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Shooting for the Stars by Sarina Bowen
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2017, audio, sports

Audible Review: I can't tell you how happy I am that this author choose a male and female narrator. Both Noel Harrison and Emma Wilder did a great job with the narration. Really good voice acting from both of them and I would listen to more of their work.

Story Review: This book was about Stella overcoming leukemia as a child, battling the man's world of profession snowboarding to make a name for herself and her life long love for Bear. Then we have her brother Hank who is a celebrated professional snowboarder who suddenly loses his career in a snowboarding accident. And last but not least, Bear. Bear is Hank's best friend and also a professional snowboarder. Bear's career isn't as good as Hank's and not only has to deal with him being dropped from the tour but also trying to be the best friend he can be for Hank, all the while dealing with his infatuation with Stella.

I loved Bear! He was such a great character and even though he kept Stella at arms length for most of the book, he was so good to her. He was protective and respectful with not only her, but really everyone. It seemed he was just a good guy all around.

Stella was a heroine I could respect. I loved that she was just as much of an adventure seeker as her brother and Bear. Plus, she has loved Bear her whole life and instead of wallowing about it she had courage and put herself out there and made the first move...and the second move.

There was a lot of heart to this story. These were good people dealing with real life issues. The author did a good job of providing us with characters that you can respect and want to root for. This is a safe read with no cheating or abuse, plus a really great epilogue.
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Reading Progress

October 4, 2017 – Started Reading
October 4, 2017 – Shelved
October 4, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
October 5, 2017 – Shelved as: audio
October 5, 2017 – Shelved as: sports
October 5, 2017 – Finished Reading

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KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕ Lovely review Mindy xxx

Mindy Lou's Book Review KAT ⚛ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⚛ wrote: "Lovely review Mindy xxx"

Thank you, Kat! :)

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