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The Fifteenth Minute

(The Ivy Years #5)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  5,216 ratings  ·  601 reviews
Freshman Lianne Challice is known to millions of fans as Princess Vindi. But sometimes a silver screen sorceress just wants to hang up her wand, tell her manager to shove it, and become a normal college student. Too bad that’s harder than it looks.

She’s never lived a normal life. She hasn’t been to school since kindergarten. And getting close to anyone is just too risky
Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Published 2019 by Rennie Road Books (first published October 13th 2015)
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Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-audios
4.5 stars!

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“I want her, even though the timing is awful.”

I have to say- I’m super sad that this is the last book in The Ivy Years series. I could continue to read about this group of characters for many books to come. I’ve totally binged on the audiobooks of this entire series and I’m not quite ready to move on. The Fifteenth Minute is DJ and Lianne’s book and the 5th book in this series. Once again, Sarina Bowen picked a topic that isn’t always talked about and wrote an amazing book abo
Rachel Reads Ravenously
It's live!

5 stars!

"The only time I feel like myself is when I am with you."

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First off, a HUGE thank you to Wendy who helped get me this arc. You ended my suffering!! Muah!

The fifth book in the Ivy Years series, this book can techincally be read as a standalone, but so many of the characters from the first four books appear that I highly recommend reading them in order. Plus they're awesome so you should read them anyway.

The Fifteenth Minute is the story of Lianne
Jennifer Kyle
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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I simply adore this series. Although some books are indeed slightly better than others, as a whole it’s well worth a reader’s time. This is Bella’s roommate Lianne Challice, the movie star, and Harkness’ hockey DJ, Daniel Trevi's story. These two were so damn cute together!

“The only time I feel like myself is when I am with you."


Lianne spent last semester either in classes or gaming in her room. Bella got her out of her shell and now it’s time to make friends and expe
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**** 4,5 stars ****

Ah.... college, hockey, sweet heroine that can hack and play video games better than guys, swoon worthy hero, sexy times between them, little drama, cute epilogue..... perfect for all sport romance fans.
"First time I ever saw you, I wanted a kiss, now I'm totally spoiled. Forever."
Lianne is a movie star, who wants to experience normal college life, but on campus she isn't treated as a celebrity, but rather ignored or even getting picked on. Daniel is DJ at hockey g
Dee Montoya
****4.5 ~The Princess and The DJ ~ Stars*****

(Arc kindly provided by author)

I was totally captivated by this book. College setting, sweet romance and a ton of fantastic music, combined with Sarina Bowen's magic writing style; made this the perfect story. I LOVED it!!!!!

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Lianne Challice has been an actress from a young age. She's the main character in a very successful movie franchise, where she plays a princess sorceress. She's always wanted to experience life like any normal girl her age so
Geri Reads
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the things that made me fall in love with this series was the way Sarina Bowen wrote her characters and their individual journey. Yes, this is NA romance but it's also more than that.

Lianne Challice is a Hollywood actress who came to Harkness to shed the image Hollywood had bestowed upon her. Despite being a popular actress, Lianne struggled socially at Harkness. She didn't really fit in anywhere. That is until she met Bella, who was the heroine of the previous book. Through Bella, Liann

Title: The Fifteenth Minute
Series: (The Ivy Years, #5)
Author: Sarina Bowen
Release date: 13th October, 2015
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

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Lianne Chalice is a college Freshman intent on keeping a low profile, whilst trying to fit in with the rest of the student body. Easier said then done when you also happen to be one of Hollywood's most famous actresses.

Far from being a stuck up starlet, Lianne can usually be found alone in her room battling trolls in her favourite
★★★ 3 Stars ★★★

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Lianne Challice is a Hollywood actress, who is taking a break from her successful career to attend Harkness College and be a normal 19 year old.

Daniel 'DJ' Trevi is in the midst of a college scandal and can't afford to be in any trouble of any sort, due to the fact that he is involved in a pending investigation between him and the college.

When the two meet, there is an instant spark, they both love music and have some great banter going on. I loved t
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

DNF. I am so, so angry I'm shaking. This is one of the rare cases where I wish I could spoil the hell of a book, even though I only read four chapters. Judge me for this, I don't care. What annoys me SO much is the fact that this kind of issues should come with a warning, and the fact that it's only revealed on chapter 4 forbids us to do so. So I'll put my reasons for not wanting to read more under a spoiler tag, but know that if you read further, you'll know why D.J., the hero, is under investi
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sarina Bowen Fans, The Ivy Years, Hockey, College Romance
4.5 This Series Just Keeps Delivering Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
Every time I read one of Sarina Bowen's Ivy Years books, I understand the pull of reliving those new, fresh, nervous, exciting and scary experiences of the College age group. Those of us who have decades lived and experienced...can think back and remember what we felt like... having that feeling in your gut of first lust, first touch... kiss and then more. There are other hurdles to overcome...figuring out which group to hang w
4.5 stars

***ARC Kindly Provided by Author in Exchange for an Honest Review.***

In one word? AMAZING!!!!
I loved it so so so much!
Lianne Challice, poor thing…
Wait a minute! Isn’t she like an actress just like Hermione from Harry Potter?
And doesn’t she make like, I don’t know, millions each time a movie is released?
Doesn’t she have fans all over the world?
Doesn’t she hang out with famous singers and actors from Hollywood? She even has a selfie with Bono. WITH BONO for Christ sake!!
4 Stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this last story in Bowen's Ivy Years series.

Lianne Challice is a famous young actress who is taking some time away from her career to attend college at Harkness. Unfortunately, she's finding the whole experience to be way more challenging than she expected. Lianne is basically a social pariah among her new peers, with some students cruelly mocking her or downright avoiding her because of her fame. This totally sucks because Lianne is such a down-to-earth girl and som
Anna lost in stories *A*
Unfortunately I decided to DNF this book at page 128, which is about 41% into the story and give it 2 stars… I’m sorry, but it’s just not for me… at this point I should feel at least somewhat connected to the main characters, and instead I’m just bored… and don’t really care about them… not individually or as a couple… and this whole situation makes me very sad… I remember loving a lot of other Sarina Bowen’s books I read in the past, but this one… just didn’t do anything for me… I’m not sure if ...more
I know Ms. Bowen's intentions were probably good when tackling this theme but the plot was soo clumsily done. I hated it from the beginning, because it perpetrates this idea that (view spoiler) are a dime a dozen. This is the kind of situation where one side was right and the other was wrong, but because the wrong side happened to be a woman, the author did some plot gymnastics to justify her behavior and paint her as victim. What she did had no excuse and ...more
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review may contain SPOILERS!
A grande finale for this supercute NA-series by one of my favorite romance authors! DJ and Lianne were the cherry on top of the sundae (and now I crave ice cream)! Lianne was portrayed as this innocent "girl-next-door" with a popular moviestar career, while DJ, well, a dj with a good heart and some bad luck was pushed into this really tricky situation. I honestly felt the most annoyed at this unnecessary drama, like I get why this girl did it, due to her ignorant
Claudia Fosca Stahl
I love this series so much!

I love Sarina Bowen. She always delivers. The Ivy Years series is exceptional, and The Fifteenth Minute is no different. She writes with so much heart. And she’s hilarious. Her books always bring the perfect combination of tears and laughter. Hockey romance is her jam, and she does it so well. It’s always a pleasure to read her words.

I love The Fifteenth Minute because it’s funny, sweet, and has its share of heartbreak. I really enjoyed the Shakespeare references. In
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
4.5 Stars!!

I LOVED this book! It's got Sarina Bowen's trademark humor, hot sex, an irresistible hero and a smart, funny, and slightly insecure heroine. And she's a gamer! Plus there's a serious, very timely message underneath the fantastic romance. This story is fresh, modern and very relevant. You absolutely cannot go wrong with Sarina Bowen's books!!

(ARC provided by the author in return for an honest review.)
Bookphenomena (Micky)
3.5 stars

This wasn’t my favourites in the series by any means, but I’m glad to have completed it. It was a generally enjoyable read, with a likeable hero and an okay heroine. I’m not really a fan of anything movie-star but the heroine was grounded.

NA is a genre that I struggle with these days, so it’s not surprising that this book didn’t hit the heights of some of the earlier ones I loved. It was also pretty light on the sports element, which was a shame.
Wil Loves Books!
It's no secret that I'm a Sarina Bowen fan. I think she writes beautiful books that fully engage you and make you believe you are part of the action. Her attention to detail without overdoing it is superb. It's also no secret that I love the Ivy Years series and that I was looking forward to this book with high expectations. With that said, this book did not disappoint at all, it was great!

The Fifteenth Minute is the 5th book in the Ivy Years series, although I strongly recommend you read them a
3.5 Stars

Romance with a celebrity is one of my favorite tropes. I expect certain things when I pick up this kind of book. But The Fifteenth Minute wasn’t at all what I expected. The author used Lianne’s celebrity status to add more layers to her characters rather than to create drama and angst.

World knows Lianne as a gorgeous Hollywood star, but the real Lianne is a shy and nerdy girl, who want to be a normal college student, who want to fit in. It was great to witness her growth and transformat
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
This first love romance gave me squishy good feels. DJ and Li are both really likable characters who made me smile. Li's shyness and nerdiness even though she's this world famous movie star worked for me and DJ. DJ and her bonding over obscure music I liked a lot since I'm a music fan myself.

Maybe it's a little gooey because they're so smitten with each other and both are kissing bandits but I didn't mind. When they do get horizontal it was sexier than I anticipated. Bonus!

The sexual assault stu
A couple of things:

1. I wasn't expecting the serious aspect of this (I mean, I was expecting SOMETHING, since all the books have had something, I just wasn't expecting this particular something), but I think on the whole I was good with it. I could definitely understand being upset by it (view spoiler), but I think the larger point about colleges being ill-equipped to (view spoiler) is a good one because t
Mandi Schreiner
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult
I liked this one a lot. I've been waiting for Lianne's story - and it was a difficult topic (hero gets accused of non-con sex before the book starts with another student). He is innocent - but the process of his hearing with the school is intense.

Bowen always puts in topics that are difficult to read. I thought she handled this one really well.

But non-con sex - be aware if that is a trigger. (although non-con doesn't actually take place). The accuser - I thought that was handled well at the end
***** 5 stars *****
Each book of this series is a wonderful reading experience. The fifteenth minute was no exception. I loved it!!
DJ and Lianne are so sweet and funny together! It is a "melt your heart" story with all the cuteness! Sarina Bowen has become one of my favorite authors and I'm so happy to know about the spin off of The Yvy Years that's coming in 2016. Awesome news!
My least favorite book in the series.
I was not happy with the second half of the book. It got boring.At about 70% or so I was thinking that I didn't care what would happen to these characters one way or other.

Lianne's character had so much potential but she ended up being a doormat and a pushover. (view spoiler)
Oh, this is just lovely. And then in Bowen style, there is the zing of hard issues just under the surface.

We get a great New Adult romance mixed in with one of us is famous. The hero has every reason to stay away from the heroine but can't.

The romance that unfolds between them is so good and right and hot.

A must read!

PS I love the fact that he is not super tall.
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
Oh how I love these books and this series!!!

Full review to follow on my blog 10/17/2015

For more info and reviews please visit my Book Review Blog here - A Life Bound By Books
Irene Sim
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The perfect ending to the series!

I loved Lianne and DJ, their chemistry, the slow burning of their relationship and all the movie references.
Sep 17, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
Surely someone could have told Sarina Bowen not to write this book.
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult, arc
Well, it's NO surprise this one was absolutely a JOY to read. I knew I'd love to hear Lianne's story and Daniel (DJ) was SUCH a sweet heart I just couldn't NOT fall in love with him myself. He had quite the challenge in this book, again I have to congratulate Sarina for bringing into her books unique subjectד that rarely being discussed. So it's more than just a fun New Adult Romance novel, Lianne's life and struggles as well as Daniel were so different (from one another) and special (on their o ...more
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