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Best friends once, lovers never, yet an attraction that can’t be ignored.

Five years ago, Julia Bell walked away from her life the moment her high school diploma was in her hand. She left her family and friends behind to start over and escape the chokehold of small town life in Benton Hill. But an urgent call from her little sister brings Julia back to her hometown wholly u...more
Published (first published July 10th 2013)
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Sam Kaur
**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

Bittersweet Junction tells a simple story of redemption. Having left her small town five years ago, Julia Bell is tricked into coming back for her sister's wedding. When she left she cut ties with everyone including her high school boyfriend, Mike, and their best friend, Ben Miller. Ben has been in love with Julia since they met in kindergarten and has never stopped loving her, even after she skipped town. I really enjoyed the r...more
Casey
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I have a huge weakness for friends to lovers stories, especially when it comes to those taking place in a small town. But sometimes those stories tend to follow the same basic story line. Bittersweet Junction however was different and original and I absolutely loved it! This story was sweet and was all about the choices that we make in life and how they can change everything about our future. For me, this story was very realistic and I couldn'...more
Robin Malone
Aug 19, 2013 Robin Malone rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves a romance story
The Review:

**I won this book in a contest, but this won't sway my review whatsoever.**

Bittersweet Junction is the first work I've read of Ivy Sinclair. Honestly, I'm the type who has a tendency to judge a book by it's cover and this cover made me think this would be a tame, not so great book. Nothing against the cover or designer. It's beautiful! It just didn't have the sex appeal I usually prefer. What a disguise!! This book held more passion and realism in it, then any book I've read in a very...more
Audi
Bittersweet Junction is a wonderfully written story about the making of hasty decisions and the repercussions of the choices we make. Whether the decisions you make are good or bad we all have to make them. In this story Julia makes a decision to leave her small town life for the life in a big city right after graduation. She leaves in the midst of finding out what could ultimately be life changing information from her lifelong best friend. Confused and unsure of herself and her feelings she run...more
Mira
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

Id give it 3.5 stars

So i wont be telling what the story is about. At first i thought that this book was giving me something different. And I would say yeah some part gave me that. I would say that I somehow can relate to Jules' behavior. But when she came back and treated her soster that way it was kind of irratating because Clary was sweet and understanding and Jules was bitching her. But atleast she was put back to where she was thanks...more
Ashley
Bittersweet Junction tells a simple story of redemption. Having left her small town five years ago, Julia Bell is tricked into coming back for her sister's wedding. When she left she cut ties with everyone including her high school boyfriend, Mike, and their best friend, Ben Miller. Ben has been in love with Julia since they met in kindergarten and has never stopped loving her, even after she skipped town.

The story will definitely pull at the heartstrings. Julia and Ben are such amazing characte...more
Jessica
4.5 bittersweet stars :)

What a lovely story about coming to terms with your past and learning to face it so you can face your future. I adore stories about childhood best friends and unrequited love. A huge part of me wanted Julia to realize from the get go what a catch Ben was and really what a loser Mike was...but, when you're a 14-year-old girl that sweet best friend usually loses out to the hot jock best friend. As much as you wanted them to always be together, I loved how this story played...more
♔ Sweet Dee ♔
Bittersweet Junction- is about a girl named Julia who left her small town to make a better life for herself. Leaving her boyfriend Mike, her best friend Ben, her sister clary and her father behind after high school graduation.


Five years later Julia receives a call to attend her Sister clary's wedding. Her sister is marrying none other than...her ex-boyfriend Mike!


Julia is full of regrets after leaving her friend, family, and ex boyfriend without much of a word and breaking the hearts of the ones...more
Natalie
I really enjoyed this book, packed full of drama to keep you hooked. I really can't say much about the storyline without spoiling this great novel for you all. however this book l just wouldn't work with out each and everyone of these characters so I'll tell you guys my opinion..

I really connected with the main character Julia 'Jules' Bell, I felt and understood every emotion she did and I felt I was being betrayed with her along with all of her highs and lows during the book. I also fell in lov...more
Christy
I was provided with a copy of this hook to give an honest review...

The story follows Julia who 5 yrs ago fled her small town hoping to move onto bigger and better things, leaving behind her boyfriend Mike and best friend Ben, after running for 5 years the last thing she expected was to get a frantic phone call from her sister saying she had to come back, their father was ill, hoping that she could get in and out without anyone seeing her was more she could hope for.

When things don't appear to be...more
Amanda Munes
**** arc exchanged for honest review ****

This is a really good book. To be honest it took me a while to start this and get into it but now that i have read it i have no clue why. I couldn't seem to put it down. I caught myself saying 'Hell NOOOOOOO' a lot :) So obviously something it's good right?!?

So about the book...

We have Jules who couldn't take the small town pressure of who and what she should be. Feeling smothered and hopeless she runs away. Yup, i said it, she runs away. With only phone...more
Faith Johnson
I received an arc copy of this book in exchange for a fair an honest review...
That being said this was a cute book with a happy ending but was also heavy on the drama and if you are from a small town you will probably be able to relate to the heroin in this story! I did find it a little odd that she would just up and leave her family and friends straight out of high school without contacting them for five years. It just makes her seem a little flighty and makes you wonder if her and Ben actually...more
Robin Christofaro
Julia Bell left her small town five years ago, and everyone in it, without looking back. Now she is home after being lured there under false pretenses. What she finds waiting for her is more than she could have ever expected. Julia feels betrayed immediately, and it is going to take a lot to get her to overcome that. We follow Julia as her return home stirs up memories that she would have preferred to leave buried. She is confronted by her past with her best friend Ben, her ex-boyfriend, Mike, a...more
TJB
I really enjoyed this sweet, small town, drama filled, story. It pulled me in right away. She dates him, he loves her, she leaves them, she returns. Now what?! After running away from her small town five years ago, without explaining the reason for her madness, Julia Bell returns to face those she hurt and works at righting her wrongs. I definitely found myself rooting for her.

I really liked Julia and Ben. They were sweet together, yet there was just the right amount of frustrations that made it...more
Joecool Review
Hooked From the Very Beginning!!

This was such a great story! I was given the chance to beta read Bittersweet Junction and I was hooked from the beginning.....I mean the visuals that Ivy Sinclair created are fantastic!
This book had me so enthralled I was practically hyperventilating with Julia, as well as feeling the anger, joy, sadness, and finally the ever elusive PEACE. Julia is hit time and time again in the beginning of the story and it is so wonderful to watch her reach inside and pull it t...more
Lilly Verdzco
Good read, first time reading from this author, I usually look for the cover and the info from the back of the book or any comments from the kindle version, this time a fell in love with the cover picture. It was a short story but well done she kept me guessing what was so unforgivable with mike and Clary's that Jules couldn't let go. But when you left something or someone and you aren't willing to reclaimed them back, we need to move on.
Maybe Clary's way to bring Jules back to town weren't the...more
J. Woods
Happy endings are the best kind of endings and Ivy Sinclair tells them with entrancing creativity.
Pulled in from the very beginning with Julia Bell and her free spirit as she finds herself back in her home town after five years where she realizes the past may in fact be her present as old guilt and confusion resurface. Faced with hard truths and growing flames, Julia Bell struggles with the loose lips of a small town and her own hearts desire while maintaining her independently strong backbone....more
Roseanna
Once I started reading this book, I had to finish it with out pause. I really liked how developed the plot and the characters were written. The raw emotions made my eyes mist a few times. Ms Sinclair has a natural ability to transcribe the emotions and thoughts of her characters so well it feels like a roller coaster of emotions. The only thing I was left wanting was a final closure with Mike and Clary. I hope there are more stories to come from this family and little town. I couldn't recommend...more
Lindsay
I was actually surprised that I liked this book so much. It's more "cutesy" than what I normally read. But it was easy to get into and something pulled me in and I couldn't put it down.

I didn't give it 5 stars because I had a small issue with the writing. It wasn't from his or her POV, but like it was narrated to the reader. I know it's common to do it either way, but I prefer to be reading a story from the main character's POV.
Maryalice
This is an interesting story. It had a lot of places that were slow and descriptive, but for the most part a nice story. I won this book and would like to thank the author.
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Jen72
This was a lovely story, about a girl going back home after 5 years and the events that made her leave. Few twists and turns and not everything as it seems. Well worth a read and read it in 2 days. Recommend!
Jessica
I received an ARC of this book. This is an entertaining story about life and relationships in a small town. I had a hard time putting this book down and read it in two days.
Margie
I read this in one day. It's a nice, sweet second chance romance with some small town drama thrown in it.
Maria
A really good small town second chance/love story. i heart Ben!!!!
Mandi Schreiner
I can't get into this one. Sitting aside for now.
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Ivy Sinclair cut her romance teeth on classics like Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, An Affair to Remember, and Sabrina. She is a firm believer in true love, a happily ever after ending, and the medicinal use of chocolate to cure any ailment of the heart. Ivy's guilty pleasures include sushi, endless Starbucks lattes, and wine. Readers of Ivy's stories can expect smoldering sweet stories of romance...more
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