Book Review: HOW TO LOVE by Katie Cotugno

Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary

Pages: 389

Released on: October 1st, 2013


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Goodreads summary:

Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember: as natural as breathing, as endless as time. But he’s never seemed to notice that Reena even exists until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind.

Almost three years have passed, and there’s a new love in Reena’s life: her daughter, Hannah. Reena’s gotten used to being without Sawyer, and she’s finally getting the hang of this strange, unexpected life. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again. Reena doesn’t want anything to do with him, though she’d be lying if she said Sawyer’s being back wasn’t stirring something in her. After everything that’s happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again?

In this breathtaking debut, Katie Cotugno weaves together the story of one couple falling in love—twice.

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Event Recap: Ontario Teen Bookfest + Jay Crownover Meeting

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted and for that I apologize, but I wanted to recap on an event I went to on Saturday that just blew my mind – Ontraio Teen Book Fest. & also the fantastic meet I had with Jay Crownover!

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Ontario Teen Book Fest: Author Spotlight – SHANNON MESSENGER + Giveaway!

Hey Ya’ll!

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I’m taking part in the awesome Ontario Teen Book Fest Blog Tour and am so honored to be spotlighting the one and only, SHANNON MESSENGER.

Before we delve into the fun stuff (and yes, it is all fun stuff. There’s even a giveaway *gasp*), let me tell you a little more about the event…


The event is called Ontario Teen Book Fest and it is a FREE event and UNTICKETED – which means anyone and everyone is welcome!

When: Saturday March 21st, 9am-5pm
Where: Colony High School 3850 E. Riverside Dr., Ontario, CA 91761
Go ahead and click on Ontario Teen Book Fest for more info.
And, again, I’d like to remind everyone that this book event is absolutely FREE and UNTICKETED. So what do you have to lose? 😉 Check out the list of authors in attendence:

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New Book Trailer: UNDENIABLY CHOSEN by Shelly Crane

Hey ya’ll!

I have some sweet news for you all to take a bite out of…if you’re fans of Shelly Crane’s SIGNIFICANCE series or you’re a fan of soulmates/romance novels, then you’ll definitely love Shelly’s newest book –


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I talked about it a while ago (more like many months ago) when it was just a teaser in the back of the final book in Shelly Crane’s SIGNIFICANCE series, but now she has finished the book! Congrats to Shelly for finishing! As a writer, I know how hard it can be to just finish the story and find that place/point in the story where you feel satisfied enough to say, “it is done.” So, applauses for you, Shelly!

And now, I’m very pleased to present the book trailer for Ms. Shelly Crane’s UNDENIABLY CHOSEN.

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