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The Lonesome Young (2014)

by Lucy Connors(Favorite Author)
3.61 of 5 Votes: 5
1595147098 (ISBN13: 9781595147097)
review 1: The Lonesome Young is like Romeo and Juliet in rural meth country. I say 'like' because, this duo is far superior to that famous couple...and their a bit smarter too. Victoria was enjoying her time at her private boarding school, things may not have been perfect, but being away from her trying family turned it into a haven of it's own. But when their money situation changes drastically, she finds herself in public school back home. No matter what he does, Mickey will always be seen as another violent, no good Rhodale. His dad may be the sheriff, but the other half of his family reside at the top of the local criminal underworld. It's little wonder the town stereotypes them all. But there is more to this guy than they see, and it's evident from the very beginning. When I sa... morew this book during the YASH scavenger hunt, I knew I wanted to read it. When I won the cute little plush horse, I knew I had to read it. When I started page one, I knew I wouldn't put it down until I'd finished it completely. When our heroes meet, their connection is undeniable and instant. No this is not an instalove, but rather an insta-attraction that plays against common sense. As the book progresses and we dive into their personal lives, we see reason after reason why they shouldn't risk a relationship with each other. But they are exactly what the other needs, and the heart wants what the heart wants. So the story progresses. I really liked these two. There is more to them than one single thing. Yes, she's a goodie girl, and yes he's a bad boy, but there are layers to these characters. They are not so blinded by each other that they do not see each other for what they really are, and their faults. For example, as we learn early one, Mickey's got an anger issue. He just spent time in juvie for a violent fight. Even though is motive was good, protection, it's still not okay. Victoria sees that side of him, and she questions it, LIKE ANY SANE GIRL WOULD. I've seen too many books where the bad boys have anger issues, and the girl is all 'oo, look, he's cute when he's tough.' I thought the author did a good job handling all that. I will say this, this book is romance heavy. Yes there are other plotlines in the book, but if romance is not your thing, be warned. Personally I really enjoyed the book. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next to everyone. “Blood might be thicker than water, but love was the most powerful magic of all.”
review 2: I came across this book at my local Barnes & Noble, thought it looked interesting, and when I saw the glowing endorsement from Katie McGarry, I was sold.I really enjoyed the story. It's a little "Hatfields and McCoys", a little "Romeo and Juliet", with Kentucky horse-racing fever mixed in for good measure. I loved getting to know Victoria and Mickey, although I could have screamed when one hardship after another got in their way. And the ending totally leaves you hanging! Oh my goodness, I can't wait to see what happens next! less
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I don't understand how someone couldn't love this book, I couldn't put it down
An okay story. Not good enough to keep me hooked for the rest of the series.
Stupid, stupid book. My head hurts from all the rolling my eyes did.
The ending felt rushed and awkward and a little unfinished to me.
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