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Valerie Marsh and her three closest friends - Tara, Amber, and Kat - have just started their senior year of high school. Tara's a straight-A student with an Ivy League school in her future, Kat's the lead in every play performed at Riverbank High, and Amber is a popular cheerleader with boys lining up to date her. Valerie, meanwhile, has mediocre grades, works the light bo ...more
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published December 1st 2013
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Lexxi Kitty
This book annoyed me from beginning to end. And it was entirely due to me not liking the main character. 99% of the other characters were great. And it's weird, but I normally don't like the guy friends in these books, but Lucas was also great.

In theory I understood the decisions that were made. In practice they were crap.

Nicholas
Jan 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
By necessity my review contains very minor spoilers. I don't mind spoilers but I know some will internet rage me for having any, but is impossible to properly review without mentioning something. The too long/didn't read version is at bottom.

The Good:
1) It was interesting enough to encourage me to want to keep reading.
2) One of the female leads was very engaging and endearing which is the backbone of this book in my opinion.
3) Most of the supporting characters were decently detailed and likeable
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Jenna
Lesbian coming-of-age stories are almost always difficult for me to relate to. They typically center around the character who's just coming to terms with her orientation, rather than the character who's known she was gay from a very early age. The latter is typically reserved for the role of love interest, and this book is no exception to that rule.

So, to start with, I tended to identify with Lindsay, the love interest in the story, rather than Valerie, the protagonist. That turned out to be a r
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Rain
3.5 stars. High school. A main character who thinks she's straight. Then discovers she's not. Not very different from other stories, only the friend she begins to develop feelings for is outside of her circle of best friends. She's an exchange student and also not straight.

There were some parts I disliked, and I wasn't a fan of Valerie and the way she treated Lindsay, but I also had issues with the latter, who I thought was just selfish at a certain point of the story ((view spoiler)
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Emanuele
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017-lgbt
Okay, so when I started reading this book and for almost 70% of it I was enjoying it. I as laughing and awe-ing and crushing on Valerie a lot. But then.. then the book got weird, and some things wasn't make sense anymore. It got weird and ended too fake to pretend it would be possible.

Angie
Time it Right felt quiet different than the author's other books, probably because it was her first. It took me longer to get into it, but by the end I thought it was a great. Valerie and her three friends are in their senior year of high school, and while things have been the same forever, they're finally starting to change. Val is the only single one, and when she tries to date her neighbor, it doesn't go too well. Then her friend Tara's family gets an exchange student from England, and Lindsa ...more
Lily
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I know many people want to slap Valerie for being so dense, but having been in her shoes once, I know that rationality flies out of the window when you're scared, no, terrified of coming out. Every bad reaction, every hurtful remark gets scrutinized under a magnifying glass and you can't put things into perspective. It's GREAT when people tell you "It's okay" (view spoiler) ...more
M. Hollis
"Well, she certainly felt alone now. Not only for being the only girl to not have some boy after her, but for being the only girl to not want some boy after her. Without Tara matching her every reaction at their next sleepover while Amber or Kat shared boy stories, it would just be Valerie lying there alone, not understanding or relating."

Time it Right was a good book at first. This is exactly the kind of story I wish I could go back to 13 yo Maria and show her that she isn't alone, and that is
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Cindy Stein
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lesfic-ya
YA lesfic: Valerie is the non-achieving friend in a small high-achieving group of girls, seniors in HS. When Lindsey, a British exchange student, arrives her interactions with Valerie lead Valerie to question her sexuality, especially since she seems to have no interest in boys. But while eventually Lindsay wants to be out about herself, Valerie is way too frightened of the repercussions. This leads to a back and forth in the relationship and an eventual ending that seems a bit contrived, but be ...more
J
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
There are many positives to Maley's writing. Her greatest strength is an ability to write Val's inner monologues in a way that felt authentic to her age and personality. These reflections on her experiences led us through her journey to deeper self-understanding. Paradoxically, even though the characters had jumbled emotions, or were less than forthcoming with themselves about their own motivations, these were communicated with a clarity that kept me engaged.

The piece had minor editing problems,
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Katie
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved the two main characters, I found myself frustrated with Valerie sometimes, I just wanted to slap her and tell her that her happiness comes first. Valerie and Lindsey's relationship totally pulled me in, I couldn't stop reading I until I knew what happened between and even though i was happy with the ending, I wish they kind of did a month or year prologue to see what would of happened. I would recommend reading this book :)
Nomcy Ahamefule
Glad to know that I'm not the only one that felt like smacking valerie half the time.
Raven Etheridge
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The fourth book that I've read of Siera Maley on my book binge before I move on to The Noble of Sperath (The Heirs of Eveinia Book 1) and Colorblind. I'm excited! She has me hooked on all of her stories! Once again, a great story.

The plot was great and I loved its development and narrative. The third person POV threw me off a little because I've been reading first person for the past two-three days so I wasn't expecting it. But I guess it would make sense the change in POV since this is one of h
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Roxie Prince
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this review and more on my blog at [Roxie Writes].

'Time It Right' by Siera Maley
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5
Finished on February 28, 2017
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BOOK DESCRIPTION:
'Time It Right' centers around Valerie Marsh and her three best friends, Tara, Amber, and Kat. Tara is studious and set to attend an ivy league college after graduation. Amber is a popular cheerleader who jumps from boyfriend to boyfriend. And Kat has the
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Délia Trembletom
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok so I'd grade this a 3.5 stars only because this book is not Sierra Maley's best work and because I'm mad at her.

The reviews stating that the main protagonist, Valérie is very unlikable and all are not all too objective. People, and yeah LGBTQ+ people handle their sexuality differently from one another. And the way I see things is that Val was very honest; rather the author wrote her honestly. What I mean is that there are undecisive people out there, who feel rushed and pressured into coming
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Dyslexic Bookmonster
The story is about Valerie who shies away and is oblivious to all that is gay. Turns out, she had a small crush on her childhood friend all along. However, she falls head over heels for an exchange student. Feelings that bring forth change in the way she looks at herself and others. And the way she presents herself to the world.

To be honest, the first few chapters were too slow, in my opinion. Too many useless details were given. This was the most prominent in the beginning, but throughout the s
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Ruby Ridge
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book came in a big pile of books i gotten from somewhere and just picked it up today, damn thing sucked me right in and I read it in one sitting. I am a reader of fantasy stories and avoid romance like the plague but Siera Maley is a GOOD AUTHOR, her story telling and characters drag you right on in.
Whether you are gay, straight or from another planet you will likely enjoy this book. Confession, I am going to fins other books by the author
Hadleigh
Good overall, but similar to some other lesfic stories set in schools that I've read, dealing with acceptance and homophobia etc. There are a quite a few names to get used, who are all introduced at pretty much the same time. Chance meeting towards the end. My least favourite Siera Maley book so far, but that's partly because she's set the bar so high with her other books. Still a good book though
J.R.
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tough to realize it if you want to tell all or not

Valerie is very uncertain about how she feels toward someone or herself. Lindsay is a English exchange student that has captured Valerie heart but Valerie is uncertain how she feels toward Lindsay. Follow both them in finding out if it the English girl captures the American girl. Enjoy!
Kim
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reluctant Reviewer Recommended

I'm not much for writing reviews. I'm fact, i don't like writing them. I feel it's important to leave a review when I thoroughly enjoy a book and I enjoyed this book. Time It Right is well written and takes you on a beautiful heartbreaking journey to sell didcovery and acceptance. You won't be disappointed.
Leeawna Deary
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely Wonderful!!!

There for a second I thought the storyline was going to end sad and I was going to be soooo upset. I liked the ending though. It would be awesome to give them a sequel though. :)
paige hatchett
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
I can’t with this story

I found every character in this book to be absolutely irritating, ESPECIALLY VALERIE!!!!!! She was the worst one of all. I’m still livid as I reflect on how this love story played out
Sylvia
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, obtained
don't get me wrong, i get why this book exists and why that's important, but it's just really not something I'm interested in at this point in my life!
purpletri
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love

This is a great coming out stories that every teen and parent should read regardless of their preferences. Would love to follow these characters into a next book.
IAmWe
Jul 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
kinda slow but over all an ok book
Williesun
This reads like your standard f/f YA novel and that's not to say that's a bad thing but just that I may have read very similar stories in abundance this year. It's still a nice touch with the exchange student and theatre group and all.

It's also not that special though. It blends in with all the other stories in which teenage girls realise they're maybe, possibly, definitely gay and how their friends and family react. Spoiler alert, not everyone is accepting because, well, that's how life is.

Sti
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Caitlin Michelle
I have some mixed feelings about this one...it was pretty clear that Lindsay and Valerie's relationship was going to end in disaster from the start. Putting two people together who are in two completely different places in their lives is most likely going to blow up in your faces. But it was also pretty clear that they were going to find their way back to each other at the end, which is refreshing considering the lack of happy endings for lesbians. However, besides the somewhat predictableness o ...more
Ivy
Apr 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
At first I wanted to give this 3 stars because I REALLY want to smack the main character right up the head. Although the story line may be realistic to some in terms of coming out, I can't exactly relate since I'm straight, but I felt that the main obstacles for coming out was already addressed, I mean the character already came out to the most important people in her life so what the hell is stopping her from getting on with the love of her life with only a month left of school?!!! That alone m ...more
Donald C R Burt
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great read and great romance

This book was everything I typically look for in a romance novel. It was funny, sweet, suspenseful, with the right amount of drama. Everything was balanced very well. I also normally don't like endings like this one because most authors don't handle it well, but this one is different. Sierra delivers a great and most of all believable story throughout the entirety of the book. The only tiny issue I had was the few minors grammar issues, but they weren't bad enough t
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Marty Preslar
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good story, some flaws

I really enjoyed the story, even the heartbreaking parts. In fact, I found it hard to put down. However, there were several times where it seemed like the story changed from first person to third person and it was kind of jarring. It is one of the author's earlier books, maybe her first, and I KNOW her technical skills are catching up to her creative skills, because I have read several of her books over the past week or two. I saw the ending coming, but that doesn't mean it
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Siera Maley was born and raised in the southern Bible Belt. After coming out as a lesbian as a teen, she relocated to a more suburban area and now lives with her girlfriend and very adorable dogs while she works on writing young adult lesbian fiction.
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“Being gay is only one small facet to the complex organism that is myself, and if you do like girls, it will be equally irrelevant to ninety-nine percent of your life.” 5 likes
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