What saves her is her complete sarcasm and her love for her family. Both those things are so relatable that I was able to overlook some of her more cliched qualities. Overall, this is a cute contemporary that surprised me with its depth and honesty. This would be a fantastic beach read, and a great one for young teens experiencing YA for the first time. Stella and her family develop real friendships with all of the boys in the band, and each of the boys has a different relationship with one another. The Arts: The boys are obviously really into music, and Stella is obsessed with photography.
I really liked how passionate they all were about their crafts, and how they encouraged pushed each other to do better.
But while it definitely employed that trope, it did it in a way that felt believable and fresh, with a lot of emphasis on fears holding you back and family. A really fun, addictive summer read. Are you guys interested in reading it? What are your favourite beach reads this summer? Are you a 1D or boy band fan? I agree that the other themes e.
And the sibling love! I remember loving this book, especially how close the family was. Totally agree on swooning over Oliver haha No shame there. Great review! I know, right? I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Did you read her sequel on Wattpad? After I finished this book I got the second book.
I definitely recommend making these books into movies. Yeah, I really enjoyed it — are you going to read the second book? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Anonymous More than 1 year ago Read it or youll be missing out on a greak book. Anonymous More than 1 year ago Amazing. Anonymous More than 1 year ago I was ready to give this one up as a wasted purchase, but had read the excerpt in another book and HAD to know what happened between Stella and Oliver.
Long story short, I cried during some of it. The characters were all so real and relatable, with such well written personalities, that I felt like I could picture myself being friends with them. The subplot of Caras diagnosis was heart wrenching and those scenes were some of the most emotionally charged to read.
The Heartbreaker Bay Series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago Best book ever!!! This is a sweet story about, love, family and friendship. Anonymous More than 1 year ago. Anonymous More than 1 year ago It was one of the best books I've ever read!!!! And I'm not even that into books!!!!
Books in this Series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago Such a fun book! A great cast of characters and super sweet. A nice, quick read. Anonymous More than 1 year ago I dont know whats its abou but i seen great reveiws and i want to read it and i dont have enough money for it. JulianaMae More than 1 year ago Having a love of boy bands myself, I was really excited about this book.
It sounded right up my alley. I was glad Stella and Oliver met in Starbucks first and made a genuine connection as people, though. Of course, everyone saw it coming that this mysterious boy she met was clearly going to be the Oliver. I resented Stella a smidge in the beginning, especially at the signing. Seriously, you're going to stand in line and knock the boys you're about to suck up to and ask a favor for in a minute? As someone who has stood in line to meet celebrities myself, it kind of pissed me off. The whole first day they met was kind of frustrating. It was a bit predictable and I wanted to yell at Stella for acting like such a snob.
After that, I felt it transitioned really quickly from her family back to the Heartbreakers. There's not a lot with her family, and I feel like it would have been nice to get the little in-between bits. Not just with her family, either. The Heartbreakers has a good story line, but it's like it only highlights the major plot points, and basically completely skips over the rest. I truly think it could have been a few books, but they wanted to mash it into one. It's really choppy, and I feel like her relationship with Oliver sort of comes out of the blue.
Not that we weren't expecting it, but I wish there was a bigger buildup. I have one more complaint, which is that Stella did not arrange for The Heartbreaks to meet Cara. Like, what the heck? That's totally, completely unfair. Cara is obsessed with them, Stella didn't even like them, but she's the one spending all the time with them.
I understand they're busy, and it's a very nice thing Stella and Drew did for Cara, but if I were in Cara's shoes, I'd be hoping for a little something more than some signed merch. On the good side, I like reading about the boy band world.
Canada's magazine of book news and reviews
I love all the drama and excitement, but then that they're still mostly normal guys. I like the incorporation of Stella's choices and passion and confusion about her photography and her life. I love that she has a support system in the three boys who mostly act like her brothers, and the one who's interested in her. All the members of The Heartbreakers are completely loveable.
SMP Romance – Indulge. Escape. Read
This book kept me turning the pages, and the ending was pretty marvelous. I'm anxious for the rest of the series. If you're into more serious reading, I'd look for another book. If you're into fantasizing and fan-girling, though, I'd definitely give this book a shot. Anonymous More than 1 year ago This book is probably the best book I've ever read. I couldnt put it down.
I just wanted to find out what happens next.
- Yves Thériault ou louverture à lAutre Entretien (Interviews par Victor Teboul t. 1) (French Edition);
- SMP Romance – Indulge. Escape. Read.
- Pin on Libraries Rock!.
- Refloating the Green River Merchant Marine.
- “They Don’t Know About Us”: The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak;
- Get between the sheets with the latest in HEAs;
In my opinion they should make movie out of this book. Anonymous More than 1 year ago Hmm? Anonymous More than 1 year ago Most enjoyable book I have ever read! It was so interesting that I never wanted to put it down. Anonymous More than 1 year ago One of my favorite books. PolarbearRM More than 1 year ago This is one of my favorite books ever! So interesting. It definitely hooks you in from the first moment you start reading. If you like this book then you should definitely read the Backstage Pass series or the book Map to the Stars! Brooke-The-Cover-Contessa More than 1 year ago I want to thank Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review.
Receiving this book fro free has in no way altered my opinion or review.
rieprinvesco.tk I love how this book starts out: girl meets boy, there's a connection, and then she believes she will never see him again.