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When home no longer feels like home - where can you go?
When your best friend won’t listen - who can you turn to?
When love makes you feel weak - how do you protect your heart?

With constant fighting at home, Emma decides working at High Street Books and practicing avoidance is the best method to save her from more heartache.

She doesn’t expect to meet Jake, the shop owner’s n
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ebook, 300 pages
Published September 16th 2014 (first published September 13th 2014)
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Jessica
Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, reviewed
One of my absolute favorite movies is Life as a House. It is a beautiful film about a troubled young teen navigating the waters of teenage life who is forced to spend the summer with his father tearing down and rebuilding a house. There is this one scene in particular that gets me every time. Hayden Christenson's character is watching his divorced parents dance to a song on the radio and the look on his face is a bittersweet one. It is through his facial expressions that we see just how much the ...more
Trish at Between My Lines
First off I want to call a spade, a spade! The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is I beta-read a copy of this book. CeCe is a blogger friend of mine and I love her to bits so if I hated her book it would be awkward but I wouldn’t pretend otherwise. Thankfully I love it and I’m excited to share my thoughts on it today.

First Line of Tastes Like Winter by CeCe Carroll:


“The wind rushes past me, tickling my cheeks as I soar higher and higher, flying though the air.”

My thoughts on Tas
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Sheri (Tangled Up In Books)
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books

I received a copy of this book from the author for a blog tour in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway my review or my rating!

You know how you come across those books that really toy with your emotions? They bring you up and then back down over and over again? They make you smile, they make you tear up and sometimes they even make you angry? Tastes Like Winter was one of those books for me. From this debut novel I can already tel
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Molly Carroll
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Despite the negative connotations of “judging a book by its cover,” that is all too often the way in which I choose my reading materials. The cover of “Tastes Like Winter” was not even created when I was first introduced to this wonderful book, but I knew that I had to read it as soon as I heard the title. (...and I know that you will all agree when I say that the cover was definitely worth waiting for!) “Tastes Like Winter” tells the story of Emma, a bookish high school student just trying to e ...more
CeCe
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is my debut book. I hope you all love it!
Heather Anne
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-reads
Tastes Like Winter is a realistic and honest read, bringing to light a topic that seems to only be brushed upon in the book world. Divorce is such a common part of society these days that it often gets overlooked and pushed aside, almost as if it is shrugged off ones shoulders. It is often ignored how this affects the lives of others involved. Especially the kids.

When you first start reading, you are introduced to the world Emma lives in and how every day she seems to tip toe around her parents
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Jennifer
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Psychocat Reads Review of TASTES LIKE WINTER by CeCe Carroll

(I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)

Back at the end of July I signed up for the blog tour for TASTES LIKE WINTER. Unlike many of these, I had no real prior connection with the author, but the cover caught my attention, and the blurb tempted me. After all, I do love a good emotionally charged story. Let's see what happened when TASTES LIKE WINTER finally made it into the currently reading spot.

The Char
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Court
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I reviewed this at MustReadBooksOrDie with my friend Shelley!

Shel: As some of you may know, I don't read a ton of YA because I'm surrounded by it ALL DAY LONG from August to May (I teach high schoolers) and I suppose dealing with their drama in real life makes it hard for me to want to deal with it in my off time. I realize that means that I missing out on some great YA novels and writers and it's something I should remedy...it's on my to do list. All of this to say that when I started reading
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Emma Star Crossed Reviews
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Thank you to Cece for letting me take part in this blog tour.

We meet Emma on the first day of school. She has spent the whole summer trying to avoid her screaming parents. Her Dad cheated on her Mum and over the summer  they have been arguing constantly. I really sympathised with Emma at t
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Jo Hughes
Jul 02, 2014 rated it liked it
I would like to thank author CeCe Carroll for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

When I saw this cover I was intrigued at what the book was about it really is beautiful.

We meet Emma as she is struggling to cope with being in the battlefield that has become home, her friend Genna although she encourages Emma to talk doesn't really listen to her and is more interested in her own worries, as all teenagers are, despite her saying she was there for Emma she didn't
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Roxanne
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Emma is an introvert person with a passion for books. She loves to hide in her own world. Especially now that her parents are fighting all the time and seem to be close to a divorce. Emma starts working at a bookstore to be away from home. There she meets Jake, a mysterious and older student, who happens to be the nephew of her boss. He’s got a bad reputation, but Emma has never seen that side of him and she can’t help falling for him.

I really enjoyed this story. Jake is definitely the type of g
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DU418
Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
*Spoilers*

I loved parts of this book, the angst, the way the author put me in the head of both Jake and Emma. I like how she handled Emma's parents divorce. That was, surprisingly, a new topic in the YA I've read. I was disappointed, however, at the completion of the book. Though I understand the story completes in book 2, I still do not like sad endings. Yeah, I could buy book 2 and find out what happens, but for me, when one book ends sadly, it takes away any desire to read on.

Still, plot was
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Karan Eleni
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2014
Review to come!
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Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
this is really a good read
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