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Metamorphosis (Book Boyfriend #1)

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Scarlett MacGregor has lived a very sheltered life courtesy of her over-the-top controlling parents. Having never been to a co-ed party, much less on a date, Scarlett has relied on her books, her music, and living vicariously through her best friend Evie to keep her sanity as she's patiently awaited her freedom from their rule.

When Scarlett and Evie go away to college, Sca
Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published January 19th 2013 (first published January 18th 2013)
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Damn my indecision...

This was one of those books I went back and forth on the rating. One of those books where you have to decide, "Were the things I loved enough to overlook the things I didn't?" Damn my indecision!!

First, "the things I didn't". I just get tired of reading books about the innocent virgin that for some unknown reason (at least unknown to me), guys instantly fall all over themselves to be with. Does she have beer flavored nipples? A vagina that projects ESPN. I just don't get it.
For all of us girls that read like crazy with our friends, have a new book boyfriend weekly(or daily)- This ones for you! This was a really fun book and I loved all of the book references, made me smile :D

We have Scarlett
Scarlett is an 18 year old college freshman. She is living in the dorms with her best friend Evie, ready to discover herself and experience life after living the last 18 years going to an all girls school with overbearing and very strict parents. The first night she and Evie go
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jan 26, 2013 Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites


WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW!! What a superb book. I'm still buzzing over it as I write this review. Going into it I had no previous idea what I was getting. The cover intrigued me and the title sold me. I'm the kind of girl that likes to go into a book blind! When I say blind I mean I don't read the synopsis or reviews. I basically open the book and just start reading. It's like opening a present layer by layer. You just don't know what you a
Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*
Jan 21, 2013 Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* by: Mistress

He said it's crazy
How love stays with me
You know it hurts me
That I didn't figure it out before
And now it's too late for a soliloquy
It's way too late for dignity
It's time for apologies

You know when you start reading a book and you think is gonna be just one more book? Well, I felt this way before starting Metamorphosis and I was totally wrong. Man, I loved this book but I hated it so much at the same time and I seriously could not put it down.

This is a story about Scarlett… her parents have been
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Jan 21, 2013 Kellie Maddox-Ward rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
”There is one Psyche for every Eros, an Elizabeth for every Darcy, an Abby for every Travis - Scarlett

metamorphosis Metamorphosis is a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching, involving a conspicuous and relatively abrupt change in the animal's body structure through cell growth and differentiation


This is the story of Scarlett and her Metamorphosis, going from a naïve clueless sheltered girl to a strong independent woman and finding love a
Erin Noelle
Feb 13, 2013 Erin Noelle added it  ·  (Review from the author)
All additional POVs, extra scenes, and Ambrosia teasers can be found at
It's just me Shelly B
Feb 05, 2013 It's just me Shelly B rated it really liked it
Who knew she would show and up in cowboy boots and all the boys would fall at her feet! Scarlett you naughty little's those innocent one's....and I do mean innocent that gets all the boys front and center!

But I'm a country girl so I personally thinks the cowboy boots helped;)

So Scarlett's off to college and out from under her OVERLY controlling parents, she's ready to spread her wings and live HER life. She's went to an all girl school her entire life so she's never had a boyfriend
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*
"We all love someone, whether it be erotic love, or family love or even self-love. So we are all dependent on the happiness and nirvana that is felt when that love is strong and healthy, but vulnerable to the heart-wrenching pain of that love when it’s either taken away or not returned."

I was looking at a 3 star rating mostly the entire book but the ending alone brought it back to 4..

Let’s start off by saying this book did not blow me away! A lot of it was totally cheesy and I got i
Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus
Jan 22, 2013 Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-fav-s
Me at about 96%.........

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Then I read the epilogue.....

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Why would you do this to me?

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No........ No........... No..........

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Even though I love Ash, I am team Mason all the way!

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I really need Noelle to NOT do this to me! Please just give me the next book and ease my mind!
Lise *friends don't flag*
Psyche is often portrayed as a beautiful human girl with butterfly wings…


Well what a dandy little read this one was. I saw a lot of talk about it and several gr friends recommended it but I thought it would be another one of those- I have read this story before, same formula; sometimes it works and sometimes not.
This was a big it worked for me one of those books. It was far from perfect and there were just a few minor things that bothered me such as Dylan’s changing eye color and hair. I know
Amy (Foxy)
Free ->

I love the concept of this book: finding your book boyfriend in real life.

Two best friends spent their highschool years reading romance books and picking out book boyfriends.

When the 2 friends go off to college they decide to have fun by challenging each other to find "book boyfriends" from each category (jokey, rocker, BDSM, etc) when attend parties.

BDSM category:

"I hope the rest of you find your angel someday. Just remember, don't let go when you do,
Lisa Jayne
Jan 24, 2013 Lisa Jayne rated it it was amazing
The blurb does not give this story justice!
From the start I knew I was going to enjoy the ride. I felt like I was friends with the characters in the story.
Funny, quick witted, wonderfully paced, easy writing style. The book swept me up in all of its quirky, lovely drama and if ever a book took you right alongside a characters transformation this one does.

I loved the references in the story to other books in its genre and I think a few of my GR friends will associate with the reading obsession an
Feb 10, 2013 ✿Alyssa✿ rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-star, take-me
This review was posted at My Secret Romance

To sum it up: Scarlett MacGregor has lived a very sheltered life courtesy of her over-the-top controlling parents. Having never been to a co-ed party, much less on a date, Scarlett has relied on her books, her music, and living vicariously through her best friend Evie to keep her sanity as she's patiently awaited her freedom from their rule.

When Scarlett and Evie go away to college, Scarlett quickly meets Ashton, Dylan, and later, Mason, and is thrown i
Nicole Reed
Jan 14, 2013 Nicole Reed rated it it was amazing

Metamorphosis is one hot and sexy read!! It's book boyfriends on steroids..(yummy Mason). Yes, I already knew my book would be referenced beforehand, but that is not why I enjoyed getting to know her characters. It was definitely a fun read and kept me thinking about what would happen next!! Now I'm ready for book two!!! Erin Noelle is an indie author to watch for!!!
Larissa Horton
Jan 05, 2013 Larissa Horton rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC for an honest review.

You know those books where you feel yourself connecting with the characters and getting lost inside the book? ?? This was definitely one of “those” books. I live for books like that and this one did not disappoint.

Scarlett is young and naïve but surprisingly strong considering her sheltered life. Her best friend Evie has her back and they have big plans for their first semester on their own. Dylan, Ash, and Mason(Oh Mason)…. Are thrown into the mix and wh
Jan 18, 2013 Becky rated it really liked it
Oh where do I begin with this review? I guess I can start with the beginning....

When I first started reading this, I felt like I had read it before. It kept reminding me of another book. Young girl, just graduated high school, sheltered life, going off to college, breaking out of her shell? Any of this sound familiar?! It is funny because right when I said "hey this is just like Taking Chances!", the author herself brought attention to that fact. And you will find that there are many other books
Jennifer Kyle
Jan 30, 2013 Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it
“All along I was wearing the wrong wings.”


Scarlett MacGregor must be something pretty spectacular. It appears that every guy falls for this virgin’s charm and looks.

Scarlett and her best friend Evie settle into their dorm for their freshman year at Rice College. For the first time in Scarlett’s life, she is in charge of her own decisions. Up until this point she has been completely sheltered, no boyfriends or even friends outside of school with the one exception her neighbor and now college ro
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
There is so much to love about this book.

Scarlett is a fabulous heroine. She is funny, smart (loves all the same books I do!) and level headed. Even though she definitely had three love interests, she wasn't that dithering heroine that is leading everyone on, and is in love with whoever she is with at the moment. I have to say this was one of the first love triangles (squares?) where I didn't hate how the heroine handled everything. She was honest with herself and (with one notable exception) h
Love love love love loved it!

Meet Scarlett

(We may also call her Sam, Butterfly, as well as Angel... Well we can call her that if we want to get yelled at ;)).
Scarlett has been kept locked away from society by her parents. She went to an all girl school her entire life and had only one real friend- Evie. Evie the girl who lived across the street and actually got have a social life! But now they were both headed off to college and Scarlett was determined to spread her wings and fly for the first
♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
Feb 23, 2013 ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥ rated it really liked it
Scarlet is a sheltered, nieve young girl who goes to college with her best friend to escape the strictness of her parents and be liberated. She wants to find herself a book boyfriend! This is where fiction imitates real life with all her references to the current books we are reading and loving!

“It was almost like we lived a second life with our book characters, talking about them as if they actually existed and integrating their sayings into our everyday conversations.”

Lol! Does that sound lik
Jan 03, 2013 MJLZ rated it it was amazing
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Every girl goes through phases in her life; she grows up, learns what it means to make decisions and god willing - finds herself. We meet Scarlett at the perfect time to experience all of her rookie mistakes, and make them she does. There were a few notable decisions that had me seeing red, a few times I want to strangle her, but others, I wanted to hold her and tell her that it'd be ok ... That this too shall pass.

The beginning had a slower pace, but the ending completely makes up
Jan 03, 2013 Ela rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to read your wonderful book Princess!!!

Erin does a wonderful job in her debut Mature YA novel showing us the Metamorphosis of a young lady just starting college life and being away from the over-protectiveness of her parents. She also does a wonderful job of showing life altering occurrences that affect Scarlett's perspective on all that she thought she was.

Oh and I want the sequel yesterday!!!! Team Ash all the way baby!!!!
Es Summer
Jan 23, 2016 Es Summer rated it did not like it
Shelves: worst-books-ever

*Zero stars*
Sarah Bervoets
I really wanted to hate this book.
I was all set on giving it one star.
But literally on the LAST page. It kind of won me over.
...kind of
I'm actually confused as hell right now, cause I honestly have no idea what I just read.
I mean what exactly was the book about in the end?
It began being about freedom and getting away from her parents.
Then it was her friendship with Evie, next came all the boys, and then it all just abruptly halted and all of a sudden it was about her finding herself.
But h
Dec 09, 2012 Paula rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC for an honest review.

This was a great debut novel that had my heart pounding at the end. Scarlett is a young, sheltered girl on a journey to become a woman. She meets three hot guys along the way and has to choose which is best for her. The first half, we get to know Scarlett and she made some choices that left me frazzled but she was always likeable. Although she is inexperienced she isn't a pushover. I loved her interactions with her best friend Evie. Their interactions had
Jan 09, 2013 Anne rated it it was amazing
I was given this book to review and I was bit nervous at first to read it..not knowing what to expect.
This story was sweet, funny, touching, angsty and had a few OMG HOLY CRAP moments. The story of a self discovering virginal college gal, man whoring hottie, preppie wholesome boy next door was setup perfectly. Then you throw in a hot ass bad boy rocker on top of all that...WOW!!
Three chapters in and I was hooked! The writing, characters and story had me wanting to savor what I knew would be a g
Jan 07, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC for an honest review & thats just what I intend to do because regardless of how much I love an author its the book that I am reviewing and not the author.
That being said...This book far exceeded my expectations from a first time author in this genre and recommended read for those who enjoy Mature YA.
This is a story of a young woman who is beginning her first year at college with her BFF & gettin out from under her parents thumb. She is new to just about every life exp
Jan 23, 2013 Laci rated it it was amazing
So I finish this about a week ago and I've been putting off posting so I could write some epic review with gifs and clever quotes and all that to express how great I think this book is, but that's just not me. However, just cause there's no bells and whistles on this review please don't dismiss this book. It was fabulous. I loved everything about this book, from the way it was written, the characters and the story. It gets 5 Holy Shit I love this book stars from me. If you haven't read this book ...more
Dec 09, 2012 Kirsty rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Molly McAdams
Shelves: read-in-2013, arc
*I was provided an ARC by the author in turn for an honest review.*

3.5 stars

For me this book wasn't a 3.5 stars because it was a bad story, or because the writing was awful - the kind of story just purely isn't for me. I have read Taking Chances, From Ashes and now Metamorphosis and they all have a huge similarity that I have now learnt I don't particularly like - A young, naive, virginal girl who has finally broken free from a sheltered life and is thrown in to the craziness that is college, wi
Apr 24, 2013 Mariℓina rated it it was amazing
I love this book.. OH SO MUCH

The Beginning: Girl Drama Level: Fun with Best Friend

Then: Girl Drama Level: Fun with Boys

After that: Girl Drama Level: Fun Finding your self

While i was really dissapointed with how she was acting out and i only wanted for her to make a decision and stick to it..

Why, why, why would you do that Erin Noelle? Why? I cried sooooooo much so, so, so much..

Untill this point the book was a 4 star for me but after what happened everything changed.
And then the quote. OH
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Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and three fur babies. When she's not reading or writing romance novels, she enjoys winning at cards and board games, awkward people-watching in public places, and doing cartwheels at the most random times. She's usually barefoot, is never without a song in her head, and currently holds the title of World's Best Procras ...more
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