You Before Anyone Else
Everything she wants. Everything he needs.
The supportive friend, the reliable daughter, the doting big-sister: Finley is used to being the glue that holds everyone together. But while her sweet demeanor makes her the perfect confidant, her wholesome look isn't landing her the high paying modeling jobs, which are what Finley needs if she is going to reopen her mother's da...more
I just don't.
How do you go from the beginning of a beautifully crafted romance to... this.
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It begins with a girl, Finley, and a boy, Eddie. Both are models (aka gorgeous).
Finely is trying to become edgier.
Eddie is hiding something.
They meet at a party in an apartment building where models from a certain agency stay at.. both are in weird places in their lives, and end up having a one-night stand. *cue awkward morning afters, ...more
Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC.
Eddie picks up a lock of my hair. Slowly, he slides it between his fingers. “You’re not my type either. Too pretty. Too nice. Too smart. Too perfect. I’d hate to go after someone I could actually fall for…”
Finley has a goal no one knows about. To achieve it she needs big bucks and therefore better contracts which usually go to edgier, rebellious models ...more
“Why is your mouth so easy to stare at? And why do I want to kiss you so badly?”
Cue another young adult romance that is so desperately trying to follow the path of every new adult book, complete with casual sex, a good girl falling for a bad boy, and a hidden past… ooh, I'm so intrigued. No, I'm actually not, because I've read this exact same scenario way too many times.
As if there aren't enough of these books. Honestly, I wouldn't mind this type of story, even though it's unbelievably predict ...more
But if you can get past the silliness that a model can somehow get booked for jobs by hooking up with a stranger, there's a lot to like about this bo ...more
Model Finley needs to shed her ‘good girl’ image, so she takes in mysterious newcomer Eddie for a one night stand. But the two can’t seem to stay away from each other, and as their relationship grows, Eddie’s secrets threaten to tear them apart.
This book straddles the line between YA and NA. The characters are eighteen but are facing some Very Grown Up Problems as well as some regular teen issues such as work and family. Finley’s trying to change her image, so she keeps dismissing Edd ...more
I am so glad that I requested this book, seriously, so so glad! First I would like to talk a bit about the book’s genre. While I requested it under Teens & YA, I have to say that for me this book is more a New Adult book than anything else.
With that out of the way, I loved this one! The writing is great, and I really liked how it flowed between the two POVs and how distinct Eddie and Fin’s voices were. I’ve read enough YA/NA dual POVs books to know that doesn’t always ha ...more
Writing this review is difficult because talking about my favourite part of the book would be a huge spoiler. So I will talk about it without talking about it.
Somehow, lately, I've read three different books set with thi ...more
I was really excited when I got approved for this arc and I am even more happy that it held up to the hype I made for it myself. You Before Anyone Else is one of those books that kind of defy a certain categorization. On the one hand it is definitely YA – Finley and Eddie are around 18 years old, their romance is hot with sparks flying rather quickly but it is never explicit or anything like that. Then again, it also ...more
The book started off really good but then it became a torture and I was really close to dnf-ing it.
No, I don't hate this book but this book is dragged.. a lot. It's 400 pages long and I think that the authors (It's written by two authors) could wind up the story in 200 or maximum 300 pages. I got bored of reading this book and that's one of the reasons why it took me 3-4 days to finish it.
I don't like Finley's characte ...more
It's been awhile since I read the first book in this series, but I remember really liking it and that's why I requested "You Before Anyone Else". This installment did not disappoint - the strong chemistry between the two main characters, the pacing that flows seamlessly throughout the book, and the glimpses we get into the world of modeling are some of the things I loved about the first book, ...more
I really enjoyed this one. Alternating POV, this is the story of Eddie and Finley. They meet at a party in the midst of the modeling world chaos. But they are both at a weird crossroad. Each has their own struggles and have enough drama. Neither of them have the time for a relationship but how can you avoid each other when you both model and keep getting thrown together.
The chemistry is there, even if they don't have the time for it.
I really appreciated that this story was ...more
When I first started reading this book, I wasn’t really enjoy it, but as time went on and we actually got to know the characters outside of what they were both pretending to be I started liking it and them together.
First we have Finley who is a young model who has been labeled as sweet and innocent and because of that barely get any jobs.
Then we have ...more
Okay, so there is the summary for this book and then there is what I consider to be a whole story underneath that. In the book's summary, Finley is a model who is trying to break out of her 'good girl' shell. And yes, that's true, but Finley is also the girl who loves and supports her ...more
The setting is certainly different to anything else I've read. The majority of the story is set in apartments belonging to a model agency in New York. Therefore, all the tenants are very young and not always the most responsible. It's actually a bit like high school without the cla ...more
It's written from dual POV's, alternating chapters. And it works because there's no break in the continuity; every chapter picks up right where the last one left off, even in the middle of a scene. This really works to the advantage of the story in that it kept me interested ...more
This book had my attention from the very beginning and kept it throughout. I enjoyed the dual narrative, reading the story from both Finley and Eddie's perspectives.
I loved the playfulness between Finley and Eddie. Together they seemed young (because they are) and carefree, but they both are carrying ...more
I'm not totally sure what to say about this one. I've been going back and forth trying to figure out how to review this, and I'm honestly not sure what to say.
How realistic is this book? Probably not particularly. I don't see really anyone walking along the street and then modeling for really huge names the next day. But I still enjoyed the story. There are things that happen that would cause some people I know to put it down and never pick it u ...more
Thank you NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with an e-ARC of this book!
Going into the book, I didn’t have high expectations because it was my first time reading Julie Cross’s and Mark Perini’s work. I’m happy to say that I really enjoyed it. It was cute and easy to read. I especially appreciated the fact that the authors didn’t push too hard on the “mystery” factor of the book. The bo ...more
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