Lola Carlyle’s 12-Step Romance is a funny YA contemporary romance with heart.

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Lola Carlyle’s 12-Step Romance is a funny YA contemporary romance with heart.

Lola Is a spoiled “celebrity spawn” who cooks up a plan to fake her way into a rehab program to reunite with the crush who got away. Things don’t go as planned and ridiculousness, breakthroughs, and lessons about love ensue. Lola is really obnoxious at the beginning of the book, and it takes a while for the reader to break through her defense mechanisms to the funny, smart girl inside. This is absolutely worth taking the time to do. This book made me laugh out loud, and it was a lot of fun to read. Lola’s antics and banter are amusing and heartbreaking in turns. There was a lot more depth to this book than I expected, and I’m so glad I stuck with it when I thought it might just be a vapid teen read. My high school girls are going to love this book. It is edgy without being crass, and the romance is cute but far from insta love. Absolutely worth the $5.99 ebook price tag on Amazon.
  
Goodreads Summary

Lola Carlyle is lonely, out of sorts, and in for a boring summer. So when her best friend, Sydney, calls to rave about her stay at a posh Malibu rehab and reveals that the love of Lola’s life, Wade Miller, is being admitted, she knows what she has to do. Never mind that her worst addiction is decaf cappuccino; Lola is going to rehab.

Lola arrives at Sunrise Rehab intent solely on finding Wade, saving him from himself, and—naturally—making him fall in love with her…only to discover she’s actually expected to be an addict. And get treatment. And talk about her issues with her parents, and with herself. Plus she has insane roommates, and an irritatingly attractive mentor, Adam, who’s determined to thwart her at every turn. 

Oh, and Sydney? She’s gone.

Turns out, once her pride, her defenses, and her best friend are stripped away, Lola realizes she’s actually got a lot to overcome…if she can open her heart long enough to let it happen. 

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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About queenbook

When the final bell rings, I stash those messy piles of essays and analysis assignments in a desk drawer and I head home to a pile of good books. My kids and dog eat too many chicken nuggets and the house could be neater, but as long as I get my daily read, I guess we are doing all right. When I was twelve and fifteen and eighteen and twenty, I believed I needed to get out there and do those things I had just been reading about, which ended in disaster, tears, a tattoo that scares me every time I catch a glimpse of it in the mirror, and the realization that some of us are meant for action, and some of us are meant to critique the pace of action in a book. I read primarily YA fiction as I have a rather hulking classroom library and a hundred high school readers to engage daily. Nothing makes me happier than coming to school and finding an impatient teenager waiting by my door to turn in a book and get another one just like it. I adore a good zombie, a medieval princess, or girl assassin (I would like them all in one book if you are a writer looking for some inspiration). I add historical mystery to my wish list a year in advance, and you should get out of my way when the next Outlander book comes out. I have an embarrassing fondness for rock star books, but only if they don’t get too trashy and embarrass me. My favorite book of all time is The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. My book boyfriends include Gilbert Blythe, Alonzo Wilder, and Jamie Fraser. They are mine and you can’t have them.

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