I’m here today to share my review of Kaydence Snow’s Like You Care which is the first in a high school bully romance trilogy. I mentioned this book in a recent post because the main character has a port wine stain which my youngest son also has and May is vascular birthmark awareness month. I also mentioned before that because of the close connection I have to port wine stains that parts of this book were difficult for me to read. This is a bully book so some of the things that were said to our main character were difficult for me to read. However, I still really enjoyed this book and I think it does a great job of bringing awareness to these types of birthmarks.
All promotional material, as well as the ARC of this book, was provided by Wildfire Marketing in exchange for my honest review. There is also a fun Amazon giveaway hosted by the author on her Facebook that you can find at the end of this post!
ABOUT THE BOOK
I am nothing.
I’d rather be invisible than deal with what happens on the days my classmates decide to acknowledge my existence.
But then Turner Hall shows up – all cool confidence and witty banter – and all of a sudden I don’t want to be invisible any more. I want to be seen.
I want him to see me.
I’m not who he thinks I am but I’m starting to suspect he’s not all he says he is either.
Just my luck that he starts to make friends with my tormentors. How am I supposed to tell him who I really am? How am I supposed to show him my true face? What if the boy I’m falling in love with decides I’m nothing too?
★ Start reading today! ★
I mentioned up above that this is a high school bully romance but I am happy to report that our hero, Turner, does not partake in the bullying of our heroine, Mena. While my heart broke for the sadistic way some of the students at school were treating Mena I was also swooning over how perfect Turner was. Also, Turner has his own drama going on involving a cult that is in their town of Devilbend and I love anything with a cult so I found this subplot very interesting. I also really appreciated that the author made it very clear that bullying is abuse and I applaud her for doing that because it is definitely something that some people try to minimize. Mena has also an amazing girl gang supporting her which was a really nice balance to a lot of the girl hate she was getting at school. I fell short of giving this book a full five stars because I do think it was a little insta lovey. Turner and Mena have an undeniable connection and I loved seeing them interact and fall for each other but there was no reason for them to confess their love to each other. There is also a somewhat graphic sex scene between them which I know some people don’t like to read about teenagers in that way so just know that before going in. Overall, this is a really great high school romance with characters that I really enjoyed. I am looking forward for the next book in this series that comes out next month because it is Donna’s book and she is one of my favorite characters from this book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kaydence Snow has lived all over the world but ended up settled in Melbourne, Australia. She lives near the beach with her husband and a beagle that has about as much attitude as her human.
She draws inspiration from her own overthinking, sometimes frightening imagination, and everything that makes life interesting – complicated relationships, unexpected twists, new experiences and good food and coffee. Life is not worth living without good food and coffee!
She believes sarcasm is the highest form of wit and has the vocabulary of a highly educated, well-read sailor. When she’s not writing, thinking about writing, planning when she can write next, or reading other people’s writing, she loves to travel and learn new things.
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