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You Never Know

(The Fangirl Series #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Over the past eight years, twenty-six year old Sam Harper has come to realize a few things: her son is the light of her life, a pint of Cherry Garcia will cure all that ails you, her mother is a biscuit-and-grave-filled genius and nothing, absolutely nothing, ever goes as planned.

Still stuck in her tiny hometown of Delia, Georgia, Sam has sat idly by and watched as her li
Paperback, 398 pages
Published May 3rd 2013
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Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is and always will be my favorite! Words cannot express how much I love it and there is no literary male character better than Ethan Grant! I've read it so many times and it gets better and better. I wonder how many times I have to read it before Ethan appears in front of me?! Read it! You will L-O-V-E LOVE it!! Sam and Ethan are pure perfection!! ...more
Jul 06, 2013 rated it liked it
This isn’t your typical review from me – I’m still a little thrown off by what was possibly the biggest twist I’ve ever experienced in a book before. It took me completely off guard and trust me, I’ve read some pretty mind-blowing books!

So, I’m going to start a little backwards here so bear with me. I just finished this a little bit ago and as it settles in with me, I have to admit that I loved the epilogue. It left me happy and giddy and it wrapped things up nicely – but don’t worry, I won’t sp
Novel Grounds
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Stars|Amazon|Goodreads
This was a really great read.  Melinda sent me a review request for his novel a while ago and I regret how long it took me to read it. Truly this book is Great. I am a big fan of novels that really take you ro a ride and this one DEFINITELY did.

So, this book took me a little while to get into. Don't let that dissuade you, because the novel definitely got me hooked.

Sam and Ethan's story is a modern day Cinderella story. I loved some of the iconic things twisted i
Catherine Crook
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: good-ole-fic-lit
The one thing I have enjoyed the most about blogging is getting to meet and know new authors. Working in a bookstore for so many years, you become familiar with the names on the shelves. Blogging has opened up my eyes to this whole world of independent, self-published masterpieces. Melinda Harris' novel, You Never Know is oozing with passion for writing that you don't see in every book you read. It was a plot that I haven't encountered before, and that had me hooked.

"Over the past eight years, t
N Swaffar
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*A copy given by author, in return for an honest review.*

☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Stars ☆☆☆☆☆

You Never Know is a fun read that took up most of my morning, I was addicted to the book right from the beginning. And as soon as Hollywood bad-boy became part of the picture, I couldn’t put the book down.

The story started with single mom Sam obsessing over her Hollywood crush Ethan Grant, the object of everyone’s affection. Sam made it part of her routine to make it to the shooting almost everyday, just to catch a glim
Tabby -  Shattered Hearts Reviews
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
As I stated before, I fell in love with this author awhile back. Melinda Harris wrote a sweet, compelling story. While it’s not your typical, it came to live in a way all of its own. Kind of like a real life Cinderella story. I know I normally stick to books that make me think it can happen in real life, but this one really worked for me!

Sam has been infatuated with Ethan since as long as she can remember. As a teenager, she had posters of him hanging on her wall. I mean, who wouldn’t be intrig
Ali (Our Book Boyfriends) Flores

So, first I want to share that the author personally gave me a copy of this book as a gift. She had zero expectations of my reviewing it. She even told me twice not to worry about a review. The book was simply meant as a gift. Next, I want to point out that that didn’t persuade my opinion of the book. I just had to write this review because the book is WORTH SHARING!I don’t want to share too much, though, because I want you to be just as surprised as I was!

When I first started the book
Hope Sheesley
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! I'm a long time reader and am rarely completely absorbed and surprised by a book but I was by this one. Sometimes words in a book flow very easily and without effort and this author has an undeniable talent for that.

This is a story all of us book nerds can relate to - it's about fangirling. Yes, we've all been there! I have been so flustered in the presence of an author I admired that I was tripping over my words and completely incoherent. The main character, Sam, is a tota
Karen Lee
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever obsessed over an actor? Hung out for hours just to get a glimpse and maybe the chance for a picture? This is how Samantha and her friends spend their extra time. You see, a television show started filming in their small town a little over a year ago, and Ethan Grant, her favorite actor, is starring on the show.
Just when Samantha has just about given up on seeing or even talking to the handsome young actor, she meets him at a charity dinner and then again at the set. He is a true ge
Ashley Hampton
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Part of what I love about this book is the pure fantasy of the idea behind the plot - "You Never Know." I enjoyed the story, the characters, and the feeling like I would definitely want to be Sam at most points in the book. If you've read the other reviews, you already know there is a WTF plot twist in the book. I read this book blind and didn't read any reviews, and I am glad I did. I doubt I would've seen this plot twist coming, but it was amazingly crazy to be totally and completely surprised ...more
Alathia Morgan
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I found this nugget of a book at a book signing and I'm so glad that I did. This author took my favorite fantasy of a regular girl falling in love with a movie star and put it in book form. There are some nice twists and turns, which made You Never Know a fun and humorous read. While Sam is waiting on the edges of the movies set, the most that she can hope for each day is that Eric has looked in her direction. Through a chance meeting, they are thrown together and work to make a lasting relation ...more
Trisha Lindsay
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved the characters, especially the fangirls!! Ethan Grant is totally worthy of Samantha's obsession, I would fangirl over him any day too :) Alos, loved the little twist at the end that had me yelling "WHAT!!!" Great read!! ...more
Kris Matury
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very unexpected!

This story was just too good to be true. It was really disappointing, until it took an unexpected turn. What a twist it was! It just goes to show that "You Never Know". :) This book is a must read!
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really loved this book! It had a great story line with a twist I wasn't expecting.

Only one bother and it's just bc I live here and am not a fan but ..... in the book it says FSU (Tallahassee) is in Jacksonville, Florida and that's a no no. We'd much rather claim UF Gators in Gainesville.
Andrea Doss
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
interesting series...
Michelle Sarrault
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I could not say enough good things about this book. I couldn't put it down. Very well written! Melinda, you have outdone yourself. Can't wait for more! ...more
Ashley Seymour
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I loved this book! And that surprise!!!
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great book

This book was fun. It was steamy but not graphic. It hAd shocking parts but worked itself out. The chAracters were fantastic.
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Alison Beechner
Jun 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
I read this one b/c the author is a friend of a friend, I like the genre, and I like the plot genre. I did not, unfortunately, like the book. I couldn't identify with the protagonist at all...she just seemed weird and creepy to me. Sometimes I would think I would understand her complete stalkerness, and then she would ruin it by saying stuff like (paraphrased), "it wasn't just a celebrity crush. I'd been in love with him before I met him."

I had to skim the whole middle because it was just the b
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Melinda Harris currently resides in the great state of Georgia with her family. When she’s not writing, she likes to spend rainy nights with her nose in a good book and sunny days on a playground chasing her son. And most anytime – rain or shine – she can be found engaging in her favorite pastime, which of course is eating ice cream…lots and lots of ice cream.

Other books in the series

The Fangirl Series (4 books)
  • Sometimes You Know (The Fangirl Series Book 2)
  • You Think You Know (The Fangirl Series Book 3)
  • What The Hell Do I Know: A Fangirl Series Novella (The Fangirl Series)

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