- File Size: 1061 KB
- Print Length: 309 pages
- Publisher: India Lee Books (November 29, 2012)
- Publication Date: November 29, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AFPMF5I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #437,737 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
HDU Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
If you've ever lost yourself for hours on ONTD (I know I sure did), you will love this. See, Amanda is one of us. And even though her story is unbelievable beyond the pages of a book or a rom-com movie, it's really engaging and wonderful, with a Cinderella-but-not-quite feel. Because Amanda, in fact, hates her prince charming with burning passion. But after being jilted and cheated on by her best friend and boyfriend, shunned by the small town she lives in, she resorts to having to overcome that dislike in order to prove everyone wrong.
Liam stole my heart from that first HDU appearance. I don't know why - usually I'd go all Amanda on a story like that, he IS a womanizing douchelord (btw, brilliant!). But it's because of this that you just know that you're in for a good read, and it turned out to be exactly that.
Amanda is witty and funny and loyal and sweet despite trying to pass herself off as something else. I loved her. After all that happened with Megan and Brandtwhatshisname, I really thought she deserved a break.
And Liam is just as wonderful once you get to know him better.
I could go on, and on, and on about how much I liked the dynamic between Amanda and Liam from that very first e-mail, trying to outplay each other. To the easy relationship that they fell into. To the very last scene because it was so appropriate.
And with a cast of interesting supporting characters, you are never bored. I must admit, I was intrigued by Casey and if she turns out to prove wrong on accusations. And I loved Ian because he gave off that "friend material" vibe.Read more ›
HDU is about 23 year-old Amanda, who is back home living with her parents after her childhood best friend and roommate stole her boyfriend. After feeling like a complete failure in her small Missouri town, not letting others know the truth about the town's "perfect girl" who is really a backstabbing friend. Amanda is left with nothing but the celebrity blog she helps moderate (I totally think this sounded like the famous OhNoTheyDidn't blog on livejournal's site).
Amanda receives a message from the famous heartthrob Liam (I pictured Zac Efron as Liam, whose with me on this?), who needs a favor. Amanda is intrigued and thinks this "favor" could be the ticket to NYC and away from it all. Liam needs to find a normal girl to date for publicity purposes and Amanda is his girl. The two take on New York and the paparazzi and become Liamanda (totally cute). As their "relationship" starts to turn into more, of course drama must be around the corner and everything crumbles apart. The story ends on a high but definitely leaves a lot of questions unanswered with the need to know more. I am so glad Ms. Lee will be writing HDU #2, I think I might go nuts a bit not knowing where Liamanda go next in their relationship.
I loved the original story line, yes a book about a normal girl falling in love with a hot celebrity guy isn't original but how the plot came about and the characters made it special. I really liked Amanda and was rooting for her the entire time.Read more ›
Liam (H), seems like a good guy with a good head on his shoulders. However, the first few chapters that include him shows him as an obnoxious jerk. Again, it's a long, slow journey until we figure him out. Even then, the payoff isn't as rich as it could be. If the tension in these characters is supposed to draw us in, shouldn't the payoff be as rich as the conflict? In this case, I feel like the balance is tilted toward the drama and not the rich reward of the relationship. I believe there is an HDU 2 coming but not sure I'll read it. I only barely stuck it out to finish this one.
He surprises Amanda with his video charm and she offers a solution - stop dating trampy looking models and date a regular girl, and it will do wonders for you image.
A deal is struck and a contract signed and Amanda becomes that girl.
I really loved the playful banter between Liam and Amanda, and the fact that their relationship stayed completely platonic for so long. Amanda never tried to throw herself at him and in fact never forced herself on him at all. (not to say other girls didn't... sheesh). At first it's all rainbows and unicorns when they debut their relationship, but now Amanda is on the receiving end of the celebrity gossip and it's not as nice as being on the giving end. I liked that the book showed both sides of the gossip mongering, and you got to see how people are adversely affected by it, and what people do to be famous.
My one problem with the book is the random skipping ahead. e.g. a chapter will end with someone saying something at dinner or something to that extent and the next chapter starts with Amanda waking up in bed (maybe even 4 days later) - but what happened in between!? and what happened right after Liam says something so bold or flirty!? It could be just me - but I'm all about the details and curious about the 'in between' parts that I feel I've missed.
I loved the ending.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this story and the sweetness/cleanness of it! It could have taken a turn at several different points but didn't, with the exception of some language. Read morePublished 7 months ago by ****ereader
I literally just love the way she writes, I love her characters, and I just love this book. Can't wait to read the next one!Published 8 months ago by Sana
Very good story line. This story starts out kind of comical and becomes very serious along the way. Shows how some people are very loyal to everyone. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Theresa M. Walters
This was my first book by this author. Its an entertaining read with a far fetched plot. But the characters were believable and you were rooting for the couple by the end. Read morePublished 17 months ago by amberz
My first India Lee book, and I am now a huge fan. Loved this book!Published 17 months ago by Lena Nel
The characters are well developed. I liked the NYC setting. I found the distant relationship with her family hard to believe.Published 21 months ago by Renee Andrini
This book kept me interested from cover to cover. HDU is undoubtedly one of the best romances I have read for quite a while. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Michele Storms aka: Stormdrac2002
Loooooved hdu so much! You have to read it its so entertaining and I love how it ended I can't wait to read the next book.Published 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
For some reason I couldn't get into this book. That could be my problem. I was reading it during a terrible heat wave and I just could get into it.Published on July 22, 2013 by Grace A. Rudolph
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