Review: Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

12551077Title: Stealing Parker

Series: Hundred Oaks, #2

Author: Miranda Kenneally

Publication Date: October 1, 2012

Publisher: Sourcefire Books

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance

Goodreads Synopsis:

Red-hot author Miranda Kenneally hits one out of the park in this return to Catching Jordan’s Hundred Oaks High.

Parker Shelton pretty much has the perfect life. She’s on her way to becoming valedictorian at Hundred Oaks High, she’s made the all-star softball team, and she has plenty of friends. Then her mother’s scandal rocks their small town and suddenly no one will talk to her.

Now Parker wants a new life.

So she quits softball. Drops twenty pounds. And she figures why kiss one guy when she can kiss three? Or four. Why limit herself to high school boys when the majorly cute new baseball coach seems especially flirty?

But how far is too far before she loses herself completely?


3 / 5 Stars


 

Since I read Miranda Kenneally’s Jesse’s Girl, I’ve been slowly trying to read the rest of the Hundred Oaks series. I love Kenneally’s feel good writing style. Her books always leave me feeling happy. I was hoping I would have the same experience with Stealing Parker. Unfortunately, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows.

There were so many incredible things in Stealing Parker. First, the characters. Parker Shelton is a girl who quits softball, loses weight and sets out to kiss as many boys as she can after her mom declares she’s a lesbian and moves out. Reading Parker’s point of view felt like reading the mind of a real teenager. Her experiences with parents, friends, boys, gossip and church were all real life experiences. Then, there’s Parker’s best friend, Drew. I loved Parker and Drew’s easy friendship and the way Drew supported Parker. I also loved that Parker understood Drew and put his feelings first. My favorite character, though, was Corndog. One, his name was Corndog. That’s a pretty awesome nickname and he does awesome stuff to live up to it. Two, he was surprisingly mature and sweet for his age. I loved Parker’s relationship with Will.

Stealing Parker didn’t just have great characters, though. It also dealt with some huge issues. Parker really resented her mom for leaving her and her family. She didn’t know how to handle her negative feelings towards her mom. Rather than deal with them, she avoided her mom.

Parker wasn’t just dealing with her mom being a lesbian and leaving her family, she was dealing with the fallout the situation created. Parker lost friends due to her mother’s actions and felt the need to recreate herself. She felt the need to hook up with as many boys as possible to prove she wasn’t like her mother. This didn’t help her friend situation.

Parker also struggled with her new found sexuality and what it meant in terms of her relationship with her church and God. Whether it was reconciling her experiences with her church and its member with her belief in God or dealing with her feelings about her lesbian mother, I felt like this was such a great topic to include in a Young Adult novel. So many of us grapple with faith, church and our actions as teenagers. Kenneally did an amazing job portraying this struggle. I loved how it all worked out for Parker.

There was one huge issues in Stealing Parker that I didn’t like at all: the student-teacher/coach relationship. I get that these relationships happen all of the time, but they’re incredibly uncomfortable to read. I cringed every time I had to read Brian and Parker’s interactions. I wasn’t happy with the way their “relationship” ended. I would have liked more accountability to their actions. Honestly, I didn’t see the need for this storyline in Stealing Parker. It would have been a better book without it. It’s what made Stealing Parker a 3 star book instead of a 5 star book.

Overall, I truly enjoyed Stealing Parker. I feel bad only giving it 3 stars because it is a well written book. I just can’t get past the icky vibe the student-teacher relationship gave it.

 

 

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Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Score_CVR.inddTitle: Catching Jordan

Series: Hundred Oaks

Author: Miranda Kenneally

Publication Date: November 18, 2011

Publisher: Sourcefire Books

Genre: YA, Contemporary Romance

Goodreads Synopsis:

ONE OF THE BOYS

What girl doesn’t want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn’t just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that’s just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But everything she’s ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he’s also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan’s feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart’s on the line?


5 / 5 Stars


I started off the Hundred Oaks series by reading Jesse’s Girl, which comes several books after Catching Jordan. I fell in love with the Henry family in Jesse’s Girl and I’ve wanted to read Catching Jordan ever sinceI wanted to know more about best friends Sam and Jordan. I’m so happy I finally got to read it!

 

What I loved about Catching Jordan was, well, everything.

Jordan was an awesome main character. I loved her tomboyish ways and her reasons behind them. I also loved the way she figured out she didn’t have to act like a guy at all times. She could also be girly.

My favorite part was Jordan’s relationship with her guy friends. They were hilarious and accepted her for who she was. It was also cute to watch her slowly let other girls in. Jordan needed some girls on her side to help her figure out her new relationship with Ty and boys in general.

I liked and disliked Ty. He has great for Jordan in that he was supportive of her and made her feel special, but his jealousy of her relationship with Sam made me sad. Jordan was willing to put Ty first and I felt sorry for poor Sam. I felt sorry for Jordan, too. She didn’t have Sam to support her when she needed him most because of the rift Ty created between them.

Another thing I enjoyed was the family dynamic Jordan had going on. Her mom and brother were so supportive. They were there at all her games and supported her every decision. Her dad, and NFL player, was not. It added another great dimension to the story.

The only thing I would have liked to see added to the story was Sam’s point of view. I’m not sure why (Maybe the title?), but I thought Catching Jordan was going to be from a male perspective. I would have liked to know what was going on with Sam and his thoughts when Ty moved to town and took away his best friend.

If you’re a YA contemporary romance lover, I would highly suggest reading Catching Jordan or any of Miranda Kenneally’s books. (No, I haven’t read them all yet, but I’m going to!)  They’re guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

 

Series Review (PART 1): Calendar Girl by Audrey Carlan

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Series Title: Calendar Girl

Books: JanuaryFebruaryMarchApril, May and June

Author: Audrey Carlan

Publication Dates: January 15, 2015 – December 29, 2015

Publisher: Waterhouse Press

Genre: Erotic Romance (PLEASE NOTE: Unsuitable for audiences under age 18 due to foul language, graphic sex and some violence.)


 

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Ashley told me I needed to read the Calendar Girl series. She had seen ads for it on Facebook and had heard it was “the next Fifty Shades of Grey“. Ashley had just started the series and was immediately hooked. We usually have the same taste in books, so was nice enough to loan me her Kindle copies of each book as she finished them.

I decided to review the Calendar Girl series in two posts instead of each separate installment because  it seemed an easier way to put my thoughts together. We flew through each book and it didn’t make sense to stop and review in between when there was more of the story to read. I would have done one post, but it would have been SUPER long!

The Calendar Girl series is about Mia, a young woman who has become an escort (not a call girl!) in order to pay off debts her comatose father has incurred. Each book is titled by month and detail Mia’s monthly assignments. It’s important to read them in order, as each book has a little surprise of its own that would be ruined if you read them out-of-order.

So, here we go…


24283477January 

5 Stars

It’s really simple. I needed money. A lot of money. One million dollars to be exact. The amount didn’t matter. All that mattered is that at the end of that price tag held my father’s life.

No money. No life.

The time limit was one year. On January 1st I had to pay up or my Father was going to be killed.

When you’re faced with an ultimatum like this, you do whatever you have to do.

And that’s exactly what I did.

The job…Exquisite Escorts. My role, serve as high priced arm candy to anyone that can afford the $100,000 price tag for a month of my company. Sex is optional (for me) and a 20% increase on the price.

***
Mia Saunders just barely escaped a paltry life back home in Las Vegas until she gets the call that her Father has been beaten to within an inch of his life for not paying his gambling debt. Problem is, the lone shark is her lousy, ruthless ex-boyfriend. Another guy in a long line of men she’d fallen head over heels for. Not anymore.

Mia’s mission is simple. Serve as a high-priced escort for her Aunt’s company and pay monthly against her Father’s bad debt. A month with a rich man who she doesn’t have to sleep with if she doesn’t want to? Easy money. At least that’s the way it was supposed to go.

Each installment in the Calendar Girl Serial will release every month throughout 2015. The stories will feature Mia, told from her perspective as she continues her journey as an escort to twelve clients in twelve different locations.

There’s not much info on January in this description besides the debt and becoming an escort. In January, Mia also goes out on her first month long assignment. She’s to be the “girlfriend” of a popular movie writer, Wes. Mia can’t help but be attracted to the sexy writer and quickly decides there will be some “extracurricular activities” on this assignment. What Mia doesn’t count on is completely falling for her first assignment. It makes leaving at the end of the month that much harder.

My review:

I loved, loved, loved the start to this series! Mia was hilarious and I couldn’t help fall in love with Wes myself. I was sad when she had to move on to her next assignment. I wasn’t sure the rest of the series could be as good or top January.


24514594 February

5 Stars

A muse. Me. The motorcycle riding, ass-kicking, concert t-shirt wearing chick from Las Vegas, is a world-renowned French artist’s muse. For a month.

I had no idea when I took the escort job with Exquisite Escorts I would be standing naked in front of a blank canvas in a Seattle warehouse.

“Love on Canvas” he calls his exhibit, a combination of photographic stills and paint entwined to create the most awe-inspiring pieces the world will ever see. Except every last one of them features me and a moment in time where I was vulnerable.

Alec Dubois played on those vulnerabilities, teaching me lessons about love and life that would stay with me through the rest of my days.

***
Mia Saunders continues her mission to bail out her comatose father whose life is on the line to a dangerous loan-shark who happens to be Mia’s ex-boyfriend. For this journey, she serves as a high-priced escort to French artist named Alec Dubois in Seattle, Washington.

My review:

I shouldn’t have been afraid of what was to come next for Mia! Her assignment in Seattle (I love my home state settings!) was just as good as her assignment in January. While I thought it might bug me that Mia was jumping in bed with another man than Wes, it didn’t because of her connection with Alec. He taught her so much about herself through his art. I liked the way Mia grew in this one. Although, I wasn’t sad to see it end because I couldn’t wait to see what was in store next for Mia!


 

24980433 March

4.5 Stars

A fiancée. I’m going to Chicago to pretend to be some Italian Stallion’s future wife. Why a massive hunk, boxer, and rich restaurateur needs a fake bride is beyond me. Then again, I’m not paid to know why. I’m paid $100,000 to be his escort, or in this case, the woman he’s supposedly “going” to marry.

The moment I met Antony “Tony” Fasano, I thought I might have lost my ability to breathe. In my twenty four years of life, I’d not seen anything like him. Clad only in a small towel precariously dangling from his hips–water droplets streaming down every inch of his muscular frame–I knew right then and there, I’d finally seen male perfection in all its raw glory.

What happened next blew me away. It was now abundantly clear why he needed me…a fake fiancée.

***
Mia Saunders continues her mission to save her comatose father from her dangerous, loan-shark ex-boyfriend. This month, she serves as a high-priced escort to a restaurateur named Anthony Fasano in the windy city of Chicago, Illinois.

My review:

I’m not going to say too much about March because I don’t want to give the surprise away (even though I guess it right off the bat). It was a fun read, but not as exciting as the rest of the series so far. I did love the new role Mia seems to be taking on as the series progresses, though.


 

25157544 April

5 Stars

Baseball, beer, and a hot boy. Nothing can beat that. Until I meet Mason “Mace” Murphy the next “it” pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and my client. He’s immature, arrogant, sexy as sin, and the last man that’s going to get into my panties. He’s not used to hearing the word no from women, so I’m going to spell it out for him.

N = Not going to happen.

O = Out of your league buddy.

I was hired to cuddle up to the annoying, beautiful athlete, and give prospective advertisers and fans a different view of this hot-shot professional baller.

Only he’s everything I detest in a man all wrapped into a dream package. Baseball player, talented, athletic body, sculpted face, and ass you can bounce quarters off of. Unfortunately, he also believes he’s God’s gift to women, a man-whore, throws money around like it grows on trees, and conceited. The challenge for him, to break down my defenses and get in there. My challenge, avoid hopping in the sack with him at all costs.

***
Mia Saunders continues her mission to save her comatose father from her dangerous, loan-shark ex-boyfriend. This month, she serves as a high-priced escort to a professional baseball player named Mace Murphy in Boston, MA.

My review:

I loved April simply because I loved Mason. The cocky baseball player was so crude and cocky. I found myself laughing at his stupid comments constantly. As for Mia, I like her more and more with each book. Her growth as a person continued in this one and I really felt for her.


 

25409003 May 

5 Stars

Swimsuits, sun, surfing, and a sexy Samoan. I headed to the island of Oahu, Hawaii to meet with cutting-edge swimsuit fashion designer, Angel D’Amico, to serve as head model for the “Beauty Comes in All Sizes” swimsuit campaign. The designer wants to show the world that beauty is not just a size two. My curves got me into this gig, and, the moment I laid eyes on my modeling “partner,” I’d never been happier with my buxom form.

Tai Niko had everything the average man lacked. Height, broad shoulders, a nipped in waist, square pecs, tree trunk thighs, and a look that rivaled “The Rock.” The part that made me drool and weakened my knees, was the thick, intricate tribal tattoos running down the entire left side of his muscled frame from shoulder to ankle. The design was unlike anything I’d ever seen, and I couldn’t wait to trace the tips of my fingers over every inch.

***

In the fifth book of the Calendar Girl serial, Mia is sent to Oahu, HI. Still on her mission to save her father, she embraces the model life to prove beauty really does come in all sizes.

My review:

May might just be my favorite book of the series besides January. I loved the tropical setting of Hawaii and Tai. His dominance in life and the bedroom made me smile. I also liked getting to know Mia’s sister a little more in this one.


 

25610306 June

4 Stars

Politics, phallic statues, and pretty women.

Literally everywhere you look, you see an old man and a gold-digging cling-on wrapped around their wrinkly arms.

Luck had not gone my way when Warren Shipley, one of the nation’s wealthiest men hired me to play arm-candy in order to save face with the other one percenters he did business with. At least that’s what I thought when I arrived in Washington, DC, until I was met by old man Shipley’s debonair and insanely handsome son. Aaron Shipley was notably the youngest senator in the history of politics voted Senator of California at the tender age of thirty-five. Single, beyond rich, and the face of every political magazine around the US. Women everywhere wanted a taste of that power.

Me, I’d always thought politics were boring…boy was I wrong. Democracy had never been more exciting.

***
In the sixth book of the Calendar Girl serial, Mia is sent to our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Still on her mission to save her father, she embraces the life of a gold-digging whore to allow her client to get close to other very powerful men.

My review:

I hate to say it, but June might be my least favorite book in the series so far. It was fun to see Mia give Warren a lessen or two on how to treat someone you love, but his son was a little too creepy for me.


The Calendar Girl series so far…

If I had to rate the entire series so far, I would give it 4.75 Stars. I’m absolutely addicted to the series and I love Mia’s journey so far. She’s learned so much about herself and had a bunch of sexy fun along the way. At this point, I’m still hoping her journey takes her back to Wes in the end. My only big complaint about the series would be skeezy Aaron Shipley. His character made for an interesting story, but he creeped me out a little too much! 

Check out Part 2 of the Calendar Girls series review tomorrow, Saturday, January 30th.

 

 

 

ARC Review: Dreamology by Lucy Keating

23466626Title: Dreamology

Author: Lucy Keating

Publication Date: April 12, 2016

Publisher: Harper Teen

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance, Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.

But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. It turns out, though, that Real Max is nothing like Dream Max, and getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.

When their dreams start to bleed dangerously into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?

Whimsical, romantic and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel will win readers’ hearts.



5 out of 5 Stars


What if your dreams suddenly became your reality?

In Dreamology, Alice’s dreams start to become reality when she and her father move from New York to Boston. On her first day at her new school, Alice runs into the boyfriend of her dreams, Max. Too bad Max has no idea who Alice is. Not only that, Max is a completely different person than he was in her dreams. He’s nowhere near as nice and has a beautiful girlfriend who’s not Alice. Alice can’t understand how the two different versions of Max could be so different when they’re the same person. It’s heartbreaking for her.

Max isn’t as clueless as he seems, though. He, too, remembers Alice from his dreams. It’s something he’s only willing to admit when parts of their dreams alarmingly start to become reality.

Together, Alice and Max must find a way to stop their dreams from taking over their lives without losing each other in the process.

My first thought when I started reading was, “I cannot believe Dreamology is Lucy Keating’s debut novel!” The writing was so good! It was witty and entertaining. I didn’t want to put the book down. I absolutely loved the way the story alternated between Alice’s dreams and her reality. It was even more fun when the two worlds began overlapping!

The characters were a little weird, but in a good way. Alice was the typical whiny, heartbroken girl. Max was the good guy hiding in his popularity. The rest of the characters were a little silly and a whole lot of fun.

My favorite thing about Dreamology, though, was the pictures that it painted in my mind. Alice’s dreams were so detailed and cool. It was fun to imagine bits and pieces of them in her reality.

My only complaint is that I wish Dreamology wasn’t Lucy Keating’s debut novel. After all of the fun I had reading Dreamology, I would love to be able to read more of her books. I will be eagerly awaiting her next novel to see what she comes up with next!

**I received an ARC of Dreamology from HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review.

 

Review: Living with Regret by Lisa De Jong

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Author: Lisa De Jong

Publication Date: October 7, 2014

Publisher: Lisa De Jong

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Goodreads Synopsis:

I had my whole life mapped out. Perfect guy. Perfect friends. Everything was exactly the way I wanted it.

That was until that night–the one I can’t remember. It’s all my fault, and now the memories are all I have left of him. Of us.

My guilt drowns me until Sam Shea steps back into my life and helps me to the surface. He slowly opens my heart and crawls deep inside before I even realize what’s happening. I know I don’t deserve him.

While I’m trying to get used to my new life, pieces of that night slowly start to come back to me. Lies and secrets shatter everything I thought I knew.

Maybe I’m not the only one living with regret.


5 / 5 Stars


Living with Regret is the third book in the Rains series. It can be read as a standalone novel, but there are some cute nods to the first two books in the series. It’s Rachel’s story.

In Living with Regret, Rachel is doing just that. In one night, her perfect future was shattered. She’s lost her boyfriend and her closest friends. Rachel can’t remember how it all happened, but she knows her life will never be the same.

While she’s trying to come to terms with the heartache life has dealt her, one person shows up to help her through the pain. Sam. He was her neighbor, the childhood friend she could always count on when she needed to escape. She hasn’t spoken to him much since she was fifteen and started dating Cory, but knowing he’s here to support her is what’s getting her through the day.

As Rachel begins to get stronger, memories begin to surface. The more she remembers, the more she realizes she might not be the only one responsible for what happened the night her life changed forever.

After meeting Rachel in After the Rain, I wasn’t sure what I thought of her. She seemed like the beautiful girl that let her boyfriend walk all over her. I wondered who she really was. In Living with Regret, I saw the strength that she had.

Rachel was dealing with so much in this book. She was completely devastated and I felt so bad for her. She had no clue how her life had taken such a drastic turn and blamed herself. I loved how Sam helped her through it all and was her support system. The “bad boy” wasn’t bad at all. He was so sweet.

I loved the way Rachel was in the dark almost the entire time — even if I could guess most of what happened. I liked finding out bits and pieces as I went along. I also loved the little gems Lisa De Jong sprinkled in from When it Rains.

The best part of the book was the message, though. Living with Regret was about accepting responsibility and learning to forgive yourself and others. Those are two very important things to learn while you’re growing up and maturing.

Review: Never Never Part 3 by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

25454883Title: Never Never Part 3

Series: Never Never

Authors: Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

Publication Date: January 19, 2016

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Goodreads Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling authors Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher are back with the much-anticipated final installment in the Never Never novella series.
Together, Silas Nash and Charlize Wynwood must look deeper into the past to find out who they were and who they want to be. With time ticking down, the couple are in a race to find the answers they need before they lose everything. Can they regain what they once had? And will it restore who they once were?


4.5 / 5 Stars


Never Never Part 3 continues Silas and Charlie’s search for answers of how they got to where they are now. This final novella answered all of the questions we’ve all been not very patiently waiting for.

I know it’s been getting mixed reviews, but I loved the way Never Never Part 3 wrapped up the series. Maybe it’s the romance reader inside of me, but I couldn’t come up with a better answer to all of Silas and Charlie’s questions. Everything was so easily and perfectly explained. It made sense. It might have lacked a little in that the answers didn’t blow me away, but they were perfect for the characters.

The one issue I had with Never Never Part 3 was the epilogue that took place 20 years later. It didn’t add anything to the story and made the perfect ending a little cheesy. But it didn’t ruin the book for me or anything. I just thought it would have been better without it.

I really, really hope there’s another Hoover-Fisher collaboration in the works. Their writing styles fit so well together and their ideas are so much fun to read.

 

Review: The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill

18982137Title: The Trouble with Destiny

Author: Lauren Morrill

Publication Date: December 8, 2015

Publisher: Delacorte

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Goodreads Synopsis:

It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey…

With her trusty baton and six insanely organized clipboards, drum major Liza Sanders is about to take Destiny by storm—the boat, that is. When Liza discovered that her beloved band was losing funding, she found Destiny, a luxury cruise ship complete with pools, midnight chocolate buffets, and a $25,000 spring break talent show prize.

Liza can’t imagine senior year without the band, and nothing will distract her from achieving victory. She’s therefore not interested when her old camp crush, Lenny, shows up on board, looking shockingly hipster-hot. And she’s especially not interested in Russ, the probably-as-dumb-as-he-is-cute prankster jock whose ex, Demi, happens be Liza’s ex–best friend and leader of the Athenas, a show choir that’s the band’s greatest competition.

But it’s not going to be smooth sailing. After the Destiny breaks down, all of Liza’s best-laid plans start to go awry. Liza likes to think of herself as an expert at almost everything, but when it comes to love, she’s about to find herself lost at sea.


3.5 / 5 Stars


The Trouble with Destiny is the story of high school drum major Liza. Liza knows a secret: her school band is in jeopardy. They need to raise some money quickly in order to keep the program going, so Liza signed them up for a Spring Break talent show aboard the Destiny cruise ship.

Liza knows her band has what it takes to win the $25,000 prize, if she can keep them on track. That’s easier said than done when her ex-best friend/rival show choir leader Demi is trying to sabotage the band. It doesn’t help that Demi’s ex-boyfriend, Russ, has been sent along to help out the band. It just means more of Demi’s rath and a dumb jock to keep track of. Add in a crush on her band teacher’s son, Lenny, and Liza has as much on her plate as she can handle.

When everything Liza planned begins spinning out of control, she quickly learns that she is in over her head and not everything is always as it seems.

I’ve read several Young Adult books lately where the main character is the girl who sees herself as the good person who has to control everything and keep everything/one afloat. While they’re the “good” person in the story, they are always kind of unlikable to the reader. They are unlikable because they are usually pretty self-centered. They have the best of intentions but always falls short because their motives are always coming from the wrong place.

Liza was one of those unlikable characters for me. I didn’t like her at all. She was trying so hard to save something she loved for the people she loved, but every decision she made would make me cringe. I wanted to shout at her that boys were nowhere as important as her friends and the band. I wanted to tell her to get over herself. No one’s perfect. This made The Trouble with Destiny frustrating for me to read at times.

The weird thing was that even though I didn’t like Liza, I connected with her character. When you’re young, it’s easy to get caught up in your own thoughts and not realize that everyone sees things differently. My favorite parts of The Trouble with Destiny were actually the parts where Liza messed up badly because it showed her exactly that.

So while I didn’t love Liza, I loved the message of The Trouble with Destiny. It’s a good book with a great message for teens.

**I received a copy of The Trouble with Destiny from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.