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Labeled Love

(L.A. Love #1)

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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  427 ratings  ·  96 reviews
I was twelve years old when I met him. I guess you could say opposites attract. We didn’t know it then. Or maybe we did, but we didn’t care. It’s not easy growing up in Los Angeles. Well, for me it was. But, not for him.

I’m a Hollywood girl born and raised in the business.
I have everything I’ve ever needed
and only wanted him.

Is it possible to find your forever love when y
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Published August 4th 2015 by Danielle M. Rocco (first published August 3rd 2015)
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Christy
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 PB&J stars!

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Labeled Love is Danielle Rocco’s debut novel, but you’d never know it by reading this story. The writing style is fantastic and the words are beautiful. This is one of those books that I devoured and one that kept a permanent smile on my face. It’s one of the sweetest books ever. This couple has so much love and devotion for one another, you will easily fall in love with Jace, Shay and their story. It’s a book that needs to be read!

Jace is a boy who lives on the wrong side of
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 Leo (Queen of the Rants and the Crazy)
4.5 stars!!!

Wow this was an amazing love story between the two MCs.
They meet when they're kids, hero was 13 and heroine 12 from the moment he met her he fell in love with her. The only complaint that I have is that the heroine should have put this asshole Cole in his place.
His love for her was amazing.
It kinda reminds me when I met my hubby when I was 17, 21 years later we're still going strong!!
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Pretty
Rating: R
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: AWESOME
Characters: Well Done
Plot: A coming of age page turner
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: JACE

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
One of my FAVORITE reads of the year and I don’t say that lightly. I love how this story begins at the "beginning" and we follow it all the way through in realistic and thought provoking way. The characters are easy to fall in love it. And yeah…

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Fre06 Begum
How perfect is this guy and his devotion to her! This is turning out to be such a beautiful series with so much love between the couple.
Teri Beth
May 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
ARC provided by author.

First I just have to applaud Danielle Rocco on her debut novel. I know Danielle personally and I am proud of her for working so hard on this story!

To be Danielle's first book, I think Labeled Love is good; it's an extremely sweet YA read. It follows Shay and Jace from tweens when they first meet until they become young adults figuring out their future together. Jace James is from the wrong side of the tracks who hasn't had an easy life. All he has is his mother and that's
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loveandstolenkisses
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ahh what a very lovely story about the truest of love. The kind of love where all that matters is you being with your love.

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The story is told from the POV of Jace and Shay, and is set in Los Angeles.

Jace is from the ”wrong” side of the track, and is struggling every day with a alcoholic mom, poverty, and a neighborhood that would make anybody scared to walk through. But despite Jaces environment he is determined not be like his mom, and find a way away from all of it. How though is something he d
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Eyvette Abreu
Pure Sweetness 4.5****

Jace and Shay meet when he is 13 and she is 12. These two kids lead totally different lives.
Shay has amazing parents, great siblings, and they are very well off. Jace is from the other side of the tracks. He lives with his alcoholic, drug using mother. His upbringing is the saddest thing ever until he meets Shay at a community center. He went there because he hated going home and they had free snacks. Shay went there with her mother who volunteered at the community center.
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Kelly with Sugar Shack Book Blog
I was given a copy for an honest review!

I am honestly having a hard time thinking of how to put all of my thoughts and feelings into words. I was without a doubt blown away by Danielle!! I really had no expectations when I started reading, the blurb caught my attention and I decided to dive in! WOW I was immediately sucked in from the beginning of the book to the last page. I can not even think of one negative thing to say. The writing was captivting and held my attention the entire time. The ch
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Sunny
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I normally do not like YA books. This book is one that makes me think that I should give the genre a chance. I literally found myself just smiling through so much of this book. It is pretty rare for me to feel like that through a book. Jace and Shay are amazing characters. You would think that you would hate Shay. She comes from money, has a huge house, has never worried about anything in her life but she is really down to earth. She is smart and caring. I really liked her. Jace is the boy from ...more
Cynthia Heisner
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC of this for an honest review.

This story made for a great debut novel. From the beginning, I was rooting for Shay and Jace. Although YA is not my favorite genre nor one that I have read much, this book really kept my attention. I wanted to know what happened with these characters that I had been introduced to when they were only tweens. This is a poor boy/rich girl story that really tugs at your heart strings. I was angry at Jace a few times in the book because of the extremes
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Jill
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC for an honest review.

Did you ever develop a crush on a young boy while in your tweens and wonder where life would take you if that friendship continued over the years? Well, here's a story about two tweens who meet by chance and as they grow, a relationship grows along with them.

Meet Jase and Shay, two kids from different worlds who won't allow anything around them tear them apart. Love really does conquer all.

**WARNING** Jase James will steal your heart.
Julz
Oct 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Sweet
Michelle Krystel
Swoon

I fell for Jace right from the beginning, the connection these two share is crazy electric. It feels like if you were near them you would get that tingly feeling that radiates off of them. Shay and Jace are such a unique couple. You cannot help but root for them to make it. I absolutely loved this story and can't wait to read there second book!
dreamerinexile
Love transcends everything 4.5 stars

*An ARC copy kindly provided for honest review*

Wow. What a sweet, make your heart feel light kind of love story! But the ending killed me.

Jace is a good kid, but life hasn’t dealt him kindly. From a very young age, he’s had to struggle. Be it food or clothes on his back, Jace didn’t have it easy. But he wasn’t bitter about having less. He still had a beautiful heart. He was still a hero. You’ll know why when you read the first chapter. He was my hero.

Shay was
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Kristen Anderson
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
Part of me feels a little bad rating this so low because it was so cute. It's like a little puppy. Like you want to scold it when it's a little brat, but then you look at it with those big puppy dog eyes and it's so hard! I think the biggest problem was that it was just too much. Everything. Too much cuteness. Too much cheese. Over the top, repetitive, nonstop. I wanted to make it stop so bad. And then there was the story itself. I will say that one thing I appreciated was that there weren't the ...more
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Aug 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: I wouldn't. Nothing original here. Bored me.
09/15/2015 -- It just couldn't keep my interest. In other words, it bored me.
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
3,5 stars the first 95% but 5 stars the last 5 %.

HOW CAN DANIELLE ROCCO DO IT!!!!!! She can’t do this and leave us like that! I thought I would have an easy and standalone love story…

OK, rewind.

Until 95% in the book, I had my review all planned and it was like: “If you want really sweet, no angst but a little bumps in the road love story with HEA, this is your book”.
Now, it sounds more like: “if you want sweet, young love, no angst at all and “they lived happy forever after” with no cliffhanger,
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Sandie Book Boyfriend Reviews
3.5 stars

I love reading YA for many reasons. It cleanses my palette after reading so much Adult or NA. When I first came across this author on FB I was intrigued, then I saw her cover and I knew I had to read this book.

Shay and Jace fall for one another at a very young age. In this book I got to see their relationship blossom from their teens into adulthood. The way Jace protects and adores her is phenomenal. I love the fact that this kid is from the wrong side of the tracks, his mother is a jun
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Shannon Diaz
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC for an honest review!!!

This is the story of Jace and Shay; two teens from totally different backgrounds brought together through a chance encounter. I'm completely in AWE over the raw emotions these characters bring out in me. I'm not one to read YA Romances very often, but boy what I've been missing in a truly mesmerizing fairytale of love.. Finding my soulmate at 15 I thought I'd found my Prince Charming, but boy was I wrong, lol because Jace is the boy, all boys should mo
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Eli
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent debut by Danielle Rocco. A young adult read about love. Young love that starts pure for Jace and Shay as children and follows them through the years. As the reader, you see them grow. These two do not believe in labels. It doesn't matter that she is from a family of fame and fortune. Nor does it matter that he is lonely boy trudging through poverty. They simply see each other. They know how they feel. The only label they know is love. The true feelings for one and other.

As
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Just
Aug 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meh

Here's the thing. I liked it, but didn't love it. But here's the other thing, I feel like I WILL love book #2. And here's the reason why:

This story was SLOW for me. It starts when the characters meet in childhood and continue through high school. That's a long time, right?! But nothing happens! I feel like the author was trying very hard to be anti angst (which I respect the hell out of) but it made the story dull. It was a lot of sappy "I love you, baby" and "give me your lips, baby" and con
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Melissa
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Beautiful Stars!
This book is just so darn good! It's almost fairy tale like, a sweet true love, love story. I was intrigued by the blurb, and I was totally drawn into the story right away, and found myself needing to keep turning pages. I don't think I've smiled so much during a read in quite awhile. Jace and Shay wormed their way into my heart and found their own little cozy spot for two there. There story is just so beautiful and could make even the most jaded individual believe. The author
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Tina
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can't say enough about this book. I was so overwhelmed with emotion throughout the whole story of Jace and Shay. Danielle really makes you feel what the characters are going through. This story proves that true love can conquer anything if you believe. You either love or hate the characters which makes you really feel like you are part of the story. After reading this book you will remember Jace and Shay for along time if not forever. Danielle has proved you can do anything if you put your min ...more
Sharron Lederer
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book and cannot believe what was delivered. What a great debut!

I am so excited I got to visit Jace and Shay's world. It was written in such a way, I felt like I was Jace's neighbor and a member of Shay's circle of friends and at times I felt like I was intruding on their bubble of love. It also didn't hurt, that I felt like I was an honorary Cali girl too.

It was refreshing to read a love story where two characters meet and fall in love so young and while you think that
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The Epilogue Snob
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All those that love to get lost in young love

Love only knows your heart, not your fucking address

This is a story about true love that looks beyond where you come from. It's about two kids that meet at the ages of twelve and thirteen and fight to be a part of each others lives. This is about all those first that give you butterflies and it's about heartfelt emotions that will pull at your heartstrings...

It's not how you start ...it's how you finish
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And, I'm thinking this is going to finish with an EPIC EPILOGUE
Amandajane
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Re-read 30/5/16

This is a beautiful book of the perfect teen love story between a boy from the wrong side of the tracks, Jace and Shay, the girl born into privilege. As they grow over the years it takes us from meeting to first kiss and through to graduating from high school and planning their future together. It is a gorgeous story of soulmates meeting at ages 12 and 13 and their magical love. It is a lovely easy read with syrupy sweet dialogue as they move towards a HEA... then you realise it i
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Danielle Rocco
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
My very first story I've written and I'm just so blissfully happy as I read through every page over and over again. I wanted to create my own sweet first love perfection, and Jace & Shay are just that to me. My own PERFECTLY PERFECT young love story that I think we all want when we are young finding that first one, that perfect one, that only one that makes your heart beat fast and gives you every single one of those "CALENDAR WORTHY MOMENTS"

I hope you will love Jace & Shay as I do.
Hap
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loved-it
This was a really lovely coming of age story about falling in love. The two main characters are Shay and Jace. They are from completely different backgrounds. Their story is beautiful and heartfelt. I thought the author did a great job of portraying the characters as real and I loved the storyline.

If your looking for a young adult story or just fancy a lovely love story then I recommend this book. Well done to the author on her debut novel. After that ending I'm looking forward to book two.
Rhonda Salot Kirkpatrick
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Where do I start ? When I started this book I was hooked by the 3rd page , the author pulls on every emotion one has , I laughed I cryed I fell in love I even got mad . Jace and Shay make you remember there is honest love still to be had. I can't wait for part two , if we are all lucky enough we will get to see labeled love come alive in the movies . #teamjace
Courtney {SmuttyBookLover}
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 "Heart Shaped PB&J" Stars

“You want me reckless, baby? Or you just want me to let go and be young?”

Get ready for innocent touches, first kisses, a boy from the wrong side of the tracks, a girl who has everything, tons of SWOONING & lots of tears!

FULL REVIEW TO COME!!
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Danielle Rocco writes sweet romances filled with so much swoon worthy love, you will feel like you are reading on top of a cloud of cotton candy. Her debut novel Labeled Love was a Amazon hot teen release. Readers fell in love with the young boy from the rough side who fell head over heels in love with the young Hollywood girl with the sweet side. Her characters are all about true love, family and ...more

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