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Love, Inc. (Love, Inc. #1)

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Zahra, Kali, and Syd would never have met if their parents' marriages hadn't fallen apart. But when the three girls collide in group counseling, they discover they have something else in common: they've each been triple-timed by the same nefarious charmer, Eric, aka Rico, aka Rick. Talk about eye-opening therapy. Cheerful, diplomatic Zahra is devastated. Rico had been her ...more
Hardcover, 409 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Disney-Hyperion
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Camilla
May 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, favorites
There are not enough words to describe how much I loved this book! It was the perfect combination of everything you could ask for it a great chick-lit book! It was insanely funny and just straight up adorable. The authors create such a unique plot with brilliant characters. I was hooked the entire time! The writing, the characters and the plot just made me want to jump in and join this hilariously fun story. Not only is this a perfect read for the summer, it's just the perfect read all-together. ...more
Reut
Jul 18, 2011 rated it liked it
How adorable is that cover? Seriously, there are all these little details and it's so cute.

Okay, so the idea for Love, Inc. is awesome. Three girls who have been tripled-timed by the same guy--including one of them he had been dating for two years--find out about his dealings on the side and take wicked revenge. People start hearing about Love, Inc. and since everyone has a job for them and let's face it, teenagers like getting paid--Love, Inc. becomes a real business.

Zahra, Kali, and Syd are al
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Liz at Midnight Bloom Reads
Aug 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
*I won this novel from the authors through Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest review.*

I've been really looking forward to reading Love, Inc. ever since I first heard about it and after loving Girl v. Boy, Sandy and Yvonne's previous collaboration together, I just knew I would enjoy this novel... and I was so right. And don't let the light, happy cover fool you because there is definitely more to this novel than meets the eye!

When Zahra, Kalie, and Syd first meet in group counseling,
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Kayleigh {K-Books}
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First of all I just want to say a big thank you to Allison and Busby Publishing for sending me a review copy of this book.

When I received this for review I couldn't wait to start it. I am a huge fan of chic lit books and it sounded like such a great story. I was not disappointed in any way at all.

Zhara has the perfect boyfriend. Rico is sweet, loving and completely supports her in all of her dreams. It seems like everything is finally goin
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Siti
Apr 04, 2011 rated it liked it
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Kristin (Beneath Shining Stars, I Read)
Zahara Ahmed-MacDuff's parents are separated and Rico has been the one thing--well, guy--holding her together. When she's sentenced to do group therapy with other teens that are in her situation (parents divorced or separated), she meets Kali and Syd, two girls who share one thing in common with Zahara--Rico who is also known as Rick although his real name is Eric. Yes, he's been playing all three of them along and once they find out, they decide to get revenge. Although originally intended to j ...more
John Clark
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Zahra's stuck between splitting parents. That's bad enough, but her Pakistani grandparents have arrived for an extended stay and are driving her crazy as they turn her mom into some sort of squishy religious stranger. To add insult to injury, she's been sentenced to group therapy because her estranged parents can't communicate with her and think that therapy will fix, by proxy, the mess they created and can't deal with.
The group is a mix of boys and girls, all of whom have unstable and/or divor
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Kirsty
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-books
Love Inc is one of those books who girls who love romantic contemporary fiction will devour eagerly and be left wanting more about the three main character and their madcap adventures.

The story revolves around three girls who meet at therapy. They're there because of their divorced or divorcing parents to ensure they don't go off the rails and when they meet they find out they have a whole lot more in common. It turns out they have all been seeing the same boy who has been willingly triple-timin
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Nely
Sep 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour
Imagine finding out that your boyfriend, Rico, not only has one other girlfriend - but two. Syd is dating “Eric”, Kali goes out with “Rick" but in the end, they are all Zahra's Rico. What I found funny about the whole thing was how eclectic Rico's tastes were. Each girl was the total opposite of each other, yet somehow they strike a friendship and create Love, Inc.

I think the Collins / Rideout team did a fabulous job in Zahra (our narrator). She's down to earth, smart, funny and her friends Syd
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Yousor
Jun 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was so cute. The characters were all important and the plot clear. The girls found out that they have the same boyfriend, so they want revenge.

The girls revenge were such a success that people are coming to them for help. The girls decide to help them. That's when Love, Inc. is born
The story was written from Zahra's point of view but you got to know Syd and Kali very well. While the girls helped people with their releationships, the girls had to deal with their own.
My favo
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Gabriela
May 18, 2012 rated it liked it
This was more of a younger YA, if that makes sense. I flew through it and it was fun to read. However, It's not that deep and meaningful. Something nice ans easy, and there's nothing wrong with that.

If you enjoyed The Karma Club check this one out.
Chloe
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book. Not something I would normally read, but I loved it :)
Mery St. Clair
Aug 21, 2011 marked it as to-read
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Sophie (seesophieread)
I didn’t have very high expectations for this. I really just wanted a light and fun book for spring break, and that’s exactly what I got!
Linhlynn Hoang
Dec 22, 2017 rated it liked it
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Samantha Carol
Sep 04, 2017 rated it liked it
A good book about friendship. Not really the amount of love I wanted from a book with "love" in the title.
Mia
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t love this book at first but it got better and I really like how the author really connected it.
Nola Byrum
May 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: favorites, teen
Really good! Super cute story, although I didn't love some of the messages it had. A big theme was revenge, and how its good to get revenge on boys who cheat on you. Not a great message for teen girls. Also, one character strongly believes that love doesn't last, which is so wrong.
Liked:
-Cute story
-Easy read
-Light
-Fun
Disliked:
-Bad messages
-Some language, though nothing too strong
-Some innuendo
Read it, but go into it knowing that not all of its messages are good.
OK for ages 10-14
Ari
Jul 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
3.5 (I rounded up)

This is my second (first) Collins & Rideout novel and once again the theme here is girl-who-complains-about-not-being-very-pretty and yet she manages to get ALL THE GUYS. It's completely baffling because it's not even as if she suddenly became more confident and therefore more guys start to sit up and take notice of her. I couldn't help but roll my eyes every time a new guy began flirting with her and/or asked her out because hey she was supposed to be mousy and nothing 'sp
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Katelyn (Tales of Books and Bands)
The main character Zahra is going through a little rough patch. Her grandparents from Pakistan show up and all of a sudden her parent's relationship is on the rocks and Zahra finds herself in group therapy. Baking and Rico seem to be the only two things keeping her sane. However, once she meets Kali and Syd, Zahra finds herself some unlikely confidants. The three, oddly matched friends soon find that they have one little thing in common; His name is Eric, or Rico, or Rick; it just depends on wha ...more
Krista Basilio
Apr 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
his was such a lighthearted, smooth read that I thought was pretty good! And the title “Love, Inc.” is super catchy (not to mention the cover art looks awesome).

The main character Zahra is going through a little rough patch. Her grandparents from Pakistan show up and all of a sudden her parent's relationship is on the rocks and Zahra finds herself in group therapy. Baking and Rico seem to be the only two things keeping her sane. However, once she meets Kali and Syd, Zahra finds herself some unli
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Ashley
Nov 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog, own
Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing.

Love, Inc. by Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout was such a fun read. I loved it! It was just exactly what I needed. A lot of cute and funny with just enough seriousness and depth tossed in that I didn't find myself bored or rolling my eyes.

Zahara was a great character. She is intelligent, motivated and loving, but she's got a lot to learn about life as well. I thought that the authors here gave us a great mixture of confiden
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Big Book Little Book
Zahra Ahmed-Macduff is a ‘Scotistani’ Texan, half Scottish and half Pakistani, 15 year old high school girl who ends up in group therapy, (affectionately termed ‘Crazy Class’) along with other teens who are not handling their parents’ separation well.

Zahra blames her situation on her Pakistani grandparents, who are staying indefinitely and are very antagonistic towards her father. Just as she feels her life can’t get any worse, she discovers her boyfriend’s been cheating on her with two of the
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Ashley Ehlers
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it

Originally posted on Paranormal Sisters: http://paranormalsisters.blogspot.com...

A perfect summers read that's great for all ages. It's cute, laugh out loud funny, and not to over the top girly for my taste. Just the right blend thanks to the three main girls, Zahra, Syd, Kali.

Under the point of view of Zarha you get to go for a ride with her as her parents decide to send her to group therapy for kids with divorced parents, also call transition, just because of a little unfortunate event, which
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Clarissa
So far, this book has been both great and kind of boring.
I've found that there are some scenes I can read the whole way through, and some scenes that I just end up skimming really fast. I like the scenes where the girls are doing work for Love, Inc., and a few others, but most of the scenes with Zahra's family and the group therapy are just really tiresome to me because they don't seem to add to the plot.
In fact, so far, it doesn't seem to HAVE a plot at all. It's chick lit, which, apparently, m
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Christianne
Dec 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Zahra Ahmed-MacDuff gets remanded to group therapy after her father finds her making out with her new beau Rico while a fire threatens to burn down the kitchen. Zahra is a "Scotistani" Texan, half Scottish and half Pakistani, and high school sophomore who, along with the other teens in group therapy, is not handling the separation of her parents well. She blames it all on her Pakistani grandparents, who are on an extended visit and are very antagonistic towards Zahra's father. But just when she ...more
Laura
May 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Sarai
Jun 17, 2011 rated it liked it
I would have given this a 3.5

I did like this book, though it was a little long. I liked the development between the friends. I was not crazy about the revenge part of their work, and the sense that the book doesn't say it's bad to get revenge on someone who cheats on you.

SPOILER PARAGRAPH: The girls damage their boyfriend's car when they find out he was dating all three of them. They paint a unicorn on the front, put fish guts in the engine, and slash the tires. Then they put posters advertisin
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Patrícia
RATING: 3 stars

Love, Inc is a contemporary YA romance and a perfect beach/ summer read. It was just the light, fluffy read I was looking for after "A Dance with Dragons".

Zahra, Kali and Syd have two things in common: their broken families and... their boyfriend! After meeting at a support group for teenagers with divorced or separated parents, the three girls realize that they have all been dating the same boy. He has three different names and leads three separate lives... so Zahra, Kali and Syd
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