Size Doesn’t Matter (88): Every Boy’s Got One; An Artificial Night

Size Doesn’t Matter (88): Every Boy’s Got One; An Artificial NightEvery Boy's Got One by Meg Cabot
Series: Boy #3
Published by William Morrow on February 17, 2009
Genres: Contemporary, Humor, Romance
Pages: 328
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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When cartoonist Jane Harris s best friend Holly, New York Journal art director, announces that she s eloping to Italy with longtime doctor boyfriend Mark, and asks Jane to come along as her witness, Jane jumps at the chance, delighted by the prospect of her first ever trip to Europe.

What Jane doesn t gamble on is Mark s witness, New York Journal foreign affairs correspondent Cal Langdon. It s hate at first sight for Jane and Cal, and neither is too happy at the prospect of sharing a villa with one another for a week —not even in the beautiful and picturesque Le Marche countryside.

But when Holly and Mark s wedding plans hit a major snag that only Jane and Cal can repair, the two find themselves having to put aside their mutual dislike for one another in order to get their best friends on the road to wedded bliss, and end up on a road themselves —one neither of them ever expected....

Revisiting Meg Cabot I loved as a teen is a fun, but somewhat frustrating experience. On one level, I still and always will love most of Meg Cabot’s books. She prioritizes fun for her readers like few other authors do. She doesn’t give a shit about trying to be literary, and she wants you to enjoy yourself as much as possible. They’re silly and wonderful. However, her older stuff has some offensive stuff (some of which maybe wasn’t at the time idk). That was especially true in Every Boy’s Got One, which is extra sad since this book has the best ship.


Size Doesn’t Matter (87): Boy Meets Girl; Snow Like Ashes

Size Doesn’t Matter (87): Boy Meets Girl; Snow Like AshesBoy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot
Series: Boy #2
Published by William Morrow on February 17, 2009
Genres: Contemporary, Humor, Romance
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Meet Kate Mackenzie. She:
-works for the T.O.D. (Short for Tryannical Office Despot, also known as Amy Jenkins, Director of the Human Resources Divison at the New York Journal),
- Is sleeping on the couch because her boyfriend of 10 years refuses to commit,
-cant find an affordable studio apartment anywhere in New York City,
-thinks things cant get worse
They Can. Because
-the T.O.D is making her fire the most popular employee in the paper's senior staff dinning room,
-that employee is now suing Kate for wrongful termination, and
-Kate has to give a deposition in front of Mitch Hertzog, the scoin of one of Manhattan's wealthiest law families, who embraces everything Kate most despises...but also happenes to have a nice smile and a killer body!

The last thing anybody-least of all Kate Mackenzie- expects to find in a legal abritration is love. But that's the kind of thing that can happen when...Boy Meets Girl!

As long as the book’s funny and light-hearted, Meg Cabot doesn’t go too wrong. Keep that in mind when I say Boy Meets Girl isn’t my favorite of hers. I mean, I’ll still reread it throughout my life, because when you read the good Cabot books, your day is better.

Review: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: This Adventure Ends by Emma MillsThis Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
Published by Henry Holt BFYR on October 4, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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Sloane isn't expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that's exactly what happens.

Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera's twin brother and the most serious person Sloane's ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins' late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins' lives.

Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed.

Emma Mill’s First & Then was adorably and fluffy and bantery, and all good things. This Adventure Ends is all of that but seriously levels up on the intensity and the feelings. The character arcs in this book are something. I actually started this book, and I wasn’t sure at first, from some combination of hype and being in a seriously anxious mood that day, but the next day there were the feelings and oh my god. This book means a lot to me on a personal level, and it’s just really amazing in general.


Cover Snark (202): A Snark Most Fiendish

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Shiny and New:

1. Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded – Sage Blackwood
Thoughts: Following the leader, the leader, the leader
We’re following the leader wherever she may go
We won’t be home till morning, till morning
We won’t be home till morning
Because she told us so


Size Doesn’t Matter (86): The Boy Next Door; Places No One Knows

Size Doesn’t Matter (86): The Boy Next Door; Places No One KnowsThe Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot
Series: Boy #1
Published by Avon on October 11, 2002
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 374
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Obviously before reading The Boy Is Back, it’s completely crucial that I revisit this series. I mean, I actually read these when I was in high school, so I remembered nothing, aside from the fact that there were romances told in email format and funny.