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Love on the Lifts

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  3,945 ratings  ·  183 reviews

Winter Break super-secret perfect cocoa recipe:

8 oz steamed whole milk
(no skim! doesn't work!)

2 tbsp. dark cocoa powder (big scoops)

1 tbsp. sugar (can't be too sweet)

4 dried, crushed mint leaves
(or 1 tbsp. mint syrup)

Stir thoroughly. Add mint swizzle stick. Combine with cute ski instructor, or brother's cute best friend, or cute guy you never noticed was

Paperback, 301 pages
Published December 13th 2005 by HarperTeen
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One word, Fabulous! It's a typical story about a girl (Kate) crushing over a boy (Brad) whom she first laid eyes on, but didn't realize that the better (Joe) is just right behind her. I like the reason why Joe had liked Kate, the legendary love at first sight, gosh, I don't think I'll ever get bored of any story with this concept (lecturing here?), but it's just so sweet. He had been there when she needed comforting (after Brad ditched her for Sinthia, I mean Cynthia), she is an open book wherel ...more
Himanshi Agrawal
I had a crappy day, so I decided to relax with a book.
Unfortunately, cutesy books do not do anything to help if the MC happens to be a moron.

Reasons why KATE is a moronic dimwitted bimbo.
1)A boy's picture as your desktop background = creepy. (especially if you have only met him once)
2)The said object of obsession does not know your name even after 3 weeks, not a total catch.
3)He hooks up with someone else. 5 minutes after meeting them. Give up instead of making a idiotic plan called Operation Ho
Nov 15, 2010 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Young Adult Romance
Reviewed for THC Reviews
"4.5 stars" Love on the Lifts is a sweet, young-adult romance that celebrates the wonder of first loves. High school senior, Kate, the main protagonist and first-person narrator of the story, takes her two best friends to a ski resort to stay in a condo owned by her aunt, where they are unexpectedly joined by her college freshman brother and his two friends. Needless to say everyone finds someone to romance during a fun-filled winter break.

Kate was a very likable heroine
The best thing about these kind of books is that it's light and quick and cute and very very sweet. It put me in the right festive mood- no matter how much I despise the cold:p

Joe, I was rooting for you the whole time;)
Mar 08, 2009 Olivia added it
I loved this so much. It really kept my attention span and got really good at the end.I didn't want it to end.
This book was sweet and cute and clean - basically a generic romance for teens. It just didn't have that WOW factor. The plot line is one that's overused and Hawthorne does nothing new with it here. Girl likes Douchebag guy. Sweet guy likes girl. Girl takes awhile, but eventually realizes Douchebag guy is a douchebag and falls for the sweet guy. Happily ever after.

Kate was one of the most oblivious and idiotic romantic heroines I've ever read. She met Brad (her brother's college roommate) once a
Overall a very cute book. I really enjoyed the story and the characters. What you need and what you want are two different things, that's what our heroine comes to realise.
There is something not so cute that bothered me though. It's the lack of reference to the notion of safe-sex. The three high-school girls in this book have sex at some point and there is absolutely nothing that let us know if they used any portection or, at least, thaught things through first.
I know it's a work of fiction and
There are explanations for it, but not excuses.
- Kate
It doesn’t hurt to kiss a few frogs before finally kissing your prince.
- Leah
Hot chocolate should be sinful, and I don't believe in sinning in half measures.
- Aunt Sue
I've got better things to do than discuss my life with you.
- Sam
I believe we should always listen to our own hearts, and not other people's brains.
- Aunt sue
How did a girl know she could trust a guy not to break her heart?
- Kate
I couldn’t help but wonder if I wasn’t a little lik
Abigail the Fangirl

I do not think I have ever rated a book one star but I'm sorry...This book was just completely disappointing. I mean, it wasn't a cozy, cute, read. It was all about girls and boys wanting to be all over each other. I almost rated it two stars because the aunt owned a bookstore, but I couldn't get myself to, I just really disliked this book.
‘Love on the Lifts’ tells the story of Kate who instantly has a crush at first sight on Brad. It quickly turns into an obsession of being with him even before they’ve had any conversation. As you can guess, Kate isn’t exactly likeable. She’s boring at best, annoying at worst.

At the ski resort, Kate, her brother Sam and her two friends Allie and Leah (both are completely forgettable and I suspect they were only created to make up the numbers and to make Kate more bearable) go to a ski resort wher
Melannie :)
This is a cute, quick read.

It's about three girls that are spending a school break
in the town of Snow Angel in Colorado. Where all there is, is snow, skiing
and cuddling near the fireplace.

Kate, the heroine, has had a crush on her brother's roomate
in collage ever since she saw him, and now her crush, her brother and
another of her brother's friend are coming over to spend the season
in the condo with her and her friends.

Kate is too busy droolong over Brad, her crush, to notice that the other
This was a fun read, I enjoyed Kate’s character. She’s had a major crush on her brothers friend Brad, and is disappointed when he shows interest in someone else. Kate soon gets to know Joe, another friend of her brothers, and finds that she has a lot in common with him. I thought Joe and Kate had good chemistry, and I really enjoyed Joe’s character. Everyone kind of paired off early on and I kind of missed getting to know the other characters, especially Leah and Allie.

The only thing that bothe
Ever since I read Carribbean Curising I have been a fan of Rachel Hawthrone's work. Island Boys and Girls was great as well but her recent novels havent really been up to her standards, in my opinion. I was a bit let down when I read Snowed In and was hoping Love on the Lifts would redeem her work for me. But sadly no. The story itself was great, I enjoyed reading it for the most part. It was just a little problem with the main character, Kate. She is determined to hook up with her brothers coll ...more
Abby Cookson
i loved it couldnt put it down literally i started it at 8:30 pm got done with it at 12:30 pm.

its a story bout a girl and her friends go to spend 3 weeks at a winter resort that her aunt owns. Little did she know that her aunt also gaver the invitation to her brother and his coledge buddies. One of the college buddies is a super hottie with a killer smile that she has been crushing on since she met him, and the other well at first is to her a normal brother bud. For this high school senior to b
Although this book wasn't as predictable as some of the others i've read, i still didnt really enjoy this book as much as i was hoping for. The character, Kate is pretty in denial though. Unless she's playing hard to get, then its understandable. Overall i thought it wasnt such a bad book but it wasn't as great as i expected it would be.
What i learned about this book is that sometimes people aren't always what they seem to be. For example, Kate likes Brad but he's one of those guys that looks
Apr 25, 2009 Michele rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Ages 16+
Kate and her friends Allie and Leah head to Colorado for winter break to ski, take in the sites, and find a cute ski instructor or two. Kate's Aunt has loaned them her condo for the three week break. To Kate's surprise Sam, her broher, and his two college friends show up to use the condo as well. Kate has been crushing on Brad, Sam's roommate, for months but he doesn't know she likes him. "Love on the the Lifts" is a light romance that captures the heartbreak of a crush and the joy of something ...more
Love on the Lifts
4 stars

Love on the Lifts is a great story about learning that not every one's crush live up to their expectations. I mean, just because he's hot doesn't mean that he's not a jerk. Of course, it's not really the point of the story but I honestly like the way they give a twist with Brad here. A real good point there. On the other hand, I want to give this book a higher rate, i really want to but i am kinda disappointed or unsatisfied with the ending. I like to know more about thei
Luisana Gonzalez
Why, on God's green earth does this book have a average 4 rating?? It is probably one of the worst books I have ever read. First, the plot was unoriginal, the characters all have I.Q,s of rocks, and of course, the writing itself was terrible. Dear Mrs. Hawthorne, you clearly have another purpose in life. Maybe karoke, or checkers. But not writing. If you think this is a good book, then you are either in the 3rd grade, or, you can't read. The character, Kate or Katie (whatever) was shallow and un ...more
Paula Konstantinova
Love on the Lifts is a cute, romantic, funny and quick read. I guess all the cliches made the story adorable in a way and you really don’t have to think as much. It’s just a fun book to get lost in without really thinking about it. It’s not a book I’d recommend for serious readers who enjoy uniqueness and originality unless you’re looking for something to distract you. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a cliche romance.
Interesting enough to pass a few hours away. However, I found the heroine a bit on the dim side and she didn't realize/see anything the hero was throwing her way till 3/4 way through the book. On the other hand, I was wondering if the hero was a bit masochistic in that he kept getting beat down by the heroine yet always went back for more.

Enjoyable enough, but I've read better by this author.
Erika B. (Snogging on Sunday Books)
Meh...shoulder shrug. It wasn't good it wasn't bad. I found Katie kind of annoying because she is SOOOOO consumed by her love life. So good but not O MY GOODNESS good!
Loved this book. Right amount of teenage romance and naivete. My first book by Hawthorne. No other book written by her lives up to this, in my opinion. 5/5 stars.
It was a teenage flick really, and not my cup of tea. but I did enjoy it. Very funny and love the outcome of the story.
5th grade reading level, and I'm not sure the author has ever skied, but charming nonetheless.
Anaid Saynez
Rachel Hawthorne me volvió a enamorar con otro de sus libros, esta mujer es absolutamente impresionante.
Una historia tan sencilla la hace algo completamente hermoso por la forma de estar escrita.
Desde el primer momento me enamore de Joe, debo admitirlo me recordó a Parker de Thrill Ride. Lo que probablemente hizo que lo amara aún más. Me encanta la ambientación en la nieve que tiene, los personajes, son tan reales no hay nadie que esté de relleno. Un libro absolutamente precioso.
De esos que no p
Originally posted at: Lipstick & Literature

If you’re looking for a cute, simple read to enjoy while cuddled up on a snowy afternoon in front of the fireplace this winter, this book is for you! I started and finished Love on the Lifts in one day and enjoyed it from start to finish. It’s a fast and fluffy read that centers around three best friends: Kate, Allie and Leah who head up to Snow Angel Valley over their winter break to spend time on the slopes and hopefully catch the eye of a few cut
Not very impressed with any of rachel hawthornes books.her werewolf series was good but the other books ive read from her i haven't really liked a whole lot.
her characters come off as childish when they're in high school and yet come off as old at the same time.what with the yoga/vegetarian stuff. i mean,how many teens are like that?
i think she forgot what teens are actually like.
examples-hottie and my buds.babes.guns-as in muscles.stud.he was to die for.
drive fast,kiss babes,ski.wi
If you like fun beach reads, strong and exciting characters, and just enough thrill to keep you on the edge of your seat, Love on the Lifts is for you. It is a funny and hopeless romantic, with a spiraling twist at the end. It kept me guessing and wanting more, which I definitely got.
Over winter break, a senior girl in high school goes to a ski resort her aunt lives at with her two best friends, and unfortunately, her older brother; but fortunately, his two best friends. She went expecting a
Carly Comtois
Summary of the Story

Kate and her friends are staying at her aunt's condo in Snow Angel Valley over winter break, and they plan on making the trip all about finding cute boys to ski with and cuddle up by the fireplace. However, their plans kind of take a left turn when Kate's older brother, Sam, arrives with his college buddies, Brad and Joe, claiming that their aunt said he could stay there over the break too.

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Mary Jef Rose
WHAT'S WITH THE NAME JOE?? That's two consecutive books with the swoon worthy boy being Joe. I don't mind at all. I'll take either one.

Okay so I was actually thinking of giving this book 4 stars because it's predictable, no doubt, but..

1) No matter how you you put it, I am a sucker for stories like these. First loves and happy endings.
2) The setting is so romantic with the snow and all that.
3) It being predictable was not the point. I was along for the ride. The in betweens and the happenings.
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(also writes romance under Lorraine Heath)

Rachel Hawthorne, who also writes as Lorraine Heath and Jade Parker, is the daughter of a British beauty (her mother won second place in a beauty contest sponsored by Max Factor® during which she received a kiss from Caesar Romero-who played the Joker on the old Batman TV series) and a Texan who w
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“I'm not confused anymore.I know what I want."
"Me,too.What I've always wanted since I first saw you."
"Why didn't you kiss me again after that first time,that night on the deck?"
"You didn't give me any hints that you wanted another one."
i wiggled up a little closer to him and looped my fingers behind his neck. "What would a hint entail?"
He held my gaze."Exactly what you're doing."
"Then why aren't you kissing me?"
He touched his nose to mine."It's cold out here.What if our lips freeze together?"
"I'll chance it.”
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