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message 1: by Lynn, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lynn | 4120 comments Mod
Winner of Romance Category

Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
Without Merit

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.


Vicki Willis | 865 comments I am looking forward to this one. I have it on audible.
I am listening to Come Sundown Come Sundown by Nora Roberts (another nominee) right now which is LONG (around 17 hours), so it will take me a bit to get to it.


message 3: by Lynn, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lynn | 4120 comments Mod
Like all Colleen Hoover books, there are some problematic character actions / decisions but she really does know how to write an addictive story. I enjoyed it.


message 4: by Savanes, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Savanes | 2044 comments Mod
This was a 3 stars to me. Fast to read, enjoyable but a bit too YA and predictive to my taste.


Vicki Willis | 865 comments I just started this one today. I am listening on audible.
The narrator has an interesting voice. Did anyone else do audible?


message 6: by Lynn, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lynn | 4120 comments Mod
Nah, I read this one


message 7: by Savanes, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Savanes | 2044 comments Mod
I read it too (vs listened to) :)


Vicki Willis | 865 comments I finished.
It was ok. Too teenagery for what I was expecting. I did find some parts humorous though so it was worth the read.


message 9: by Savanes, Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Savanes | 2044 comments Mod
"Teenagery" !!!! That's the word I was looking for.


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