Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

ARC Review:  How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

ARC Review: How Moon Fuentez ..

Posted August 7, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

My Review: Okay, I’m pretty sure this is going to be in the running for one of my favorite books of the year because I loved this one so much! It had me laughing, and crying, and even swooning! And the story was so much more than just a teenage girl with a crush and […]

Author Interview:  21 Questions by Alexandria Rizik

Author Interview: 21 Question..

Posted July 31, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in author interview, promo post / 2 Comments

Synopsis: In Laguna Beach, California, sixteen-year-old Kendra Dimes is preparing for the 2010 USA Surfing Prime West. She’ll be competing this year in honor of her brother, who was a surfer too, but who died from a drug overdose. Kendra has suffered anxiety attacks ever since her brother’s death, and surfing is what’s been helping […]

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

Posted June 14, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, giveaway, Review / 5 Comments

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING by Nicola Yoon Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook Find it:Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N Exclusive Signed Edition, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org Synopsis: #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is […]

ARC Review:  We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon

ARC Review: We Can’t Ke..

Posted June 7, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 3 Comments

Synopsis: A wedding harpist disillusioned with love and a hopeless romantic cater-waiter flirt and fight their way through a summer of weddings in this effervescent romantic comedy from the acclaimed author of Today Tonight Tomorrow. Quinn Berkowitz and Tarek Mansour’s families have been in business together for years: Quinn’s parents are wedding planners, and Tarek’s own […]

ARC Review:  Made in Korea by Sarah Suk

ARC Review: Made in Korea by ..

Posted May 17, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Synopsis: Frankly in Love meets Shark Tank in this feel-good romantic comedy about two entrepreneurial Korean American teens who butt heads—and maybe fall in love—while running competing Korean beauty businesses at their high school. There’s nothing Valerie Kwon loves more than making a good sale. Together with her cousin Charlie, they run V&C K-BEAUTY, their school’s most successful […]

Blog Tour Review:  Gutter Girl (Twin River High #1) by Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount

Blog Tour Review: Gutter Girl..

Posted May 12, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 6 Comments

Synopsis: Star football player Jace Rovers has a secret. And not just any secret—a shocking secret… He writes romance. The kind with swords. And dresses. And kissing.  Nobody knows. Not the other kids at Twin River High. Not his overbearing parents. And certainly not the millions of fans who’ve read his book on the writing platform […]

ARC Review:  Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter

ARC Review: Better Than the M..

Posted May 3, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 12 Comments

Synopsis: In this rom-com about rom-coms, in the spirit of Kasie West and Jenn Bennett, a hopeless romantic teen attempts to secure a happily-ever-after moment with her forever crush, but finds herself reluctantly drawn to the boy next door. Perpetual daydreamer Liz Buxbaum gave her heart to Michael a long time ago. But her cool, […]

Blog Tour Review:  Foes & Cons by Carrie Aarons

Blog Tour Review: Foes &..

Posted April 30, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments

Foes & Cons by Carrie Aarons is now live! Synopsis: Sawyer Roarke was my best friend. Growing up, our families were inseparable. We spent summers vacationing at the beach. In the school yard, it was us against the world. Then puberty hit, and we skated the thin line of staying buddies, or becoming more. Until […]

ARC Review:  Slingshot by Mercedes Helnwein

ARC Review: Slingshot by Merc..

Posted April 25, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: An exciting debut contemporary young adult novel perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell and Mary H. K. Choi  Grace Welles had resigned herself to the particular loneliness of being fifteen and stuck at a third-tier boarding school in the swamps of Florida, when she accidentally saves the new kid in her class from being […]