Could You Love An Apple?
After a few difficult college years, he has decided to finally move away from Havensdale (and away from his father) to take a tennis coaching course in the tiny village of Westerfield.
The peaceful country life is exactly what Taylor needs to get away from it all. However, it is also incredibly lonely living by himself in the middle of nowhere. ...more
4.5 stars for this wonderful YA book. This is book 2 in the series and whilst I loved book one I enjoyed reading this one even more! It’s a long one - over 500 words! Which I love because I hate short books. But all 500+ words keep you gripped and entertained.
This is the story of Benjamin and Taylor. We meet Taylor in book 1. He was an awful bully with a terrible home life who relentlessly picked on the main character Scotty
He felt ready to put on his armour and fight until every last demon was finally defeated.
Once upon a time there was a beautiful boy who in the past made really terrible mistakes and, even if people around him has somehow forgiven him, it was very hard to convince himself that he was a person worth being with, a person worth loving.
This book has 500+ pages and has every single quality of a Netf ...more
Although I didn't care for Taylor Raven in the first book, I was still glad to see him get a second chance. I also love the theme here, that people can and do change. Taylor is as prickly as ever, but he's also carrying around a lot of baggage. He doesn't quite know what he needs until he finds i ...more
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Wow, what an amazing sequel. I was excited about reading this for a lot of reasons: first, this is a sequel to Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me, and in that story Taylor, the titular character of this novel, was the bully. I’ve always been fascinated with books that choose to take a different perspective, especially that of an opposing char ...more
Could You Love an Apple? picks up a little over a year later with Scotty’s year having graduated and left Havensdale behind. In an out of the way village named Westerfield, we find Taylor Raven trying to engage in his studies without engaging with h ...more
Hey guys! I don’t know if you remember – it was along time ago – but I read the first book of this series a while back, Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me, and I really enjoyed it at the time. So when Becky Jerams asked me if I wanted to read and review the sequel, I of course said yes. But I have to say, even though I did like the theme of the story and the overall plot, I had some major problems with the characters, some actions, and most of all, some things said within the bo ...more
Happy release day to Becky Jerams!
I got an email from Ms. Becky a week ago asking if I wanted to read and review Could you Love an Apple? I almost immediately said YES! because, if you guys didn't know, I fell in love with her characters and her writing in Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me . And when I found out that this book is the story of our not-so-loved Taylor, I had to read it.
And I was not one bit disappointed.
Could you Love an Apple? is such an ama ...more
I adored Benji Apple he was such a lovely person
his age was mentioned in the story but if I didn't know any better I would have thought that he was much younger than Taylor.
Taylor was a little harder to like in the beginning of the story but he was really trying to be a better person .
I really loved the relationship between the Mc's it wasn't perfect but I still loved the 2 together.
it was nice to see Vincent & Scotty and the rest of the gang.
it was a nice story about Taylor' ...more
I’ll be honest, I was a little hesitant about picking up a 546 page book, but then I remembered book one in this series, Reasons To Love A Nerd Like Me, and how much I enjoyed that one. I jumped on the chance to read and review this current installment, and boy am I glad I did. I really enjoyed it. It didn’t seem like anywhere near 546 pages. It went by so fast!
In Could You Love An Apple? we catch up with the bully from the first book, Taylor Raven, o ...more
The writing has improved a great deal. There is still a sense of mediocrity in that the writing never impressed me, but it doesn't make me pause or question anything. There are no "wow this is ...more
I've never read the first book but I knew enough from reviews to get a feel of what had happened and where I would be heading off in this book. I lost some momentum midway but was determined to finish it and I was glad that I did.
I liked the characters (especially Ashleigh and Benjamin, the whole Apple family really) and the near silliness of the dialogue (in caps). However, (view spoiler)[the getting together part was unexpected in that it happened faster than I expected. I had expect ...more
Taylor has a rich, controlling father who has an agenda for Taylor, one that Taylor had been on board with until recently. Now, however, he’s moved to a small village and taken a job at the Apple Inn to get away from who he was and maybe head to who he wants to be. Because let’s face it, Taylor was a nasty bully in his past. I didn’t read the book before this to get Taylor in all his horrid glory but enough is told here to understand what he was like.
At the Apple Inn, however, he gets to me ...more
CYLAA is the second book in a series of companion novels, it is considered more New Adult than Young Adult, it is a m/m relationship and it contains some fairly homophobic comments by some characters (if that is a trigger for you).
I have rated the book 4.5/5.
Here is a quick description for anyone that is interested:
“After a few difficult college years, Taylor Raven ha ...more
In Could You Love An Apple you can clearly see the major improvements Jerams has made with her writing since book 1. It is such a smooth and beautiful read except for the parts where your squealing will interrupt the flow. Everything that could go wrong does go wrong but in a subtle way. It creeps up on you and sinks it’s teeth into your poor heart. Maybe you’ll even cry your eyes out.
I’m not as eloquent as Jermas or Olive so ...more