Thursday, January 23, 2014

Book Review of Three Month Plan

Book Review of Three Month Plan
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Publisher: Create Space, August 4, 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1490589893
Category: Young Adult, Romance, Chick Lit, Coming of Age, Comedy
Tour Dates: January, 2014
Available in: Print & ebook, 262 pages

Kelly Callahan had everything going for her. Everything that is, except for a relationship. It wasn't for the lack of trying, it just seemed like she was a magnet for all the wrong ones. But all of that was about to change the minute she laid eyes on Jake.

On a dare from her close friend, Michelle, Kelly accepts a challenge to date and become Jake's girlfriend within three months. The consequence of losing is global humiliation, and she refuses to lose.

Enlisting the help of her childhood friend and confidant, Brian, Kelly manages to catch Jakes attention. She also unknowingly hooks Brian who tries to sabotage the plan. Kelly finds herself with a dilemma; take the final step with Jake and win the plan or follow her heart and reveal her feelings for Brian.

Praise for The Three Month Plan:

"The Three Month Plan is an enjoyable YA contemporary romance story about friendships and relationships ... sometimes you have to look right in front of you to recognize the person who loves you most. Author Kimberley Patterson weaves an entertaining romance story set in San Diego, that follows the trials and tribulations of longtime childhood friends. The Three Month Plan is a lighthearted and tender love story about best friends who have deeper feelings for each other, and the trials and tribulations that they go through during a three month plan that leads them back to each other. This is a cute coming of age romance with quirky characters, funny dialogue, and amusing interactions that  puts a smile on the reader's face. I really enjoyed that the chapters alternated between Kelly and Brian's perspectives, the reader is given the chance to get into each of their minds as the angst over their true feelings for each other duels with their reluctance to lose their close longtime friendship. This is the type of YA contemporary romance story that took me back to my own post-high school days when I was like Kelly, trying to figure out what to do with my life mixed with the youthful giddiness of agonizing over guys at the local beach."-Kathleen, Jersey Girl Book Reviews

"I thought this was a light, fun read.I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something lighter and more fun to read rather than deep, dark, and disturbing because this book is one of those that simply refreshes you."-April, Yes I Read That

"I loved reading this book! Such a fun read, loved all the characters, the interactions and the whole story line. I couldn't put The Three Month Plan down until I got to the end. This book is a must read!"-Kerie, Amazon Reviewer

"Normally, I read mysteries, thrillers, or sports books. But, I've been following this new Author, Kimberley, and I was impressed with her first book, Red Rock. So I read this one too. It is excellently written, and again, as in Red Rock much detail was given to language, grammar and punctuation. It's nice to see an Author (especially a new one), take pride in their work. Kimberley has again given great descriptions of Characters, locations, and perspectives. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for her next one. Keep it up Kimberley!"-Tonkasid, Amazon Reviewer

"I simply adored The Three Month Plan! I needed this in my reading life right now due to the fact that I've been plagued with so much angst lately. The Three Month Plan made me remember why I love a tender love story about best friends turned something more. For the longest of times I was forgetting that it was my most favorite storyline too. But I've been hit by that particular book love bug once again, and I have Ms. Patterson to thank for that!  First we have our heroine Kelly. She's so sweet, and she's not the stereo typical beautiful heroine that you find in a lot of young adult reads and I really think that's why I liked her so much.  I adored the dual point of views in this book. For once, the hero was actually really believable. Brian was so sweet and adorable that I wanted to squeeze him and save him for my own daughters one day. (Yeah, I'm weird like that.) I would highly recommend The Three Month Plan to anyone looking for a lighter YA read, but still has the voice of an NA read as well. Ms. Patterson has a great story telling voice, and she created characters that I truly fell in love with. I rooted for them from the get go, and watching them make their mistakes and find their happily ever after was not a torturous journey in the least. Like I said, this was the perfect light read that will make you swoon and feel giddy all in one sitting. Great job Ms. Patterson! You have earned a fan in me!"-Heath1005, Amazon Reviewer

Author Information: 

Horses were one of my first loves, and writing soon followed. As a child, I spent hours writing poems, and short stories (about horses). My parents realized that I was horse-obsessed and decided to buy me one after taking riding lessons for two years. I think they hoped that all of the hard work, and hours spent mucking stalls would help me give up this expensive hobby. They were wrong. Writing is still a passion of mine, although now I primarily write fiction. My first novel, Red Rock, was published in 2010, and big surprise, there are horses in it. My second novel, The Three Month Plan was released August 2013.

Other Loves: My family, yoga, skincare and makeup, sushi, and raising money for pediatric cancer. I have two rescue dogs and would have more if there weren't zoning restrictions. I'm always trying something new, as I tend to get bored very easily. Thankfully, my love of driving around with the gas light on fuels some excitement. I love novels with happy endings, and am a hopeful romantic. My latest obsession is browsing Netflix, and I can name all 50 states in alphabetical order in under 30 seconds. Do I feel a wager coming on?


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Do you have those friends that would just be perfect for each other, but just can’t seem to get together due to timing or other issues?  Sometimes you just want to step in and play matchmaker and move the pieces around to get the happily-ever-after, but that doesn’t always work out.  In this story, Kelly makes a bet with her friend to hook the hot new guy in three months and enlists the help of guy friend Brian to make it happen.  Brian, the guy she had a thing for, who broke her heart without ever knowing it, who is now her best friend.  Brian, the guy who might have a thing for her, who definitely doesn’t want her dating the new guy, who might sabotage the whole thing.

Now that’s a tangled web.  The story is funny, sad, humorous, and well worth reading.  I give it 4 out of 5 clouds.

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Book Review of The Reborn: The Book of Dain

Book Review of The Reborn:   
    The Book of Dain
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Book cover and blurb

Title: The Reborn: The Book of Dain

Author: Casse Narome

Genre: YA Paranormal

Dain has lived a total of ninety-nine different lifetimes and in every single one, he has loved the same girl.

Their past is marred by ill-fated romance and almost encounters.

Evil forces have conspired to keep the two of them apart and it seems to have succeeded ...

Tara is gone, and in her place stands Bonnie, the complete opposite of Tara.

Is Dain's shot at love over or has he lived all these lives because he has loved the wrong girl all along?

A hundred chances at love ... and it comes down to only one.

Author Bio

Casse Narome is the alter-ego of a self-proclaimed awesome weirdo who spent her childhood reading and daydreaming. As an adult that is also how she spends her time only now she writes her daydreams down for everyone to read. Casse is never serious, has been accused of wishing her life was a sitcom, laugh track and all, has a bad habit of talking out loud to herself and she is fine with being a little insane.

She spends way too much time online, too much money buying books and laughing at her own jokes. You will find her on Twitter being very random and spewing her opinions. When you see her online, tell her to get back to her writing! Or just engage her in a hilarious random conversation.


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Book Excerpt

Bonnie folded her arms and glared at me. Akila looked back and forth between us, obvious concern creasing her forehead.

“Do you want me to talk to her?” she whispered, as she stood at my side and kicked at the fallen leaves. She was having as much fun with them as a kid would.

“I don‘t think it would help. She knows the entire situation, and she still doesn‘t see it my way.”

“Have you tried your hardest, or did you flash her that smile of yours and give up when she didn‘t drool over it?”

“Kila, I—I am trying, but there hasn‘t really been time.”

“Dylan, take the time. Even I can see something is wrong, and that you aren‘t happy. Rage just pours from you, and I‘m familiar with that kind of anger—trust me. Let it go, sweetheart, let it go.”

“I can‘t. He took the one person I loved from me,” I declared, through clinched teeth. I hated the one person I couldn‘t make pay. The bastard was protected by being locked inside of me. I would have to find comfort in the fact that I had finally gotten rid of him. Forever.

“She is right there.”

“She will be the first to tell you, she isn‘t.” I walked away, but Akila stopped me with a hand on my shoulder, turning me until I faced her.

“I know you are badass, Superman, but you can‘t take on the world.”

“Not the world.”

She grinned. “Well, just remember you have friends if you need them.”

“You, the ball buster?” I teased. She was more of a brat than a ball buster.

“Yes me! Why won‘t anyone believe me? Is it my looks?” She stomped her foot and totally made my point for me.

“Yeah! You are like a size zero. You will break a bone if the wind blows.”

“Shut up!”

“Thank you, Akila.”

She nodded and pulled me into a hug. “Anytime.”


I love that this book brings history into the present by having the characters having lived past lives.   I especially love Akila being so many beautiful women from history and how Dylan morphs into his regal, arrogant self from the past.

While I have read books that have nefarious agencies messing with kids, this is the first one I have read with this particular premise and it is very well written with continuity and seamlessness in the storyline.  But I hated that it ended in the middle of a storyline.  So when book 2 is available for review, please keep me in mind because I’m dying to know what happens next.  Seriously ending with [spoiler], so not cool.  That’s like when you favorite show has “To be continued…” right at the critical plot point.

Still I’m totally vested in these characters now and dying to find out what happens.  I’m worried about how things work out for Dain and Tara/Bonnie and also Akila and Marco.  I also hope there is more about their historical characters because I love the history angle and facts.  That adds a sense of reality to the story which heightens the intensity.

I give this story 4 out of 5 clouds (mostly because of the ending otherwise it would get 5 out of 5).

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