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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,510 ratings  ·  188 reviews
Fate brought her here, but will her choices destroy her dreams?

Quincy Priest made all the right choices in her small town, black-and-white life. But being perfect is tiring. So. Very. Tiring.

Wanting desperately to step out of her sister's shadow, Quincy jumps at the opportunity to attend college with her best friend. The quiet bookworm with family secrets comes out of her
Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Published January 17th 2014 by Sydney Lane
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Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Please forgive me if this doesn't make sense to you, but sometimes, my mind tells me it sound actually awesome but I'm the only one that understands it!

I was afraid to read this book, afraid doesn't really begin to cover it, I was in panic to read it. The last love triangle I had read was Molly McAdams "Taking Chances", and I was broken for about 2 weeks, so my poor little heart was afraid to hit the book.

A glass of wine later, and some smoothing music in the background, I took a deep breath and
5 Stars

Wow! I rarely shed tears over a book or rate a book 5 stars (only once before this year), but I did both with Choices. If that says anything, then you must add this to your tbr and head over to Amazon or Barnes & Noble now!

Quincy Priest is the perfect daughter, perfect sister, perfect student. She leaves home for college, attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with her best friend Jenna, but can she maintain this persona? At a party they meet 3 fraternity brothers, Eric, Decla
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I was given this book as an ARC for an honest review.
I gave this book 5 stars.

This is Quincy, Brody and Declan's book.

Quincy is perfect. The perfect daughter, student and sister always has been, and she is tired of it. She has lived under her sisters shadow for her whole life, her sister is not only bi-polar, but she is a drug addict too. That makes Quincy's life insanely crazy, she doesn't know when her sister will be up or down. So she goes to college with her best friend Jenna. She wants
Love Africa Book Club
MAYA'S REVIEW - 2-in-1 review of Choices and Fate

I shall start by saying that both books are about the same people Quincy, Brody and Declan's told from different points of view.

In CHOICES, we meet Quincy who is the perfect girl at home compared to her sister who is a drug addict and suffering from bi-polar syndrome. I connected with her struggle to come out of her sister's shadow especially since her sister seems to have all the attention. So when the opportunity comes to escape to college, she
Kay Richards
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
<3 Reviewed on behalf of The Seductive Romance Review Team <3

Eighteen year old Quincy Priest is desperate to escape from her bi polar suffering sisters shadow. So when the opportunity to attend college with her best friend arrives, Quincy grabs it with both hands and it changes her world in ways she never expected! Then there's Declan, safe, wonderful, handsome Declan , she feels she can pour her heart out and tell him her secrets and fear. But there's also Brody, mr dark, dangerous and devastat
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
hmmm.... i felt that this book had a lot of potential; it showed real world problems and situations but somewhat failed for me in the follow through. i felt that it was very obvious who she was going to end up with but it annoyed me to no end how spineless she was towards the two guys-> it's sucky to string people along, get to the point and make a choice...
i dunno... i was a little disappointed. there were times when i enjoyed it and laughed with the characters but then rolled my eyes and got a
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
First I would like to Thank Sydney for giving me the opportunity to read before her book was released. I am honored and will cherish this for my life. I wish I could just say how I truly feel but I cant give any spoilers: It's not released yet. Lets just say this will be added to my favorites. This book hit home for me as I have been through the same deal. So many emotions, love, lust, anger, rage, and loss. I read this pretty much in one sitting. For Lanes first book she rocked it. If this is n ...more
Elizabeth (Liz)
REVIEW TO COME......includes a subject close to my heart. The book was really good. The acknowledgements were...amazing. They broke my heart and sort of put it back together again at the same time.

*ARC provided by the author*
That was the hardest ending I've ever read. The dedication at the end...*sigh* No words...

Review to come.
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book drove me nuts in the best possible way. You can tell by the title what you would be getting and if you like these types of book you'll love this one. Check it out! ...more
Jennifer  Weeks
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this way back when it first released. This was my first read by the author and I loved it. The cover and title and soon the synopsis was what drew me into reading this. I'm a sucker for love triangles, and let's not forget good girl falling for bad boy themed.

This was a great red, the writing and characters both had me swooning and laughing along with them. If I remember correctly I flew through this fairly quickly and from beginning to end It was hard to put down because, I just had to k
Feb 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Review for Choices (3 stars) and Fate (3.5 stars):

I usually steer clear of books that I know will involve a love triangle, because they drive me batty. But I decided to grab up this book because I was intrigued by two such polar opposite love interests vying for Quincy’s attention. To have the sweet friend-prince charming versus the smoking hot player, there was bound to be a lot of tension and angst here, and of course at least one broken heart.

With Choices from Quincy’s perspective and Fate f
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
Books revolving around love triangles are simultaneously the most fascinating and frustrating stories to read, and Sydney Lane’s debut novel, Choices, is no exception. Fans of Metamorphosis by Erin Noelle and Taking Chances by Molly McAdams will delight in the hot manwich in which protagonist Quincy Priest unwittingly finds herself stuck in the middle. The constant tension – sexual or otherwise – surrounding Quincy and her two love interests, Brody and Declan, is stressful to say the least, with ...more
Tessa Teevan
Apr 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
The first thing that I have to say is that I absolutely love the cover of this book. I normally try to resist the love triangles but something about this cover just drew me in. It's simple, yet beautiful. And I loved the story just as much!


I'm completely impressed with this debut novel by Sydney Lane. The prologue draws you in instantly. I was hooked from the very first page! She did an amazing job making me fall for two completely different guys. I totally understand Quincy's issues in trying t
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
How did i not know of these books !!

I am so happy to have "book" met Sydney Lane
This is my type of book , easy to read and just enough drama and hot sex to make me want more and not be able to put it down !!

Here we meet Quincy Priest , young and heading off to college for the 1st time with her best friend. She is happy to escape her life at home with a Bi-polar sister and parents that expect her to be perfect. She is tired of being perfect and maybe college life will loosen her up a bit. Already
Sweets Books
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Choices (Choices 1) Sydney Lane

Quincy Priest has always been in the shadow of her sister. Now away at college with her best friend she meets two perfect guys, total opposites of each other.
Quincy struggles to make the right choice. Does she choose Declan? He is handsome, sweet and dependable. Her head tells her he is the ideal guy. He would never hurt her and she trusts him.
Or will she choose Brody? He is hot, sexy and mysterious. She can’t stop thinking about him but doesn’t think he’s the
Jan 08, 2014 rated it liked it
A sweet story about a first love and the challenges of being TOO caring. Trying hard to please everyone can be exhausting, especially when some of those people have deep seated issues. When stuck between who you think you should want and who you really want, it's not always easy to let go give in. Making choices is hard work, and the author did a good job conveying how hard those choices can be sometimes. The story flowed well, had good character development, and a deeper plot then small town gi ...more
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a college setting love triangle. It was a little less tense than another book I read that was similar but heart breaking nonetheless. Now I think I wanted to beat the crap out of Quince. She was leading Declan on and not fully giving herself to Brody creating a shit storm when things came to a head. Quince also had some family issues that came to a head causing a fall out all the way around. Some hot juicy sex scenes- nothing to detailed or raunchy. Fabulous ending.


"Jenna is just
Susan Tarr
Mar 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Oh, the dilemma; a good girl doing what she believes is bad.
This story grabbed my heart and made me feel young again. And I am grateful those younger years are done for me. Ah, the tender years. The age where we were too young to be adults, and too old to be children.
Choices? Yes, and Quincy had to consider a couple. But committing to one was difficult for her when her heart was torn between her beliefs and discovery.
This whole read took me back a few. And when Quincy’s heart finally broke, that
I really wanted this book to be better, but it ended up being cliche, shallow, and under-developed. I was rather disappointed. I won't remember this book because there is really nothing about it that stands out. The characters were cookie-cutter and bland. The main character especially was a Mary Sue type who was so contradictory that I couldn't keep up. I made it through most of the book before I realized I just didn't care anymore. So that's all I'm forcing myself through on this one, sadly. I ...more
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I won this book last night from the author, I started it this morning and couldnt put it down! That was a roller coaster of emotion! And it was great! This is a love triangle book, which I love! The frustration is what keeps you reading! Declan and Brody are both great catches, and I love how through the whole book, you think you know then you don't! Of course she picked who I would have picked! Great characters, great plot and a great story! I am looking forward to reading more from this author ...more
Dimaris rossy
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This story had me so worried for this characters! All the guys are amazing and i wanted them to be happy very badly. I was at the edge through every page and i'm not going to lie- there were so many times i wanted to slap Quince (female character) in the face! But situations get out of control an sometimes this characters don't even have control of their own actions... This book had me crying, fighting, feeling streessed out, but also happy with the outcome. To me- it is good when a book changes ...more
Joanne Martinez
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this story? I have never had such a hard time reading a book. I don't know how many times I had to stop reading this story. I have never been SO TOUCHED. I was getting anxious and afraid to continue reading at times. I was so afraid of what was going to happen. Caution with every page. I actually felt as if I was a part this story. I was in it. With each turn of the page there was heat and heartbreak. Sydney is an amazing writer and I look forward to reading more of her work ...more
Lorraine Leatham
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love triangle...two guys and one girl. Quincy goes away to college with her best friend and manages to get out from her sisters shadow or so she thinks. She wants to be her own person and get away from the family secrets that hold her back. The quiet girl begins to blossom and she meets two perfect guys in their own right. One is the super sexy, bad boy type and the other the sweet, perfect and handsome shoulder to cry on. Who to the book and find out.
Glenna Maynard
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh how I love college romance love triangles. Brody swoon dark sexy tattooed like I love my book boyfriends. Every now and again I read something that makes me all giddy and this was one of those books,
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lane's first book is a home run!!! Her characters are real and their story is very touching. This book is not to be missed!!! ...more
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had the opportunity to preview this book and it is great! I cannot wait to see what else the author comes up with.
Jan 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Cute story; couldn't connect with the main character ...more
too stressed for angst right now. Will pick up later
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read something similar before, but this had a little more drama of home life, family, and about yourself as a person. Did I cry...absolutely. Good heartfelt story with romance tied in
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Sydney Lane lives in Nashville, TN with her family. Growing up in Smalltown, USA, Sydney dreamed of being a writer. After spending an outrageous amount of money to go to college, Sydney finally decided to follow her heart. Her debut, Choices, was an Amazon Top 100 Coming of Age novel. Sydney is very active in charity work for anti-bullying and depression awareness groups.

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