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99 Days of Laney MacGuire

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Laney can’t wait to spend the summer at her father’s lake resort. It’s a place where time stands still and nothing ever changes – the perfect thing for Laney after the year she just had. But when she gets there, she discovers the lodge isn’t quite as unchanging as she once thought.

Some of the differences are good, like Rory’s new look; some are bad, like whatever secret K
Paperback, 386 pages
Published November 14th 2013 by Metamorphosis Books (first published 2013)
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Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Not that I'm biased or anything. ;) ...more
Katelyn (Tales of Books and Bands)
Do you ever come across a book that totally knocks you off your feet? A book that you never saw coming, one that totally blows you away with how insanely beautiful it is? 99 Days of Laney MacGuire is that very book for me.

From the very first page of this book I was hooked. Rachel’s writing captured me with how simplistic, honest in the most humorous way, and so very real. I felt like I was right there with Laney as she embarked on a summer spent at her dad’s resort. Laney was easy to connect to
Michelle Bowles
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
From the beautiful cover to the first page, I knew this book was going to be something special and worth reading. I haven't read a book in a while that genuinely grabs you so instantaneously. As you turn the first page, not only does Laney begin her journey but the reader does as well together until the last page.

So, the story begins with Laney heading out to her father's resort for the summer. Grateful to get away from her mother and her "whatever you call him" sort of situation, she finds comf
Oct 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received 99 Days of Laney MacGuire from the author, Rachel Bateman through a Facebook group for authors and reviewers. I read the synopsis and thought it sounded interesting so I requested to review it. This is a contemporary, coming of age, romance novel.

This is Rachel Bateman’s first novel so I was pleasantly surprised when I started the novel and it hooked me right away. I’m always intrigued by a story at the time of someone’s life when they have some major life changes happening and figuri
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-a-copy
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was such a wonderful story! It took me a few chapters to get into it but once I was into it, I was hooked. It's one of those stories that touches you and has you so invested in the characters. I was a little emotional toward the end of the story.

What I enjoyed about this story is that it felt like the retelling of someone's life. It was flawed and dripped with emotion. I loved that the characters aren't perfect, each deal
Feb 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Ashley Maker
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's no secret how much I love this book. I talk about it to my friends, and on my Facebook page, and on Twitter. 99 Days of Laney MacGuire is such an amazing story. The characters feel so real, so flawed, so perfectly human. Laney's journey is heartbreaking and beautiful. Her relationships and her struggles are realistic, even to the point of making me tear up in parts. And don't even get me started on how much I love the romance between her and Weston. (Though a part of my heart will forever b ...more
Medeia Sharif
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Haunted by something traumatic that happened over one heck of a year, Laney is spending the summer at her father’s resort. She falls for Weston, a hot college boy who fills her with ambivalence. Many secrets unfold, which makes for an awesome plot and lots of page turning. The characters and situations felt so real here. I had a good feeling before I read this from the wonderful cover and description, and this book doesn’t disappoint. This is a great contemporary read. I’m glad I received a copy ...more
C.J. Ruby
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I'm not the target audience, in fact, this is the first romance novel I've ever read, which didn't include ghosts, time-travel, fairies, vampires, or werewolves. I was hooked after chapter one. I had to know how Laney's summer would end. The pacing and style where perfect and kept me reading page after page. I thoroughly enjoyed this e-book. ...more
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads
So great. Laney is a delightfully flawed character and the supporting cast is well developed and a lot of fun. The setting is gorgeous. But the real gem is West because of my goodness, he's pretty freaking amazing. Can't wait for y'all to read it! ...more
Mary Ann
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rather than explain that Laney MacGuire has had one terrible year and is looking forward to a summer away from her North Carolina home and her mother's latest boyfriend while helping her father at his lodge in Wyoming, as I just did, let me tell you that o matter your age, if you want to see inside the world of today's teens and young adults, 99 Days of Laney MacGuire is a burst of lemonade, sunshine, first love, and anguish. While you may figure out the meaning of Laney's bracelet and scars ear ...more
Felicia Mathews
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free in exchange for a review.

I wasn't sure how I felt about this story for the first 40% of it, but once things started happening, I was really into it. Even though it took me awhile for it to hook me, I'm so glad I read this book.

Laney is haunted by something that happened the previous year and escapes to her father's resort for the summer. Laney realizes quickly that things have changed since the last time she was at the resort, including a new boy who is working the
Fay Tannerr
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
99 Days of Laney MacGuire was an intriguing, entertaining and emotional read. It was a real page-turner and memorable.

It starts with Laney spending her summer at her father's lake resort. Things barely change but this year everything is different including Laney herself.

The characters is this novel were very interesting. Laney was a unique character struggling with something that happened to her (this is revealed throughout the novel) and coming to terms with telling those close to her. Weston w
Kristi Jo
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was a fun read. I originally picked it up because I've known the author for 12 years now. I support my friends and my friend is a great writer.
She manages to capture the interest of any reader regardless of their age. This book was fun and had me reliving my college years. I recognized some of the settings as my old stomping grounds back in MT. I only docked it a star, because I felt the author has more unique ideas to give and a bit of this book seemed predictable and sometimes clich
It has an interesting premise, I thought the friendship between Laney, Kris, and Rory was well done, and I enjoyed the writing. But I didn't enjoy Laney's repeated refusal to receive her friends' help. It got old after awhile, and I'm always uncomfortable with the idea of boy as a savior to all emotional trauma, despite how delectable Weston is as a character. ...more
From the start, there is a raw and jagged, and brittle feel to 99Days of Laney MacGuire by Rachel Bateman. As Laney looks forward to spending time with her father at the resort he owns, she feels a small part of the burden of shame lifted as she gains a reprieve from living under her mother’s thumb and with the nightmares that have haunted her for a year. Even with her best friends by her side, something is still not right, is it Laney who has changed, become more sullen and quiet or have they a ...more
Dec 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Laney is a seventeen-year-old recent high school graduate. During the summers, she has enjoyed escaping to see the man she met five years ago—her father. This year, she isn’t only escaping the daily grind of your average teenager, though.

There is a secret she’s keeping, and it weighs heavily on her, the kind of thing that causes a girl to need to wear a cuff around her wrist to cover up the lasting effects. It has caused a strain between her and her mother, who has insisted she calls twice a wee
Kirsty Bicknell
99 Days of Laney MacGuire is a thought-provoking and powerful coming of age story, in which Rachel Bateman approaches the issues of trust, love and trauma perceptively and honestly.
Laney is a talented and multi-faceted girl who has returned to her dad's lake resort for the summer, following what has been a difficult year for her. Laney is ambiguous about the events which have caused her emotional breakdown, although she indicates that she has a scar on her wrist and whatever has happened is the
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Typically when I do a review, I give out both the good and the bad feedback. Sometimes there are characters that just make me cringe. Sometimes authors try to speed along the character development and end up with characters who are simply lacking. Sometimes they try to speed the plot along too much and just make the entire story unbelievable. This time, as I wrote out my pro and con list, I realized that as hard as I tried, I couldn't think of any cons.

Bateman has created the ultimate relatable
The Book Beacon
Nov 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
For the past five summers. Laney MacGuire has made the trip from North Carolina to Leisure Lodge, a family owned lake resort in Wyoming. She spends her days helping out on the property and her nights hanging out with her besties, Karissa and Rory. This summer, she hopes the timeless beauty of the lake and her faithful friends will be the anchor she needs after an especially turbulent year. She soon discovers, however, that the people she was counting on for stability are coping with their own tr ...more
Emily Magill
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 5 stars

I loved this book; it left me having quite the book hangover when I was done. The story starts with Laney Macguire heading out to Montana to spend the summer with her father. While there, she is reunited with her best friends, who begin to enjoy the summer before they have to work on her fathers mountain lodge. Weston is hired by her father to help the lodge out of its slump. Her and Weston are thrown together by work and form an unlikely friendship. With so many question and myst
Nov 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
99 Days of Laney MacGuire by Rachel Bateman is a compelling story about confronting the past in order to move forward with the future. I enjoyed the characters, story, and writing style from start to finish.

The story spans a summer at a lake resort owned by Laney MacGuire’s father and each chapter is a different day during the 99-day block of time. I really like Rachel Bateman’s writing style. It was easy to follow the timeline of the story making this a quick read. I was invested early on and b
Vanessa  Pham
Nov 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I recieved a copy of this lovely novel I'm exchange of an honest review thanks to a goodreads giveaway from the author.

My first impression of this book wasn't great. The cover was beautiful, but the plot summary didn't quite pull me in. However, when I started the book and was quite a few chapters in. The plot was quite interesting. It was very nicely developed, however It could have been more intense with the type of plot and characters she used. Yet, overall it was an interesting plot that wa
Samaris Creech
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a gift copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Laney has changed drastically in the last few months. She no longer speaks to her friends as frequently in fact pushing most of them away; her relationship with her mother has definitely changed and she is no longer as outgoing as she used to be. What has caused the change in her is a secret that she is ashamed of and is not willing to share. In her attempt to get away from her situation she leaves for the summer to go to her ...more
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved the cover, the green grass just swallowed my attention to read the synopsis.

I received the book for an honest review.

This book so beautifully wrapped me, my attention, my time and I could not put it down until i finished it.
The writing is so interesting, i was silently praying for the ending I wanted and at the times wanted to push the main character to act and at the same time enjoyed reading as it was. I believe the novel is perfect, tragic, but a perfect read to any age. The plot has
Tabitha Jones
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was so super happy to be given a copy of this book to read and review for an honest opinion. Rachel is an amazing writer. She made the characters feel so real and the plot kept you turning the pages faster and faster. This book is a great summer read one that will want you running to the nearest lake and settle down to read. The connection that Laney and Weston have is so undeniable and sweet. For Laney getting away each summer and visiting her father is a little bit of freedom to get away fro ...more
Nov 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review: I was given a copy of 99 days of Laney Macguire by Reading Bliss for an honest review. I liked this book. I thought it was interesting and fun! Laney is a good character and has a great personality. I felt like I could connect with her. Weston was just wonderful! I loved his character. He was the new guy on the job but boy was he a good one! Laney feels an attraction to Weston but she tries hard to deny it. She doesn’t have to pretend with him. She likes that. I was envious that Laney ha ...more
Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable read - it was a little slow picking up, but I really enjoyed the plot and the centering around a Lakefront Camp. Not your usual place for a coming of age romance. The main character tells her story over the 99 days of summer and it is written almost in a journal style. I liked the characters for he most part, I did find her friend Kris a bit shallow and callous and couldn't figure out why Lainey was friends with her.
Overall, this was a lovely first book and I look forward
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: firstreads
I won this book as a FirstRead.

Laney MacGuire has just graduated high school and can't wait to spend the summer with her best friends Rory and Karissa at her dad's lake resort in Montana. However, between the secrets Laney and Rory are keeping and Weston, the new worker at the resort, things are different than they have been in summers past.

Despite some of the heavy topics discussed, the book is an easy read. The characters will have you cheering for them to make the right decisions and find the
Jan 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Laney and Weston.. what a ride... ;) Story captivated me from the start.. with expressions and thoughts that one may have in every day life. Young Laney heads to the have sometime to mend and get over some family issues and a few other things. With great friends and the trials of keeping good friendships especially when you can't be there just when they hope you would.. just makes this book a do not put down. Weston comes in and omg...she wants yet afraid to let loose.. and their tria ...more
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Rachel Bateman is a writer and editor who spends too much time thinking she can out bake the Cake Boss. (Spoiler: She can’t.) She lives in the middle of Montana, but dreams of the South. Rachel is the owner of Metamorphosis Books, an author services company offering formatting and interior layout for independent authors. When not writing, editing, or reading books, she can be found playing with he ...more

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