Heart-Shaped Hack

Heart-Shaped Hack (Kate & Ian #1) by Tracey Garvis Graves

Publication Date: August 25, 2015

Synopsis:

Ex-lawyer Kate Watts is worried her struggling food pantry won’t make it through the winter. When a large donation from an unknown benefactor is delivered, Kate is shocked and thankful. She makes it her mission to find out who her anonymous donor is.

When Kate finally catches Ian, she can’t believe he’s a hacker. Kate doesn’t want anything to do with the seedy things Ian does, but she can’t help wanting to know more about him. The more she gets to know him, the more Kate likes him. But as Kate and Ian get closer, so do Ian’s enemies.


My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars


Heart-Shaped Hack is the first book I’ve read by Tracey Garvis Graves but it definitely won’t be the last. There was so many cool things about this book.

I’ve never read a book about hacking before. I don’t know much about the subject other than what I occasionally catch on the news. Heart-Shaped Hack was filled with information I didn’t know before. I felt like I was learning along with getting a great romance.

As for that great romance, it was so much fun! I loved the way Kate and Ian met. Their bickering was cute and funny. Ian made me laugh so many times. He was hilarious! I totally get why Kate couldn’t stay away.

The only tiny complaint I have is it was pretty predictable. Even though I adored Ian and Kate’s love story, I could see where it was headed the entire time. I would have liked a little surprise.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books To Read If You Like Author Colleen Hoover’s Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Books To Read If You Like This Super Popular Book/Author. I know it’s probably going to be a popular choice, but I’m going with Ten Books To Read If You Like Author Colleen Hoover’s Books.

I love the way Colleen Hoover’s books make me feel. Every time I read one of her books, my heart is broken and put back together in the most amazing ways. The books/authors I’ve chosen on this list all do the same thing. I feel blessed to have found all of these authors and their beautiful books.

I’ve included the book blurb for each book from Goodreads, in case anyone is interested in knowing what each book is about.


 1. Falling Into You (Falling #1) by Jasinda Wilder

I wasn’t always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way.

Then, one stormy August night, he died, and

the person I was died with him.

Colton didn’t teach me how to live. He didn’t heal the pain. He didn’t make it okay. He taught me how to hurt, how to not be okay, and, eventually, how to let go.

 2. Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G.

Just friends.
We’re just friends.
No, really. She’s just my best friend…

Arizona Turner has been my best friend since fourth grade, even when we “hated” each other. We’ve been there for one another through first kisses, first “times,” and we’ve been each other’s constant when good relationships turned bad. (We even went to colleges that were minutes away from each other…)

Throughout the years, and despite what anyone says, we’ve never crossed the line.

Never thought about it.
Never wanted to.

Until one night changed everything.
At least, it should’ve …

Just friends.
We’re just friends.
I’m only saying this until I figure out if she’s still “just” my best friend…

 3. Kaleidoscope Hearts (Hearts #1) by Claire Contreras

He was my older brother’s best friend.
He was never supposed to be mine.
I thought we would get it out of our system and move on.

One of us did.
One of us left.

Now he’s back, looking at me like he wants to devour me. And all those feelings I’d turned into anger are brewing into something else, something that terrifies me.
He broke my heart last time.
This time he’ll obliterate it.

 4. Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan

When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.

Archer’s Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.

 5. Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott

Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world.

Instead, a nightmare took over.

It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall.

Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who’d gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too—good things…things to admire.

Things…to love. Things that made her want to be reckless.

And those things…they were the scariest of all.

 6. The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years #1) by Sarina Bowen

She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.

Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league.

Also, he’s taken.

Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands.

They’re just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she’s falling. Hard.

But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won’t, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness — one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who’s afraid to love her back.

 7. Broken (Redemption #1) by Lauren Layne

When Olivia Middleton abandons the glamour of Park Avenue for a remote, coastal town in Maine, everyone assumes she’s being the kind do-gooder she’s always been. But Olivia has a secret: helping an injured war veteran reenter society isn’t about charity—it’s about penance. Only, Olivia’s client isn’t the grateful elderly man she’s expecting. Instead, he’s a brooding twenty-four-year-old who has no intention of being Olivia’s path to redemption . . . and whose smoldering gaze and forbidden touch might be her undoing.

Paul Langdon doesn’t need a mirror to show him he’s no longer the hotshot quarterback he was before the war. He knows he’s ugly—inside and out. He’ll do anything to stay in self-imposed exile, even accept his father’s ultimatum that Paul tolerate the newest caretaker for three months or lose his inheritance. But Paul doesn’t count on the beautiful twenty-two-year-old who makes him long for things that he can never have. And the more she slips past his defenses, the more keeping his distance is impossible.

Now Paul and Olivia have to decide: Will they help each other heal? Or are they forever broken?

 8. Left Drowning by Jessica Park

Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn’t expect—an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in since the night a fire took half her family. She begins to heal, and even, haltingly, to love this guy who helps her find new paths to pleasure and self-discovery. But as Blythe moves into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the one still strangled by his family’s traumatic history. As dark currents threaten to pull him under, Blythe may be the only person who can keep him from drowning.

 9. More Than This (More Than #1) by Jay McLean

When Mikayla imagined her prom night, she envisioned a fairy-tale evening full of romance. So when betrayal and tragedy come in quick succession, Mikayla is completely destroyed. Suddenly, everything she loved and everyone she relied on are tragically, irrevocably gone.

Jake, a handsome boy she just met, happens to witness her loss. With no one to turn to, Mikayla is forced to depend on this near stranger and his family, and he in turn is determined to take care of her. But Mikayla—thrust into adulthood with no one to guide her—is desperate to contain her grief and hide what she considers to be her weakness. Mikayla and Jake both want more, but despite their growing closeness and intense chemistry, she tries to keep her distance and protect her heart. As he does everything in his power to win her trust, Mikayla must choose between remaining alone and safe or letting love in.

 10. Bright Side by Kim Holden

Secrets.
Everyone has one.
Some are bigger than others.
And when secrets are revealed,
Some will heal you …
And some will end you.

Kate Sedgwick’s life has been anything but typical. She’s endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there’s a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She’s also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.

They both feel it.
But they each have a reason to fight it.
They each have a secret.

And when secrets are revealed,
Some will heal you …
And some will end you.


Are there any other books/authors you would add to this list?

Juniors

 Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Publication Date: September 22, 2015

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Synopsis:

High school junior Lea Lane recently moved to Hawaii with her actress mom. She hasn’t really made many friends on the island other than her childhood friend, Danny.

When her mom’s rich friends, Eddie and Melanie West invite Lea and her mom to move into their guest house. Lea’s not excited. Moving means living on her popular classmates’ property. She’s embarrassed to be accepting charity for Whitney and Will’s parents. Lea doesn’t want to be known at her posh private school as a charity case.

To her surprise, Lea finds herself becoming friends with Whitney and maybe something more with Will. She’s also experiencing more in life than ever before. But her friendship with the West kids may be changing Lea in a way she never wanted. Lea will have to decide if being friends with the West kids is worth losing the respect of the two people she cares the most about.


My rating: 3 out of 5 stars


I loved how Juniors started off. It was a creative start but something I could imagine happening in real life. Lea was a normal teenage girl trying to figure things out. I liked her the dynamic between her and Danny. It was a cute friendship. I also loved the nod to the Hawaiian culture and scenery.

Somewhere in the middle of the story, it lost me a bit. Lea got very immature and it was hard for me to read. A lot of it was very realistic but it still drove me nuts — especially her “relationship” with Will. I hated how she treated her mom, too. I was frustrated with the story and kind of wanted it to hurry up and end.

Then, right before the very end, the story picked up and went in the direction I was hoping it would the entire time. I wish it would have happened earlier. I would have liked more interaction between Danny and Lea. I would have loved for the entire book to have more Danny in it. He was the cute and funny part of it all.

Juniors wasn’t my favorite book by Kaui Hart Hemmings. The Descendants has that spot. I still think Juniors had a good message for teenagers, though. I would suggest it to young adults going through high school. It’s an excellent representation of what trying to fit in could be.

Blindness

 Blindness by Ginger Scott

Publication Date: February 23, 2014

Publisher: Ginger Scott

Synopsis:

Charlie Hudson’s childhood was anything but easy. It wasn’t until her senior year of high school that she started to figure out who she was. Then, her father died suddenly and she was alone. Everything Charlie thought she knew about herself was gone.

It wasn’t until Charlie met up and coming lawyer, Trevor, that she could move on. Trevor was everything Charlie needed: stable, dependable, safe…perfect. Charlie knew her life with Trevor would be perfect.

Charlie’s perfect life is threatened when she meets ex-motocross star turned math tutor, Cody. Recovering from a motorcycle injury, Cody is anything but perfect. For some reason, Charlie can’t help but be drawn to him. She makes the conscious decision to avoid Cody and her attraction to him. Charlie knows she belongs with Trevor.

Nothing is ever that easy for Charlie, though; and luck is not on her side. Suddenly, Charlie finds herself face to face with Cody in a situation she never expected. Will she be able to stay away from the one person that “gets” her?


My rating: 4 out of 5 stars


Blindness is one of those tough books to rate and review. It’s going to be hard to explain without giving too much away, but I’ll try.

I love Ginger Scott’s writing. I’m always pulled into her stories. They’re often filled with tough topics and intense situations. Ms. Scott knows how to take those tough situations and make them very relatable to the reader.

In Blindness, Ms. Scott thrusts us into the world of a young woman who thinks she knows what love is. Charlie knows she feels safe and happy with Trevor. She loves him. Charlie also knows she feels a connection to Cody. He’s exactly the opposite of what Charlie’s looking for, but she can’t help be drawn to him when he understands things Trevor doesn’t. It puts Charlie in a position of having to make tough choices about what she needs and wants in her life.

It’s Charlie’s decisions throughout the story that made me question what my rating of Blindness would be. I hated her actions. Everything she did bothered me. She made me feel uncomfortable and angry. It was frustrating because Ms. Scott’s writing was so good that I could empathize with Charlie even though I didn’t like what was going on. How do you rate a book with a main character like that?

Well, I slept on it. I went to my daughter’s soccer games and kept the book in the back of my mind. Then, when I got home, I acknowledged that I don’t have to like everything that goes on in a book for it to be worthy of a high rating. Because when it comes down to it, Blindness made me do something I want all books to do. It made me think and it made me feel. It made me examine my own thoughts on love and relationships. I may not have fallen in love with Charlie, but not all books can be rainbows and unicorns, right?

Would I recommend Blindness? The answer is yes. Readers have to be willing to maybe be uncomfortable at times, but in the end it will pay off. Honestly, I don’t think you can go wrong with a Ginger Scott book.

ARC Review: Firsts

Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Publication Date: January 6, 2015

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Synopsis:

High school senior Mercedes Ayres mission is simple. She wants to make sure the girls at her school have a better first time than she did. In order to achieve that mission, Mercedes lets those girls’ fumbling boyfriends prepare themselves for sex by doing it first with her. At least that way she can give them the instructions they so desperately need to make their girlfriends’ first times special.

It’s been pretty easy to keep her mission a secret so far. The guys know that in order to lose their virginity with her, discretion is important. Not even Mercedes own mom or religious best friend know what’s going on in her bedroom.

But Merecedes’ secret might not be as secret as she thought. When Angela’s boyfriend comes knocking on Mercedes’ door, she knows she’s going to have to make some choices. Those choices may expose her little project and ruin the image she has worked so hard to build. Will Mercedes have the strength she needs to not only repair her reputation but to admit she might actually have feelings for the one guy who’s always wanted more?


My rating: 3 out of 5 stars


Firsts was a tough book for me to read. While the storyline sounds new and fun, it wasn’t fun to read most of the time. It was actually kind of depressing. There were so many tough issues going on in this book.

I felt bad for Mercedes. Her parents sucked and she had no support system. She was so busying trying to hide who she really was and what she was doing that even her so-called best friend didn’t really know her.

When things started to take a turn for the (even) worse for Mercedes, the story became uncomfortable for me to read. I honestly considered putting the book down and marking it DNF. I know what happened to Mercedes happens to people all the time in real life, but it didn’t make it any easier to read.

I also think the author could have done a little bit more with the story to deal with the reasons behind Mercedes’ quest. I felt like I was told why she did what she did but there wasn’t any resolution to the reasons.

So, obviously, this book wasn’t my favorite. BUT I do think it was well written and would be a good book for teenagers to read. It does a great job at getting across the point that anything that is written down (even if it’s private and hidden) can find its way to the public. Same with anything that’s said or done. You never know if someone is recording your actions. With technology, you can’t be 100% sure anything is private.

**I received an electronic copy of First from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Deal Breakers

Deal Breakers by Laura Lee

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

Publisher: LAN Fiction LLC.

Synopsis:

Devyn can’t leave college a virgin. She doesn’t want to start her new adult life without feeling like an adult. So, Devyn asks the one person she trusts the most to help her with her little problem: her platonic male best friend.

Riley’s always thought Devyn was hot, but they’ve kept themselves in the friend zone all through college. Riley is shocked when Devyn asks him to help with her little problem. He jumps on the chance to have one night, no-string attached night with her before they go there separate ways.

Now, it’s five years later and Riley can’t stop thinking he made the biggest mistake of his life walking away from his one night with Devyn. He’s decided to find her and make her see how perfect they are for each other. But Devyn and Riley’s one night together has more consequences than Riley imagined.


My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars


I’ve been trying to figure out how to review Deal Breakers for the past couple of days. I’m a huge fan of friends to lovers books, so I should love this book. It was fun to read, but a couple of things felt off to me.

The first thing was the beginning of the book. While I enjoyed getting a glimpse of the evolution of Riley and Devyn’s friendship, Part One’s division into each year of college was a little too disjointed for me. I think I would have liked them more if they had been flashbacks or maybe just senior year.

Another thing that bothered me was Riley’s reaction to Devyn’s betrayal. There was like one day of anger and that was it. I know he wanted her back, but it didn’t feel realistic that he would forgive her so quickly. I also don’t think Devyn would have dove back into things with Riley that quickly either. I guess what it comes down to is the story was so fast-paced that it didn’t go deep enough for me.

Other than those couple of things, I did really enjoy reading Deal Breakers. I adored Riley. His POV was a lot of fun to read. I actually would have enjoyed the entire book in his POV. I also loved Nathan’s character. He was too cute!

I would recommend Deal Breakers to New Adult readers that enjoy a fun, fast-paced romance without a lot of angst.

**I received an electronic copy of Deal Breakers from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rev Me Up

Rev Me Up (Clover Park #6) by Kylie Gilmore

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

Publisher: Extra Fancy Books

Synopsis:

Classic car restorer Nico Marino’s happy with his bachelor status. He has no plans to give his heart away again. He’s perfectly content working in his shop and hooking up with random hot chicks. Which is why he’s stoked when the redhead his brother sends his way shows up at his garage. She’s beyond hot.

The last thing Lily Spencer expected when she walked into her wealthy father’s favorite car restoration shop was to be kissed senseless. Lily’s not used to being kissed. She’s used to be ignored. That’s normally what happens when men find out they won’t get a cent of her trust fund.

The kisses quickly come to halt when Nico realizes Lily isn’t who he thought she was. There’s no way Nico can seduce his wealthiest client’s daughter –even if they both want it to happen. No way.

But Lily isn’t ready for the seduction to stop. She’s had a long dry spell and she wants it to end with Nico. So, she does the only thing she can to entice him to finish what he started. Lily offers Nico a rare 1969 Mustang she inherited from her father — if he goes on a rode trip with her to pick it up and spends every one of those nights in her bed.

Will a case of mistaken identity lead to a lifetime of love for Nico and Lily?


My rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Rev Me Up is exactly the type of story I want when I’m reaching for an adult contemporary romance. It was well written, fast-paced, steamy and fun. Both characters had their issues to work past, but those issues didn’t overshadow the fun of their new romance.

While Rev Me Up is the sixth book in the Clover Park series, it can be read as a standalone. I’m sure there were nods to the series previous romances, but I couldn’t tell. I haven’t read any of the other books and I wouldn’t have realized there were more if not for the “a Clover Park novel” on the front of the book. I am happy there are more, though; because I want to read them all.

I truly enjoyed Rev Me Up. I’m pretty sure the Clover Park series is going to end up on my favorite adult contemporary romances series list, if the other books are as good as this one. I would recommend Rev Me Up to contemporary romance readers who like Jill Shalvis, Kristan Higgins, Rachel Gibson or Brenda Novak

**Thank you to Goodreads and Kylie Gilmore for the opportunity to read and honestly review Rev Me Up.

Other books in the Clover Park series:

  

  

The Hazards of Skinny Dipping

The Hazards of Skinny Dipping (Hazards #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Publication Date: May 17, 2013

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Synopsis:

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I’ve been reading a lot of emotionally intense books lately. They’ve been amazing, but they have left me in a bit of a funk. When I was trying to decide what to read next, I wanted something that was just fun. I went through the list of books I’ve recently downloaded on my Kindle and picked The Hazards of Skinny Dipping. It sounded like the perfect book to change my mood.

It was. The Hazards of Skinny Dipping was fun and fast-paced. I loved watching the main character, Juliet, trying to figure out if the boy she had crushed on her entire life was really the one she wanted. I also liked the letters between Juliet and her cousin, Amy, at the beginning of each chapter. They added an extra dimension to the story. There were also a couple of great little twists in the story that I didn’t see coming.

Another thing I really liked about The Hazards of Skinny Dipping was the portrayal of Dylan. He was jealous, possessive and a tad bit crazy. Why would I like that? Well,I feel like young adult women are generally the ones described that way. Maybe I’m wrong. I don’t know. I just feel like there are a lot crazy ex-girlfriend characters and not very many crazy ex-boyfriend ones. It was just something different.

I would recommend The Hazards of Skinny Dipping to NA readers looking for a fun college romance. I’m definitely going to be reading more of the Hazards series from Ashley Rose Ivy.

Other books in this series:

   

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List. (For anyone that doesn’t already know, TBR stands for To Be Read.) I’m really excited to share with you the books I can’t wait to read this fall!


1. After You by Jojo Moyes

Release date: September 29, 2015

Me Before You was the first book to really touch me and make me examine some of the ideas I had about life and death. I am so excited to see what is next for the main character, Louisa Clark. I want to see how she’s grown as a person since Me Before You. I’m pretty sure I’ll be shedding some more tears.

2. The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

Release date: September 1, 2015

I’m honestly not sure how I truly feel about the release of this book. I loved the second and third book in the Millenium series (Notice I left out the boring first book?), but I don’t know how I feel about someone else writing Lisbeth’s story. I will read it simply because I’m curious.

3. Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales

Release date: September 15, 2015

I loved This Song Will Save Your Life, so I’m interested in reading another of Leila Sales’ books. This one sounds good!

4. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Release date: October 6, 2015

I’ve read Fangirl, so there’s no way I’m missing Carry On. I’ve already put in a request from the library for it!

5. Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall

Release date: October 20, 2015

A Little Something Different was a favorite of mine. I’m looking forward to see if Signs Point to Yes is as intriguing and different as it.

6. All I Want (Animal Magnetism #7) by Jill Shalvis

Release date: October 6, 2015

Animal Magnetism is my favorite Jill Shalvis contemporary romance series. I can’t wait to read All I Want and get to know more about Zoe Stone. Plus, Jill Shalvis writes amazing alpha males.

7. The Anatomy of Curiosity by Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, Tessa Gratton

Ummm….Two words: Maggie Stiefvater. Well, actually it’s one name, but you get it. She writes, I read.

8. Reckless in Love (The Maverick Billionaires #2) by Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully

Release date: October 14, 2015

One of my first reviews for A Novel Glimpse was Breathless in Love, the first book in this series. I’m definitely going to be reading the next book!

9. Anything for You (Blue Heron #7) by Kristan Higgins

Release date: December 29, 2015

Another of my favorite contemporary romance series is the Blue Heron series. Each book makes me laugh. I can’t wait to see what Kristan Higgins has in store for Connor O’Roarke.

10. November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Release date: November 10, 2015

November 9 is releasing on November 10. Huh… This is another obvious one. It’s CoHo. Of course, I’m going to read it the minute it comes out. By the snippets I’ve read so far, it’s bound to be amazing.


What books are on your TBR list this fall? Any that are the same? Different?

Infinity + One

Infinity + One by Amy Harmon

Publication Date: June 8, 2014

Publisher: Amy Harmon

Synopsis:

Bonnie Rae Shelby is done. She’s done being a country superstar. She’s done doing what’s she’s told. But mostly, Bonnie is done with living. Bonnie Rae’s made her choice, chosen her actions, but a chance meeting will change the course of her life forever.

Finn Clyde may not have much to live for, but he wants the chance to live. He knows helping Bonnie Rae will ruin his chance of a normal life. He knows he should walk away. He just can’t do it.

Together, Bonnie Rae and Finn embark on the journey of a lifetime. The journey will change their lives forever.


My rating: 5 out of 5 stars


The first thing I have to say (to myself) is why haven’t I read any of Amy Harmon’s books before? Friends had told me how amazing they were. I just hadn’t picked one up. That was a giant mistake.

Infinity + One was a very cleverly written book. I don’t want to say too much about the plot because there are so many neat little surprises in store for the reader. I will say the story was very entertaining, heartbreaking, funny and hopeful. I absolutely loved the complex characters Ms. Harmon created in Bonnie Rae and Finn.

I would highly recommend Infinity + One to anyone who loves an amazing NA contemporary read. It is going on my list of favorite books to recommend. (Sorry, I’m sure there are going to be a lot of Amy Harmon reviews from me in the near future.) I’m not sure if it’s still on sale, but I was lucky to get it for $.99 on an Amazon deal.