I am participating in The Twelve Day of Christmas blog feature. It is hosted by Between My Lines and twelve different bloggers give their recommendation on a different day.
Here’s the line up, I’ll update with the links to their exact post as soon as possible:
Jan 5th: Twelve YA’s with lots of Kissing – Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession
Jan 4th: Eleven covers for Adoring – Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek
Jan 3rd: Ten books with Dancing – Trish @ Between My Lines
Jan 2nd: Nine Plots A-twisting – Miranda @ Tempest Books
Jan 1st: Eight Maids Kick-Assing – Jessica @ Lovin’ Los Libros
Dec 31st: Seven Dystopias Awaiting – Rita @ View from my Home
Dec 30th: Six Sizzling New Adults – Sheri @ Tangled Up In Books
Dec 29th: Five Co-z-ies – Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
Dec 28th: Four Contemporaries – Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA
Dec 27th: Three Time Travels – Teri @ Second Run Reviews
Dec 26th: Two Chick Lits – Lola @ Lola’s Reviews
Dec 25th: And a Thriller where the family flee – Trish @ Between My Lines
So here are my recommendations for today are for Two Chick Lits or contemporary romances as I like to call them. Both are first books in a series, both were one of the few contemporary romances that received a 5 star rating from me. And to keep with the two theme, I mention two words that describe what I liked about these books.
Face Time (Love in the Digital Age #1)
by SJ Pajonas
After the best first date ever, Lee thought Laura was funny, intelligent, and impulsive; a whirlwind of bright laughter and happiness. Laura loved Lee’s sweet smile and the way he expertly filled in every awkward pause. He held her hand and then pulled her in for the most perfect kiss she’s had in years. What could possibly be wrong? Just the 7000 miles that separates them the next day.
Even though Lee has gone home to Seoul, Laura can’t stop thinking about him. What starts as an innocent text thanking him for their dinner date becomes something much more: someone either of them can’t live without. But Laura’s got a live-in mother going through a midlife crisis, and Lee’s stressful traveling schedule means they’ll be apart for some time. Life, family, and a complicated past also get in the way, and they’re both going to need actual face time to figure it out.
Told from both Lee and Laura’s point of view, FACE TIME is a funny, romantic, modern-day story about two people who connect across the world.
Read my review of Face Time here
Face Time is SJ Pajonas her first contemporary romance and it’s so original! I really enjoyed this book and hope Pajonas will be writing more books in this series. I also enjoyed how Pajonas approaches a modern issue of long distance dating, soemthign I haven’t come across in many books so far.
Camp Boyfriend (Camp Boyfriend #1)
by JK Rock
The summer of her dreams is about to get a reality check.
They said it couldn’t be done, but geeky sophomore Lauren Carlson transformed herself into a popular girl after moving to a new school halfway across the country. Amazing what losing her braces and going out for cheerleading will do. Only trouble is, the popular crowd is wearing on Lauren’s nerves and she can’t wait to return to summer camp where she’s valued for her brain instead of her handsprings. She misses her old friends and most of all, her long time camp-only boyfriend, Seth. This year she intends to upgrade their relationship to year-round status once she’s broken up with her new, jock boyfriend, Matt. He doesn’t even begin to know the real her, a girl fascinated by the night sky who dreams of discovering new planets and galaxies.
But Matt isn’t giving her up without a fight. As he makes his case to stay together, Lauren begins to realize his feelings run deeper than she ever would have guessed. What if the guy she thought she was meant to be with forever isn’t really The One? Returning to Camp Juniper Point was supposed to ground her uprooted life, but she’s more adrift than ever. Everything feels different and soon Lauren’s friends are turning on her and both guys question what she really wants. As summer tensions escalate, Lauren wonders if she’s changed more than she thought. Will her first big discovery be herself?
Read my review of Camp Boyfriend here
I wasn’t sure whether Camp Boyfriend would be a book for me as I am not a fan of love triangles, but I ended up loving this book. There’s so much more beside the romance, it’s about identity and findign yourself. And I loved the camp setting!
Have you read any of these books? What are your favourite chick-lit/ contemporary romance books?
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I enjoyed Face Time, I loved the theme of a digital romance and the exotic locations. And I know we’ve talked about Camp Boyfriend before but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I will, I love coming of age type stories.
Thanks for taking part and for your two great recs!
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I am glad I could participate, I am looking forward to see the other blogger their rec’s. Face Time wa ssuch an amazing book and I can’t wait to read whatever the author writes next! Camp Boyfriend is a great series when it comes to coming of age stories and I love how much the characters grow.
Both of these look really cute! I’ll definitely have to look for Face Time!
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I hope you pick it up, Face Time was one of the best books I read this year, loved it so much!
Thanks for a great post! I occasionally read contemporary romantic fiction. Face Time looks like something I would read, so I appreciate the recommendation 🙂 Glad you enjoyed them.
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I hope you pick up Face Time, it was one of my favourite books from this year!
*blushes* Thanks for being such a champion to Face Time. I’m glad you enjoyed it so much, and it means a lot to me that you continually give it props. <3 I hope you had a lovely Christmas!
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Face Time will be featured in one more post this year :). I just love the book and I hope more people get to know your books. I had a fun christmas, hope you had a great christmas as well!
My favorite chick lit read this year was Wynn in Doubt by Emily Hemmer.
Terri M., the Director
Second Run Reviews
Never heard of that one!
I haven’t read either of these, but I can definitely see the appeal! Face Time especially sounds like one I would read – thanks for sharing!
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I loved Face Time, hope you decide to pick it up, one of the best contemporary romances I read!
Thank you so much for the mention, Lola!! Happy, Happy New Year to you ;-).
You’re welcome! Camp Boyfriend was the second book to came to mind when I was thinking about awesoem contemporary romances I read! Happy New Year to you too!