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Love on the Lifts

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  4,684 Ratings  ·  208 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, 223 pages
Published December 13th 2005 by HarperTeen
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Nov 18, 2010 Natshane rated it it was amazing
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
Olivia (The Candid Cover)
Filled with drama and humour, Love on the Lifts is the perfect book for the winter. The setting is dreamlike and the hot chocolate/book store is something that I would love to visit in real life. I found the main character to be pretty clueless, but it wasn’t so bad that I had to put the book down.

Love on the Lifts is the story of a winter vacation where things don’t go quite as planned. Kate is ready for some time with her friends, but when her brother and his friends show up unexpectedly, they
Oct 22, 2010 Julianna rated it really liked it
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
Mar 10, 2013 Kala rated it it was ok
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
Oct 05, 2011 ~Tina~ rated it liked it
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.
Elusive Controversé
Nov 20, 2014 Elusive Controversé rated it did not like it
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Oct 21, 2010 Shxrxn rated it liked it
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
Apr 25, 2012 Geli rated it it was ok
Shelves: teen, romance, colorado
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
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.
Jul 20, 2016 Luna rated it really liked it
Hace un montón de tiempo leí un par de los libros de esta autora, y me encantaron. Son fáciles y rápidos de leer, porque la trama es simple y entretenida. Son ideales para cuando querés leer algo, pero que no sea muy complejo o profundo.
Sep 01, 2011 Heather rated it liked it
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Another cute Rachel Hawthorne book!

And now we are back to snowy lands. For some reason I seem to have picked the books in order of hot (Island Girls), cold (Snowed In), warm (Boyfriend Project), hot (Caribbean Cruising) and back to this book, cold again. I only noticed when I finished the books. :D Funny coincidence.

Back to the book. This one was quite good, but I just didn't like the main character or her brother that much. The main character was ditzy, an idiot and totally oblivious to those a
Holly (Novel Bliss)
Dec 05, 2012 Holly (Novel Bliss) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, own, kindle
WOW. What's a better way to start of 2013 then a good book? This book exceeded my expectations. This is definitely going on my favorite books list!

Though the synopsis is cute, it doesn't give you much of a description of the book. Basically Kate and her two friends, Allie and Leah, are going to Kate's Aunt's ski resort in Snow Angle Valley, Colorado. Little to Kate's knowledge, her annoying brother would be staying in the same house as her and her friends. But the worst part? Kate's brother, Sam
Oct 05, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
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
Mary Jef Rose
Dec 18, 2011 Mary Jef Rose rated it it was amazing
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.
Melannie :)
Dec 16, 2010 Melannie :) rated it liked it
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
Kathy * Bookworm Nation
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
Abby Cookson
Dec 13, 2010 Abby Cookson rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 25, 2009 Vivian rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009-reads
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 20, 2009 Michele rated it liked it
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
Via Love
Mar 13, 2011 Via Love rated it it was ok
While the story line was interesting (although not very original), I found the characters lacking in depth and the dialogue was a little unrealistic/cheesy. I can't really find the right word to describe it, but the banter was just...bad. I'm not trying to be negative, but some of the conversations made me cringe.

However, I do recommend this to any (mature) preteen looking for a light 2 hour (tops) read.
Paula Bee
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.
Sep 29, 2011 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 2011
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.
Jan 07, 2014 Mina rated it it was ok
I couldn't really get into this book. The whole time Kate's character just really annoyed me; she was so blind to what was around her and always felt bad for herself. Because of that I couldn't enjoy the book as much as I'd wanted to.
Jun 04, 2010 Jae rated it really liked it
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.
Feb 28, 2011 Jennifer rated it liked it
5th grade reading level, and I'm not sure the author has ever skied, but charming nonetheless.
Jun 26, 2009 Sandy rated it it was amazing
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.
Oct 21, 2015 Esther rated it really liked it
A very sweet and entertaining read.
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aka Jade Parker and also writes with her son as J.A. London
(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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