What About Today by Dawn Lanuza


what-about-todayWhat About Today by Dawn Lanuza

Publication Date: April 24, 2015

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Note: This is a review of the edition from BuqoYA 4: Heart Choices

Goodreads Summary:

Aiden’s stuck working for his family’s amusement park, Funtastic World, for the whole summer. Nothing amuses him, until he met this terrified girl.

Gemma’s stuck in Funtastic World thinking she could handle the park’s rides. She couldn’t. Good thing she met someone to guide her.

As the day comes to a close, Aiden and Gemma ask themselves if one day is ever enough to decide if they were better off as friends or strangers.

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Break-Up Anniversary by Dawn Lanuza


break-up-anniversaryBreak-Up Anniversary by Dawn Lanuza

Publication Date: April 8, 2016

Genre: Romance

[Special thanks to Ate Dawn for the review copy!]

Goodreads Summary:

It’s Beck’s break-up anniversary! Not that she’s been counting the days but there’s a possibility of a relapse. So what’s a girl to do? Call her best friend and tag her cubicle-mate turned drinking buddy, Jamie, along for the ride.

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Someday With You by Ines Bautista-Yao


someday-with-youSomeday With You and other stories by Ines Bautista-Yao

Publication Date: February 1, 2017

Genre: Romance

[Special thanks to Ms.Ines for the review copy!]

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Goodreads Summary:

A broken heart doesn’t mean the end of the world. In this short story compilation, Patrick, Toby and Andrew still continue to hope for and dream of their own happy ever after,

Someday With You

Five years ago, when they were teenagers in college, they’d made a pact to come back to this same spot, no matter where they were in the world, no matter who they had become. But five years wasn’t enough to erase the heartache Patrick felt when Andrea disappeared from his life, when he thought he’d lost her for good. And now that the time has come, he can’t keep the feelings from rushing back to the surface, possibly messing up his life once more.

One Last Thing

All Toby wants is to keep Angela from falling in love with someone else. That isn’t too much to ask considering he’s already won her over and she’s finally convinced he isn’t just another spoiled, rich boy. But when his buddy Jake enters the picture, Angela seems to be slipping away. Toby has to make the hardest decision of his life and that might even mean letting go.

Things I’ll Never Say

Andrew, Penny and Raffy aren’t what you call regular teenagers. They’re hugely popular models of hot, teen clothing brand Pineapple Slice. Though all three have become celebrities in their own right. Fans passionately ship Penny and Raffy (with a hashtag to match). What nobody knows is that Andrew has been in love with Penny ever since he heard her laugh at one of his lame jokes. So when she tells him she wants out of their charmed existence, he starts to panic. But he also wonders if this is his chance to claim the happy ending he’a always hoped for.

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Everyone We’ve Been by Sarah Everett


everyone-weve-beenEveryone We’ve Been by Sarah Everett

Publication Date: October 4, 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy!]

Goodreads Summary:

Addison Sullivan has been in an accident. In its aftermath, she has memory lapses and starts talking to a boy that no one else can see. It gets so bad that she’s worried she’s going crazy.

Addie takes drastic measures to fill in the blanks and visits a shadowy medical facility that promises to “help with your memory.” But at the clinic, Addie unwittingly discovers it is not her first visit. And when she presses, she finds out that she had certain memories erased. She had a boy erased.

But why? Who was that boy, and what happened that was too devastating to live with? And even if she gets the answers she’s looking for, will she ever be able to feel like a whole person again?

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The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee


the-secret-of-a-heart-noteThe Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Publication Date: December 27, 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy!]

Goodreads Summary:

An evocative novel about a teen aroma expert who uses her extrasensitive sense of smell to mix perfumes that help others fall in love while protecting her own heart at all costs

Sometimes love is right under your nose. As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, sixteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking—all while remaining incurably alone. For Mim, the rules are clear: falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. Still, Mimosa doesn’t want to spend her life elbow-deep in soil and begonias. She dreams of a normal high school experience with friends, sports practices, debate club, and even a boyfriend. But when she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the lovesick woman’s son, the school soccer star, to help fix the situation, Mim quickly begins to realize that falling in love isn’t always a choice you can make.

At once hopeful, funny, and romantic, Stacey Lee’s The Secret of a Heart Note is a richly evocative coming-of-age story that gives a fresh perspective on falling in love and finding one’s place in the world.

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My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill


my-unscripted-lifeMy Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill

Publication Date: October 11, 2016 by Delacorte Press

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy!]

Goodreads Summary:

Sometimes love stories go off script.

Another sultry Georgia summer is about to get a lot hotter. Dee Wilkie is still licking her wounds after getting rejected by the precollege fine arts program of her dreams. But if she’d gone away, she wouldn’t have been around to say yes to an unbelievable opportunity: working on the set of a movie filming in her small Southern town that just happens to be starring Milo Ritter, the famous pop star Dee (along with the rest of the world) has had a crush since eighth grade.

It’s not like Dee will be sharing any screen time with Milo—she’s just a lowly PA. And Milo is so disappointingly rude that Dee is eager to stay far away from him. Except after a few chance meetings, she begins to wonder if just maybe there’s a reason for his offensive attitude, and if there’s more to Milo than his good looks and above-it-all Hollywood pedigree. Can a relationship with a guy like Milo ever work out for a girl like Dee? Never say never…

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Bittersweet Café Basa by Addie Lynn Co


bittersweet-cafe-basaBittersweet Café Basa by Addie Lynn Co

Publication Date: October 22, 2016

Genre: Romance

Goodreads Summary:

In the relaxing ambience of Bittersweet Café Basa, one will encounter different stories of love with a hint of bitterness that lingers after the sweetness has gone. Every corner of the café seems to be full of whirlwinds of love stories at every corner of it. Nine delectable sweetness of each variety on the café’s menu also grants the readers a taste of heart break.

Chocolate Series: One story is about a girl secretly in love with her guy best friend hoping that he will someday see her in a different light.

Raspberry Milk Tea: Even when love is there, will fear and self-preservation spoil the perfect chemistry between a guy and a girl and ruin their road to a happy ending?

Caramel Macchiato: Another story is about two people who are secretly in love with each other but are trapped in a love triangle. They are tangled in a web of lies weaved and twisted by the wicked intentions of someone very close to their hearts.

Cherry Mocha Crunch: Traumatized by the many things she has lost, will she forever be deprived of the things she cherishes the most? Will she hurt the rest of her life, especially when the thief is her own jealous cousin?

Cappuccino: A friendship, as strong as a brotherly bond and intertwined by music and lyrics, will only be broken and buried into nothingness because one of them is willing to give the other up just for a woman they both love.

Mango Melon Tango: Can a woman who just happens to sit in the café, just being a good observer of all these things, be safe from the curse Bittersweet Café Basa has to offer? Or will she be as mysterious as the café and just happen to have a bittersweet story of her own?

Will they be able to conquer their fears and predicaments? Or will they only end up with a realization that it was never really meant to be to begin with?

Some people consider the café as some sort of sweet refuge; however, it is nothing but bittersweet. Can one really call it “refuge” when everyone else’s endings are nothing but bittersweet?

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The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon


the-sun-is-also-a-starThe Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Publication Date: November 1, 2016 by Delacorte Press

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy!]

Goodreads Summary:

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

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The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan


The Lover's DictionaryThe Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

Publication Date: January 17, 2012 by Picador

Genre: Romance

Goodreads Summary:

How does one talk about love? Is it even possible to describe something at once utterly mundane and wholly transcendent, that has the power to consume our lives completely, while making us feel part of something infinitely larger than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this age-old problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary constructs the story of a relationship as a dictionary. Through these sharp entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of coupledom, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.

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