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How (Not) to Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts
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it was amazing
bookshelves: arc, favorites, love-love-love, so-good-i-ll-read-it-again

I loved this book! Darcy's dad is a wealthy, famous motivational speaker. The book starts with Darcy at her exclusive private school and a tow truck towing her car out of the parking lot in front of everyone. When her best friend confronts him, he yells that if the bills were paid, the car wouldn't be towed. Darcy is shocked because her family has money, it's something she's never had to worry about. When she rushes home to find out what's going on, her dad is gone. This book takes place over a few months while Darcy's dad is missing, sending only evasive postcards from various locations. Darcy has to deal with things no 17 year old should have to deal with, going from a comfortable life to having many challenges. Darcy was an amazingly strong female heroine. Through an awful situation, she was able to find the best in herself and in others. She wasn't perfect, she had her own flaws and insecurities but the way she was able to see the best in things and not give up was remarkable. Lucas works for Darcy's uncle as a fix-it man. They strike up a friendship and had really good chemistry, there's no insta-love. I really liked Lucas - he was smart and sweet - very protective of those that matter to him. I feel like the romance was secondary in this book, and normally that would bother me (especially with the title of the book) but it really worked. For being a YA book, this book deals with a lot of grown-up issues. I thought this story was brilliant and unlike anything I have read before. I'm surprised this is a debut novel, I loved this one so much I was looking for more books by this author and saw this is her first. I'm really looking forward to seeing what this author writes next. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves YA or a great story with a strong heroine who goes through a lot of personal growth.

**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**
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Reading Progress

January 27, 2015 – Started Reading
January 27, 2015 – Shelved
January 27, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
January 27, 2015 – Shelved as: arc
January 28, 2015 – Shelved as: favorites
January 28, 2015 – Shelved as: love-love-love
January 28, 2015 – Shelved as: so-good-i-ll-read-it-again
January 28, 2015 – Finished Reading

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Mandy Natalie wrote: "Marvelous Review Mandy xo"

Thanks so much, Natalie! :)

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