(Website, Twitter, Goodreads)Series: Love Me Never #1
Published by Entangled Teen on April 5th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult, Young Adult Fiction
Read the book that Kirkus Reviews called: "A complex, witty page-turner, ideal for YA fans of scandal and romance."
Don’t love your enemy. Declare war on him.
Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, to help her mom escape a bad relationship.
All the girls in her new school want one thing—Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter's never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he's never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face.
Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game.
The goal: Make the other beg for mercy.
The game board: East Summit High.
The reward: Something neither of them expected.
Previously published as Lovely Vicious, this fully revised and updated edition is full of romance, intrigue, and laugh-out-loud moments.
I am Isis Blake. Okay, we’re not exactly alike, but I connected easily with her. First, thank you, Sara Wolf, for outlining what it’s like to lose a ton of weight in those dreaded years of high school. I lost sixty pounds from my eighth grade year to my tenth grade year. Losing that much weight is something that you are constantly reminded of in pictures of the past and everyone else who didn’t have to work their tail off—quite literally. Isis lost eighty-five pounds and had to remind herself that she wasn’t that girl anymore. I have to do that. I got rid of all the pictures from the middle school years (just ask my mom). When I sat down in the bookstore and read the first chapter trying to decide to buy the book, Isis’s relatable nature when it came to how she held herself after losing the weight, and the stretch marks—yes, they’re there, and yes, I’m so glad someone said it—made her one of the most real leads I’ve ever encountered.
Plus, she’s uber sarcastic, and I’m fluent.
Jack Hunter was perfect. He’s the guy that everyone loved—except Isis. He’s the boy that those fluent in Isis Language might shy away from. I say might because Jack Hunter was drop dead gorgeous. It made me wonder what’s hiding in small towns in Ohio, although I live in a small town in South Carolina and can say I doubt we are hiding a Jack Hunter. He grated my nerves and deserved to be slapped a few times, but the moments that he let the ice melt, I understood why all the girls swooned.
The war with Jack Hunter was hilarious, and sometimes sad. It started out as a game between them—Isis wanted to crake the Ice Prince’s rough exterior, and Jack wanted to knock her down a few notches—but it got real fast. They didn’t expect to get to know each other through the experience, but you know what they say (whoever they is): keep your friends close and your enemies closer. The story was oozing tension, and I couldn’t put it down. I wanted more, and I definitely want more after that ending.
Dear heavens, that ending. I can’t take it. I’m pretty sure you could find my body somewhere if you looked hard enough because it killed me. I get Isis, how she responds. It’s what I do. It’s an inbred need to always be sarcastic, but I was not expecting that—like, at all.
Full of wit, comedy, and sarcasm galore, previously published as Lovely Vicious, Love Me Never needs a spot on your bookshelf. Go get a copy before Forget Me Always is ready for your grabby hands. Don’t be shocked if you see a girl waiting patiently for the bookstore to open come November 1st. Five tackle hugs and Ice Prince smirks for the glorious beginning to what I have no doubt is an addictive trilogy.