Monday, February 2, 2015

TOUR STOP: Eleven Weeks

Pages: 198
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
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Seven shots 
Five siblings 
Two boys 
One heartbeat … 
Stacey is good at pretending. 
She pretends that the boy she's in love with doesn't exist. 
She pretends that she's happy to live and die in this small town. 
She pretends that her life is carefree while her best friend's world crumbles before her very eyes. 
But Stacey's got a secret ... 
And it's going to ruin everything. 

About the Crazy in Love series
The Crazy in Love series consists of three titles: The Problem With CrazyEleven Weeks and The Problem With Heartache.

Links to Book One – The Problem With Crazy:
Hi everyone! Welcome to my tour stop for Eleven Weeks by Lauren K. McKellar! This is book two in the Crazy in Love series with the first book being The Problem With Crazy. You can check out my review of book 1 HERE! Without any further ado, let's get into the review!

Eleven Weeks starts a little bit before The Problem With Crazy and actually runs parallel to the story line in Book 1. It follows Kate's best friend Stacey who is loud, beautiful, and blonde. In her family, she's the odd one out, nobody expects anything from her but she feels the pressure from the rest her successful family. Then the unexpected happens, and she finds herself thrown into a whirlwind of emotions that battle out within her. She doesn't know who to turn to and can only hope that nobody sees behind her carefully crafted mask.

Stacey was the complete opposite from Kate personality wise. She's outgoing and loud while Kate is more quiet and reserved. In the first book, she seems like this person without any care in the world, but in this book, you get to see her true self and it's heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. Stacey isn't perfect, but she tries so hard to be. In the family of extremely successful siblings, she's the only one without a purpose. It gets kind of frustrating to see how her family constantly puts her down, always saying how she's a blonde and sort of making fun of her lack of success. When she discovers what one crazy drunken night led to, she's forced with the decision to become the stereotype everyone believed she was, or take charge of her life and make something out of it.

The love interest of this book is Michael, who made brief appearances in Book 1 and what you know of him then is that he's a great person with a beautiful heart. In this book, you see that gentleness and caring multiplied by tenfold. He's an amazing person who just goes out of his way to make sure that Stacey knows the extent of her worth. He also said one of my favorite quotes from the entire book: I'll keep your secrets. I just won't be one."

I will admit when I started reading this book I was hugely disappointed because I desperately wanted to know what happened after the ending of The Problem With Crazy. I was definitely frustrated and thought that this book wasn't going to be any good. Let me just clear everything up by saying that I was completely wrong! While I still like The Problem With Crazy a tad bit better, this book was every bit of any emotional roller coaster and heart-wrenching journey as the first book. It exposed a different side of Stacey that makes her vulnerable and real. By the way, did I mention that Lauren K. McKellar has a habit of creating plot twists that just rip my heart out? Both books had surprise twists that made me burst into tears. Even the mention of the tragedy in Book 1 made me cry...again...

Okay, so that long review is all to say that I absolutely adored this book. I NEED to get my hands on The Problem With Heartache as soon as it comes out because I NEED to know how everything ends. This book is absolutely fantastic and I highly highly recommend it!


About the Author
Lauren K. McKellar is an author and editor. Her debut novel, Finding Home, was released through Escape Publishing on October 1, 2013, and her second release, NA Contemporary Romance The Problem With Crazy, is self-published, and is available now. She loves books that evoke emotion, and hope hers make you feel.
Lauren lives by the beach in Australia with her husband and their two dogs. Most of the time, all three of them are well behaved.

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