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Boy Band

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*Young Adult Fiction*

Sam Morneau is Melissa Parker’s best friend. He’s also a member of The Kind of September, basically the hottest boy band on the planet.

After two and a half years, Mel is all too familiar with the day-to-day occurrences that come with being a member of the band’s inner circle, including hectic schedules, passionate fans, and gossip-mongering celebrity
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Paperback, 196 pages
Published April 21st 2015 by Wind Trail Publishing (first published March 26th 2015)
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Jacqueline Smith
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: best-books-ever
I had to rate my own book in order to add it to Listopia. I do give it five stars though. Because I wrote it.
Jessica
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I wasn’t expecting much from this, but it was really good.

So first off, I just loved that the band was from the Bay Area because that’s where I’m from.

From the moment I started reading this, I was hooked on the writing style. There was just something about it that was so easy. It felt like Melissa was talking to me. It was very conversational.

I also loved the inclusion of t
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Princess
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you Jacqueline for allowing me to read your book in exchange for my honest opinion. And that opinion was...this was so much fun! A cute, quick read. I loved everyone in the group and especially the friends to lover storyline. Tara is awful. It had all the necessary parts to a great book. I hope to read the others soon!
Lindsey Lynn (thepagemistress)
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
4.5/5 stars

This was a really cute story. I really liked Melissa because I could relate to her in so many ways. Sam was a giant sweetheart and I can see why people love him. I kind of knew where the story was going from the beginning, which I didn't mind. I just wish there was more at the end. I really loved the story overall.

I think everyone should read Jacqueline's work! She is freaking amazingly talented!
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Maddie
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-reads
Thank you to the author, Jacqueline E. Smith, for sending me a copy of Boy Band to review. This in no way swayed my opinions of this book.

Blurb:
Sam Morneau is Melissa Parker’s best friend. He’s also a member of The Kind of September, basically the hottest boy band on the planet.

After two and a half years, Mel is all too familiar with the day-to-day occurrences that come with being a member of the band’s inner circle, including hectic schedules, passionate fans, and gossip-mongering celebrity gi
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Allison
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
This book was a good idea executed kind of poorly. It came off as if I was reading a book based on a documentary. There was a lot of "we went here" and "we did this" and "they love the fans" and "they're so great and good looking," but not a whole lot of plot. Things happen and you get that this is supposed to be a romance, but the author does way too much telling and not enough showing. We are told constantly how great of friends everyone is through Mel's inner monologue, but never shown throug ...more
Aggie
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
It was easy, light, but the last few sentences was just disappointing. It's just to used path to take for author. However, I will write a longer review asap. ...more
Brittany from Can’t Quit Books
Melissa is on tour with The Kind of September. She has been best friends with some of the guys most of her life. Instead of going to a traditional college, she is talking online classes and touring around the world taking pictures/videos of the band. She loves her job and being with her friends, but some days are harder than others. Interviews, shows, video shoots, etc can be draining, as well as, secretly being in love with one of the band members, Sam. Rumors are constantly being spread about ...more
Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*
"... It's weird being in love with your best friend. It's even weirder when the rest of the world is in love with him, too."
Jacqueline is AMAZING!!!!! This is my third book from her and I just keep loving her writing even more. I am so amazed by her talent. She juggles different genres and pulls them off marvelously!
I fell in love from the first line. Not even five ages in and I was crying from laughing so hard. My laughter was uncontrollable and I
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Selin'
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“He’s the guy didn’t want to fall in love with because you know if he ever figured it out, things might not ever be the same between you, and you love the way things are.”

This book was so fun and adorable, I went through it in one sitting!

And guess what, I have a new soft spot for boybands now.

These characters were so real written, I felt like I was reading a documentary about a real life boy band. Jacqueline made the characters develop in front of our eyes, and that pretty much sold me to it.
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Laila Tarek
Oct 05, 2016 rated it liked it
*I received a paperback copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*.
That book reminds me so much of One Direction for some reason, no surprise there.

It’s more like a cute fan fiction where the heroine falls in love and a happily ever after sets in, with complications here and there.

It was a cute, light read that I’d recommend for someone looking for a cliche light story to loosen up a little bit. I like Mel’s character and I love how she handled everything and was always there for Sam
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Farah
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, for-review
*The author of this book sent me this paperback copy in exchange for an honest review, so don’t expect anything less than that. I will always give an honest review, be it a positive one or a negative one.*

This book is so freaking cute!

You guys know I typically despise romance in YA novels, but the relationship and the characters in this book were SO CUTE and so well done that I couldn’t do anything but love them.

Really unique main character, and the ending was sort of open which I felt worked r
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Annelise Lestrange
Review originally posted on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange :)

I received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Let's go :D

The Story

Melissa Parker and Sam Morneau have been best friends forever. The kind of friends that have sleepovers, share food, drinks, their families… Whatever the other part needs or wants. No matter how big is their circle of friends, Mel and Sam always end up glued to each other and everybody is used to their twin deal and bizarre relationshi
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Paula
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really good this band in the book reminds me so much of big time rush.
April Wood
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What's It About?

“He’s the guy you didn’t want to fall in love with because you know that if he ever figured it out, things might not be the same between you, and you love the way things are.”

The Kind Of September is an extremely popular boy band, consisting of members Josh, Cory, Oliver, Jesse and last but not least, Sam. Melissa Parker is their unofficial design intern and has been along for the ride since the beginning. Mostly, they have all been friends since elementary school.

Mel is in love
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Issah Camille Garcia
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
"For some reason, the smell brings tears to my eyes. I almost feel like I'm saying goodbye to him, which is ridiculous because I'm seeing him again in just a few hours. It's like saying goodbye to a dream that was never mine in the first place. Love is the worst."

~Jacqueline E. Smith, Boy Band




Melissa Park is in love with her bestfriend, Sam Morneau, who is also a member of the hottest boy band in earth.

There are lot of things i love about this book! First of all, i love the members! All five of
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Paige
May 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Original review posted here: http://thepaige-turner.com/uncategori...



If I could sum this book up in one word it would be: cute. This was just a really cute story through and through and reminded me a lot of the stuff I used to read in high school/middle school. Angsty protagonists? Check. Those same protagonists living famous lives? Check. Cute boys? Check.

I’m glad I read this during the springtime, because it’s one of those books that just puts you in a feel good mood and transports you from th
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Ben Ditmars
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Boy Band surprised me. I wasn’t sure going in if I would connect with the characters of a modern boy band. Author Jacqueline Smith however is a tremendous writer with a gift for storytelling. Her characters are rich, successful, influential, but still relatable. There’s something very human in their struggle for acceptance and love. And I never knew how lonely or lost people at the top could feel. Add to this the relationships: oh, god, the relationships! They were a rollercoaster ride but I won ...more
Lauren Dare
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book from the author via voracious readers only. I found this book to be a quick and easy read. It had a fun and light storyline whilst still developing strong main characters. The storyline of best friends possibly developing into more whilst overcoming a few obstacles here and there has a different spin when Sam is a member of a very popular boy band and Mel sees herself as the insignificant best friend. A great read I read in one sitting
Pamela Harju
I was into boybands once...

This wasn't a bad book. The writing is naive and amateurish, with more errors than I would like to see. The boys in the band were also annoyingly perfect - at least up until the end.
Still, a cute story.
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Christine
Apr 24, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars ... probably will end up reading the series.
Savannah Rohleder
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There's two of these in GoodReads, so I decided I would post my review on both. Why not?

The Kind of September is the hottest boy band and Melissa Parker is best friends with one of its founding members, Sam Morneau. She travels with the band as an intern and is smack dab in the midst of all the drama surrounding the band. Not to mention, she’d secretly in love with Sam. Trying to hide her feeling from him gets harder by the day and rumors keep circulating about different members of the band.

I ab
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Carolina Galrão
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-my-shelves
* First of all, I must thank the author for sending me a copy for review. *

I got completely hooked with this book and I read it in two days (I just didn't read it in less because I had school)!

The story might sound a bit of a cliché, but it definitely is something I've never read or similar.

The love story alongside with the daily life of a number one boy band is absolutely a wonderful mix! ❤️
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A.M. MSW
Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Boy Band is a novel that surrounds a juvenile concept, but pulls it off for an older audience. When I first began reading this novel I was afraid that it would be directed towards the lower end of the young adult spectrum, but I was happy to find that it was fit for my age range - those in their 20s. Jacqueline E. Smith took the concept of "bandoms" to the next level by having a girl, Mel, as the best friend of one of the band members, Sam, before they became famous. In this way she humanized ce ...more
Terri Farley
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WISH FULFILLMENT! Who hasn't had a crush on a band? The kind where you think "He's my favorite," and then, when someone asks you if you had to pick just one guy from the band to go out with...and you blurt out the drummer, when your major crush has always been the lead guitarist! BOY BAND lets you travel and rehearse and fret over the next performance with a lovable band and the girls who support them. A couple are girls you love to hate, but mostly the girls are the band's safety net and stabil ...more
Liana
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title: Boy Band
By Jacqueline E. Smith
Genre: Romance
Age category: Young Adults

Blurb:

Sam Morneau is Melissa Parker’s best friend. He’s also a member of The Kind of September, basically the hottest boy band on the planet.

After two and a half years, Mel is all too familiar with the day-to-day occurrences that come with being a member of the band’s inner circle, including hectic schedules, passionate fans, and gossip-mongering celebrity girlfriends.

Now, with the release of the group’s third album j
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Anjeline Magtoto
Jun 23, 2016 rated it liked it
I received this book in exchange for my honest thoughts, review and opinion. Thanks so much to Jacqueline, for send me her books to review.

I DNF this book! I feel bad for not finishing this book, but I'll try my hardest to say more positive things about it. It was a good read, but unfortunately it wasn't for me. I liked it at first then it started going down hill for me. This book has 196 pages, still have few more pages left. I would like to continue this book, but like I said I can't seem to
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Sandra
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sent-by-author
Original Review @ http://sandrathebookworm.blogspot.com...

I was sent a copy of this novel by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Where do I even start?! This book hooked me from the first chapter, once I began reading it I just couldn’t put it down! I finished it in one sitting, literally I sat down to read it at nine pm and finished it around two in the morning. Sam and Melissa are best-friends the only difference about this friendship is that Sam is a member of The Kind of September wh
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Arnild Aldepolla
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Wow and WOW! Honestly, I rarely read contemporary genres, but this book is a MAGNET! I’M IN LOVE! FOR REAL!!

This book is modern, i mean modern in a way that all of us in our generation today could really relate. (specifically in generation Y & Z, I think that’s the target audience of the author since the book includes techie and social media and of course for young adults and to those young at hearts.)

Jakie Smith has a brilliant idea! This story is like a reality tv show that you’ll always
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Marynold
Apr 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed reading this book! The story was sweet, adorable and funny; I loved it! It got me hooked from the moment I started reading it. The characters were great and I loved every single one of them. The characters' dialogue also felt natural and they were hilarious as well; I burst out laughing a couple of times while reading this! I also loved ALL THE LYRICS written in this book like seriously, the author could definitely make them to
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Jacqueline Smith was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Dallas, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Art and Performance in 2010. Two years later, she earned her Master's Degree in Humanities. Along with writing and publishing, Jacqueline loves photography, traveling, and nature.

For more information, please visit: https://linktr.ee/jacquelie

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