The second full length book of the “Broken Dreams” series picks up where the novella, “A Summer Like No Other”, left off. It was easy to get back into the lives of Emelia and Nick. I love this series and the author does a beautiful job drawing you into the world of ballet and young love. Definitely recommend!
***ARC received from @NetGalley for an honest review***
Sometimes being first isn’t what you expected.
Seventeen-year-old ballerina Emilia Moretti is tired of always being second best. And she’s going to prove the world she deserves to be first. In her upcoming School of the Performing Arts showcase. In the eyes of her birth parents. And in the heart of the guy she loves. She spends hours rehearsing, hours dreaming about becoming number one, hours imagining how her entire life is about to change. But when nothing goes the way she planned, she’ll need to realize what it really means to be first.
Eighteen-year-old Nick Grawski doesn’t want to follow Daddy Dearest’s rules any longer. He’s going to prove he’s meant to be a dancer—not a lawyer—and he is not going to stay away from Em just because his father demands it. He needs to show Em that—this time around—he’s there to stay and that he won’t break her heart again. Even when her world goes down to shit, even when he finds out his dad may have been trying to protect him all along, even if being there for one another is harder than falling in love.
ALWAYS SECOND BEST is a novel of hope and heartbreak and broken dreams. It’s a novel about falling in love and discovering that being first isn’t always what matters.
***Coming November 1st, 2015***
Mystery and romance are in full force in this wonderful tale of star crossed lovers. It is a terrific story that grabs your attention from the first page to the last. You will be eagerly turning pages to find out what happens next. Well drawn characters and a smoothly flowing plot will keep the reader engaged. Definitely recommend!
*ARC was received from Net Galley*
They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies time
Cassandra craves drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger shows up on their private beach claiming it’s his own—and that the year is 1925—she is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making.
As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that puts their growing love—and Lawrence’s life—into jeopardy. Desperate to save him, Cassandra must find a way to change history…or risk losing Lawrence forever.
Just finished this first book of a new #YA series and I really enjoyed it. Be sure to have a box of tissues handy, though, before you start reading because you are going to need them!!! A true emotional roller coaster that will leave you feeling like your heart has been through a blender. Luckily there is enough romance, fantasy, and happiness to balance out the sad parts. A great book that will keep you entertained from the first page to the last. Definitely recommend #SteppingStones by Kacey Vanderkarr, Young Adult Author!
*ARC was received from NetGalley
Onnaleigh Moore is part of a plan—and it isn’t hers. When her brother dies in a car accident, Onna is desperate to preserve the tatters of her family. Any hope of finding normalcy vanishes when her mother runs off and her dad turns to booze to numb his pain. Onna’s grief is crippling, but the boy who showed up just when she needed him is helping her cope.
Everett’s presence is comforting, though he knows things—Onna’s name just before they met, where she lives, and sometimes he comments on thoughts she doesn’t say aloud. She pegs him for a stalker, or maybe psychic, but the truth is deadlier than she imagines. As their feelings for one another deepen, Everett confesses a horrifying secret: Onna’s brother is only the beginning of the plan, and some fates are worse than death.