Read this and other reviews at Madison Says Wanna know how I know a book is good That it s worth than 4 stars I can feel it Literally It starts as this shaky almost tingly feeling in my arms and it travels all the way down to my belly When the characters are sad, I m sad When they laugh, I laugh It s this connection And I felt it I definitely felt it while reading King Sized Beds and Happy Trails.There are a few things you should know about Lexie Boggs 1 She is obsessed with nail polish She has so many bottles of polish that I m surprised they re not coming out of her ears The color usually matches her mood Well not the color exactly, but the name of the color.2 She is deathly afraid of spiders.3 Her parents leave much to be desired Lexie s mother is an alcoholic of the worst kind I think Lexie is maternal than she is And Lexie s Dad Um, he split town long ago leaving only a mood ring behind.4 Lexie is in love with Sean Dixon at least she thinks she is.5 Lexie s best friend Ryan is always there to make the dark days a little brighter, even offering her a place to sleep when her mom is out of control He s also good at pointing out boogers 6 Because of recent events, it is imperative that she goes on the senior ski trip.There are a few things you should know about Ryan Parker 1 He lives with his grandparents because his mother is a well, let s just say she gets around, and his dad is no longer living.2 He would do anything to make Lexie happy, including doing anything in his power to get her on the ski trip even if he has to shell out the money himself.3 He s become an expert at spider killing mission impossible style.4 He s pretty handy when it comes to fixing cars.5 He feels the need to flex any time Lexie grabs his arm This happens a lot.6 He is in love with his best friend I m a moron who s in love with his best friend and can t tell her about it For some reason I thought things were going into than territory Everything she was saying last night, the way she touched me Even this morning when she was so nervous and was babbling a storm about her damn nails, I thought it was about me.Now, knowing what you do, could you imagine these two characters having to spending an entire week in the same cabin with only one king sized bed Through a twist of fate, that is exactly what happens.Ryan has to spend time fighting his feelings for Lexie as she finally begins to realize hers.If you know me at all, you know I love me some Becca Ann Cassie Mae I m new to Tessa Marie Theresa Paolo , but if this book is any indication of what she is capable of, I can t wait to see what she comes up with next For Pete s sake, I went out to Walmart and bought a stupid amount of nail polish after reading this book If that doesn t say I loved it, I don t know what does JI love Lexie Even though life has beaten her down repeatedly, she keeps getting back up There are times during the book when people remind her that she s trash their words not mine and while words hurt, she s able to shake off their comments with the help of her friends Especially RyanYou need to stop Stop what Beating yourself up over something you can t control Your mom doesn t define who you are You do And if you ask me, you re pretty kickass Ryan Ryan should give lessons on how to be a man and he s only, what 17 He s fiercely protective, loving and loyal When things go wrong, or Lexie cries, he s right there to pick her up and put her back together He s not a fixer, just a lover I think he d literally do anything for her sigh He s never seen me as the daughter of the town drunk or the girl whose father abandoned her Ryan has only ever seen me Maybe it s because all of this time, all these years he s felt as I do.And now for the first time in ten years I can admit, I m in love with my best friend I love him Always have, just been too scared to admit it.This review wouldn t be complete without talking about Nate and Kaylee.Oh man Those two cracked me up Mostly Nate Who wouldn t want a wanna be magician If puppy dogs could be magicians, that would be Nate Adorably following his owner around while preforming ridiculous tricks with rabbits and copious amounts of scarves I adored him.Kaylee on the other hand, was a kick butt friend She d drop anything for Lexie On than one occasion Nate found himself thrown out of his room for a little girl talk Sistas before mistas Am I right She was is an amazing friend.When I was around 70% of the way through the book I wrote Cassie Mae to tell her that I LOVED the book and was super upset that I was nearing the end Do you know what she told me The story is not over yet Don t get it twisted This book doesn t end in a cliffhanger There is just Lexie and Ryan to come I m assuming there will also be Kaylee and Nate Hey, a girl can hope, right This is such a sweet read Please don t let it slip right by Support these two amazingly gifted authors by picking up King Sized Beds and Happy Trails. Book In The Beds Series Written By Cassie Mae And Theresa Paolo, Under The Pen Names Becca Ann And Tessa Marie Lexie Boggs Needs Out Of Her House Away From Her Alcoholic Mother And Far Away From The White Trash Label That S Been Smacked Across Her Chest She S Saved Every Penny From Her Multiple Jobs So She Can Dart Out Of There As Soon As She Graduates But There S Something Else She Wants So Badly She S Willing To Spend Every Dime She Has Her Senior Class Trip And The Chance To Seduce The Senior Hottie, Sean Dixon Ryan Parker Knows How Much College Means To His Best Friend, Lexie He Also Knows Sean Is A Player On A Search For How Many Girls He Can Get In His Bed So Instead Of Letting Lexie Drain Out Her Piggy Bank, He Forks Out The Dough To Get Her On The Senior Ski Trip Not Only Because She S His Best Friend, But Because He S Face Planted In Love With Her When Ryan And Lexie Get Jammed In The Same Cabin, With One King Sized Bed And A Whole Lot Of History, Ryan Fights To Keep His Feelings Hidden, While Lexie Discovers Some Of Hers I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review I LOVED this book It is sweet and lovable There is no pretending, who wants to be in the friend zone Cassie and Tessa brilliantly navigate the situation and pull the reader in to the story.Many of the books I have read I really hated one of the main characters, but I can say I LOVED all of them They were all their own person and if something went wrong they had each other s backs There was no clueless about the world H or super Alpha h They were both accurately descripted teenagers with troubled pasts.This is the story of Lexie and Ryan bff s since childhood and comforters of each other They both love each other, the only problem is how they love each otherare they in love or is it brotherly sisterly love Lex has a huge crush on a complete jerk and Ryan is there to get him in her traps But does she want him or Ryan They will be tested on their Senior trip to a sky lodge, will they or won t they.Ryan is the guy we all wanted to be friends with in High School His is tough, sensitive and protective He is the ultimate YA book boyfriend I remember high school and looking for my Ryan He was absolutely awesome Lex was not this soft pushover heroine I liked her, she was a s strong as she could be given her situation I loved her And who doesn t need friends like Nate and Kaylee They were awesome This book gets a certified Nerd Alert Book Love A Read this book So, I decided to go for a twofer I wasnt done with my Cassie Mae fix so I read another one, and I read it in one sitting.This was a bit different I dont think I have ever read a book from the POV of a guy experiencing unrequited love before Its usually the girls who do that sort of thing, so it was interesting to see the thoughts of a guy who is in love with his best friend, and how he deals with it He was a great guy and he always had her best in mind and never let his feelings make him bitter or jealous Except that one time when he nearly screwed everything up.Lexie and Ryan had obvious chemistry, and, as usual, Ryan was really funny and I enjoyed the humour in this I enjoyed Lexie too, she was fun, although a little blind to Ryan s awesomeness But hey, thats how the story goes I hate it when there is a big fight in contemporaries Cassie Mae s other books didnt have one, and that is another reason why I enjoy her books But this one did, and it was a doozy When Lexi told Ryan that she hated him and then walked out, I nearly cried So mean Although it wasnt too bad since they made up like 3 chapters later But I always hate it was that happens in contemps And it is almost always a given.So another great book from the author, I will be continuing this series. So, first of all I would like to say that this book was given to me in exchange of an honest review.I kinda ended the book like 3 hours ago, so it s pretty much fresh and all that in my head I got my quotes ready and all that stuff, so yeah Let s get this party started..I feel like I always say this, but I m pretty sure that I ll be game for anything Cassie sends my way As a reader, Cassie writes my type of book Hands down Tessa is just soooo awesome I m so gonna look for of her stuff after reading this I just laughed so, so much Imagine the way I looked reading this book at the library Nuts, let me tell you.The writting is pretty solid I don t think that you can tell which one is writing unless you ve read a lot of their stuff before which I did xD.About the story yeah well I m a sucker for bestfriends who fall in love And Ryan yeah I could say soo much about him, I m not doing it though, cause it would ruin a lot of stuff for someone who will read the book after reading this But imagine the best of both worlds someone you can do everything with without being ashamed of anything, and at the same time someone you just plain out love him not in a friendly way I mean xD We girls all have this thing, at least when we begin to date a guy, that we have to be kinda perfect and we are always soo ashamed of some stuf Lexie didn t have to worry about that at all It s really the best of both worlds And Ryan is just so protective and so cute and so argh Can someone please send a copy of him to Portugal That would be fun.Here s the moment I fell in love with Ryan I shake my head, watching Lex and Kaylee hop on the ski lift You really think I m going to let her go on that hill when she s never skied That was just so, awwwwwww Now about Lexie She kicks ass, let me tell you I m the type of reader that loves the damsel in distress and the knight in a shining armor kind of thing so yeah Ryan and Lexie are perfect for me But I also love that the female character can turn and not be that much of a damsel and fight aswell I don t know if I m making any kind of sense But all this is the reason I loved Lexie She lets Ryan take care of her, okay, but she also does something for herself And I like it I still find a lot of books where the female character is just so needy.And now some parts that I absolutly loved DWithout taking another step closer, I reach out and grab for the can I spray it out in front of me and continue spraying into the room I walk up to Sean and spray his ass Obviously there s something rotting up there by the time I finished this part, I think no one in that library thought that I was a sane person xD The pain that curls and wraps around my heart, squeezing until the ache is so bad I fall to the ground, is for something I never thought I d have to face.My eyes sting with regret and sorrow I choke on my sobs as the realization sinks in.Tonight I lost my best friend.Don t you whine at me She grabs the Febreze and sprays every inch of my room I think I ve done a pretty decent job at minding my own business this weekend What with you coming straight home, not unpacking, and not leaving this bed except to go to the bathroom She pauses the spray a thon You did leave the bed to take care of business, right Love, love, love this one D Ooh, I hope he s hot He s definitely that And good with his hands He s a badass handyman Stars Huge bigass 5 4.5 stars I had the absolute privilege of reading this delightful tale before it s even out Woop woop LOVED it It had so much charm and humour, which I ve come to expect from Cassie Mae Becca Ann, but it also had some fabulous depth and heart wrenching moments I haven t yet had a chance to read Tessa Marie s as Theresa Paolo debut book, but I must say that her voice matches up perfectly with Becca Ann s The characters were adorable I might have been a bit slow to warm up to Lexie, but I think that s b c I immediately fell in love with Ryan and wanted her to open her eyes immediately, but then that wouldn t have been a very fun book would it The authors did a great job of showing an absolutely fabulous best friendship between our 2 MC s, and then showing the potential for to it It was great to read about teens that still had such apparent youth to them.it makes you remember that while Young Adults are growing and maturing, they are still kind of immature and silly sometimes It s one of the main things that has always attracted me to Becca Ann books how real and normal the characters are, even when going through the difficulties of life.And damn, that teaser from the next book in the series killed I was already lucky enough to read this one early, but I feel my whine coming on wanting to read the next one NOW NOW NOW What a fun read First I can t believe it was written by two people because it flows so well much like the main characters Lexie and Ryan It was easy to fall in love with them as well as their friends Kaylee and Nate I also enjoyed the back story of their parents and the issues Lexi s and Nate are dealing with Sometimes I get frustrated with teenagers and their hormones but the authors deal with this well with romance that doesn t go under the sheets The book is relatively clean but does have a bit of swearing f word used twice good for ages 13 to adult Looking forward to books 2 3. 3.5 Si no fuera la actitud tan que tom la prota en la pelea le daba las 4 STARS De esos libros lindos que entretienen y te dejan una sonrisa en la boca Esos romances tiernos que te dan sue os de nubes rosas y corazones.Una lectura sencilla, f cil de querer y de leer Con protagonistas adorables y situaciones divertidas.Recomendado para pasar un rato delicioso leyendo con tu caf a la mano y una mantita en tiempos de fr o De los m s tiernos Friends to lovers que le This book is full of emotion and so much fun It s definitely one you won t want to put down.
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- 236 pages
- King Sized Beds and Happy Trails (Beds, #1)
- Becca Ann
- 20 January 2019 Becca Ann