Friday, September 20, 2013

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Life, Love, & Lemons by Magan Vernon

Life, Love, & Lemons by Magan Vernon
Publication date:
August 20th 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary

When life hands you lemons, sometimes you have to say screw the lemons and bail.

Seventeen-year-old Bentley Evans had it all. Then her Dad got laid off.

Now she has to move across town to a small apartment and leave her life of luxury for public school and a job at the local burger place. Just when her world seems like it's crumbling she finds solace in the unlikely punk boy next door, Kai Stone. But as their relationship blossoms, a jealous ex-girlfriend and a secret to tell that threatens to bring disaster back into Bentley’s life.

My Thoughts:

"You can only try and make lemons into lemonade for so long before you just have to say, screw the lemons, and bail."

Life, Love, & Lemons. The title describes this book perfectly. This was such a cute, fun read.

Bentley Evans world has just come crashing down. Her father has lost his job and to make ends meet they have had to leave their comfortable existence. No more private school and new expensive clothes. Their new life is on the complete opposite end of the scale to what it used to be like. Bentley's world now includes public school, a small rundown apartment and a new job at the local burger joint. And if that's not enough, her neighbour is a tattooed, pierced, eyeliner wearing emo.

Bentley went through so much growth throughout the story. She started off as the spoilt, self entitled rich girl, and even though things came crashing down around her, it took her a while to lose that spoilt persona. Her love for her dad really shone through for me. They had a really beautiful relationship.

I could forget about everything else that was going on in my life when Kai was around. Somehow it seemed like when I was laying there in his arms that nothing else mattered. My parents, my lack of funds, everything just seemed to melt away as I was lost in his lips.

Kai is tattooed and pierced. He dresses in black, wears eyeliner and paints his fingernails. And Bentley judges him on all of that the very first time she sees him. But Kai is so much more than what we see on the outside. He has a heart of pure gold. He is a good son, a good brother, a good friend and an awesome boyfriend.

Bentley's dad was probably my favourite character after Kai. He was such a dad. There was one scene where Bentley, Kai and their friends were having a movie night and Bentley's dad joined in. He cracked me up, he was so oblivious. And then on the other end of the scale was Bentley's mum. She didn't have many traits that endeared her to me at all.

And while Life, Love, & Lemons was a sweet story, it also touched on some rather serious issues as well. Issues that are so current in today's society and could touch any teen at any point in their young lives. But even though the issues were quite heavy, they didn't weigh down the book too much.

If you're looking for something, fun and sweet, then Life, Love, & Lemons could be just what you are after.

3.75/5 Sweet Stars.

Author Bio:
Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. She is in a very serious, fake relationship with Adam Lambert and constantly asks her husband to wear guyliner. He still refuses. She also believes her husband is secretly an alien, disguised as a southern gentleman.

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  1. We always find the most comfort and support in the least likely places and people.Sounds like a great read!

  2. Nice to find a good clean book. Looks great!

    Sandy S.


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