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To Get to You by Joanne Bischof
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it was amazing
bookshelves: books-i-need-to-buy, i-need-to-have-someday

Libby found another 5 Star! :D

So. Basically. Before we get into the technicalities. I didn't love this book at first. Riley sort of got off on the wrong foot for me, and I didn't fall for his "at first sight" attraction to Becca. However, it was so perfect and so well worked out throughout the book.
Also, the whole thing wasn't really a Romance. It did start out that way, and end that way, but honestly, I would name it as a side plot to the trip that Riley and Saul and Jake had.
The Faith concept of it was sort of missing. I feel like this is a feel good story for someone who is already saved and already knows Jesus, but for an unsaved person it would be really confusing and there wouldn't be anything pulling enough to find real answers. So yes, it wasn't preachy, but even a Christian has a certain refreshment from the gospel being presented in a book. And it doesn't have to be preachy. That was the one thing that did disappoint me. As a writer God has given me a gift, and I want to use it to further His kingdom. Weaving redemption through, but mostly focusing on human forgiveness and only mentioning the Real Thing is sort of disappointing. Other then that I love the book! On my to-buy shelf. :D
Now for the content review.

Language: There was a lot of use of words that I don't love, but I'm stingy, so here they are and you can see if it bothers you.
Jerk, 7; Heck, 7; Stupid, 3; Punk, 4.
Also Moron, Holy Smokes 2, dang it, dang, gosh, shoot. Holy bajeebers, and Thank God (not sure how genuine that was).
Over all. Eesh... ⭐️⭐️⭐️? But thats just a personal thing. If none of these words bother you, it's good. :D

Romance: so Riley is a "bad boy" sort of kid who lost his innocents to multiple girls. It's not detailed or talked about, but it does make up who he is and what he lost as a back story.
Riley likes Becca. So he thinks she's cute. That's obvious. Mention of his previous gfs being "beach barbies." Wanting a kiss, not detailed. Mention having "Some ritzy gf" mention of being "way more than friends" when talking about Riley's past. Not detailed. Mention of kissing, mention on how Riley used to focus only on "making it to home base."
Mentioned of being "fangirled" not detailed. Mention of Riley being born before his parents married, mention of possible "other little Kanes"
In the hospital Riley wears a hospital gown so there is mention of his clothes being cut off.
Over all? I mean since this is a sort of romance I don't think it's fair to rate 5 stars for no romance at al, so if it were not for Rileys background of impurity, it would be 5, but because of it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Violence/gore: almost none. Becca's dad is in a car accident and the injuries are told. Barely detailed. Mention of a bloody nose. Riley goes into anaphylactic shock.
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Magic/supernatural/witchcraft: none! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Other: Riley wears ear studs, skull shirts, little bit of smoking mentioned, tongue piercing. Lots of music references that I didn't look up. Bad relationship with his dad at the beginning. One beer.
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Characters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ *hugs Riley* *hugs Becca* *hugs Jake and Saul*

Plot ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Not a dry moment, not overly fast paced, descriptions not boring but still make you feel like you're there.

Yahoo! I like this book. And I'm soooooo glad that I finally read it! I loved the ending. It tied it all together so well. *hugs*
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Reading Progress

March 9, 2018 – Started Reading
March 9, 2018 – Shelved
March 9, 2018 –
page 56
19.18% "Riley is a bad boy.

The photo on the cover doesn't capture Becca very well.

Let's keep reading."
March 9, 2018 –
page 116
39.73% "So far, I love the story. Really glad I got it, but not as clean as I hoped it would be. But I'm just being stingy.

Since Lindsey doesn't have a review of this one, I'm also doing sort of a content thing so gaveling to write down every badish word makes there seem like a lot more then there are."
March 9, 2018 –
page 165
56.51% "I'm totally getting sold on Jake and Saul. These guys are so sweet to go out of their way for Riley."
March 9, 2018 –
page 205
70.21% ""Holy bajeebers!"
March 9, 2018 – Shelved as: books-i-need-to-buy
March 9, 2018 – Finished Reading
April 20, 2018 – Shelved as: i-need-to-have-someday

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Maddy Yay! You liked it! ;) Isn’t it amazing? XD

Libby May Toootally! I got the long review up. :D

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Abigail I cannot wait to read this book!! Thanks for the content review!

Libby May @Abigail!!! You haven't read it yet! You need to need too!!!! I thought I was the last one on earth not to read it. That's why I was surprised that Lindsey hadn't.
Your welcome. :D

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Abigail Libby wrote: "@Abigail!!! You haven't read it yet! You need to need too!!!! I thought I was the last one on earth not to read it. That's why I was surprised that Lindsey hadn't.
Your welcome. :D"

Lol, no.....I honestly think that I am the last one on earth to not have read this book other then Lindsey.....I've heard such great reviews too so, I'm going to read it soon!!

Libby May Lindsey did read Summer by Summer and she did a content review. It's really bad on the smut end, but they never cross "the line." I don't know how, but I did end up liking it. *hide*

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Abigail @Libby I saw her review. I am still going to read it because I own it (I entered a contest and won it and 5 other books). And don't worry I've read a few books like that before and actually end up liking them....but I always make sure to tell people the content before recommending! *hides along with you*

Libby May Ok. Just wanted to warn you. :D

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Abigail Libby wrote: "Ok. Just wanted to warn you. :D"

Thanks! I really appreciate it!!

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