All The Wrong Shelves
Zander is making the right decisions to fight the indifference that has shaped his life. When one of those decisions leaves him temporarily homeless, he never expected to gain a new friend.
Nessa is real, she’s honest, and she believes in him. Zanders longs to be authentic. He’s been pretendi
There are a few tropes I could attach to this storyline but I don’t want to limited it those because this story was so heart warming and wonderful, I just want you to dive in and give it a try ...more
So when she asked if I would be interested in the second book in the series, I of course jumped at the chance.
Felicia writes the most realistic and endearing love stories you really do have to read both of these if you haven’t already!
𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀
𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
I loved Nessa ...more
This is the second in the series but can be read as a standalone. You do get to know Nessa and Zander a little bit in the first book, but they have really good conversations in this one where you get to know their past so you aren’t missing any important details.
I loved so much about this book. I haven’t read a book with an autistic heroine in a while and I loved how it addressed in this book. The way Nessa processes situations is different than most and she can get overwhelmed easily. I lo ...more
Wary of intimacy and each navigating their own struggles, Nessa and Zander find themselves unlikely roommates after a chance encounter, and the pages fly following that. Their burgeoning friendship is beautiful to watch, their connection genuine, and the romance sweet ...more
Actual rating: 4.5/5 stars
I received an e-ARC copy of this book personally from the author in exchange for an honest review. All the Wrong Shelves will be out on February 25, 2021.
All The Wrong Shelves is the author's #ownvoices romance novel featuring a woman who struggles with autism, and just got officially diagnosed during adulthood. I just loved and enjoyed how the ...more
All The Wrong Shelves (Without Filter Series) brings us back to beautiful Denmark. Nessa has always been different. She is brilliant but struggles socially. She has to hide her true self to appear "normal" to the outside world. Zander is trying to set his life back on track...he’s back in school and trying to not hide behind the perfect façade he has in the past. They strike up a friendship when Nessa offers her couch to Zander to help him out. From there, an unlikely friend ...more
Major belly butterfly alert! Get ready to swoon.
I love stories about second chances, not only in love but in life overall. We tend to crucify those who fall in such way they have zero expectations to go back up and have another shot to make the right choices.
Zander and Nessa's story was all about that and more.
Zander is book boyfriend goals! I loved how sweet and patient he was with Nessa in every way. He never judge ...more
When I read chasing pebbles last year, I needed more from Zander and I couldn't wait to read his story. This book did not disappoint.
This book was tender, vulnerable and completely captivating. All the wrong shelves is a second chance romance that allows Nessa and Zander to explore themselves together and separately. Nessa with her autism and Zander with his relationship with alcohol and his past.
Felicia has an amazing writing technique! She allowed the characters to explore these feelin ...more
This story was beautiful. Nessa and Zander really made me smile. There story was so raw and emotional. Nessa doesn't feel like she fits in with society she doesn't feel comfortable in her own skin. Zander is trying to change his life. He desperately wants to break away from his past and t ...more
All The Wrong Shelves is such a heartfelt novel in a world that feels completely and utterly real. It is so wonderfully written and the characters spring to life on the pages, and I don`t think it`s possible not to fall in love with this story. I love second chance stories, and this one certainly did not disappoint. It was such a beautiful ...more
The two main characters were wonderful together. They had great conversations that felt real, and I loved how the two of them grew throughout the story! Nessa, one of the MCs is autistic, and I thought Blaedel expertly created a charac ...more
From the way they meet, to becoming friends, then more than that was so incredibly beautiful.
I loved Nessa’s bluntness. I had a student once who was just like her and he would alw ...more
I haven't read Chasing Pebbles but I will, without a doubt, be picking this book up immediately.
I high ...more
Zander... oh, how I loved him! He came from such a different background but they found each other and I loved them together. He was so patient and sweet for Nessa. I cheered for him as he dealt with his past.
It’s a sweet, slow burn read and I loved it!
I can't say enough about being trapped in Felicia's world. It's soothing, calming & feels like I'm swaddled in a symphony as I ride from one paragraph to the next.
Zander & Nessa are both trying to conquer their own personal battles & doing all right on their own but once they are together they become invincible. This was a heartwarming & enduring story about finding yourself and being okay with not being the version that is expected.
On a personal note from a mother of an au ...more
It is great to see both POVs during the book, seeing both characters struggle with their own stuff, but seeing their relationship transforms throughout the book. The chemistry between Zander and Nessa was awesome, it is great to see how they open up with each other.
I am definitely looking forward to read more books from Felicia Blaedel !
I received a fre ...more
Nessa and Zander are such amazing characters and are each other missing piece. It was so fascinating reading from Nessas POV and watching her struggle with her understanding of why she reacts and feels the way she does. It was a beautiful story of love, friendship and acceptance and I can’t wait to see what comes next.
Blaedel has shown such growth in this installment of her Without Filter series, and the characters are incredibly relatable and fantastically written. The romance is sweet and spicy, and believable. I was rooting for them from the first page.
I’m so proud of Blaedel’s willingness to tell such an honest story and to share her heart with us.
How do you write a review when you lack the words to convey how much something means to you?
Let's just say that I LOVED reading All The Wrong Shelves and that I'm certain that it will become an all-time favorite! I already read this book twice in a couple of months and it's such a happy and comforting story.
As this is book 2 of the Without Filter series, I already read and loved Chasing Pebbles (even though you can read both books as standalones)! But ...more
Watching Nessa and Zander's genuine love for each other blossom was so sweet. The two are irresistibly aw ...more
In this own voices novel, author Felicia Blaedel offers a beautiful, vulnerable look at the world from one character's perspective as she discovers she is autistic. Though it is a bit verbose at times, this book seems like it is a good one for anyone wishing to better understand life on the autism spectrum (at least for one character). Fiction, filled with hone ...more
Right before chapter one, there's a note explaining a few cultures differences if you are unfamiliar with life in Denmark. :)
All The Wrong Shelves is a new adult romance. You can expect:
- A temporary roommates situation
- Slightly forbidden (brother's best friend trope)
- Slow burn romance
- Banter & teasing
- Vulnerability & tenderness
- Steamy scenes
- Autumn in Copenhagen
- Own-voices story (autistic heroine)
- Libraries & book love
- Characters from C ...more
This book is just so real and raw. The characters in this book are amazing. The friendship between Nessa and Zander is just so genuine and sweet. I loved the slow build up of the romance between the two, it made it feel so much more ...more
This is an #ownvoice story, featuring a young woman with autism. It also features a young man with a history of problems with alcohol. This is also the second book in Blaedel’s the without filter series, but can be read as a stand-alone. I read it as a stand-alone, and had no prior knowledge of the world or characters previously.
This book is heartwarming and amazing, a cute feel good contemporary romance. It w ...more
Felicia writes in English, but is Danish and lives in Denmark with her husband and son.
When Felicia isn't doing something bookish, she enjoys drawing, dancing (mostly at home with her toddler), cooking (for the most part) and t ...more