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Up in the Treehouse

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Romantic Times WINNER for Best New Adult Book of the Year

"I wanted to tell him all my secrets, but he became one of them instead."

Chloe Rivers never thought she would keep secrets from her best friend, Gavin Rhodes. Then again, she never imagined she would fall in love with him either. When she finally reveals her feelings, rejection shatters her, rendering her vulnerable
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NMmomof4
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was an enjoyable read, but I'm not sure it'll be all that memorable in the long run. It was a second-chance/missed-opportunity type story that even has some threads of unrequited love going on, so I should've loved it. Unfortunately, I didn't. I thought it was ok. A little long and drawn out, a sometimes annoying heroine, a little lacking in the sexual chemistry (emotional chemistry was good), and a meh *shrugs* ending and epilogue....make it a 3 star read for me.

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Derna
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

After reading the first sentence of the synopsis, I was intrigued and knew I had to read this book. Up in the Treehouse is an emotional, story about love, loss, friendship, secrets, betrayal, regrets, and forgiveness. Chloe and Gavin are two people who share a deep connection, friendship and much more. I’m not going to go into the storyline, as I don’t want to spoil it for you. It’s a book you have to go into knowing only what
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
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4.5 stars

‘The best kind of love is one that stems from friendship. One that grows, as it’s nurtured with patience and kindness, blossoming in just the time. All it has to do is withstand the forces of nature that threaten to drown it, pluck it, blow it, and burn it until it withers back into its soil. As if it never existed at all.’

And that is an apt prelude to sum up the anxious, dramatic, emotional, endearing, moving, frustrating, sweet and somewhat innocent story of friends, Chloe Rivers and
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Jen
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Swear it, we live under a rock!!! We just finished a book that came out in in July of 2016 and we have no idea how we missed it then!! AHHH!! It was PERFECTION!!! For angst lovers like us, this book was HEAVEN!!

Up in the Treehouse took us by complete surprise. We swear, we  devoured it and couldn't put it down!!

This book will get a hold of you from the very first chapter and chances are you gonna have to force yourself to put it down when real life calls you.
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Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
****4 STARS****

I picked this one up at a signing and think I may have accidentally insulted the author. My brain to mouth filter is completely broken. I'll tell you all about it in my review later.
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Dilek VT
Dec 22, 2019 marked it as not-appealing  ·  review of another edition
- The hero refuses her when she tells him her feelings.
- The heroine then goes and dates with the hero's twin brother.
Trauma / 4 years separation
- Second chances
-The heroine later becomes best friends with the hero's f*ck-buddy.
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Dianne
Grab the tissues, maybe an anxiety ball and put out the DO NOT DISTURB sign, K.K. Allen has a tale to tell that will pull on every emotion you have, chew your insides up and leave you feeling raw. Up in the Treehouse is a tale of three young friends, twin brothers and the girl on the other side of the woods, a treehouse, growing up, heartaches and the end of innocence when one devastating event shreds the very fibers of trust, friendship and love.

Remember how confusing it was when you were a tee
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5-4 ★'s

“Fire destroyed us. Love brought us back together.”

As per usual, I picked up this book because it's supposed to be angsty...and it sure is! K.K. Allen is a new author for me and while I enjoyed the book and the angst and I'll definitely be reading more of her books, I really had a hard time with all the dramas.

Gavin and Devon are twins and they move into Chloe's neighborhood when they are all starting seventh grade. Chloe notices them building a tree house with their Dad in the woods b
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Wil Loves Books!
3.5 Stars!

I will try to keep this review as spoiler free as possible. When I saw the gorgeous cover and read the blurb, I knew I had to read this book. I enjoyed this book for the most part. This is a cute but sometimes tragic friends to lovers romance and it was very, very angsty. Even though I crave angst in my books, in this one it didn’t necessarily worked for me.

Chloe is the main narrator of this story, although we get different POVs and other things such as flashbacks and journal entries t
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Elfina Renee
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highly recommended, five glowing stars!
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The old adage never judge a book by its cover, should also apply to titles as I came close to not reading this and that would have been a shame. First time reader of K.K. Allen, she’s poetry in motion.
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Delivering a compelling storyline so powerful and heartwarming, I felt all the emotions that comes with reading a really good book. Heartache, loss, anger, joy and simplistic happiness and combustible lust. This amazing writer left no stone unturned a
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Heather
Chloe
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Gavin and Devin
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Gavin's Annual Stay & Play Day
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...Chloe's Infamous Scrunch Bun!
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Ashley
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
See this full review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog.

Oh, you guys, I knew this was going to happen. I knew I was going to curse myself for waiting so long to read Up in the Treehouse by the lovely K.K. Allen. This book has been sitting on my TBR from practically the moment it released, and why? Because I'm a dumb procrastinator.

Give me ALL the friends-to-lovers tropes because I cannot get enough. As a kid, I used to dream of meeting a boy who would become my best friend and eventually my
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
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4.5 stars

‘The best kind of love is one that stems from friendship. One that grows, as it’s nurtured with patience and kindness, blossoming in just the time. All it has to do is withstand the forces of nature that threaten to drown it, pluck it, blow it, and burn it until it withers back into its soil. As if it never existed at all.’

And that is an apt prelude to sum up the anxious, dramatic, emotional, endearing, moving, frustrating, sweet and somewhat innocent story of friends, Chloe Rivers and
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Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
"Chloe has always noticed things that were of no benefit to her, and that's what made her significant to me."
AHHHH!!!! THE MOMENT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR HAS COME!!
I can finally share with you my thoughts about this beautiful, magnificent, epic, love story! Ever since this beauty arrived at my doorstep, I couldn't think of anything else. The cover was fantastic; It's simple but very eye-catching. I was already in love with the book by just looking at the cover but then I read the premise and my
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Micah
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's hard to throw this book into a category. It's kind of like a second chance romance, but isn't. It's kind of like a love triangle, but isn't. What it IS, is good. I haven't heard of the author before and took a chance on the blurb and the cover (self-admitted cover whore). I wasn't disappointed.

We have three, maybe four major players in the story. Chloe is a young girl when 2 twin brothers, Gavin and Devon, move in across her little forest area. These twin brothers are her age and she spies
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~Kimberly
Aug 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this book!!!

~Review to come!!

4.5 Stars!!!
Yvette (Booksandbandanas)
As I've stated before, K.K.Allen is becoming my author. Up In The Tree House touches on so many heartbreaking and heart rendering moments. This is a coming to age story about three lives that would forever be changed.

Let's start out where it all began, The TREE HOUSE.

Chloe meets Gavin and Devon after climbing the tree to a treehouse that doesn't belong to her. She wakes up to the two boys she has been curious about. The new kids in town. They are just as curious to learn about her. In the weeks
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Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
4 Heroes & Legends Stars

This is a really sweet romance story of two friends who grew up together and overcame tragedy and separation to find their HEA.

The story is told alternating from past to present. For maybe the first 20% of the book I felt confused at times trying to figure out what was past and what was present but that issue quickly resolved and the story flowed easily for the rest of the book.

The chemistry between the H and h was great. I always enjoy that push and pull between friends
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Kimberly Morris
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
This was truly a wonderful story. Up in the Tree House was an emotional trip through the lives of Chloe Rivers and Gavin Rhodes. We follow the two main characters from age 12 up till their present lives. We are faced with tragedy and hidden secrets. Most of the story they are working on a big event that I found quite amazing and would love to see off the pages. There was some tasteful sexy time in the story eventually but nothing overly e
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Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
Five Stars

I stayed up til 4:30am to finish this gem and I'm still thinking about when I woke up. Such a well written story. Loved it though there were times I was left reeling and flustered. This was definitely New Adult with some steam. Highly recommend.
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Alessia
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!
Dear KK Allen, you've totally outdone yourself!
What a wonderful story! I've finished reading it in two sittings, my heart was totally in it!
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(I love this cover so much!)

THE SYNOPSIS:
I wanted to tell him all my secrets, but he became one of them instead.

Chloe Rivers never thought she would keep secrets from her best friend. Then again, she never imagined she would fall in love with him either. When she finally reveals her feelings, rejection shatters her, rendering her vulnera
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Julia
An instant classic of the New Adult genre!

And what a lovely roller coaster ride it was. A beautiful (and sometimes painful) look at growing up, loss, fear, and moving towards selflessness.



"We've both made mistakes. We're so far from perfect, but we're perfect together. Isn't that all that matters?"

In this story, we meet Gavin and Chloe when they become friends at 12 years old after Gavin stands up for Chloe when she's being bullied at school. Chloe becomes good friends with Gavin and his twin De
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Antonella
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobook, dnf
so I don't like to read about a love interest who is a friend's ex...
sharing is not caring and all that jazz..but I read books like that..and I think to myself "girl read the effing blurb sometimes"...

and then I did it again...



human..mistakes..blah blah blah...
but BUT for crying out loud READ the blurb..

so what is worst than first predicament...is love interest who is a ex's sibling...

but WAIT one second..just when I thought no I can't get any more into sharing germs with close-knit friends an
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Saunders
First read of K K Allen and if this is her writing style then I will be up for more of her books.

The lay out of this book was very different and although friends to lovers has been a familiar theme for a long time, KK Allen introduced a twist to what would normally be a predictable read.

it is quite angsty and emotional at times and takes a surprising turn.

The book is long and to some might feel a bit drawn out to get to the ending, but this is definitely a worth a read and should be on your TBR
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Book Maniac Forever

⭐️ 5 "Each Branch Carries A Story" Stars ⭐️
Up in the Treehouse has been on my TBR list for years and seriously, what is wrong with me? I can’t believe it took me this long to finally dive into this splendid story (I listened to the audiobook). K.K. Allen’s novels always merge the right balance of emotion and sexiness, and this one delivers on these facets. This friends to lovers / second chance romance got to me deeply! I was captured by the heartbreak and romance shining through the pages o
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Lucie Lu's Book Reviews
Up in the Treehouse has got to be one of the most beautifully written books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

It is a story involving love, friendship, betrayal and heartache, that has you captivated long after the book has ended. K.K. Allen has such an amazing way of telling a story that you can see the entire book playing out in your mind. This is one book that will stay with me for years to come.

The chapters of the book are broken up into branches, which I found really adorable. There
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KristaReadsRomance
Title: Up in the Treehouse
Author: K. K. Allen
Genre: New Adult
My Rating: 5 Gavin is my new book boyfriend Stars


"The best kind of love is one that stems from friendship. One that grows as its nurtured with patience and kindness, blossoming at just the right time."


Up in the Treehouse touched my heart so deeply. It's been a little while since I've read a NA romance that was more than just a lighthearted read. This book has allllll the feels. Laughs. Tears. Every emotion. The story carries

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Nicole Campbell
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok. So I've had a day or so to let this story sink in. I'm going to attempt to write a "real" review instead of my normal three line wrap-up, because I haven't had an ARC before (other than my own, obv). Please note that I did receive an ARC from the author, and this has not affected my review.

Let's start at the beginning with the cover, which makes my heart happy. When I learned this was a New Adult book, I had some apprehension, because I typically have issues with the genre. A lot of times I
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