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- ASIN : B00R1PTSLY
- Publication date : December 14, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 2537 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 229 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #550,982 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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I actually didn't know what this book would be about when I started. But I really enjoyed the intro and the beginning. But then... the male MC was a douche in my opinion. Any sign and he tirned on her pnly to come crawling back to apologize. It got old really fast. The awful family?? Yeah, it was an intersting part of the story first but the conflicts wasn't handled right. I craved much more redemption for how they behaved. There was a very large imbalance in tonality as well. Cheery, light and sweet fun with a background that was anything but in combination with emotionally abusive adults. It feels like the author hadn't decided exactly what kind of story she wanted to tell, and mixed all ideas into one. Sometimes that works, bit I felt a bit cheated by the end.
And the laughing didn't stop once I started reading. Seriously, the banter, wit and humor in this book are TOP NOTCH. I actually laughed so loud at one point that I woke my husband up from 2 floors away at 2am (there was no stopping until I finished this, sleep had to wait). I laughed the entire time; even when I teared up (okay, maybe I full on cried for a minute) I was back to laughing within moments. SO. FUNNY. Also, I'm totally adopting several hilarious snippets from this book and adding them into my vocabulary.
I want Blair to be my best friend, for real. Probably one of my favorite female characters ever, and that is not a statement to be taken lightly. There have been too many times that the female lead (most notably in romance genres) gets under my skin for one reason or another, and I wind up wanting to punch them in the face (I'm aware they're fictional, but the desire is there regardless). NOT the case here. She's quick witted, sassy beyond belief, is strong beyond measure and doesn't take crap from anyone. She has been through so much and is yet just a genuinely awesome and hilarious person. Seriously, I want her to exist in reality and I want to be BFFs and double date with her and Silver.
Which leads us to Silver.... Ohhhh Silver. *sigh* The whole nerdy good guy thing is so underrated, because I swooned repeatedly. I was a little leery about the student/teacher thing because *ick*.... But this was done in such a way that I rooted for them the entire time. I'm not going to spoil any of the moments that made me love him, because you deserve to fall for him on your own. But you will, and you'll fall HARD. Plus the hilarity of his actual first name is so great, especially with all the crazy-sexy names the guys in these types of books usually have.
Not to mention that every other secondary character (eventually) found a place in my heart. Zac & Nash were my favorite of her family, but they all grew on me by the end. And the amazingly unique and accepting friends Ibbie, Kip and the rest of the Dramaholics were just too funny!
All in all, I also would like to express outrage that there aren't at least a couple hundred more positive reviews for this book, because it 100% deserves it. I would give 10 stars if I could! I will be forcing my friends to start reading this first thing in the morning, and I will likely read it again before the week is over. It was just that great. Job well done Ms. Roe, I absolutely loved it.
I am a huge fan of student/teacher and I think I might have read all of the books available in this category now. I REALLY loved this one! I don’t know how I missed it because it has been out for a while but I’m glad I came across this beautiful story.
Blair meets Silver in a rather out of nowhere way and the sparks are flying from the start. Blair has had such a rough life up until this point and all the feelings that this book brought out just aren’t describable. I thought at one point something was wrong with me?!?! I was crying sad tears and then happy tears and then laughing. “But whatever, life is life, right? Because if you sit around thinking about all the bad crap then the world is sure as hell gonna pass you right on by.” The feels!!! Oh how I loved this book!
This little happy bubble is popped when some unexpected events happen. Blair learns many lessons and almost just gives up. I loved how the author wrote about this little town and the friends that Blair has met that kept her afloat. She was dealt a really crappy hand but these characters she meets in this town really made you fall in love with them. ALL of them! Really this book is a must read for the new adult/young adult lover of student/teacher relationships!
I couldn’t recommend this book enough! Has a story like this been written before? Yes, however not with the feels that this book brought out in me. So go ahead and pick this one up and enjoy the ride! Caution: there will be tears! Happy and sad ones! You will laugh for sure. Overall another great week read!
Top reviews from other countries
Utterly wonderful. I was loathed to have it end, but satisfied with the conclusion after experiencing a rollercoaster ride with blasé, stubborn and thoroughly independent Blair, and the sweet, nerdy history teacher, Silver (history is my thing, that is hot). I don’t have any real basis for comparison for my lack of modern NA or YA romance reading, but everything about it pretty much hit the nail square on the head from what I’d want from it. Interesting characters (especially Granny Yo, amazing lady) and enough heart and drama and quirks (a bit of astronomy also thoroughly welcome) to give them all measured layers and depth as the story progressed. Any moments where the story lagged are mostly made redundant because of the author’s infectious style and strong voice, and I found myself desperately page turning in places I shouldn’t, like at work, at the end of lunch breaks when I should have been back to work, or that hour after I should have been sleeping before work... The only thing that didn't work for me (and it won't spoil) was a moment where Silver defies knowledge in some important things he's learnt about Blair and misplaces blame (again, in a massive way)- the age he was he should know better! But whatever, you can't please everyone, it certainly didn't stop me reading.
I’m thoroughly looking forward to getting through the Guardians sequel, United, but I wouldn’t be averse to revisiting the Fortunate series in the near future. Even if you’re not sure about romance books, it’s likely something will ensnare you in this book. Enjoy it for what it is, and don't take it too seriously, readers! ;D
Jessica Roe keeps her place as one of the most vibrant Indie authors I’ve read with a talent for punchy and sarcastic humour, and I’m thankful she isn’t restricting her genres.
Anyway this book was well worth the read, most student teacher books always work for me though I'm not sure why??? When I was at school all the teachers were oddly shaped (beer belly) grey hair poking out there nostrils and ears and there leathery skin looked more like one of them wrinkly dogs haha
I loved all the people in this story and I will be reading the full series :)
I just finished reading this and I immediately bought book 2 which I am looking forward to reading.
I felt connected to the characters and read this book quickly as I wanted to know what would happen next.
Romantic forbidden love story.