought-provoking story is about a parental kidnapping and the impact it has on the lives of the friends and family of a young boy who was taken by his father. Oh, the joy when he’s finally found, or maybe not… Oliver’s not a little boy anymore, he’s a teenager with his own opinions and feelings about what happened. He’s been taken all over again from […]

Posted April 2, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

What a Boy Wants (What a Boy Wants #1) by Nyrae Dawn

What a Boy Wants (What a Boy Wants #1) by Nyrae Dawn

What it’s about Courtesy of watching his mom’s relationships, Sebastian Hawkins knows what girls need to do to get a guy. He has what he considers a PHD in hooking up. When he needs extra cash for a car, Sebastian starts up an online venture as The Hook-up Doctor, to anonymously help girls land the guy of their dreams. Of course, his services don’t offer a happily-ever-after guarantee. He’s seen firsthand getting together never means staying together.  And then he falls in love…  With the last girl he would expect… Totally not in his game plan.  Suddenly, Sebastian finds himself muddled in the game he’s always prided himself on. He can’t […]

Posted January 17, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1) by Colleen Hoover

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)  by Colleen Hoover

What it’s about Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies… That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried. Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering […]

Posted November 29, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Opposition (Lux #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Opposition (Lux #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

What it’s about Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all. Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even […]

Posted August 23, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Blog Tour- Infinitude by Ruchi Banerjee: Excerpt & Giveaway

Blog Tour- Infinitude by Ruchi Banerjee: Excerpt & Giveaway

We’ve got something a little different today, but it’s very good! Kathleen reviewed Infinitude by Ruchi Banerjee and was wowed by this author’s debut book. It’s a young adult dystopian adventure with an unlikely heroine that takes you to a place you never imagined. We have an excerpt, Kathleen’s  4 star review, a little about the author herself, and a very generous giveaway…$80 in cash via PayPal!! Tons of options to enter and it’s INTERNATIONAL , so everyone has a chance to win! Good luck and enjoy! What it’s about The year is 2173. Humans are a near-extinct group herded together in protected sectors. Mira, a regular, self-absorbed, 16-year-old pimple buster, […]

Posted June 28, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Flat-Out Celeste (Flat-Out Love #2) by Jessica Park

Flat-Out Celeste (Flat-Out Love #2) by Jessica Park

What it’s about Whether you were charmed by Celeste in Flat-Out Love or are meeting her for the first time, this book is a joyous celebration of differences, about battling private wars that rage in our heads and in our hearts, and—very much so— this is a story about first love. For high-school senior Celeste Watkins, every day is a brutal test of bravery. And Celeste is scared. Alienated because she’s too smart, her speech too affected, her social skills too far outside the norm, she seems to have no choice but to retreat into isolation. But college could set her free, right? If she can make it through this grueling […]

Posted June 13, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2) by Jamie McGuire

Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2) by Jamie McGuire

One of the most anticipated book releases of 2013 is Walking Disaster, the second book in the Beautiful series by Jamie McGuire. The first book, Beautiful Disaster, is told from Abby’s point of view, the heroine, and now the author allows us to get inside the scrumptious Travis’ head, a favorite book boyfriend for so many readers, as this book is told from his point of view. Our girls, Crista and Kristen, decided it would be fun to read the book together, and they had a blast! They rated the book as one, but gave us their thoughts in two amazing reviews. So check out the book blurb, and Crista and […]

Posted March 26, 2013 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 6 Comments

One Week by Nikki Van De Car

One Week by Nikki Van De Car

5 Sweet Stars Genre: Young Adult Romance Heat Barometer: 1 out of 5 flames (virginity lost, but no description… I didn’t miss it) What a little gem!! It was a quick read, 174 pages, and I couldn’t put it down. I have been disappointed in a lot of ARC’s lately, but One Week was fun and sweet from beginning to end. This is a debut book from author, Nikki Van De Car, and she shows tons of promise in the Young Adult genre, yet this story will appeal to any romance reader. It is a clean, YA romance, but this “smut queen” didn’t even miss it because the story countered with […]

Posted February 19, 2013 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 1 Comment