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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Ellie Foster lives and breathes normal. She’s the responsible one, the girl everyone depends on.

Jason Holden doesn’t know the word normal. Star of the hit Planet Gazers films, his every move is watched by millions.

A chance encounter between the pair leads to a deal that will change their lives.

Ellie needs money for her family. Jason need
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Published May 26th 2017 by Evernight Teen
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Anja H.
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
*2.75 CLICHÉ STARS*

I have 2 guilty pleasures that I pretty much always love in romance novels:
1) The teacher x student romance
2) The celebrity x ordinary person romance

This clearly falls into the second category, but I somehow didn’t enjoy this particular one.
Everything was so boring and I saw most of the ‘plot twists’ coming from miles away. I predicted that ending from page 1. The characters had no depth and I didn’t particularly love, nor like, any of them. I was so
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Dianne
Light and quirky, UNTIL YOU by Bridie Blake belongs at the beach or by the pool, like an added ray of funshine in the contemporary romance department!

Jason Holden is the latest flavor in Hollywood stardom and he has the reputation to prove it. How better to tame the wild man/child with too much money and too many good looks than to find him a girlfriend to tag along with him?

Ellie Foster is the go to girl in everyone’s lives. Her family is also in trouble financially, so when Fate put Jason in her path and
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Luupi "The Reading Queen"
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was in need of a contemporary romance book after reading so much fantasy this month and Until You was the perfect one and I’m so glad I picked it up <3

It’s been such a long time since I last read a book where the love interest is a superstar that I was afraid I wouldn’t like that trope anymore, luckily I loved how the superstar aspect came into play. It was so unique because the stories I’ve read focused on the nice side of being famous but Until You also shows that celebrities’ life sometimes isn’t as easy as t
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Dianne
Jul 30, 2018 added it
Shelves: fun-read
I received a complimentary copy from Evernight Teen!
Patty
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Until You by Bridie Black is a cute young adult love story. Ellie Foster is a normal girl who takes on responsibility for everyone. Jason Holden is a movie star loved by millions. What happens when Ellie and Jason agree to be a fake couple? I love this genre, there is something so innocent about first loves. I love the quirky people and situations in this book, and watching the characters grow. I found this book to be a quick read, and recommend it to all readers who enjoy a sweet romance.

I rec
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KelticKat
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a bit of light & breezy summer's night!

I'm really not a huge fan of the "fake girlfriend/wife" thing - but this one worked for me.

Ellie has a chance encounter one night with Jason out side a A-List party she's working. She comes to his rescue when scandal breaks - they have moment, a connection, but quickly brushes off the encounter in favor of real life.

So when the tables turn and Ellie reaches out to his Publicist for help in getting a job for the summer t
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Denise Baer
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, ya
I really liked it. It's been a while since I enjoyed a book, and this isn't my typical genre. Even though I wasn't crazy about the book cover, and at times, it became repetitive, I couldn't wait to pick it up again. Ellie and Jason's perspectives was a great way to tell the story. They were likeable characters, and they each possessed a layer of insecurity, which added friction to the glam and girl-next-door/college lifestyles. Ellie's internal conflict made me laugh. What I liked most of all wa ...more
Macy Klingerman
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am such a sucker for celeb/non celeb romances so when I got an email from Bridie Blake I was so excited. I’ve had a pretty tame week, so I actually had time to sit down and enjoy this book, and oh boy, did I enjoy it.

I personally love reading romance in the summer, and I know many of you like to do so as well. This book takes place on a world tour for our male protagonist’s movie release, so it’s packed with places that I want to go to some day. There’s something about two people l
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Kate R
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
I have really mixed feelings about this one. I honestly thought I would love this one. The fake relationship trope with a celebrity is one of my favorite stories. Ellie is a college student who by fate happens to meet and help Jason, a mega celebrity, out of a sticky situation. Months later, when her family is in need of help, she contacts his publicist again, and as fate would have it, Jason happened to need a fake girlfriend at just that time.

I enjoyed the parts about being a celebrity as wel
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Destiny Bridwell
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have read a few books like this but this was well done. I liked that we got both characters POVs. Ellie is given the opportunity to be the fake girlfriend of a famous movie star. She is offered money to help her family. She does it but it is not all she assumed it would be. There were times I just wanted to punch Jason, but his POV made me understand some of his actions. It is a sweet story. I enjoyed it and will have to look into ot ...more
Rups!!
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked the theme of a simple girl and a celebrity hero. The story gives justice to both the sides of the coin. As in it shows pros and cons for both being a normal human being and also for being a celebrity. I really liked the story. It had the perfect flow and in fact it gripped me till the end. (view spoiler) ...more
KarenJo Custodio
Actual rating 4.5 Stars

Until You by Bridie Blake was a fantastic read from start to finish! I swooned like crazy, laughed like a dork, and tried to hold back my tears a few times.

I’ve always liked celebrity romance stories. You know the ones where the more than meets the eye irresistibly hot and somewhat arrogant/misunderstood, but actually really kind and sweet actor falls hopelessly in love with the average and simple small town, but incredibly fascinating and inspiring
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Stacy Sabala
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Book Review- Until You by Birdie Blake
This book starts with a chance meeting and you can see how Ellie is. She is understanding and compassionate. I liked her instantly. Jason was good int the very beginning but became a jerk. This story continues the life and façade of a famous author. The expectations are ridiculous. Ellie gets pulled into the harsh life and tries to remain herself. Her insecurities are thrown in her face by haters. Jason steps in to assure her. They become friends and p
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Kim Bakos
Oct 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed reading it - kind of an easy "fluff" change than the meatier books that I tend to read. However, it is supposed to be a teen romance, and as the mother of a 16 year old daughter, I can say I wouldn't want her to read it.
The first 50 pages of the book deal with the main male character basically being a "man-whore", being in a downward spiral because he was caught up in a sex tape scandal, and trying to forget about these issues by being drunk
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Colleen
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
This is one of those books that draws you in and then captivates you enough to want to devour it. The plot alone: who hasn't dreamed of what it would be like to date Hollywood's Sexiest Man Alive? So what if it's all for show? And maybe he outwardly dispises you/the idea?
This is a quick, fun read perfect for the summer or dead of winter when you wish you could be gallavanting around Europe with Hollywood royalty. It's a fun story, it's fast paced (though a slow burn), and it's written really, r
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Meghan
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Evernight Teen in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Until You looks like an exact carbon copy of the young adult dramas our patrons generally go for. While reading the description I could not help but be reminded of the movie Win a Date with Tad Hamilton and The Secrets of my Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita and how the hollywood lifestyle is so glamorous at first but when reality hi
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Jennica Bridgman
Dec 12, 2018 rated it liked it
This book felt amateur, with very choppy writing and an overly simple storyline. The writing wasn’t refined. The writing is jarring and rushed and doesn’t feel natural, especially at the beginning. The characters aren’t consistent. Jason is hot and cold, even in his own thoughts. The author resorts to telling us most things instead of showing, which makes it feel forced and contrived instead of flowing naturally. The story is overly cliche and the writing is underdeveloped and we learn next to n ...more
Pia Bibliophile
Oct 13, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked this book! It was the perfect combination between funny and cheesy . It was an easy read that kept me company at night, when I wanted to relax after a long day. A book to smile and pass the time. It's about a fake relationship with a celebrity that becomes something else... Ellie needs to help her family and a fake relationship seems right. Jason is a spoiled celebrity, who really needs a fake girlfriend. The writing was ok, a bit rushed sometimes and in need of more details about the fe ...more
Christine Rees
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
"A taste of the glamorous life."

Until You builds a gradual love story between two individuals from completely different worlds: a college student and an A-list celebrity. In desperate need to help her family out of financial trouble, Ellie accepts a job as movie star Jason Holden's fake girlfriend to create his "down-to-earth" image. It is no surprise that the two develop feelings for one another, but the wicked nature of showbiz takes its toll on their relationship and the twists wi
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2kasmom
Nov 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: celebrity, college
Ellie is the most normal of all she knows. College is going fine. Life may pass her by. What's next? Kiss a celebrity and don't tell a soul!

Jason is in a pinch and needs help. Ellie is the closest solution. Can a college student and a movie star convince everyone they are together?

Seriously this book has so much to it. Laughter, heat, coming of age, heart, loyalty, and more. I found the characters to be very real and seriously charming. Together, they made a great story.
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Kate Larkindale
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a fun, quick read following the romance between an average college student and a movie star. The characters were well drawn, and there were enough glamorous events and gowns to keep even the paparazzi happy.
Amber Ballard
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Until You by Birdie Blake
Oh wow this was such a wonderful book I absolutely fell in love with all these characters and I want so much more for their story to continue! I would even love to read Georgia's story!! I hope there is more to come from this book!!!
5 stars
Zola
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fun
This was an easy evening read for me, a relatable, but cheesy, love story.
Sharon Marie Himsl
This is one of the best romances I have read so far this year. In a bizarre, yet believable twist of fate, college coed Ellie Foster finds herself in the employment of Hollywood's hot young star, Jason Holden. Jason's popularity with fans, however, has tumbled recently and could be on the chopping block if he doesn't fix his tarnished image soon. His recent breakup with one of Hollywood's sweethearts has Jason's fan base furious, especially after Jason was then filmed having a fling at a hotel. ...more
Georgia
rated it liked it
Mar 28, 2018
Amber Dicks
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was seriously an amazing story! It was a true young adult love story, and still managed to be an amazing read without anything super hot and heavy.
Patty
rated it really liked it
Dec 07, 2018
Amber Ballard
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Until You by Birdie Blake
Oh wow this was such a wonderful book I absolutely fell in love with all these characters and I want so much more for their story to continue! I would even love to read Georgia's story!! I hope there is more to come from this book!!!
5 stars
Bridget
rated it liked it
Oct 05, 2017
Kristy Thiel
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful book! I discovered this book by accident, and boy am I glad I did! The author does such a wonderful job of really delving into the characters so you feel like you not only are there, but know them. I loved this book so much I neglected my family and house until I was able to finish it, and once I did, I was sad that it was over. This book kept me wondering what would happen next. I would highly recommend this, and now plan to seek out other books by the same author.
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Bridie Blake lives, daydreams and writes in Melbourne, Australia. She’s happiest at her computer, coffee in hand, Tim Tams on standby and her furry companion Poppy at her feet. When not writing she’s usually found with a book in her hand or playing with her tribe of nieces and nephews.

Bridie is the author of THE JEWEL OF KAMARA, a YA Fantasy novel, and the YA contemporary novel from Ev
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