Thursday, 14 March 2013


Publisher: Next Door Books
Pages: 204
Formats Available: Kindle 

BLURB from Goodreads
Love is the ultimate rush.

Freshman year of college isn't easy. But with a friend like Libby Patterson, it is unforgettable.

Libby is honest and fearless and adorable. She's the girl on campus that everyone knows. The life of every party. Infectious and addictive, Libby captivates all those around her. Particularly her roommate Honor and their boy bestie Toby.

But three isn't always a magic number. And there's more to this trio than what everyone sees.

When Honor finds herself falling for an artist, and Libby doesn’t approve, and Toby finds himself watching Libby more than he should...the sides of their circle become strained.

The three are suddenly stretched between friendship, love and taking sides. They must fight to hold on to each other. But the tighter the hold, the harder it gets. Especially when Libby's unpredictability turns dangerous. Now it's up to Honor and Toby to save her from the downward spiral that could break their circle for good.

I received a free copy of this e-book from the Author via YA Bound Blog Tours as I am also part of the blog tour too!
So the cover shows a boy and girl, both laughing and looking very happy. Mmm it does fit the book, but there are actually three friends in the book, so maybe there could/should have been three on the cover? Although I think the cover is okay, would it have attracted me in a bookstore? Truthfully I'm not sure...I mean personally I would have had the title at the top of the book and the authors names where the title is now and I do think the font is too thin and maybe immature for the actual book.
Now to the actual book, I have read what I consider many books now by Jolene Perry so I immediately thought "this is going to be an easy read and review I'm going to love it beginning t end" sadly I didn't. I found the book more difficult to get into and it took me longer to get warmed up to than the other titles I've read by Jolene Perry.
Once I got into the book however, I was hooked. . . .I wanted to ask lots of questions, (which is always good when reading isn't it?) Were all my questions answered within the book? Yes they were. 
I did have niggles about the character of Libby from early on in the book guessing the reason  why she was the person she was and why she acted like she did. I enjoyed the relationships developing between the three main characters of Libby, Honor and the guy in the trio Toby. You see Toby is really in awe of the two girls and you wonder will he fall for one or both and how will that affect the trio... Then along strolls "the painter" who has quite deep feelings for Honor. Will he be included in the group or will Honor be cast out? Each of the main characters have their own issues to overcome both in their home life, and at college.
I ended up liking the whole book, but I would say I really enjoyed the last two thirds of the book the most. 
Did I enjoy the book? Once I warmed up to it yes. Would I recommend the book? Yes, it is a good read, just be prepared to stick with it until it warms up. I would be interested to know who wrote which parts of the book. When books are co-written I am always interested in how the process works. Would I read more by Jolene Perry? Yes I already have. Would I read more by Janna Watts? I would certainly give books by her a look. 

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