Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend Samantha's school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school, and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn't care at all - about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parents' divorce. But maybe that's a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.
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Definitely. Timeless story. Love YA.
All the parents, and Mason, Logan and Samantha meeting in the hotel room
Loved the narration.
Oh my.....what a start to this series Loved this book from the get-go. I'm a huge fan of YA, and American high school drama is one of my favourites. This book provides it all. Following Samantha, Mason and Logan who are forced to live together through Sam's mum's marriage break up and her affair with the brothers' dad. Everything seems to be going badly wrong for Sam - boyfriends, friendships, parents, high school. As time goes by the only people that she can rely on are her two, soon to be stepbrothers, Mason and Logan. Love the story, it had me nearly in tears in places, and at a few points towards the end it was like a comedy scene, when the whole family got together, had me laughing to myself. So looking forward to hearing more from Sam and The Kade brothers.
Love this story!! Awesome book!!
Samantha (Sam) was happy or so she thought. She had her best friends Lydia and Jessica and her boyfriend of three years Jeff. She lived with her mum and dad and when to school at Fallen Crest Academy. Why do people lie and keep secrets? How could the people Sam love destroy her world?
Mason and Logan Kade are brothers who do their own thing. Their parents had money. Mason and Logan were expected to attend Fallen Crest Academy but Mason and Logan had other ideas. Fallen Crest Public was their chosen school. Mason and Logan always get what they want, no question asked. Until Sam and her mum move in!!
Will Sam get her family back? Will she survive her new life? Will she survive her new family? Could her year get and worse?
I would recommend this book and the Fallen Crest Series.
Its hard to even comment on a book that was so bad. I was curious about Tijan's books and since this one was on sale I tried it out. There is absolutely no plot. The characters are ridiculous and completely one dimensional. Its reads like a 9th graders attempt at a novel. Its hard to separate the narrator from the book content, but both seemed boring. Often there was far too much dramatic emphasis placed on mundane text. I listen to a lot of books on my long commute and for me this was top 5 worst of all time. I truly can't imagine where these 5 star reviews are coming from but to each their own. BTW - I have nothing against this genre. Just the story itself.
"being rich and hot excuses being an ass"
No. I thought the story of Samantha was a good story and had something to say but her falling for Mason ruined it. Mason because he is so handsome,good athlete, rich and charismatic is given a free ride with no consequences to being a total spoiled ass. He is a bully and treats all lesser people as he sees them as pawns.
I wouldn't made the main love interest a spoiled brat and ass. Mason is the stereotype of what is wrong with most professional athlete. His behavior ninety percent of the time was inexcusable. I kept waiting for Sam to wake up and see what he was but the story endorses the fantasy and behavior.
None really except frustration when I realized how the book was going to end. The story of Samantha was a good one if it had not been tainted by the Mason story line.
Sam's long runs and how she felt about them and the inability of any adult in her life to see her downward spiral
The author has real talent. if she can get away from the fantasy that the male love interest has to be a bad boy, rich, incredibly handsome, super athlete, and have disdain for everyone and everything and act like an ass to show how special he is she could write a really good novel. .
"It was good"
It was a little long, but started out really good. I was probably 3/4 through the book when I started skimming pages. The kids were cruel and since I am a mom I had a hard time siding with Sam. I know that teenagers would love this book though.
"Worst Writing - Possibly Ever"
I can't think of anyone.
The character development, writing, where to begin?
I liked the narrator. She she did what she could will a terrible script.
Can someone please provide Tijan with a thesaurus and an ability to describe a scene, character, and/or situation? The basic premise was interesting enough, but how many times can she say the lead male character was "going in for the kill", "gave a look that could kill", etc. The male leads command respect - but I can't quite grasp why they receive it. Because they are good looking? (It's hard to say, because I still don't know what color hair they have, how tall they are, or what kind of build they posses - that's all left out!) Because they have money? (They say they have their own money quite frequently, but it's never explained how/why.) The female lead has an eating disorder that is apparently championed by the author, and a chip on her should so large it should stem from years upon years of abuse - but, at least from this book, she is only dealing with the separation of her "parents". Which, understandably could cause turmoil, but at this level? It's beyond putting aside basic common sense for the purpose of enjoying a story - it's all completely silly.
Pass on this book. It's frustrating. You'll find yourself yelling at the narrator and questioning the characters motivations. I don't hold high expectations while reading this sort of "young adult" drivel, I enjoy them more for the entertainment value, but even I was disappointed in this. I can't believe this was published.
"The worst book I have ever read."
The sex scenes are pitiful and there are too many secondary characters to keep track of. The characters have no depth and the love story with Mason ( SPOILER ) seems fake. Really I paid 27$ for this. Waste of money and time.
"Mixed Emotions About This Book"
No, I can't listen to it again. Although I was hooked right from the start, I couldn't figure out just why. The story rambled quite a bit. After the first half of the book, I wasn't really sure where it was going and what the point was. It was like the book was finished at the halfway point and then the author added page after page of pointless and over-the-top confrontations between various characters.
The way the teenagers treated the adults was appalling. The way the teenagers treated each other was appalling. The way Samantha interacted with the guy she ends up with made me cringe. For example, he would walk up to her, say a few words, PICK HER UP LIKE A CHILD, holding her with his hands under her bottom and her arms around his neck, and have a conversation with her. A serious non-sexual conversation. Then he'd have a conversation with someone else who happens to walk by, while still holding her this way. This happened more than once. UGGGHHH. I couldn't stand it. Keep in mind I'm an adult. Maybe teenagers wouldn't be bothered by the things that bothered me.
The ending? Hahaha! Nothing happened. I can't even remember the ending because nothing got wrapped up. This is book 1 in a series though, so...
I think she did a decent job because her narrating didn't stand out while I listened. That's good. But, she's not my favorite. I've heard better.
It was addicting. It was nauseating. I can't decide if I liked it or not.
There are several books in this series. I haven't decided if I will listen to book 2 or not. Maybe the writing gets better? Maybe there's an actual plot? If so, I would definitely take a chance on the next book.
"once i started i did nothing but finish"
I loved this book!! It was a wonderful love story! Can't wait to read the next one! Sam, Mason and Logan what a 3 some lol
"Tijan delivers a great story"
The story was great with a great narrator. looking forward to the next book in the series.
I really enjoyed this book. I am now a Tijan fan. So far I have liked all of her books. I enjoyed all the characters chemistry in this book. I'm only complaint is most of the male characters sounded the same with the narration.
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