Gabi, a Girl in Pieces is Gabi’s diary from her chaotic senior year of high school. She’s working hard to get good grades to get into UC Berkeley and to be the good girl that her mother expects her to be. But then her best friend comes out and gets kicked out. Her other best friend gets knocked up. And her father’s drug addiction rears its ugly head. It’s a lot to deal with, but Gabi does it and shares it all with honesty and humor (when appropriate, and sometimes not).
Hour of Mischief was so cool! Steampunk has been pretty miss for me, but I finally found one that I really enjoyed! Janet is the leader of a team of teenage thieves. Their heists don’t always go perfectly, but they’ve never been caught. Until now. While robbing a temple, Janet’s teammate and best friend gets trapped, but she isn’t going to leave her behind. The whole group is arrested and begin plotting their escape when Janet is taken for questioning only to be rescued by the God of Mischief who needs her to stop an impending apocalypse.
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The Reality O was like a time machine back to those days when I was addicted to VH1 reality shows. You know the ones where kind of celebrities are trying to find true love, but it’s just so over-the-top but you can’t stop watching? Well, that’s what Chris is living after her BFF posted a personal ad on Craigslist as a joke then forgot to delete it. Now MTV picked up Chris’ tragic tale of never having an orgasm and put her in a house with 15 hopefuls.
Stowaway Bride was another super fun, Western Romance! Emily desperately wishes to go to San Francisco. Not just to see her sister and be there when the baby is born. Emily craves adventure! So when her mother forbids her from joining her, Emily sneaks into their family’s traincar and hides out. What she doesn’t know is that her mother cancelled the trip, her younger sister followed her aboard, and a strange businessman is now renting the car! But Emily is going to get her adventure no matter what.
Hell on Wheels was a pretty good Romantic Suspense with a second chance romance and the best friend’s little sister trope. Nate and Ali have known each other forever. He’s her older brother’s best friend, they were in the military together, and more recently, special ops partners. Sadly, Grigg was killed on a mission, and Nate feels responsible and distances himself from Ali. At least until she shows up after nearly being mugged and shot, and suspects it had something to do with her brother.