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3.73  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Ashley Smith spent her life being shipped from one family member to the next. When Ashley’s estranged father dies, she finally has the money to go to college and the chance to find a place where she belongs.

Within days, Ashley has found the one thing she’s always longed for – a family. She may have even found love. There’s only one problem. Ashley likes Colin…a lot, but so
Published November 4th 2014 by Clean Reads (first published November 3rd 2014)
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Nov 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2015
I received this E-ARC through net-galley in exchange for an honest review thank you for allowing me to read this.

Accepted was a sweet enough book but for me was a bit lacklustre. Maybe it's because of all the new adult books I've been reading lately. But this one felt like it didn't go deep enough with the story and relationship.
We start this book with our main character Ashley who is starting at college and is super nervous about fitting in and making friends. As she has no real family her mum
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, love-love-love
This is such a sweet story! Ashley's mom died when she was 2 years old and her dad wasn't in the picture so she was bounced around and never had a home. She's never really had a family or close friends. When she starts at a new college, she makes friends with a popular group of girls led by Randi. Ashley is a loyal friend and is happy to finally feel like she belongs. Colin is the guy Randi has had a crush on for years. Unfortunately for Randi, Colin isn't into her. Colin is the sweetest guy and ...more
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
I really enjoyed this book and was bummed that I just couldn't give it 5 stars as much as I wanted to. Ashley goes off to college and is starting a new life for herself. She has had a rough life and has had no real home all her life. Because of this, she's excited to have a place to call her own and to get an education to begin her dream of being a doctor. Colin is a really attractive and really nice guy on Ashley's floor that happens to be friends with her roommate and her best friend Randi. Ra ...more
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I really enjoyed this story and was sad when it ended because I wanted more! I was even more sad that this author has yet to write more, I was hoping for other novels to check out, or even a sequel, or maybe a spin off with Becca (hint hint if you're reading this Coleen Lahr). I got to a point where couldn't put this one down-literally I was going about my day trying to do things one handed while my kindle was glued in my hand! All that being said, I do have to admit this one had a bit of slow s ...more
Genesis Sheli (Whispering Chapters)
Accepted is a very sweet and compelling story. I enjoyed reading it a lot and it was emotional to read. Reading about Ashley's life, how she doesn't have a family to care for her, how she's all alone in the world, calling her dorm room her "home", that was so sad to me. I wanted to dive inside the story and hug her.

I also wanted to slap her because she was using Randi as an excuse to not get close to colin. Randi is Ashley's friend and Randi likes Colin a lot so Ashley didn't want to ruin her f
Michelle (Adventure in Bookland)
Accepted was a sweet new adult romance which dealt with friendship, love and tearing down walls. I loved so many parts of this book, the characters, the plot and every compelling scene. I absolutely adored Ashley, she was such a sweet girl that desperately wanted to feel wanted and loved. The thing was she was missing out on some of that while worrying about what she would lose if she would allow Colin in. Becca and Colin were also great characters! I wish this story was longer so I could have s ...more
Nov 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Accepted By Coleen Lahr was a great book. Its about Ashley (the main girl), going to college, and finding not only herself, but for the first time, family.
I really liked this book, for a couple of reasons. The first one was that Coleen Lahr did a great job of describing everything, and keeps up with the thoughts going on in Ashley's head. I truly felt sad for Ashley when she gets to school and everyone is with there family and she was just used to being alone. You could feel her inner battle wi
Wendy Gibson
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-books, netgalley
Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Accepted is a compellingly sweet and wonderful coming of age story about Ashley, a girl who was going off to college and discovering the path her life was meant to take. I identified with her a great deal, with her occasional self doubt, her desire to fit in, find love and worrying about what her peers were thinking of her. Those were all feelings that I experienced at one time or another in HighSchool and College, although un
This book was nicely done. I felt it was well edited in content and grammar. That being said, I loved the characters. I clearly understand the loneliness this girl felt and also her hopefulness. I cheered for her when it was all coming together for her. She was a kind and loyal friend. Colin was a great character too. Many of the situations used in the story do indeed happen and college is a great time in ones life. Loved the uplifting ending too. ARC from netgallery in exchange of honest review ...more
Kristine Ruiz
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Collet is a girl how's lost so much in life and when she finally feels like she's getting a family again she's afraid to lose is all over a boy. But the feelings he envies in her she can't seem to stop, but with the fear her friend likes him she's worried what it could do, this book had so much of college life in it and real feelings that are so right for some many people in the same situation, was defiantly a good read. ...more
stephanie devlin-gill
"Accepted" was a great read. the characters were genuine and kind. i had moments where i caught myself wondering about the characters and what was going to happen in novel when i wasn't even reading it. i sign that i was really engrossed in the happenings, so fun! great ending too, with a slight twist i hadn't expected. ...more
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so fun! A wonderful story about a young woman navigating the first few months of college. Ashley is a sweet, relatable character with "friends" like we all had in college.

Whether you are dreaming about college or ready to reminisce about it, you'll enjoy the time you spend with Ashley.
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Very likeable story. I loved the plot and characters, and Ashley was easy to relate to. An overall enjoyable read. I definitely recommend this book.
very fastpaced
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Accepted," by Coleen Lahr is a wonderful book! I couldn't put it down. It's a touching story, has great characters and is well written.
I received a free copy of this book.

'Accepted' is the story of Ashley who never had a real home due to a difficult family situation. All the moving around shaped her character and made her anxious to start university. But it turns out way better than expected - she finds a place for her love of medicine and friends who give her a home. She's so happy that she doesn't want things to change at all but doesn't see that change has already happened when she falls for Colin.

Ashley is quite an interes
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I received this free eARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Hmm. This was an interesting novel. On the one hand I liked it. Going off to college and starting over, making new friends. Especially for Ashley who has never had a home before, no one to love her and be happy to see her.

But on the other hand, Ashley is so insecure and wants to be loved that she denies herself the simplest things. She overthinks things and wants to belong that she sacrifices her own happiness. And hones
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
LOVED THIS BOOK!! The characters are relatable (and if we are honest we all had friends like these in college). The storyline was interesting and kept you turning the pages. Looking forward to many more books from the author!

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley.
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