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Love, Inc. (Love, Inc. #1)

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Zahra, Kali, and Syd would never have met if their parents' marriages hadn't fallen apart. But when the three girls collide in group counseling, they discover they have something else in common: they've each been triple-timed by the same nefarious charmer, Eric, aka Rico, aka Rick. Talk about eye-opening therapy. Cheerful, diplomatic Zahra is devastated. Rico had been her...more
Hardcover, 409 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Disney-Hyperion
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There are not enough words to describe how much I loved this book! It was the perfect combination of everything you could ask for it a great chick-lit book! It was insanely funny and just straight up adorable. The authors create such a unique plot with brilliant characters. I was hooked the entire time! The writing, the characters and the plot just made me want to jump in and join this hilariously fun story. Not only is this a perfect read for the summer, it's just the perfect read all-together....more
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How adorable is that cover? Seriously, there are all these little details and it's so cute.

Okay, so the idea for Love, Inc. is awesome. Three girls who have been tripled-timed by the same guy--including one of them he had been dating for two years--find out about his dealings on the side and take wicked revenge. People start hearing about Love, Inc. and since everyone has a job for them and let's face it, teenagers like getting paid--Love, Inc. becomes a real business.

Zahra, Kali, and Syd are al...more
Kayleigh {K-Books}
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First of all I just want to say a big thank you to Allison and Busby Publishing for sending me a review copy of this book.

When I received this for review I couldn't wait to start it. I am a huge fan of chic lit books and it sounded like such a great story. I was not disappointed in any way at all.

Zhara has the perfect boyfriend. Rico is sweet, loving and completely supports her in all of her dreams. It seems like everything is finally goin...more
Midnight Bloom
*I won this novel from the authors through Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest review.*

I've been really looking forward to reading Love, Inc. ever since I first heard about it and after loving Girl v. Boy, Sandy and Yvonne's previous collaboration together, I just knew I would enjoy this novel... and I was so right. And don't let the light, happy cover fool you because there is definitely more to this novel than meets the eye!

When Zahra, Kalie, and Syd first meet in group counseling,...more
Kristin (Beneath Shining Stars, I Read)
Zahara Ahmed-MacDuff's parents are separated and Rico has been the one thing--well, guy--holding her together. When she's sentenced to do group therapy with other teens that are in her situation (parents divorced or separated), she meets Kali and Syd, two girls who share one thing in common with Zahara--Rico who is also known as Rick although his real name is Eric. Yes, he's been playing all three of them along and once they find out, they decide to get revenge. Although originally intended to j...more
Imagine finding out that your boyfriend, Rico, not only has one other girlfriend - but two. Syd is dating “Eric”, Kali goes out with “Rick" but in the end, they are all Zahra's Rico. What I found funny about the whole thing was how eclectic Rico's tastes were. Each girl was the total opposite of each other, yet somehow they strike a friendship and create Love, Inc.

I think the Collins / Rideout team did a fabulous job in Zahra (our narrator). She's down to earth, smart, funny and her friends Syd...more
Book Angel
I loved this book! It was so cute. The characters were all important and the plot clear. The girls found out that they have the same boyfriend, so they want revenge.

The girls revenge were such a success that people are coming to them for help. The girls decide to help them. That's when Love, Inc. is born
The story was written from Zahra's point of view but you got to know Syd and Kali very well. While the girls helped people with their releationships, the girls had to deal with their own.
My favo...more
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Mery St. Clair
Sep 15, 2011 Mery St. Clair marked it as to-read
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Zahra Ahmed-MacDuff gets remanded to group therapy after her father finds her making out with her new beau Rico while a fire threatens to burn down the kitchen. Zahra is a "Scotistani" Texan, half Scottish and half Pakistani, and high school sophomore who, along with the other teens in group therapy, is not handling the separation of her parents well. She blames it all on her Pakistani grandparents, who are on an extended visit and are very antagonistic towards Zahra's father. But just when she...more
3.5 (I rounded up)

This is my second (first) Collins & Rideout novel and once again the theme here is girl-who-complains-about-not-being-very-pretty and yet she manages to get ALL THE GUYS. It's completely baffling because it's not even as if she suddenly became more confident and therefore more guys start to sit up and take notice of her. I couldn't help but roll my eyes every time a new guy began flirting with her and/or asked her out because hey she was supposed to be mousy and nothing 'sp...more
I would have given this a 3.5

I did like this book, though it was a little long. I liked the development between the friends. I was not crazy about the revenge part of their work, and the sense that the book doesn't say it's bad to get revenge on someone who cheats on you.

SPOILER PARAGRAPH: The girls damage their boyfriend's car when they find out he was dating all three of them. They paint a unicorn on the front, put fish guts in the engine, and slash the tires. Then they put posters advertisin...more
I won Love, Inc. from a Good Reads giveaway. It took a while for me to get it and by the time I did, I was very far behind on my reviews. For some reason this one got pushed to the bottom of the stack. I would describe this book as YA Chick Lit. I will admit that early on there was a part that really made me say “really?” but after I just decided to keep reading I have to admit that I really enjoyed it. The main character Zahara was interesting to read about. Her mother is Muslim and her father...more
Kirsty (overflowing library)
Love Inc is one of those books who girls who love romantic contemporary fiction will devour eagerly and be left wanting more about the three main character and their madcap adventures.

The story revolves around three girls who meet at therapy. They're there because of their divorced or divorcing parents to ensure they don't go off the rails and when they meet they find out they have a whole lot more in common. It turns out they have all been seeing the same boy who has been willingly triple-timin...more
Georgie R
This book was, at times, (almost) laugh-out-loud funny, silky smooth and had plenty of 'Awww' moments as well. The blurb pretty much describes the storyline, and I couldn't stop reading it (which is why, if you check my goodreads, you'll see I read it all in one day!).

The story centres around a girl, Zahra, whose parents are splitting up, and so they send her to group therapy. Here she meets the other 2 protagonists Kali and Syd, who all discover that their boyfriend has been cheating on them w...more
Being a major fan of chick lit novels, I knew that when I received Love, Inc it was just right for me. It was a great read. It had me laughing at loud, gripping the pages for more and wondering what could possibly go wrong next. I loved this!

Zahra believes she has the most perfect boyfriend. Rico is so sweet and caring. He always listens to her and is there for her. Especially, since her parents split. This then lead to group counseling helping her deal with her parents split. Here, she meets tw...more
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Zahra Ahmed-Macduff is a ‘Scotistani’ Texan, half Scottish and half Pakistani, 15 year old high school girl who ends up in group therapy, (affectionately termed ‘Crazy Class’) along with other teens who are not handling their parents’ separation well.

Zahra blames her situation on her Pakistani grandparents, who are staying indefinitely and are very antagonistic towards her father. Just as she feels her life can’t get any worse, she discovers her boyfriend’s been cheating on her with two of the...more
Katelyn (Tales of Books and Bands)
The main character Zahra is going through a little rough patch. Her grandparents from Pakistan show up and all of a sudden her parent's relationship is on the rocks and Zahra finds herself in group therapy. Baking and Rico seem to be the only two things keeping her sane. However, once she meets Kali and Syd, Zahra finds herself some unlikely confidants. The three, oddly matched friends soon find that they have one little thing in common; His name is Eric, or Rico, or Rick; it just depends on wha...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Don't you just hate being burned by a guy? Especially one that cheated on you with not one but three girls? Zahara, Kaili and Syd, all got burned by the same guy. What was originally planned as a revenge plot turned into a whole new business, Love, Inc. In this they offer services such as revenge, counseling, match-making and such. Although they had no idea that even though the business will take off, they all still have a lot to learn.

This book was a cute and fun read. I enjoyed watching all th...more
I don't hate chick lit. I really don't. Good chick lit is great reading for me. But...this was not good chick lit for me. It prattled on far too long and never gave the girls a chance to have a personality. Rico/Rick/Eric the cheater had more of a personality than the three girls who were angry he cheated on them and subsequently started a business to seek revenge/validate cheating concerns one member of a romantic couple may in a relationship.

All three of the girls discovered their three-timin...more
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Krista Basilio
his was such a lighthearted, smooth read that I thought was pretty good! And the title “Love, Inc.” is super catchy (not to mention the cover art looks awesome).

The main character Zahra is going through a little rough patch. Her grandparents from Pakistan show up and all of a sudden her parent's relationship is on the rocks and Zahra finds herself in group therapy. Baking and Rico seem to be the only two things keeping her sane. However, once she meets Kali and Syd, Zahra finds herself some unli...more
Nov 17, 2010 Ashley rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing.

Love, Inc. by Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout was such a fun read. I loved it! It was just exactly what I needed. A lot of cute and funny with just enough seriousness and depth tossed in that I didn't find myself bored or rolling my eyes.

Zahara was a great character. She is intelligent, motivated and loving, but she's got a lot to learn about life as well. I thought that the authors here gave us a great mixture of confiden...more
So far, this book has been both great and kind of boring.
I've found that there are some scenes I can read the whole way through, and some scenes that I just end up skimming really fast. I like the scenes where the girls are doing work for Love, Inc., and a few others, but most of the scenes with Zahra's family and the group therapy are just really tiresome to me because they don't seem to add to the plot.
In fact, so far, it doesn't seem to HAVE a plot at all. It's chick lit, which, apparently, m...more

Zahra's life has always been a little different than everyone else's. Her father is Scottish and her mother is Pakistani, which makes Zahra a red-headed, curry-hating, pastry-cooking, half-Pakistani with a love of baking and a penchant for making cursed cookies that doom her relationships at the first taste.

Now that her grandparents have moved in and taken over her room and her parents have separated leaving Zahra with two half-homes and a pair of parents...more
I now know that I'm not that into chick flick. I thought I was, but maybe only when it comes to movies and not books.

This book wasn't bad, but it wasn't that good it either. It could easily have been much shorter; 450 pages was too much; 300 would've worked out fine.
This book made me feel like all men are assholes and that we're better off without them. Which is not true, it's just that these girls was so against men (especially Zahra) and that made you think the same way.

The characters... Yeah,...more
I am really glad that I won Love, Inc. in the giveaway. It was funny, entertaining, and had romance. I’ve never read anything like this before and I love having new topics to read about every so often. It was quirky and made me laugh out loud at times.
Love, Inc. is about three teenage girls named Zahra, Syd, and Kali who get put into group counseling because of their parents’ failed marriages. While they are there, they find out that their boyfriend(s) had been three-timing them. So, they decide...more
RATING: 3 stars

Love, Inc is a contemporary YA romance and a perfect beach/ summer read. It was just the light, fluffy read I was looking for after "A Dance with Dragons".

Zahra, Kali and Syd have two things in common: their broken families and... their boyfriend! After meeting at a support group for teenagers with divorced or separated parents, the three girls realize that they have all been dating the same boy. He has three different names and leads three separate lives... so Zahra, Kali and Syd...more
Aug 04, 2012 Tara rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teenage girls, people looking for a summer read
Shelves: romance
An unexpectedly humourous book, Love Inc is about three girls who meet in Group therapy and all happen to be being cheated on. By the same guy. After taking out revenge on the guy the girls start up a company to help other girls, be it revenge, matchmaking, mediation, whatever they're willing to pay for. The company takes off and is a success, but a risky one. Throughout the book you get to know the three completely different girls, each who have problems with love themselves.
Love Inc is a funny...more
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When I'm not writing books with Sandy, I can usually be found on a film set, where life is anything but dull. I've hung off the side of Toronto's CN tower, faced down a Grizzly bear, danced with Gregory Hines, and shared a beer with Ireland's Lord Guinness.

In 2003, Panavision Canada recognized my camera skills with the coveted Woody Award. It's an honor. Really.

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