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Eyes on Me

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,063 ratings  ·  187 reviews
Look up the word “nerd” and you’ll find Lily Bailey’s picture. She’s got one goal: first stop valedictorian, next stop Harvard. Until a stint in the hospital from too much stress lands her in the last place a klutz like her ever expected to be: salsa dance lessons.

Look up the word “popular” and you’ll find Stone Torres’s picture. His life seems perfect—star of the football
Paperback, 357 pages
Published March 26th 2019 by Entangled Publishing
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Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let’s dance... Salsa style 💃.

Eyes on me has a cliche predictable element but it’s executed perfectly. Lily is a hardworking nerd. In fact, she is overdoing her studying. Her dad and teachers are worried about her. She needs to relax and let loose. Her dad comes up with a rule to break her out of her mould. Saturdays will be a no study day. He signs her up for dance classes in the hope of her finding a new passion.

Agoston “Stone” Torres is the popular school quarterback. His mother moved from Hu
2.5 stars

I have read and loved some of Rachel’s other books and I loved that synopsis, so I was all in.

I liked Lily and Stone well enough. They’re both more similar than they think and I enjoyed reading their relationship unfold. Sadly, I didn’t see the chemistry between them and it was more that I was told they had feelings. Stone’s sister Angela and Lily’s BFF Sydney were fantastic and I loved the positive female relationship.

Plot wise, it was a bit boring. The story moved quite slowly and I
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Basically this book reminded me of every hallmark/lifetime movie out there.

Eyes on Me was predictable. After meeting the two MC's, you just know what was going to go down and what the ending was going to be like. That doesn't mean it wasn't cute AF, but it was predictable. Lily and Stone were kind of two peas in a pod. He was super popular and she was the nerd. He was dealing with his stalker-ish ex girlfriend and she just want
Samantha (WLABB)
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, arcs, romance
I picked this book up right after finishing a rather dark and heavy book, and I was so glad I did. Eyes on Me was the fun, cute, and adorable romance I needed to put a smile back on my face.


• Lily - The straight-A high achiever working towards early admission to Harvard and securing her position as class valedictorian.

• Stone - The school's football hero and all around popular guy, who had sworn off women after a messy breakup.


After she was hospitalized for a stress related illness,
Oct 21, 2020 rated it liked it
I loved the friendships in this book, the love story was just okay. There were some cute moments but it was all a little forced.
Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: march-2019
I don't often rate a contemporary novel 5 stars. Actually, let's be honest, I don't rate 5 stars on many books at all. I guess I'm jaded.... anyway that's a topic for another day! I just wanted to point out that I don't give out 5 stars easily but this one deserves every single star! Screw 5 stars, let's go for 6! I'm serious, this book is so great. It's cute, sweet, and even at times, heartbreaking. I felt so many different emotions while reading this.

Rewind, let's go back and recap this book.
Zoë ☆
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Eyes On Me was an adorable read! The story was everything I hoped it would be and more :) It was so cute, heart wrenching and fun to read! It made me tear up multiple times, especially towards the end. I really appreciated how it wasn't 'just' a cute read, but also discussed some serious topics like grief. I also really liked that it incorporated dancing, which kinda made me want to take dance lessons myself! I definitely recommend this if you're looking for a fun and quick read!

A big thanks to
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought it was great that in this book the book loving characters referenced a YA time traveling romance series remarkably similar to a YA time traveling series written by ... Rachel Harris! Great job with the cross promotion there! I have actually read those books but didn't really enjoy them because I felt like I was way older than the target audience, and they didn't have what it takes to grab me as an older reader of YA books. I didn't find the same problem in this book. I thought that the ...more
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
Disclaimer: This review MAY contain spoilers.

A book about a nerd girl that doesn't handle stress very well? *raises hand* Yes, that sounds like someone I know quite well. The main character is dealing with loads of stress, which is something that I can relate to with my anxiety disorder. I was curious to see how the author portrayed this angle. Plus, this book sounded too adorable to pass up. And don't get me started on that too-cute-for-words cover. The adorable in it could melt your eyes. This
Kate R
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
I really liked this super cute, young adult book. It was cheesy but soooo good. While it was a pretty common trope we see with a smart girl and a jock, this was different in many ways. There was the added factor of dance lessons, which I thought was so fun, especially between teenagers. It really showed the benefits of dance throughout the book.

All the characters added dimension to the story. The main characters, Lily and Stone, were perfect together. They thought they were so different from ea
Lisa Mandina
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As you can tell by my rating of 5 stars, I adored this story! It was one I picked up and was immediately sucked into what was happening. The characters were extremely relatable, but also realistic. While we had the klutziness of our heroine like we see a lot of times, she was able to get over it when she wasn't spending so much time dwelling on it, and just worrying about what she was doing in the moment. And then there was our love interest, Stone, it was impossible not to adore him. Because ev ...more
Olivia Wildenstein
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So darn cute I had a grin stuck to my face almost the entire time. Thanks to the publisher for my advanced copy. LOVED it.

**I really appreciated that there was very little teen angst and NO overdrawn drama.
Lenore Kosinski

I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.

5 stars — Oh dude, this one just hit ALL the right buttons for me. Dancing? Check. Nerdy heroine? Check. Sweet hero? Check. SOLD! to Lenore!!!

OK, seriously though. It took me a bit to warm up to Lily, but once I did…oh wow, I just thought she was sassy and hilarious and conflicted and I actually felt her stress. Initially I guess I didn’t quite understand her mot
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-pile
Another cute YA romance by Rachel Harris. She's really good at these and as long as she writes them, I will read them. Stone and Lily were too cute for words. ...more
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
A cute, sweet ya contemporary. This was my third book by this author and I have really liked them all. This one was super cute. Stone was a charmer but didn’t come off as smarmy or a tool. Lily was smart and driven. There were definitely some tearjerker moments as well. Overall super cute!
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Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shelly
The adorableness of this book sucked me in immediately. It was one of those books where the first page sucks you in and you take off swimming with it like it's the most natural thing in the world. The writing clicked. The storytelling clicked. And I was smiling my favorite moony, lovesick smile for nearly the whole first half.

It. was. adorable!

And I loved everything. Stone with his unexpected depth, and is sweet sensitive soul. Lily with all her quirks and anxieties (which, hoo boy, could I ever
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
Eyes On Me was another cute Entangled Teen release.

I adored Lily.  She was smart, determined, and fierce.  But she also pushed herself too hard and had anxiety and panic attacks.  Lily's mom died a few years previously from cancer and she lived with her dad.  Her dad traveled a lot for business and he and Lily grew apart.  After landing in the hospital from her stress, her dad had an idea to give her a day off from studying.  She was to take dance lessons at the studio where he and her mom did. 
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I always know going in to a Rachel Harris novel that I will inevitably fall in love. She writes such witty, spunky, and romantic books that always leave me feeling pretty good afterwards. At first I didn’t know if I were going to like the main character, Lily. She’s very studious and while I liked that about her, I didn’t like how rigid and cold she seemed at first.

But I should never judge a character when only reading a few pages. Lily was awesome—as well as passionate, loyal, friendly, and se
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awe this is such a sweet romantic YA novel. I absolutely loved it. Lily and Stone are perfect for each other, two teens with a lot of problems trying to make the best of their lives.
Lily suffers from an anxiety problem, all she worries about is college and has no interest in enjoying her high school life. Now her father is worried about her and decides to intervene. She must have fun and enjoy a little otherwise her anxiety can become a big problem. Her health comes first and college is not ever
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Eyes on Me is a captivating tale that makes my heart happy! I adored every minute of this book and did not want to put it down!

This book could have been cliché, but I found it to be a fresh take on the nerd and football player relationship. I think that the main reason that I enjoyed this book so much is because the characters are so relatable and were written so well.

Lily Bailey is an uncoordinated nerd that has stressed herself out to the point that she was physically ill. Now she is forced i
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book had me hooked right from the very beginning. It's no secret that I love a good YA romance and this one was deliciously indulgent.

Lily and Stone were your typical odd pairing and the way they complimented and brought out the best in each other shows a great example of a good first romance (well any romance really).

The characters in this novel are well written, have been imagined well and are for the most part really likable. I highly recommend this book to any YA romance loving reader.

Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was so excited about this new book from RH that I barely read the blurb before I started reading. This book is like Dancing with the Stars with a classic overachiever instead of a celebrity.

The chemistry between Stone and Lily was present both on and off the dance floor. These two perfectly complemented each other; so much so that sometimes I forgot that this book is YA. Of course there’s drama because high school, but it was just the right amount to keep me glued to my kindle and late for wor
Bette Hansen
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Eyes on Me is a wonderfully cute read that will leave you with a huge smile on your face. Lily and "Stone" are so much fun and they couldn't be more different. She is the always serious nerdy type while he is the star athlete yet they seem to balance each other out perfectly. They get to know each other when Lily's father declares Saturdays as no study days following a stress related health scare and he signs Lily up for dance class at Stone's family studio. That is where much of the story takes ...more

Guest Post & Giveaway: Eyes on Me by Rachel Harris

Fantasy gets blessed with discussions around world-building but we all stand here today, living in a world we've built. We asked Rachel Harris to talk about worldbuilding in contemporary and LOVE her take on the worldbuilding in Eyes on Me ! Check it out and be sure to enter her giveaway in partnership with Entangled at the end of the post!

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Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-requests, ya
An opposites attract high school romance with enough conflict and personal growth to make the story interesting without tipping into too much drama was just the thing. This author is known for her adorable teen romances and I get in the mood for these now and then when I'm feeling nostalgic.

Salsa dancing for the a klutzy brilliant girl with the most popular guy in school as her permanent dance partner nearly fries Lily's brain cells. But, then an unlikely pairing on a dare becomes a friendship
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’d love to say I was the type of girl who could pull off a classic line and set the world to rights, but I was better suited for paper-and-pen situations. The kind where I could take my time searching for the perfect words—and then hide behind them.

This is the kind of book that leaves you feeling giddy and warm at the end. The kind that makes you sigh with contentment, wishing to find a love like it.

Before reading this, I reread one of my favorite books by the same author, The Fine Art o
Lovely Loveday
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Eyes on Me is an adorable love story that is sure to capture your attention from the very beginning. A captivating read that draws you in with each page you read. Harris writes with a loving touch that makes it easy to get lost in the story, the characters. Eyes on Me is a love story for the ages. The chemistry between the main characters is electric and undeniable. I highly recommend Eyes on Me to anyone who loves a sweet romantic read
Apr 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hs, sports, multi-pov
I wanted to give this more stars.

This book started great. I couldn't stop reading. But then it slowed. It was obvious what was going to happen, it just took too long to get there.

To be honest, I don't fully understand why Stone didn't think he could tell Lily the truth from the start. He was just hired to be her dance partner. If they became friends, so be it.

I really didn't like how they made it seem like Lily was this amazing dancer who could be featured after only six weeks. I'm not a dancer,
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