Review: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

224293501Title: The Start of Me and You

Author: Emery Lord

Publication Date: March 31, 2015

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance

Goodreads Synopsis:

Brimming with heartfelt relationships and authentic high-school dynamics The Start of Me and You proves that it’s never too late for second chances.

It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?

5 / 5 Stars

I’m sure I’m not the first person to say this, but The Start of Me and You  is the start of me and my love for Emery Lord’s books. Wow. Her writing is beautiful.

The title The Start of Me and You would lead one to believe this book is a romance. It is so much more than just a romance. It is a story of friendship and helping each other through the tough times in life. The romance most definitely played second string to the friendships in this book. Those tight friendships made the romance even sweeter.

I’m honestly kind of at a loss for words with this book. I feel like I can’t do it justice with this review. If you’re a YA contemporary romance lover, you should definitely read this book. It’s now one of my favorites. I can’t wait to read more of Emery Lord’s books.



16 thoughts on “Review: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord”

    1. I think we read the same stuff. 😉 I definitely shift more toward NA but there are some YA authors I really love. Emery Lord is now one of them. This would be a good YA one to read.

  1. I haven’t read anything else by Emery Lord, but I did pick this one up in anticipation of When We Collided. Your review has me excited to finally read this!

    1. Thanks! It was so good! I really want to read When We Collide now. I think she has another book already out, too. When I catch up a little more on my TBR list I’m going to check it out.

  2. Great review, as always! i haven’t read anything by Emery Lord, but I really want to. Especially this one! Mostly just because the main character’s name is Paige, which I’ve basically never come across before. But it does sound like a beautiful book, so I think I definitely will look into it! I’m definitely a contemporary romance fan. 🙂

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