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Subject to Change

(Picturing Perfect #2)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  815 ratings  ·  92 reviews
Joey made her dad a deathbed promise that she would become a doctor, and dedicate herself to fighting the very cancer that took his life. There’s just one problem -three years into her pre-med classes, she's struggling to stay on top of the curve, let alone prove she's dazzling enough to earn a spot in an Ivy League medical school. In a Hail Mary move, she throws a basic B ...more
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Published June 25th 2013 (first published June 14th 2013)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
Jul 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Blacky *Romance Addict* by: Rach

This was:

- nice

- pretty short

- it has a bad boy college dude who drives a motorcycle

- it has a romance that starts with hate and turns to love

- deals with issues like choosing your major in college

- would recommend it to people finishing high school or starting college

Sorry for not writing a longer review but honestly I've read it two nights ago and I've already forgotten most of what happened cause I was skimming an already short book.
Oh well :)

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May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Subject to Change

In this wonderful story we have Joey and Hawk.
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Joey is studying premed to fulfill a promise she made to her late father. The problem is the more she studies, the more she realizes this may no longer be her dream, but she feels pressured to continue. To fulfill a college requirement, she enrolls in a business course. It's there that's she's partnered with Hawk. Hawk, who is either absent or late. She takes an instant dislike based on appearances. Two people from different backgro
Jul 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Arlene by: Blog Tour
Subject to Change was a pleasant surprise and that was before I realized it was a second book in a series. I didn’t read Alessandra Thomas’s first novel, but I’d like to safely say that her books are complete enough to stand on their own, which I truly enjoy. The characters are fully developed, the story-line is cohesive, and there’s no annoying cliffhanger that would have you kicking the wall in frustration. Thomas does a great job of building a complete novel with all the right elements to kee ...more
Cecilia Robert
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I LOVED this book. I thought I loved the first book in this series, turns out I loved this one more. Joey and Hawk, well lets just say they are one of the best couples out there (for me). Hawk is a guy trying to survive, be positive and attend classes while taking care of his rebellious sister and his own business. Joey is at crossroads about her choose major at the uni. They meet in a business class. At first glance, Hawk seems like he is the kind of guy who doesn't care much about stuff. A few ...more
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Alessandra Thomas has a gift for developing her stories and characters with a depth that resonates with me and that is more than face-value.

Opening: Before I even put pencil to paper to start my homework, I dug out the tiny container of replacement leads and set them beside me on the desk.

Best Line: "But if anything in this whole world is true, Joey," he said, tucking a strand of hair behind my ear, "it's that I love you."

Closing: We were both going places, we were both happy, we loved each othe
L.M. Augustine
Mar 31, 2013 marked it as to-read
I will read anything this brilliant woman writes.
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
Super excited about this book. I just loved her debut novel!!
Lyla Payne
Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved Alessandra's followup to PICTURE PERFECT as much as her initial foray into NA, which is saying something. She has a knack for writing real characters with real struggles, be they the self-concious Cat or now, the floundering Joey.

Lucky for Joey, she gets paired with William Hawkins, aka Hawk, for a class project. Even though she tries to jam his hot, rumpled, tattooed, perpetually late ass into a box marked "loser," Hawk refuses to fit neatly surprising her at every turn. Their chemistr
Jun 26, 2013 rated it liked it
*Also posted at Oops! I Read A Book Again*

Thank you to Kelly of InkSlinger PR for the eARC of this novel! As always, only 100% honesty in my reviews!

I was supposed to post this review during release day a few days ago but decided on postponing it. Yes, I gave this book 3 stars but I was honestly going to give it 2 stars for most part of the book until certain scenes saved it for me and after thinking about the rating quite a lot. And I figured I didn't want to rain on Alessandra's release day pa
A highly emotional read with two great charcters that bring nothing but hope and solice to the reader who picks up this book. Ms. Thomas’ second novel in her Picturing Perfect series is nothing short of entertaining and enjoyable! When a committed and sincere pre-med student meets a brooding and somewhat rough-around-the-edges bar owner, the sparks fly when they’re paired up for a business class project. He cares about the class and wants to somehow acquire that business degree, and she just is ...more
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This was a surprise. I was ready to be swept away by the romance but I ended up liking it for something out of the ordinary for most New Adult Contemporary Romance books. Before I get to that, let's dig into the part that I didn't exactly like about the book: The romance. 

Is it crazy that I wasn't entirely sold on Joey and Hawk's relationship? Here's how it went down: Joey meets Hawk in class, she immediately hates his guts, they get paired up for a proj
After falling absolutely in love with the first book, I had high hopes for Subject to Change. Sadly it didn't work out for me quite as well, but I still enjoyed it. The romance was a typical opposites attract, bumping heads sort of deal, and I think Joey and Hawk were good for each other. My only real issue was the whole "I promised my dead loved one that I'd make myself miserable in order to make the proud even though they aren't here." I hate this trope. I can't help but feel like characters s ...more
Veronica of V's Reads
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Just like a first kiss, one's first adult relationship swings between tentative and unsteady to primal and headstrong. Alessandra Thomas has scored big time in this touching story about finding one's dreams while managing parental expectations.

Josephine "Joey" Daly promised her father she'd become a doctor--just like him--before he died. It is her life's goal, financed by the special trust fund created in her father's will. And, try as she can, she struggles mightily with the course-work.

Joey sp
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I figured I was getting in over my head with this book when, on the first page, I can to this sentence:

At what pH could histidine best be precipitated and filtered from a solution of amino acids?
I said to myself, this girl must be going to school to be a doctor and if she's as confused by the question as I am, she's in trouble.

Trouble doesn't even begin to describe what Josephine Daly is. A college junior, study pre-med, she's drowning in science classes and trying her very best to keep her head
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the first book in this series last week, and loved it. So I HAD to purchased book two and three, and found time to squeeze Subject to Change into my reading schedule.....early hours in the morning.....and finishing it at 4.30am. Having read Picture Perfect I already knew who Joey was, so I was looking forward to getting to know her a bit better.

When Joey is paired up with Hawk for a project you just knew the sparks were going to fly. Hawk is you typical bad boy, but he also has a lot on h
Robert Zimmermann
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
*This is an ARC review

I first met Joey’s character in Alessandra Thomas’ debut, Picture Perfect. I thoroughly enjoyed that book, and getting the chance to read another book relating to those characters…well, I just had to read it. While Subject to Change is in the Picturing Perfect series, as is Picture Perfect, I liked that readers don’t necessarily have to read book one before reading this one. Though, I do suggest reading both just because they were great.

In Subject to Change we get to see an
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
My God HOLY HAWK! I have to say that I loved Picture Perfect but DAM if Alessandra did not get me with Subject to Change. First before I go into the review on the book I have to give praise where praise is due. I have read a lot of NA books and NOTHING I mean Nothing comes close to Alessandra's writing. The world and places and characters she has created sets the bar high for some of the authors out here that are indie. I mean she grabs you right from the very first page and she keeps you there ...more
Naomi Flirty and Dirty Book Blog
I was lucky enough to have been given Subject to Change to read as an ARC copy. As I loved Picture Perfect so much I just couldn't wait to dive in. I have to say i wasn't disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I loved that once again Alessandra covered issues that can/have effected us all in life. The pressure to do well and succeed in something that doesn't make us happy can have such profound effects in life and the peer pressure we can find ourselves under can stop us from doing what t
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
SUBJECT TO CHANGE by Alessandra Thomas is a perfect, worthy addition to the New Adult genre. After falling in love with the author's fabulour writing and lovable characters in her debut book PICTURE PERFECT, I jumped at the chance to review her second. Guys, this book did not disappoint and I'll read whatever this author writes next. I'm THAT impressed.

Let's start with Joey. This girl is just the best. She's so dedicated, intelligent and caring. It's highly unlikely that you won't like her. She
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was an instant fan of Alessandra Thomas' writing after reading her debut novel Picture Perfect, but after reading her latest work, Subject to Change, I am a fan for life. In this wonderful story we meet Joey, a college student hell-bent on surviving pre-med in order to fulfill a promise to her father who passed away from cancer. She is struggling and in desperate need of a change in direction when she lands the absolutely hunky Hawk as a partner in a general business class. Sparks fly and the ...more
Ana Carvalheiro
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Here is a beautiful, amazing love story that will open your eyes to the important facts of live (love, health, future).

This book is the second of Picturing dont have to read the first one to understand this story, but you should read Perfect Picture first.

Subject to Change tell us the story of Joey, Cat´s friend. And is about the struggle of what we want to do with our lives and whats expected of us as a person, daughter, friend.. and how we judge people without really knowing them
May 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After reading Alessandra's first novel of the series 'Picture Perfect' i was so excited and honoured to be able to read Subject to Change before release and ......
i loved it! i loved it! i loved it!

i never once put it down it had me hooked from the very fist page!
i loved the up and the downs between Joey and Hawk, no relationship is ever prefect but if you want it to work you find a way. I think a big message in this book is never judge someone before you know them. Joey said she would never da
Jun 24, 2013 rated it liked it
This was a cute story of self-discovery. Joey has been working toward her father's dream of her becoming a doctor, just like he was. She slowly, and painfully (girl, I changed my major because of Orgo!)realizes, with the help of Hawk, that she can fulfill her promise while still loving what she's doing, and being able to live a life that is her own.

Hawk was pretty lovable and goes to show you can't judge a book by it's cover (guilty!)

This is a standalone book in a series with appearances by Nat
Emma Hart
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Subject to Change held me captive from the very first page. Filled with real, raw emotion from happiness and hotness to pass-me-some-tissues crying, I fell completely in love with Joey and Hawk.
This book is one of my favourites this year.

Apr 07, 2013 marked it as to-read
This looks really good! I can't wait to read it. :) ...more
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So it wasn't too terribly long ago that I read a little book by Alessandra Thomas called Picture Perfect and it took me by storm and I loved it and told everyone about it and they've loved it and there has been this huge ripple effect of love around me for Alessandra Thomas and Picture Perfect. You guys, it's the TRUTH. So when I found out that she was already working on her next book - like the very second - I was so stupidly excited about it, I even embarrassed myself. I think I did a dance. A ...more
All Romance
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
PEPPER: I just have to say that I effing loved this book. It ended too soon for me, and I want more of Hawk and Joey. Love, love, love. I just wanted to do this the whole time I was reading:

MICHELLE: Right?! So my first thought when I was done was that the description of the book just did not fit for me. I really enjoyed this book. But Hawk to me was not "the devil sitting on her shoulder telling her to live free." In fact, I think Joey being with Hawk wasn't the
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

Believe it or not, I actually enjoyed it more than the first book & I loved that one too! I definitely recommend 😊
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fave Love Story

The highs are high and the lows are low. Keeps you begging for more. Hard to put this one down.
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, new-adult
4.5/5 stars

I actually got to be a part of the cover reveal for this book and the cover redesign for Aless's Picture Perfect, and ever since I read the blurb- I knew. I had to read this book. I jumped at the chance to do the blog tour and I am so excited to share Aless's dream cast with you!

This is the second book in Alessandra's Picturing Perfect series, so yes folks: you do get to see some of Cat and Nate from Picture Perfect. Cat is such an awesome best friend to Joey and she really reminded m
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Alessandra Thomas is a New Adult writer who swears she was in her twenties yesterday. Since that’s sadly untrue, she spends her time looking back on her college years fondly, and writing sexy stories about guys and girls falling in love and really living life for the first time.

When she’s not writing, you can find her with a spoonful of ice cream in one hand and the newest New Adult release in the

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