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(Love, Lucas #3)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  297 ratings  ·  38 reviews
When Mia Cox finds out she can’t donate her kidney to save her younger sister’s life, she doesn’t hesitate to jump on a plane to New York, convinced she can talk their estranged birth mother, Carmen, into donating hers instead. She doesn’t know the city or how she’ll find Carmen when she gets there, but she has to try. If she doesn’t, Maddy’s going to die.

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Hardcover, 275 pages
Published February 13th 2018 by Sky Pony
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Lillian Mizner Actually, it kind of does. This book is not related to Lucas but it is related to Emmy and Cole (From the 2nd book "Switching Gears.) So yes, they rev…moreActually, it kind of does. This book is not related to Lucas but it is related to Emmy and Cole (From the 2nd book "Switching Gears.) So yes, they revolve around the same world. If you have read the 2nd book, Cole has two of his cousins from California over one night when they go bowling and one is dying. Then in this book Mia (The main character) mentions her cousin Cole from Utah, and coincidentally her sister is dying. So yes, they are in the Love, Lucas world.(less)

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Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
I pretty much speed-read this book and I honestly don't remember much about it, so it wasn't that impressionable, haha.
It has a lot of the elements I like in a fluffy contemporary, especially famous person falling in love with a normal person, my number one guilty pleasure trope, but I guess I didn't like it because I rated it two stars?
From reading other people's reviews, I'm guessing I liked the family and some of the romance, but something must've been off for me. Maybe the ending was too mu
Katie W
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
My teenage self really loved three things--romance, celebrities, and a heart-wrenching story that would make me cry. I guess I loved books and movies to help release that angst. INTERLUDE has them all and I really did enjoy it, even with the lump in my throat.

Mia and her younger sister, Maddy, are really close and Maddy is dying. In a final, desperate measure to save her sister, Mia runs away to New York City to look for their birth mom, where she meets Jaxton, a famous rocker. I loved the meet
Fafa's Book Corner
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Mini review:


I was really looking forward to reading this book. Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy it.

To put it simply I got to a point where I stopped caring. I would’ve preferred seeing more of Mia’s family. While I didn’t mind Jaxton, I was annoyed with their insta-attraction. Mia would get jealous if she saw Jaxton with his female fans. I honestly wouldn’t have minded their interactions if it weren’t for that.

The author did an excellent job with Mia and her family. And Jaxton was a pretty gr
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
YA With Emotion

I love when I care about characters in a story. My heart definitely became invested, the tears prove it. There is a bit more than fluff in this book!
Suze Lavender
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mia and Maddy are close. They are sisters and best friends. When Mia turns eighteen she doesn't waste any time and takes the necessary tests to see if she can donate a kidney to Maddy. Unfortunately she isn't a match. Maddy doesn't have much time left and there's only one person Mia can think of wo could donate a kidney, their mother, a woman they don't know and who isn't part of their lives. Mia buys a plane ticket and travels to New York to get Maddy the help she needs. Will she succeed?

Mia do
Jun 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, ya, romance
Characters who are dealing with grief are ones who I understand so well these days. I loved Mia and the way she chose to do all she could for her sister while she is still living, even though she knows that Maddy could very well die soon. Along her journey, a boy enters her pathway and yes, the cute inevitably follows. :) But this isn't just a story with a sweet romance, this is all about Mia figuring out her own strength. As well as proving just how amazing she is to everyone around her! I love ...more
Mia Giarritano
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The best book ever! Really sad, but really beautiful!!!
Morgan Shipman
"The only road I walk alone is the road I paved myself." - J.S.

"I'll take your hand and you'll take mine,
We'll leave our troubles far behind
I'd love to get away from here
Run away from my life, to be with you my dear." -J.S.

This beautiful was a tearjerker! (view spoiler)
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Take one girl who will do anything to save her sick sister, add one rockstar on the run from his troubles, and one stormy family history, and you have Chantele Sedgwick’s Interlude. Sweet, heartfelt, and full of music, it perfectly mixes family drama with a burgeoning romance and hits every note.
The main protagonist is 18 year-old Mia and the reader learns, right off the bat, that she is being tested to see if she is a match to donate a kidney to her younger sister, Maddy. Maddy has had kidney disease for 2 years, going to dialysis a few times a week, and has finally reached renal failure. If she doesn't get a kidney soon, she will die. Mia and Maddy's birth mother ran off not long after Maddy was born, so if Mia isn't a match there isn't anyone left in their family who can donate a kid ...more
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“You came here for a reason, no matter the outcome,” are the words that flash through Mia’s head as she searches the streets of New York to find her birth mother—the only one who may be able to save Mia’s dying sister’s life. Mia Cox just found out that she is not an acceptable kidney donor for her sister Maddy who is suffering from Kidney Disease. As this had been Mia’s goal since the start of Maddy’s illness, she must find another donor to keep her sister alive, which leads her across the coun ...more
Sara Borden
Mar 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Interlude is about a girl, named Maddy, who is close to dying and needs a kidney transplant. When Mia, her sister, finds out she cannot donate her kidney, she is devastated. Mia jumps on a plane and flies to New York to find her birth mother, Carmen, hoping she can help. While on the flight over, she meets Jaxton Scott, a cute and famous rockstar, and unknowingly falls for him. Jaxton is willing to help find Carmen and save Maddy's life. Mia and Jaxton are getting to know each other and Mia open ...more
Khairun  Atika
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
For some reason, James Bay's new song, Us, was playing in my head as I read this book. It was what I imagined Jaxton Scott to sound like. I loved every bit of this story, and I admired Mia. She is headstrong, determined and selfless. She is not afraid to speak her mind and is full of fire and passion. Yet she holds herself back to care for her sick sister, Maddy. When Maddy's life is in danger, Mia jumps on a plane to track down her estranged mother, desperate to have someone save her sister. Sh ...more
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book so so much. Jax is such a wonderful guy and Mia is so brave!
I was so happy when Maddy made it out alive. I was so sure that the author was going to make her die, but she didn't! Jax, being the amazing guy he is, saved her even though him and Mia knew each other for a short time.
Jax may be my favorite character because of his charming personality and how much care he put in for Mia.
Interlude had such a beautiful ending an
Apr 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Hee hee hee. I love those two! Their relationship is so cute and funny. I love both of those characters. However, I feel the same way about this story as I did about 'Love, Lucas'. I really don't want to bash on the author, because I really like her, but I just don't feel like the writing is what it could be. Maybe it's just me, because I do judge the writing just as much as the story when I read, but I just can't get over how it sounds sometimes. I just feel like a lot of improvement could be m ...more
Sophia Cofflin
Dec 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Interlude was a beautiful book about love, friendship, and sisterhood. Readers will laugh and cry with the characters. This book is written in a way that makes you just keep turning the pages until you reach the end. You will feel disappointed of how Mia's mother, when Mia meets her. The end was great, and really went with the tone of the book. I liked that the element of what family means is intertwined in the book. I think people who like romance will like this book. Overall, this was a great ...more
Bonnie Thrasher
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this author. This is another sweet love story appropriate for pre-teens through adults which has grit and depth. Mia's sister needs a kidney transplant, but a donor cannot be found. time is running out. In a last ditch effort, newly 18 Mia sets out in search of her birth mother and meets people who will change her life forever, some in ways in which she has never imagined. She finds maturity as she faces stark reality. Dreams are shattered as new dreams are dreamt. ...more
Ellie Schrier
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my word this book made me laugh and cry and fangirl! Adored it from start to end. I loved that the the sister-plot and the romance-plot supported each other and both intrigued me. Of course there were certain cliches in the book, but I can overlook them because the book also shared great messages about love and kindness and hope. It was nice that the love interest was flawed and real. Both characters were authentic and, to a certain degree, relatable. I would definitely recommend this.
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I like the story a lot. The celebrity I imagined was Shawn Mendes, because I have just discovered him and like him a lot. ☺️ I like that the story is not too long, fast and unbelievably sweet. And has a happy ending, that’s crucial for me. 🙂
I wonder that just holding hands can be such an intimate moment. It is hot, really. The book has two kisses and some hugs, but it is more than enough to make me feel goose bumps. :)
Love it.
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story about the power of family and first love. The love story never detracts from the greater themes, however, and the book stays true to the foundation of sisterhood and family that it's built on. I loved this tender story. ...more
Shante Franklin
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emotional and Inspirational.

This was an amazing book. The passion and the way how females could relate to what Mia was feeling. Her random sarcasm at times, her cute times with Jax. I’m just in awe. Thank you for another amazing book Chantele.
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Just okay. It became a little drawn out..
Apr 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Real rating: 3.5 stars. I liked this one!!
Elyza Puerto
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.75 or 5**

I wasn’t expecting a lot from this book but it seriously blew me off.
Lucy Sprange
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this book so much. It shows the love between two sisters. Maddy and Mia’s relationship is Mia flying across the country to steal a kidney from her birth mother. 👏👏👏👏👏
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this book is so amazing. it was raw and emotional and at the same time romantic. its so great.
Miranda Sophia
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
10/10 book. What a great ending. I loved the two together, it was meant to be!!!
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite of the series so far which is interesting because I think Mia was the character I had the least connection with in Love, Lucas. I love that I didn’t see things coming. It was heartfelt.
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Normal girl meets rock star boy who happens to be very nice.
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Chantele Sedgwick is a YA author, harpist, wife to one and stay-at-home mom to four. She loves happy endings, Kit Kats and judging by her book shelves, buys way too many books.

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