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Book Review: Eleven Weeks



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Eleven Weeks (Crazy in Love #2) by Lauren K. McKellar: Eleven weeks.

Seven tequila shots.

Five siblings.

Two boys.

One heartbeat.

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Stacey is good at pretending.

She pretends that the boy she's in love with doesn't exist.

She pretends that she's happy to live and die in this small town.

She pretends that her life is carefree while her best friend's world crumbles before her very eyes.

But Stacey's got a secret ...

And it's going to ruin everything.

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Eleven Weeks is the story of Kate's best friend, Stacey--and the whole lot of life that can happen in just eleven weeks.

*Second book in the Crazy in Love series.

Julie's thoughts: “Eleven Weeks” by Lauran McKellar is book two in the Crazy in Love Series and is Stacie’s story. In case you forgot or haven’t read the first book, Stacie is Kate’s best friend. Although the second book could stand alone, I would recommend you read these in order, especially since they run parallel, and the second book references events from the first book.

I have to admit that I liked the first book more than this one. I connected with Kate in a way that I never could with Stacie. I also fell in love with Lachlan and just didn’t feel much for Michael at all. The relationship forming between Kate and Lachlan was so sweet and slow. It felt real and natural to me, at least for where these two characters were in their lives. The relationship between Stacie and Michael was off for me. It felt as if they barely knew each other in high school, after that, they had a few run-ins and a few texting conversations. Then all of a sudden, I’m supposed to buy that both of them have liked each other since 9th grade, without ever letting the other know?

One thing that I did enjoy about this story was that it runs parallel to the first book. We get to see Stacie’s perspective on a few scenes from Kate’s story. It was interesting to see the difference in Kate’s view and Stacie’s reality. Because I knew what was coming, I found myself hoping and praying that Stacie would wake up from a nightmare and help me out by giving Kate’s book a different outcome. I was heartbroken all over again.

All in all, this was a good story. It just lacked the power that the first book had for me. I would recommend the series to those who enjoy contemporary romances that deal with serious issues (sickness, death, etc.) that fall somewhere between YA and NA. This second book has a little more sexual content than the first (which I’d label as YA), but is still pretty tame compared to most NA.

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