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Your Exception

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  147 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Logan Kalford was Wren Summers’ dream come true.

All I’d ever wanted was to fall in love and be loved in return.
Logan stole my heart when I least expected it. He was sexy, adventurous, and the way he played guitar left me weak in the knees. He made me happy. He made me think I’d found the one.
And he made me believe in happy endings.
I knew he was my forever. I thought he kne
Published December 2013 by Self
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Quick review for quick read.

What shall I say about Your Exception? This is one of those books that simply don't manage to execute the story it presents. The plot is scattered all over the place and makes little to no sense and rarely seem to move forward. Our heroine, Wren, has dumped her cheating boyfriend and is moving in with her best friend. Wren meets Logan, a member of a band, which she soon start a relationship with. They break up and for the rest of the story we're
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
I am utterly disappointed in the direction this book went..
A lot of it did not make any sense to me, and for the majority of the book I wanted to strangle Wren and Logan. Logan's bloody indecision and constant need to please everyone (Seriously? Be a man.) and Wren's back and forth and inability to make decisions that will benefit her! I mean why would you choose Logan over Zach. Logan does not even realise half the shit he was doing wrong in the book! I definitely felt for Zach, because he was
Nov 06, 2013 rated it liked it
I was so excited to read Your Exception by Bria Starr and it kills me that I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. The synopsis caught my interest and I thought it was going to be one of those heart wrenching reads, but it just wasn't. I will say that the story itself is different from the New Adult books I've read this year. There was potential for Your Exception to be a great read, but it just didn't hit that bar for me.

The heroine of the story, Wren, frustrated the hell out of me. The
Stefanie Kral
✯✯6 huge stars!!✯✯

When I tell you that I LOVED this book. I mean it! This is Bria Starr's debut book & what a debut book she gave us. I mean everything from storyline, characters, to the fine ass guys. This story has it all. It's a story that all us women can relate too. Most people have been cheated on, given our hearts up to the person we all thought would hold it close to them forever. To them just throwing it on the floor & shattering it into a million pieces and leaving it fo
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it

Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

I was rooting for the nice boy, she wanted the bad one.


Wren Summer came off from a bad relationship. She just caught her ex-cheating on her with her friend for SIX MONTHS. Ouch. And now, here she is again, falling in love with a guy who possesses gorgeous blue eyes.

All she wanted was to love, and be loved in return – is that even hard? Isn’t she lovable enough?


She thought he was the one. Logan Kalford was everything she had ever dream of – he was hot,
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ok, what can I say about this book... I loved it. It has fun, laughter, anticipation, heartbreak, sadness and happiness. I would recommend it! The epilogue was great too!!
I loved Wren, her description of herself made me wonder if she really saw herself that way, or if her heartbreak and arsehole of an ex made her feel that way. She was cheated on and even though she loved him, she did the right thing and left.

After moving in with her friend Cassidy, she started working a second job at a bar whe
Our Fictional Boyfriends
***ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review***

3.5 Stars

After reading the synopsis I was intrigued. It started off kind of slow for my liking but half way thru it definitely picked up.
Wren breaks up with her boyfriend, after 3 years, when she finds out that he is cheating on her with friend. Cheating is unforgivable in her book so she doesn’t hesitate and is adamant to move on. A local band gets hired to play for the night on the Bar that she works at, and she meets Logan. They get
Jess (the cozy reader)
Nov 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, blog-tour

Big thanks to Bria for an ARC copy for review.

This was a sweet tale of finding love when you least expect it, much less want to surrender to it. There are ups and downs, the uncertainty, heartbreak, but also who your really meant for. Of course there are two great guys wanting to gain Wren's affections, Logan and Zach. For Wren and Logan the connection and attraction is instant, but Logan is persistent devil, Zach may have the bad boy image, but he has a heart of gold, not to mention he can inti
Heather andrews
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
I didn't really like this book it had it's good points like in the beginning with Logan and his flirtatious way, "Logan is still laughing. "Oh, this is great! All this time I thought you were immune to my charms, but now I hear that you love my music. This day just got better!" And he had nice surprises for Wren, "I open my bedroom door to find Logan lying on my bed. "Holy S***!" I shriek, grabbing at my towel to make sure it was fully covering my body and nowhere near falling down." But Wren ha ...more
Jan 14, 2015 rated it liked it
She picked the wrong man. H was a douchebag. A selfish asshole. The story has a HEA but not that great feeling that comes with it. I loved Zachary, he was so amazing. She chose wrong.
Dec 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Wren Summers is the girl who fell too hard too fast and Logan Kalford was her downfall. The last thing she was looking for was love after the heart breaking discovery that her boyfriend, Alec, of three years had been cheating on her for six months with her friend. Logan made Wren forget the hurt of her past heartbreak. Things were easy with them and life was fun once again.

Fun that is, until Logan made the decision to end the relationship. Wren was devastated and struggled to move on, especially
Crystal Marie
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars

In this debut novel by Bria Starr we meet Wren who has recently left a long term relationship and is learning to find her feet. She moves in with her best friend Cassidy. While living with Cassidy, we follow her through love and loss and heartbreak.
Okay, let's start with what I did like. :)
The author has a good feel for writing dialogue. I felt those parts of the book were really strong. Cassidy was an amazing character. I loved her and loved how she was honest about what she wanted w
Obsession Is A Book - Terrie
(ARC received from author in exchange for an honest review)

Not sure where to start on this one as for me it’s a book of two halves. It was a difficult read at first and I ended up putting it down and then coming back to it. The book starts off quite slow and I struggled to submerge myself in the plot as I couldn’t feel where the story was going. Which I suppose is unique in that sense as it is different from other books in this genre. Once it got me though I had to keep reading till the end. Eve
Gretchen Anderson
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wrenn has left her x-boyfriend, Alec, behind. He cheated on her with a good friend of hers and she moved to a different city and has started over. She’s moving into a house with her BFF Cassidy and they both work together at the local bar. Cassidy full time and Wrenn part time since she works full time running her father’s garage with Zachary.

Zachary is like a brother to her but not sure his feelings for her are exactly brother like. She meets Logan one night while working at the bar and their c
Dec 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This was a cute story and I liked most of the characters. I really liked Zach and Cassidy the most. I think they really brought some life to the story.

Personally I wasn't the biggest fan of Wren. She claims to be this outspoken person who never puts up with any crap, but that seems to be what she continuously does. And also, for someone as out spoken as she claims to be, sure does get embarrassed pretty easily. I don't know, I just didn't real
Feisty Girls
Jan 04, 2014 rated it liked it

I was really enjoying this book and thought it was progressing nicely. I understood why Wren was holding herself back from Logan and really liked his persistence. But I knew something was going to happen, it was all happening too soon, I kept on reading wondering if Wren’s fears were going to come true. Then right when things start heating up the author slams the door right in your face and it’s the next day. The sex was earth shattering according to Wren. This was a huge disappointment to
Book Junky Girls
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Wren is just coming out of a long term relationship after finding out her boyfriend had been cheating on her. As she works at a restaurant that also has live bands at night she meets Logan, a gorgeous blue eyed guitar player. But this time around she tries to be more cautious of being with someone and when Logan starts blowing her off she realizes she let her heart get involved again. As she's trying to get over him she meets a member of another band Aaron and while he seems great she's
All Booked Out
Nov 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Arc received in exchange for an honest review

3 Stars

I liked Your Exception, but i wanted more, more from the interactions between Logan and Wren, especially at the beginning of their 'relationship'. (There is no explicit Sex in this, it is mentioned, but not described.)

Some things are glossed if Wren was writing in a journal, or if Bria knew what the characters were doing, saying, thinking, but I guess I didn't and i wanted to know more.....needed to, to get involved, but this is jus
Nov 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I seem to be on a streak of male leads named Logan….
I love Wren- she is no-nonsense, strong and capable. Does not need saving at all! But she wants love- not what she realized she had been settling for the last three years.
I wanted to love Logan more than I did. But the constant wishy-washy and straight up jerk behavior towards Wren made me crazy. As soon as I started rooting for him he would do something so out-of-bounds it made me crazy. Wren too. And her family.
There are three other romantic
The Book Hangover
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a great debut for author Bria Starr! There was good romance, hot local rockstars all over the place, fun friends, trouble-making family members and dramatic ex’s!

Poor Wren was heartbroken trying to get over her ex, you know the one you think you have forever with until he goes and cheats on you with a supposed friend. Trying to get her life back on track and moving in with her bff, Cassidy and working at the bar her family works at, she runs into Logan.

Logan is with his band
Booty Dancin Graphix BOOK fri-ENDS
ARC Was Given to Blog for Honest Review

I have to say, that for the first time I’m officially at a loss for words. I didn’t love the book but I also didn’t dislike it either. I truly thought it was ok. Honestly, I felt more of a connection with Wren and Zack who is her best guy friend, than I did with Wren and Logan. The way Wren and Zack communicated and how they reacted to one another had me invested. I was excited with anticipation to think she would wake up and open her eyes to what was right
Jodie's W.I.N.E. List
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I think this is a good debut book for Bria Starr.There was some romance, sexy men, musicians, some drama, and some great sex scenes.

Wren is trying to put her life back together after a traumatic break up with her boyfriend who had been cheating on her with one of her friends. What a loser, she's better off without him. She's working at a bar with her best friend Cassidy. There, she meets Logan, the guitarist for a band that wants to have some shows at the bar where she works. She captures Logan'
Megaen MacDonald
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a great debut for author Bria Starr! There was good romance, hot local rockstars all over the place, fun friends, trouble-making family members and dramatic ex’s!

Poor Wren was heartbroken trying to get over her ex, you know the one you think you have forever with until he goes and cheats on you with a supposed friend. Trying to get her life back on track and moving in with her bff, Cassidy and working at the bar her family works at, she runs into Logan.

Logan is with his band
Dec 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Has anyone ever watched or read the book, He's Just Not That Into You? Well this is where the lead female gets her turning point moment with her view to her relationships. The one who is 'into you' will make you the exception and do what he may not otherwise have done.

This is her eureka moment after a disastrous relationship of 3 years and a relationship of 3 months with the one Wren had thought felt right. Only problem being those men just will not let her move on. Her ex of three years keeps b
Andrea Huseman
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is an absolute must read. It really is that simple. If you have ever loved with your whole heart this is the book for you. If you have ever loved someone so much your whole life's path was changed- then this is the book for you. If you rewrite your love story over and over again in your head or maybe you are living your love story - this is the book for you. If you are like me and believe there really is ONLY ONE TRUE LOVE IN A LIFETIME- you know the one you cant explain: the one that break ...more
Magic Within the Pages
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Reviewer: Liz - Magic Within The Pages
Rating: 4 Stars

I really enjoyed this story!

Wren has been heart broken and is still trying to get over her ex and everything he did to hurt her. She moves back home to be closer to her family and moves in with her best mate Cassidy, they both work at the local bar that Wren’s family own. While working one night she is approached by Logan, tattooed rock star and sports fanatic, he is drawn to her and befriends her and she falls.

Wren gets to take her pick from
Hooked On Books
Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really wanted to like this book and to a degree I did. The main character Wren, is a girl who has had her heart broken in the past by her ex. And she is moving on and meets Logan this guy in a band. She seems to fall for him fast but of course he doesn't know what he wants and says he just wants to be friends. Ugh! Wren is heart broken yet again. She has a friend Zachary who of course is in love with her but of course she doesn't see him that way. Wren just seems to drive you crazy. She is sti ...more
Angela Mink
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Your Exception was a solid first book from Bria Starr. I absolutely fell in love with Wren and there were various times while reading that I wanted to strangle several of the men in her life. I think why I loved this book is that it was so realistic, it reminded me what it was like to be twenty something and looking for love and usually looking in the wrong places. There were parts that made me cringe, not because they were bad, but because I remember doing something similar and I’m sure it didn ...more
Ava Guinto
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
i want to be polite as much as possible.

this book has a potential but everything was all over the place after the first 21% of the story.

i never had much connection with the characters and i end up hating the heroine and confused by the "hero" of the story.

in short, after all the cheating and betrayals, i was not quite sure why the story ends that way. I mean Wren, the protagonist, thinks and acts like a 16- year old teenager instead of being an adult.

then Logan is a major a-hole. He didnt rede
April Merriman
Dec 19, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
Your Exception was a good story about a girl trying to find someone to love her and make her a priority. I laughed, I cried, and became really frustrated while reading. The author did a wonderful job making her characters realistic, because I wanted to reach in and shake some sense into Wren. That girl put up with way to much crap when a great guy was in front of her the whole time!
Wren is pulled between two men though out the story. Zachary, her best "guy" friend, and Logan member of a
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Bria Starr grew up in a small town in Minnesota and continues to live there with her family. She’s a quiet person with an infinite imagination, loves junk food, and is always cold. Her favorite things include reading, writing, listening to music, and watching too many movies.
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