Book Review: Love and Candy

Love and Candy by Elizabeth Famous: Now includes the happily ever after EPILOGUE:

LOVE and CANDY is a contemporary New Adult/Young Adult romance that doesn't shy away from the gritty details a young woman's first serious relationship. It's a coming of age story that deals with adult topics and takes place in the hyper-sexualized world of a posh high school. In the end, it’s optimistic about Jane-Eyre-style romance and love.

Samantha Montclare is not who she thought she was. Straitlaced and academically minded, she's knocked to her knees by an unexpected infatuation with the star of her local soccer team just as she discovers that her biological father is not the loving dad who raised her but a forbidding Italian aristocrat.

Within the social hierarchy of a wealthy suburban high school, Delaney Troy is so superior to naive Samantha that she can't speak to him without provoking obscene taunts from his friends.

Delaney is gorgeous, but much of Samantha's fascination stems from his brazen honesty and bristling wit. His air of confidence inspires so powerful an interest he draws her in without even looking at her.

But how could she possibly date a guy like Delaney who insists he only wants to hook up -- and doesn't believe in love?

Will the scandalous truth about the circumstances of her conception threaten her happy home life?

Must she find a place in her life for an alarming new "father" just as she’s becoming an independent young woman?

File Size: 432 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: The Miri Group (August 6, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00ED6515Q
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Lending: Not Enabled

Lori's thoughts: I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I stayed up way too late to finish the book last night (this morning) and I would have stayed up later if necessary! Samantha starts out as a nerdy, awkward freshman in high school. She has an awkward crush (mini obsession) on the older, popular, Delaney. Samantha was strong and didn't take crap from her peers. She was feisty and I admired her for that. Delaney Troy. What can I say? He was a selfish prick for a good deal of the book. He tries to feign disinterest in Sam, but he cares about her in the only way he's capable of. Sam's relationship with her parents is very open -- unusually so. I couldn't believe the things she discussed with them, and neither could Delaney. It took awhile for me to really get into the book. I thought about putting it down more than once, until I hit around 30% on my Kindle. Then it sucked me in and never let go. My heart swelled and ached for Sam. And I literally felt the pain she went through when Delaney and her broke up. Since you've read the blurb, you know that they get back together, but that didn't make it any less emotional! I see that Ms. Famous (that IS her real name, by the way) added the HEA epilogue. It's a good thing. If the book had ended without it, I would have been pretty upset! Pick up a copy today and read it. Stay with it -- and if at around 30% you're not totally invested in the story, I would be very surprised! Well worth the read!

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark

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