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Lindsay Paige is the author of the Bold as Love series, Don't Panic, and You Before Me. She is also the coauthor of The Penalty Kill Trilogy.
She has three passions in life: reading, writing, and watching hockey, especially the Pittsburgh Penguins. Among the pile of books to read, stories to write, and games to watch, Lindsay is also focused on completing college.
Lindsay resides in North Carolina and is inspired by world around her and the people in it. Many of the aspects in her books stem from her love for hockey and her struggles in life and with anxiety, as evident in Don't Panic.
She is currently working on numerous solo works and a couple of projects with coauthor Mary Smith as well.
on June 23, 2012 :
This is the second book in the Bold as Love series by Lindsay Paige. I also read this for CMN for my honest opinion.
Like the previous book, this was pretty short. Perhaps about 100 pages with some change. However, it took me longer to get through even though it was shorter than the first one. The first one I flew by in, but I kept getting distracted and to be honest...I wasn't into this one as much.
This one was a little more sexy and not so YA-ish. Don't get me wrong, I love sex parts as much as the next girl, but once Emily gave it up to Jake that was all they did. Every 10 pages or so they were kicking off their shoes and heading to the bedroom. I got a little bored with all the sex. However, I do applaud Lindsay Paige for keeping the sex bits clean. Sex....clean? The scenes weren't too into detail and the sex was mostly described as "making love" and it worked. It was a YA for heaven's sake.
Yes, there was a lot of drama in the last few chapters, but beforehand I was bored. Simply bored. I hate to say that, but I'm honest. I really was into the last few chapters! The ending kept me on the edge of my seat! At one point I really felt like Emily was sinking into her oldself and was never to return. I know I would had a hard time not sinking into a pit of despair. Events like that are horrid and sad.
There was no real cliffhanger at the end of this one, which made me happy. However, there is going to be another book coming out soon. I think its about Jake's and Emily's previous life before they met each other. Not 100% sure. I wonder if Lindsay Paige will write a continual of their story. I hope she doesn't. I like how she ended it, but I wouldn't mind reading more.
Anyways, besides for the boring beginning, I did like this book. It's a cute read and I enjoyed the drama. I enjoyed Jake's and Emily's story and their love. It's a nice read when the summer heat is too hot and you just want to chill by the pool. I wouldn't recommend this to young readers even though it is YA. I would recommend this to lovers of cute romances, drama, and for those that need just a quick read. Out of five stars I grant this 3 stars.
Favorite Character(s): Jake, Drake (even though his appearance was limited), Mike, and Emily
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Conrad (unnecessary and smelly, well, I'm not sure if he was really smelly or not) and Sidney Cosby (being a loyal Red Wings fan, my hatred for Cosby most be noted)
(reviewed long after purchase)
on May 24, 2012 :
There is no doubt in my mind that Jake and Emily are completely compatible characters. The romance is, once again, very sugary sweet, making you root for them and that all turns out well.
I still have some issues though. For one, I really didn't like that the issues in Sweetness were completely dropped in I'm Yours. There is only one mention of Emily's horrendous past in a long, long winded explanation to her ex-boyfriend Conrad. There was also an incident with a snarky character (Claire) that I thought would and should have made a bigger appearance in I'm Yours, but she was silent in one scene. I was curious to see how they would resolve the bullying issue, but there was nothing. Without those teeny references to Sweetness, there really isn't a continuation plot within this series, which isn't always necessary, but I felt that some of the issues could have been further addressed to give the readers a bit more closure.
And just like Sweetness, I felt that the characters didn't go through enough of an emotional struggle as each new curve ball was introduced. I felt that more time could have been spent on that rather than relaying the driving directions that either of the characters were taking. The important little details that I was left craving were replaced by details that didn't pertain to the story or the emotional aspect.
There was also one major thing that I felt was a little embellished, but that I doubt will be glaringly obvious to most readers. It's kind of something you have to go through to even be able to recognize the embellishment, and it was only mildly bothersome.
As with Sweetness, I did enjoy I'm Yours, I just wanted to be drawn into the story more.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on May 23, 2012 :
I’m Yours is the second book in the Bold As Love series by Lindsay Paige, this carries on from where we left off on Sweetness, Emily and Jake’s relationship. They were in love and inseparable.
Reading this straight after reading Sweetness was brilliant as I could catch up straight away.
Emily had come out of herself completely now and was a different person that she was in the first book. Totally changed.
I’m Yours does have a sexual nature to it, however this isn’t graphical and it was written really well nothing vulgar or smutty it was sweet and romantic.
There is a lot of emotion involved in the book too, some happiness and some utter sadness.
Again this is a short book with about 29877 words in all.
A fantastic book and would recommend the series to everyone.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on May 08, 2012 :
Did I enjoy this book: I did. Again, it was a quick read (shorter than Sweetness) and it kept me reading every free chance I had. In fact, I finished this book in a few hours.
This story picks up about 6 months from where Sweetness left off. (I thought Sweetness ended rather abruptly, so I was glad to see the sequel!) You can see that Emily and Jake are even more in love and that Jake wants to make everything alright for Emily. His love for her shines through all of his actions and attention that he gives to Emily. For example, he stays with her for an entire weekend while she has the flu! What teen guy would do that?
When Conrad comes back into the picture, you can see how Emily struggles with what she should do and where her feelings are. Her struggles are real for a lot of girls and that makes this book feel authentic. There is a lot of sex in this book and consequences from having so much sex. How they handle the consequences is the important part.
Again, there are some flaws - proofreading and editing. But, as with Sweetness, they can be easily overlooked and your reading enjoyment is not jeopardized.
Would I recommend it: If you read Sweetness, then be sure to read I'm Yours. However, I would caution that there is quite a bit of sex and some very adult situations. This is not a book for a young YA crowd.
Will I read it again: No, I will not. But I will read other books by this author. I think we have only begun to see what she can do. I can't wait to see how this series ends!
(reviewed long after purchase)
on April 23, 2012 :
I think this series just keeps getting better as it goes. It isn't perfect by any means but the story and characters are so compelling that you just can't help but get sucked into it.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)