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Love Like Crazy

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  1,419 ratings  ·  145 reviews

All things that can be considered—and oftentimes are—just a bit crazy.

With an alcoholic father and an absentee mother, seventeen-year old Eppie Aberdeen has learned firsthand that life’s circumstances aren’t always sunshine and roses.

So Eppie doesn’t expect the fairytale, because reality certainly isn’t one. She’s not waiting on the handsome prince
Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published October 12th 2014 by Amazon Digital Services (first published October 1st 2014)
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
4-4.5 stars!!


Welp, I didn’t expect this cute cover to hide such a deep and meaningful story. Though it started off slow in the beginning, the witty dialogue, quirky characters each with their own brand of eccentricity, and heartwarming romance quickly won me over. By the end of the book I was alternating between awww-ing and smiling. Written in the same vein as The Fault in Our Stars and Bright Side, this YA book really charmed me and was a total escapism kind of story.


Eppie Aberdeen is a socia
Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
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“I’m going to show you I love you in what we do, and I’m going to show you I love you in what we don’t do, too… Everything, absolutely eveything will be my I love you, Eppie” – Lincoln


Don’t you just love books that you expected nothing but to be fluff and then just… punch you in the gut?! Love Like Crazy is definitely that. I thought it’ll just be about a messed up girl falling in love with this guy and then they’re gonna have some problem blah blah blah then
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
Imagine a world where every contemporary didn't have to have so many conflicts in the romantic relationships and could actually focus on other things..

There wasn't much about this book that I didn't love, to be honest. This book tells the story of two people who don't fit in their respective families and have had a pretty shitty life because of them. They meet, fall in love, and help each other truly believe that blood is not thicker than water.

Unlike most contemporaries that you will read, the
Kim at Divergent Gryffindor
Why am I always disappointed by the books that I read these days? -.-

Love Like Crazy seemed like such a promising read, and I couldn't help but be excited by the prospect of reading it, but when I finally read it, it was not what I expected at all. Judging by the cover of the book, it seemed like a light, fluffy and cute read, but the synopsis and the book clearly says otherwise. I went into this expecting a great, meaningful book, but what I got was definitely not that.

What I loved:
I loved that
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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All things that can be considered—and oftentimes are—just a bit crazy.

With an alcoholic father and an absentee mother, seventeen-year old Eppie Aberdeen has learned firsthand that life’s circumstances aren’t always sunshine and roses.

So Eppie doesn’t expect the fairytale, because reality certainly isn’t one. She’s not waiting on the handsome prince with his white horse to come to her rescue. But even though she’s not waiting on
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“That's what we needed. We all needed help. Some with medicine. Some with talking and listening and talking some more. Prayer. We probably needed prayer. And we needed one another to verify our crazy. To see it reflected in another person. To realize it wasn't as scary or hopeless as it seemed. To hold hands and notice tiptoe together. We were stronger in twos, we had to be. After all, hadn't all of those wild animals boarded into the shelter of that big boat side by side? Hadn't they endured th ...more
Whitney Mcgregor (A Literary Perusal)
Five beautifully crazy stars!

I love Megan's books and therefore have high expectations for everything she writes. Thankfully, Love Like Crazy was another breath of fresh air for me. I would describe this book as a clean, upper YA/NA story. The main characters are 17/18 and 19 but the themes are a bit heavy to really be considered YA.

There are so many great things about this book it's hard to know where to start. Eppie and Lincoln are 'real'. You could meet these two in almost any small town in
I don't really know I feel after reading this book. Love like crazy was a really good book and holy crap was it deep. A lot of reviews mentioned how it was sort of like the Fault in Our Stars--which had me bawling like a baby--and I can definitely see that. Eppie and Lincoln both have had a hard time growing up within their own families. Eppie is seen has the little 8 year old girl who "tried" to kill herself...oh and her dad is a complete drunk. Whereas Lincoln just has a shitty wealthy family ...more
Daniela  (Lost in a Book Blog)
This book is as beautiful as the cover and even more so. I fell incurably and madly in love with this from page one, because every single word, every single character and every single situation had everything I'm looking in a book. I loved every single thing about it.

Love Like Crazy is the story about this girl, Eppie, who's pretty much a loner. Life has thrown her a big amount of crappy things, so she had to learn a way to protect herself from the world and the people, because being the girl w
Joood Hooligan
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Megan Squires has done it again. She has managed to write a story even better than her previous ones, which is saying a lot. This was a fantastic read.

One of my favorite things about her stories is that she has a way of writing the most sexually intense scenes that don't actually have sex in them. It is amazing how she is able to control the reader in such a way.

I absolutely loved her characters, especially Lincoln. He was my favorite part of the whole story. Not just because he was shmexy and f
Ajs  Book Reviews
Eppie grew up being continually sick. Her parents fought all the time. Her dad turned to drinking and her mother was no longer around.

Lincoln is the black sheep of his family. His parents are completely ruthless and their relationship to slim to none.

Watching an accident take place and ending up in a vet's office is how Eppie meets Lincoln. From there, lives change; not only theirs but others close to them.

What happens when that one person instantly calms you, making everything better without wo
I was a little hesitant going into this because like none of my GR friends have read this but it was really cheap in the Kindle store the other day so I was like *shrugs* I won't be out TOO much money if it sucks.


it is so frickin cute. like super cute.
like call my dentist bc im pretty sure i got at least 5 cavities because of how sweet this ship was.

I mean there's angst and ~dark~ secret past (because it's just not YA without the cliche) bu
Jennifer Sons
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by Megan! It's a sweet YA romance about young love, being yourself & determination when you family don't believe in you! It reminded me of that young love in high school or right after! They are your world!

Eppie & Lincoln meet after an unfortunate event that landed them with a dog......a sick, wounded dog. This was the glue that initially held their relationship together! Well that & the very strong connection they felt when together! As we go through the book, we realize tha
Sara Johnson
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
Megan Squires writes some of the best male characters! Lincoln did not disappoint. He is the sweetest guy, he does not judge and accepts Eppie for who she is and not for what she has been through.

These to love each other quick but in a tender way. Lincoln takes his time with her and shows her what relationships should be like. He respects her age and thinks it's important to be her friend first.

I just loved this book and the way Megan writes sweet love stories without being to in your face wit
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was ok, but it didn't really go anywhere. What was even the point?
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was this Last Book Syndrome post that led me to reading this book. I was struck by the quote Clarissa chose, which goes: "The best parts of life are sometimes the hardest to comprehend." I was a glass case of emotions around that time so I thought it would be good to be with a book that would share the same sentiment, a story that would "understand."

I would give it a five-star rating since the swoons were for realsss and the reflections were on-point*, but in the later parts, I found it too f
Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I started this book, I liked it enough to keep reading, but had a hard time really getting into the story line. I felt a little like I had been catapulted into the story line without much explanation as to who was there with me or how they got there. The characters were likable and the plot was fine, but there was a lot of extra (and, in my opinion, unnecessary) narration in many parts that made it difficult and somewhat frustrating to keep reading.

Although I was altogether uncertain if I w
Becca Gordon
The pacing was completely off. It felt like ages before anything remotely interesting happened or anything was written in such a way that grabbed my attention. There were a few big reveals one of which I guessed in the beginning, the other not fully explained and one right at the very end that came out of nowhere. This final reveal changed the tone of the book, I felt as though I was reading an entirely new book. The dialogue, although sweet was often too cutesie/quirky in a way that made the au ...more
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Alicia Huxtable
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Young love

These two youngsters overcome so much in their lives in order to learn to love each other.....all starting with Herb
Pauline Ang
May 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-ebook
This book made me speechless. No, it wasn't because it was so amazing and beautiful. It was because it has the capability of messing up my brain. Yes, definitely that, because I found a lot of things that I didn't like, but still had the power to make me think.

What I didn't like:
1. The pacing. Right from the start, after reading about the first 10% of the book, I found myself skimming through the pages. It was a bad start for me, admittedly. It continued on for the next chapters, and I almost fi
Stephanie Scarbrough
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So Sweet!!

This was the sweetest thing I’ve ever read! The author describes a life that sounds absolutely awful, but love transforms it into something wondrous and breathtaking. I’m hoping to find the kind of love that’s central to this story. I devoured this book in less than a day, and it was very well spent! I couldn’t have asked for a better way!
Christy Whiteker
This book started out a little slow. Once I got through the first few chapters I was hooked. I fell in love with the two main characters. I absolutely loved this book, found my self thinking about at work and other times I couldn't read. I recommend this book to everyone that likes a good meaningful story.
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: favorites
***** 5 Incurably Bright Stars! *****

"I'd always felt out of tune in this life, but even as off-tune as I was, Lincoln somehow matched it. We were in tune."

Well, Megan Squires has done it again! Her gift for creating such life-like characters is incredible. Their emotions and personalities jump off the page, and at the end of the book, they feel like people you know intimately. Her characters are your friends, your family. Lincoln, Eppie, Dan, and Phil will always hold a special place in my hea
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I think my negative reaction to this book may be partly to blame on how it had been recommended to me in on-line reviews. After the first couple of chapters I almost put it away, bored and irritated, but then decided to finish it - and it did get slightly better in the middle.

Eppie is a teenager in a tough place: mother gone, living with an alcoholic Dad, shunned at school as weird for her family's dark past. When she decides to save a dog that has been run over it is clear even to herself that
Oct 16, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014

First and foremost Lincoln was the man!! Even at 19, he was amazing. He came in and swooped Eppie and myself up and instantly became a favorite character. I loved Eppie just as much. This was basically her story, mainly at least. And 'her' story was very telling and sadly showed how alone she was. But here comes Lincoln to be just what she needs.

"I'm here. However you need me."

The relationship and building of it deserves more than 5 stars. I was hooked and
loving the way Lincoln and Eppie eased
Lynn Gardner
Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I downloaded this when it was on a free Kindle promotion on the recommendation of another author whose books I enjoy.

I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were all a bit quirky, and being in Eppie's head was often an amusing place to be. The way her mind worked was entertaining and kept me turning pages, even more so than the events that were happening throughout the book. The way that
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I rarely give YA novels any credit because they're usually so uninteresting. But in the world of romance there are some things that I tend to suspend disbelief on: perfect men who say really romantic things, insta-love, and unrealistic drama. This book had all three. And I was surprisingly okay with that.

This the story of Eppie and Lincoln who meet in a veterinarian's office after she witnesses a dog getting hit by a car. For some unknown reason he wants to help her, despite the fact that she's
I read this book because 1) it popped up somewhere right after I had finished Kindred Spirits and the cover tricked me into believing it might be somewhat Rowellian, and 2) it was available on Kindle Unlimited.


This was just disastrous. It started well enough, but there are just so many things here that got on my nerves:

1) How "broken" everyone was. Not one character did not have some horrible "secret" in their past.
2) How deep they all were because of this, even though being 18-21 ye
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(Sigh) Talk about a breathe of fresh air! Megan Squires has truly delivered again. This is a clean, sweet romance that definitely gives you some feels!
I loved Eppie & Lincoln! They were relatable as well as adorable. Their names alone are enough to have you grinning from ear to ear.
Eppie had me laughing out loud and Lincoln had me swooning through the book. Without giving too much away I’ll summarize to say: Eppie, is quirky and somewhat of a loner. Life has not been the easiest for her, with
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