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He Loves You Not

(Serendipity #2)

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How can a fidelity test possibly go wrong? In this sweet and sexy romance, international bestselling author Tara Brown counts the ways…

Among her superrich friends, Lacey Winters never minded being the “poor one.” That is, until her tuition money and big dreams vanish overnight. Now Lacey has a plan to make some extra cash—a devilishly brilliant plan. For a fee, she’ll te

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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 337 pages
Published October 23rd 2018 by Skyscape
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Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lacey Winters has her summer all figured out. Work all summer whilst trying to keep up with her rich friends. Until her family finds out that her brother has cancer and one job is not enough, and keeping up with her rich friends is also impossible. In a time of desperate need, she and her brother come up with a business idea to earn easy money: create a secret company that tests boyfriends for their fidelity or infidelity. And guess what? Her first job is to test the guy that is interested in he ...more
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
❝She might have been the ice queen, but she was slowly melting my heart.❞

This is my second time reading Tara Brown, and I knew after just a few pages that she was going to keep me there, flipping the pages like a madwoman.

In He Loves You Not, we are back to the life of the rich and privileged in the Serendipity series. Lacey, our heroine, is considered one of them but she's far from that. It is in this circle where she meets Jordan, he claims not to be like the rest of them, but Lacey has been
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Princess
I received a copy of this book from Skyscape and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. It was my first book by Tara and definitely won’t be my last! The book was a little long for me and took a little while to get going but I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the characters and it was interesting to see how it would all play out.
Tzelina
Oct 29, 2018 rated it liked it
**Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for giving me the ARC in exchange for an honest review**#HeLovesYouNot #NetGalley

"He loves you not" was a fun read!! It was a little bit long for me and it was like watching an episode of "Gossip Girl". Overall it was well written and I really laughed in some parts!! I really enjoyed it !!
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 3,5 / 5 stars

Let me start off with saying this was my first book by Tara Brown and I really enjoyed her writing and most of her characters. Jordan, and Monty even more so, were a dream and if there is a Monty book I will read it because he is boyfriend goals, and boy did I admire his patience to put up with Marcia.

Anywho, ‘He Loves You Not’ was very Gossip Girl feel, only with more heart than drama and scandal. It depicted the struggle of not only a middle class girl working her way to
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Alison
DNF at 49%.

Lacey Winters is the poor girl who hangs out with the uber-rich kids (can anyone say Gossip Girl?). When her little brother is diagnosed with cancer her college tuition fund is earmarked for his treatment and she needs to find a way to earn more money, over and above what she gets interning for her BFF's father. So she cooks up a great scheme to test girls' boyfriends anonymously.

Jordan Somersby is the archetypal poor little rich boy, bullied by his father into 'dating' the daughter o
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Ana
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Skyscape and Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

After finished reading this book, it felt like I'd just watched a whole season of Gossip Girl. The characters are the rich and famous people from the Upper East Side plus a middle-class family from Brooklyn... it's automatic.

The story is about Lacey Winters, she lives in Brooklyn, her friends are next level rich, but she’s not. And even though she likes them, she knows their lives has always been different.

Before her l
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Pelusa Rivera
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) This is the second book in the serendipity series and can be read as a standalone since the author explains things so that you will not be lost. So we have Lacey whose family is middle class but she and her brother attend school with the rich and so the life that she knows is a little different. Her best friend is uber rich (Marcia) and Lacey tends to work for her father during the summer but with the knowledge that he is grooming her to take over co ...more
Carol***BeautyandtheBeastlyBooks
4.5 stars

***ARC received in exchange of an honest opinion***

That I’m a fan of Tara Brown there is no doubt, but I have to say I LOVE what she’s doing with the Serendipity series!

They’re different than your usual NA books, they have a really good story and plotline behind the romance, they’re well written and funny as hell.

Also, they are VERY ACTUAL and, because of that, it’s so easy to relate to the story and connect with the characters. They deal with subjects that are more than trendy, they’r
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Monica
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Skyscape for gifting me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is sooo much better than the first book in this series and I loved that one too.

Lacey born in a middle class family but attends an elite school and is pretty much accepted by those in her circle. I was actually happy about this because there are so many stories about awful, rich, mean girls. Lacey’s family has a tragedy happen and she needs to come into money fast. Not wanting to ask her fr
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Lisa Schneider
I felt that this was definitely a glimpse into an season of gossip girl, what with the whole upper east side meets middle class vibe. It's about a girl who is friends with the rich crowd, while she herself is decidedly not rich. Her little brother gets sick with cancer and her parents use her college fund for his treatments. In order to make the cash for college, she decides to start a business that tests the fidelity of other girls' boyfriends.

I enjoyed the bits of comedy laced in the novel.

M
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Amanda Dubuque
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by this author and I enjoyed it. This book has a good story line and interesting characters in it. I recommend to everyone.

This book was provided from Net Galley and the publisher for an honest review.
Rebecca Akins
Nov 18, 2018 rated it liked it
A cute new adult romance
*~Alicia~*
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read! I really enjoy this author’s writing style. Read it straight through one afternoon. I would recommend this!
JMV
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author-review
Received from Netgalley for a honest review. Lacey has everything going for her. Until she doesn’t. With everything on the line, Lacy knows she needs to help her family and still try to keep up with her wealthly friends. When she finds away, can she help her friends and keep it a secret so no one will get mad at her?
On the first night home from college Jordan meets his Cinderella but she doesn’t fit into his families plans. Jordan would do anything not to be the pawn in his families business an
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Emily (alotabooks13)
Oct 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
I was very disappointed with this. I don't think Tara Brown is for me. I just can't seem to connect to her books very well. I really did not enjoy reading this, the characters are too winey and overprivileged. I don't think I will be picking up anymore from this author and series. 
Jessica
Oct 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Sadly, this book did not capture my interest in the first few chapters and I gave up.
I think the blurb on the book should have mentioned they were in college. I think my issue with this book was mostly I couldn't get into the age of the characters.
Probably a good book for others to read though.

This is my first book by this author.
Jess (ireadergosum) Reviews
I loved this book more than the first one in this series! Tara Brown does a wonderful job of weaving in socioeconomic differences in a world of wealth. Her characters are trying to figure themselves out in realistic ways through an array of issues that arise. The fact that the characters aren't always making the best decisions made me more invested in them. Lacey is such a hard worker, and I really appreciate the female friendship she has with Marcia. I went from wanting shake Jordan, to wanting ...more
Miranda Knight
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lacey has always been the outsider looking in. Being Marcia LaCroix's best friend and attending a private high school gave a glimpse of being an insider. To Marcia, Lacey is her sister--her soulmate. The two are complete opposites in everything. Marcia loves to shop and is completely self-absorbed. Lacey works hard and gives to others. Lacey is also being mentored by Marcia's father to take over his company. She has been working for him every summer as an intern since they started college. Mr. L ...more
T.
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good read! While it took me a little to actually get into the book, it turned out to be pretty good. This is the story of Lacey, born from a middle class family, who works hard for what they want. Though she went to a private school paid by her grandma, she's best friends with extremely wealthy girls. She just doesn't let it get to her.

When Lacey goes with her best friend Marcia on a yacht, she never thought she would run into a hot and sexy Jordan. While she knows she has seen him somewhere,
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Lovey Dovey Books
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Published on Lovey Dovey Books

Tara Brown once again dives into the world of the rich and privileged in the second of the Serendipity series. He Loves You Not packs more of an emotional edge by focusing on a young woman who rises above adversity while rubbing shoulders with people that view her as 'other' because she's not from an influential family.

Lacey loses her tuition funds to her brother's unexpected medical expenses. Raised to be independent, she devises a way to get the money she needs. H
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Sabrina Thompson PA
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
This is book 2 in the Serendipity series but can be read as a standalone.

What a delicious morsel of a book. I simply devoured this book in one sitting.
Lacey is not a rich girl even though her best friends are from the upper crust. She fits in fine with that group and feels as though she belongs. After a pretty heinous break up from a rich guy, Lacey swears off dating anyone from that circle.

Jordan feels like a fraud and an outsider. He hates his upbringing and the responsibility that comes wit
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Charlotte Lynn
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
A college girl who is not from the rich side of the tracks is best friends with the rich girl from the rich side of the tracks. When times get rough for her she chooses to make her own way rather than ask for help from those who have the means to help her. For Lacey this is a matter of pride. She didn’t want to be talked about, be that girl who only uses her friends for what they can offer her, and she didn’t want to be looked down on. I respected that. I loved that she took a very difficult rou ...more
Catreena
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
He Loves You Not.
Serendipity Series #2
Tara Brown
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#NetGalley #HeLovesYouNot #NA #Romance #Standalone
Dual POV
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Can be read as a standalone. I was received a copy from Skyscape via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I've read from this Author before.
Lacey doesn't have wealthy parents or lifestyle like her best friend Marcia. She's happy with having one night stands except with notorious, wealthy womanisers. Being burned by an ex. But it doesn't bother her. She's hard workin
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Louise O'Reilly
Oct 28, 2018 rated it liked it
He Loves you Not is a decent book; It has romance, scandals and rich socialites. This is the 2nd book in the Serendipity series.

This story is about Lacey Winters the middle-class girl in a sea of rich friends, working her way through college with her BFF’s father she has a future set out and her eye on the prize. When she finds out some devastating family news she is forced to find other ways to pay for her final year in college, refusing to ask her friends for help she finds work in testing me
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Amy  Crull
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
So I enjoyed how a)Lacey's parents raised her and how they managed to give them everything despite working a lot and b)how accepting her richie rich friends were of her. I think the second one helped that her bestie's dad treated her like his own. He came from the same background as them. Lacey is a great character, she truly cares about her family and making a name for herself. She has a good head on her shoulders and an amazing makeup artist. She fits in despite being the only one without a tr ...more
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
When I read the blurb for He Loves You Not by Tara Brown I was curious. A woman looking to make extra money starts a fidelity business. Yes, you read that right. What is a fidelity business you ask? Well it means she tests your boyfriends to ensure they are being faithful.

Lacey Winters wants to help her family and be able to go to school. She is already working one job but needs more to be able to follow her dreams. Hence her fidelity business. Seems easy enough, right? Enter Jordan Somersby. A
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Vanessia
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this down and I didn't want to! He Loves You Not was told from dual prospectives of Lacie and Jamie. During one Summer vacation before the final year of collage. Lacie starts her own business testing the faithfulness of boyfriends around New York... Jordan happens to be one of those boyfriends.... the problem.... she falls in love.

Tara Brown does a great job of writing from both perspectives and made me fall in love with not only her main characters but her side characters. I was
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Ana Poff
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
I have been a big fan of Tara Brown for many years now, so I jumped at the chance to read her newest book He Loves You Not. Lacey Winters isn't super rich like her friends but she is bright, beautiful and hard working. Being middle class has never bothered her but she runs into some financial woes and needs help paying her final year at NYC. Lacey comes up with a plan to make the money she needs for her tuition by testing boyfriends to see how faithful they actually are, for a fee of course. Wha ...more
Teri
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I must say that I was a tad disappointed that the series didn’t continue with the same crowd from book one. But once I started reading, I became okay with it. Definitely a fun read. Stephen was highly entertaining. Marcia really grew on me. Loved Jordie!!!!!! However Lacey and Marcia’s dad’s relationship was weird. Maybe if the parents had all gotten together and we saw how they interacted it may not have seemed so odd, but definitely not the norm. And Lacey seemed to half two sides. It was odd ...more
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