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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  36 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
Charlotte Windham, a nerdy high school prodigy who tutored classmates to earn money for college, escapes her geeky past to become a celebrated novelist. During a chance encounter at a Los Angeles restaurant 15 years after high school, she reconnects with her secret crush, Garrett Stephens, the popular star athlete and teen heart breaker. Garrett, still leaving broken heart ...more
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Published August 1st 2017 by Desert Breeze Publishing
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Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, romance
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Genre: Second Chance Romance

WOW!!! Now I remember why I love Lisa Becker's writing style and stories so much! I read her novel Clutch a while back and fell totally in love with the story. It was funny, entertaining, and felt so fulfilled reading it. So imagine my excitement when I was asked to review LINKS. I'll tell you - I was so. freakin. EXCITED. This book did not disappoint! While the story line is quite different than Clutch; it is more of a romance than chick l
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-2017
Links by Lisa Becker
4 stars!!!

“If only he would see her as anything but a brain in oversized black frames.”

Lisa Becker is a new to me author and this was definitely a book that called to me because of the synopsis. I have two passions in life, reading…obviously and golf. Give me a book that is about the both of them and I am immediately sold. I also have a passion for geeks…seeing as I was one myself, so this book had a lot going for it even before I had turned the first page. This was a qui
Charlotte Windham had a huge crush on Garrett Stephens in highschool, tutoring him was the icing on the cake but he never expressed any interest in the girl with glasses. Fifteen years later Charlotte has built a career as a world renowned author and she sees Garrett again but his usual teasing manner stir up old feelings and when Garrett realizes he did wrong he finds himself reconnecting with Charlotte in a way he never believed was possible. Garrett is dealing with a shoulder injury that coul ...more
Erica Odell
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
A quick, light and fun read. Seriously this book can be devoured in one sitting. The characters and quick wit banter make you breeze through the pages. All the while laughing and shaking your head at their antics.
A story about second chance romance after 15 years. The story follows Charlotte Windham and Garrett Stephens. In high school, Garrett was the star athlete with dreams of going pro. Charlotte was the not so popular girl tutoring said athlete. But alas high school was a time of unrequited
Golf pro hero, a book-loving heroine, and an Ugly-Duckling to Swan Friends to Lovers Romance in this standalone slow-burn contemporary gave me several delightful hours of reading.

Charlotte crushed hard on Garrett during high school only to be incidentally noticed by the lowering nickname of 'Glasses'. Now, they are adults and Charlotte is no longer that girl. That is, she isn't that girl to Garrett, but she is in her own mind and what's more she sees Garrett as still that oblivious self-absorbed
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
This is the first book I have read by Lisa Becker and it won’t be the last. The characters Garrett and Charlotte are some of the best developed characters I have read in a good while.

Charlotte was a a great tutor in high school and now a novelist. She has followed her crush Garrett, professional Gold career and knows he has had a injury that has taken him out of the game. He has not change a bit still the good looking boy she remembers.

Garrett sees how Charlotte has changed her looks are nothing
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! I fell hard for this story and I regret nothing!! ^_^

High school girl has major crush on popular boy, he doesn't even see her as anything but a geek in glasses, 15yrs later they are reunited and he's left with his mouth hanging open. As they say, you can never judge a book by it's cover... and boy did he regret being a jerk in high school. But, boys will be boys, right?!

A second chance romance at it's finest.. sweet, alluring, fun, sexy and romantic. This story is definitely on my top fav
Jul 25, 2017 rated it liked it
My copy was badly in need of an edit, but it was a nice story.

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
Michelle (Much Loved Books)
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Although I have heard of the author Lisa Becker, I had yet to read any of her book so when an email landed in my inbox asking if I would be interested in reading and reviewing her latest book I took a chance and said yes. The idea of the story is what initially drew me in, being able to meet an old classmate and be completely different than you were sounds like a dream come true, being able to show how far you have come despite their teasing.

We start Links with Charlotte as she starts a tutoring
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
***4.5 Stars

Links is the second book by Lisa Becker that I have read. Clutch was the first book and I thought it was funny but this one was even better. It's a standalone book with amazing characters that can banter with the best of them.

Fifteen years. It's been fifteen years since Charlotte has laid eyes on her teenage dream turned adult fantasy in person. She has followed his professional golf career along with the line of supermodel and actress girlfriends. Obviously he hasn't followed hers
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-to-review, 2017
I really liked this romance novel! It was a little different as the two main characters, Garrett and Charlotte, took their time in getting to know one another as friends - or learn how each person was today vs when they were in high school. Sure maybe they had some hang ups from that time, but as with anyone, we learn from our past to change the future. I like how both characters saw something more in the other and help pushed for that growth. Of course there were still insecurities to deal with ...more
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Charlotte Windham has finally escaped her geeky and awkward past with the publication of her first novel. Except her past comes roaring back at her when she runs into her high school crush, Garrett Stephens. Garrett is now a famous professional golfer and a serial dater. He wants Charlotte in a bad way but she wasn't born yesterday and insists on them just being friends. The more time they spend together as friends the more their friendship threatens to morph into something serious. Can Charlott ...more
Lisa Mandina
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Overall it was a very sweet and easy summer read. It had a little bit of sex, but not a ton. It really got into a lot of situations, and I feel like Charlotte was pretty realistic in how she handled it all. I loved when she got to get back at a college frenemy, as well as Chapter 48, and the very last chapter. If you're looking for a perfect summer read, this is one you should pick up.

You can check out my full review on my blog, Lisa Loves Literature
Emily Goodman
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lisa Becker transitions smoothly into the contemporary romance world with Links, a story of first crushes given a second chance in adulthood. Fifteen years after first laying eyes to her first crush, Garrett, Charlotte finds herself once again linked to the young boy would unknowingly stole her heart. Her nerdy heart still sighs at the sight of this professional golfer. Garrett hasn’t changed one bit though, except this time he notices that innocent wallflower.

Links is a sweet and sexy read tha

I'm having problems connecting to the characters.

I do like Becker's writing so maybe I'll come back to it after a bit of a break.
Donna Huber
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review, romance
One of the best romantic chases I have read. Read my full review at Girl Who Reads.
Aug 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
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This was a very light read that can be finished, pretty much, in one sitting. I’ve never read Lisa Becker before, and it was an okay read. Not great, but not awful. I went into this book thinking it was going to be a Sabrina story. Where Garrett’s family was wealthy, she wasn’t. There were two brothers, one a useless playboy and the other the serious, smart one that Charlotte would eventually end up with. Nope. She went after the dumb
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
If only he would see her as anything but a brain in oversized black frames.

Wow. I am going to be really honest and say I didn't think I was going to love this book as much as I do. Adult contemporaries always seem to cross a line for me, going from cute and romantic to hot and heavy. Links had a few hot and heavy moments, but there was enough plot line and character development that I didn't mind it.

Links is about Charlotte Windham who has had a crush on Garrett Stephens since they were both in
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I recieved this book as an ARC for an honest opinion from the author.

My take on this book: Links by Lisa Becker is another wonderful book. Ms. Becker is a wonderful author that can transport you into her stories, that once you leave you just want to hop right back into it to keep on living with the amazing characters.

Speaking of amazing characters, I felt like I was best friends with both Garrett Stephens and Charlotte Windham. Granted I probably felt more like a best friend to Charlotte more th
Links by Lisa Becker is the perfect summer read….light and quick. Charlotte has had a crush on Garrett since she was a teenager. She was his tutor, but he never saw her as anything other than his tutor. In fact, he nicknamed her “Glasses” which she wasn’t a fan of. Years have passed, and both Garrett and Charlotte have succeeded. She is a bestselling writer, and he is a golf pro. Garrett runs into her in a restaurant, not recognizing her. He’s blown away when he sees what a beautiful woman she h ...more
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Favorite Quotes:

Well, you spend hours every day hanging out with a bunch of guys talking about washing your balls… Really, if you think about it, lots of golf vernacular is so sexual -- all that talk of threesomes, strokes and holes, and shafts and grips.

I don't give the recipe out. It's my secret… but come to my funeral. This will be on the back of the program… I figured if I gave the recipe out, people would show up.

"Dear, you've been wearing the wrong size bra," she says. "Before we look for
Published on my blog

Links was a quick and enjoyable, contemporary romance to binge while lying on the beach or by the pool.

Our leading lady is Charlotte a geek in high school, turned best selling author and still geek at heart. Our leading man is Garrett who was the high school heart throb who went from girl to girl who is now a pro golfer and still seems to go from girl to girl. Charlotte fell in love with him years ago but after a chance meeting 15 year
Teena in Toronto
Aug 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Charlotte tutored twins Garrett and Marcus, her classmates, when they were in high school. The boys were popular and, though she was in love with Garrett, they barely knew Charlotte existed except to begrudgingly let her help them with their schooling. In fact, Garrett's nickname for her was "Glasses". She was friends with their sister, Lindsay, but over the years lost contact with them.

Fastforward fifteen years and Charlotte is now a success author. She runs into Lindsay and her family and they
Alisa Ellie
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Yeah, he may be a grown up now but if his string of highly-publicized relationships with models and actresses is any indication of his dating preferences, he's still going through women like Hogwarts goes through Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers."

The very first thing I thought when I read this quote was: 'Well, this guy is a womanizer no doubt.' So why to spend time for the second chances for this kind of guys? They'll never change! But after all, I understood that we need first of all to
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
A game of putt putt was never THIS exciting!

Charlotte and Garrett make the rather odd couple, if we look at their teenage years. One was a player, on and off the golf course... the other, a tutor, in the legit academia way. If you've traversed the hallowed halls of HS, you know for the most part the two nary meet... but it doesn't stop the heart from wanting. Flash forward 10+ years and a change encounter turns into a second chance... if only he can get beyond the chase, and she can meld the pas
Susan (The Book Bag)
Once again, Lisa has written an engaging story that we can all probably relate to in some way. Charlotte is a young girl, a very plain girl, who has a major crush on a very cute boy in high school. And.... she's his tutor. Now that's challenging, to be that close to the guy you dream about and he doesn't even know you are alive, in that kind of way, anyway. Haven't we all been there at some point in our lives?

Fifteen years pass and their lives cross again. Charlotte is a successful writer now an
Manda Kelley
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Manda's 3.5 Star review

This is my first read by Lisa Becker and I have to say I really enjoy her writing style. I really love second chance love stories and I enjoyed this one. I Loved Charlotte and really thought she was an amazing character. I loved that she was an author and so humble about her success. Her entire character was sweet and charming. I will confess I had a little bit of trouble liking Garrett. I wasn't really impressed with him for a good part of the story. I loved Charlotte so
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The story starts with a prologue back in 1999 when 14 year old high school student Charlotte was tutoring twins Garrett and Marcus. She was very good friends with their sister Lindsay but had a secret crush on Garrett. We then move forward to the present day when they bump into each other in a restaurant. Charlotte is now a famous author and Garrett is an injured professional golfer, but Charlotte has carried a torch for Garrett all these years.

Garrett brings a takeaway a few days later and they
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 stars
Review to come
Heather Kirk
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
review to come on the blog
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Lisa Becker is a romance writer whose previous novels include Click: An Online Love Story, Double Click and Right Click. The books, about a young woman's search for love online in Los Angeles, have been called, “a fast read that will keep you entertained,” “a fun, quick read for fans of Sex and the City,” and “hard to put down.” The first in the series was optioned for a major motion picture.

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