La crise des abeilles dNot over Loved it A must read Trust meUPDATE Okay here is my review sort of I won t go intoetails since other reviewers have but this book was fabulous I bought it and thought I Labyrinth Aliens d read a little here and there while I took writing breaks but thatidn t happen I ended up getting so sucked in I spent the The Vintage Book of African American Poetry day reading Double Clutch I have NEVER read a love triangle where Iidn t have a team I was on by the end of book but this one managed to make me love both Jake and Saxon They both have the bad boy thing going for them they both are incredibly hot and they both want the same girl It s crazy good I can t wait for the next one You must read it 45 Stars Double Clutch takes a commonly used topic such as a love triangle and swings it from the ordinary into the extraordinary I was entranced by the natural feel of the You Can Thrive After Narcissistic Abuse dialogue and the realistic ease of the characters interactions I certainly had a hard time putting this bookown I absolutely love Brenna and felt she was the perfect portrayal of a teenaged girl in high school She s smart strong and has a refreshingly healthy relationship with her mother She s mature but to a believable extent that I feel a lot of YA books tend to lack She has self respect and shows concern for her grades but becomes conflicted when she meets two amazing boys on the very same Passed on: African American Mourning Stories: A Memorial (A John Hope Franklin Center Book) daySaxon is your typical bad boy crude arrogant sexy and so alluring that Brenna finds itifficult to breathe normally in his presence He s bad news but there s some IELTS Academic Writing definite sweetness beneath his rough persona Jake is gorgeous kind hearted caring and protective without being possessive He s incredibly vulnerable and is also hiding a mysterious past These two heroes could not beifferent but they re both vying for the attention of Brenna Reinhardt really knows how to paint a picture with words those little flirty nervous uncertain what the other is thinking moments transported me back to my teen years and made me giddy The level of steam IELTS Writing Section - How To Achieve A Target 8 Score definitely turns this into a mature read with generousescriptions that provided endless ear to ear grins This story presents the ultimate love triangle without taking the betrayal and lies to an unforgivable level It s executed gracefully and although its purpose forms the plot it also poses a uestion When eciding on love is the obvious sensible least threatening choice always the right one Although Brenna oes choose one boy over the other in this story the author leaves her option for the other intriguingly open I cannot wait to see how this triangle Windows PowerShell in Action develops in the books ahead Book Stats GenreCategory YA Mature Steam Caliber ModerateVery sexy Romance Love triangle Characters Believable life like lovable Plot Two boys struggle for the love of one girl Writing Engaging addictive fluid POV 1st Person Heroine Cliffhanger Mild Story left open Next Installment Follow up Gosh this book is so freaking cute I can t even stand it We all can use a little romance now and then but not many contemporary YA love stories stand out as anything particularly memorable which is why I normally prefer to see them cloaked among werewolves and angels and other suchistractionsBrenna Blixen The Literature of Africa and African Continuum doesn t need supernatural beings to keep our attention however This smart and focused heroine has plenty oframa in her life what with starting all over again at her school after being abroad for a year She s also attracted to two very I've Got This Friend Who What You Can Do If You Think You or Your Friend Has A Serious Problem Advice for Teens on Alcohol Drugs Depression Eating Disorders and More different boys the arrogant too sexy for his own good Saxon and the hot but shy Jake Both boys pursue Brenna with enjoyable focus and as things heat up in the twoifferent relationships she Mindful Eating with Delicious Raw Vegan Recipes discovers that everyone s hiding secretsand the two boys even have a complicated history of their ownIidn t expect to enjoy this book as much as I Aliens Genocide Aliens did but it uickly became one of my favorite guilty pleasures Love triangles are rarely wellone but it s easy to see why Brenna likes both boys in Signs and Symbols: African Images in African-American Quilts different ways and why they like her too She s smart mouthed but kind responsible but spontaneous and just seems like an all around nice girl who be fun to hang out with I liked that even though the story is very much centered on the Romance Brenna Has A Balanced Life And Brenna has a balanced life and about things other than just boys Her parents and friends are great she thinks about school and about her future and she Person in the Memory doesn t allow herself to be walked all over EverI love that Brenna goes on blessedly normalates sneaks her boyfriend into her room and tries to be a good person in handling her attraction to these guys without being a boring old goody goody One of the things Stealing the Gila: The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921 debut author Liz Reinhardteserves big credit for is that this is probably the most explicit and realistic Literature and Dictatorship in Africa and Latin America 1958-1987 depictions of teen sexuality I ve ever read It s also HOT And fun And the characters actually talk about sex which is fantastic The two boys are also mouth wateringly adorable They re both seriously cute Saxon with his carelessemeanor and how he s attuned to Brenna s personality and Jake with his sweet uncertainty and absolute evotion I almost hate to say this but the name whispers Tucker Avery floated into my head than once Neither boy is even close to perfect though which makes for some uncomfortable moments and history but also some fairly realistic ones including some wince inducing bluntness from Saxon in particular I liked that aside from a number of hot
heavy make scenes there is also unexpected epth and emotion in this story These characters are layered and feel very real this book pushed a number of buttons for me since it makes me terribly sad to hear about kids who WHOS WHO IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE VOL.1 don t have enough to eat as well as incredibly angry when I hear of anyone being mocked for their lack of education or intelligence If there s any room for improvement I say that Brenna might be a little too adult sometimes in her thinking and her actions even though I really enjoyed not wanting to smack the heroine for a change Jake s past is also perhaps explained away a little too simplistically and there are a lot of references to films that might be considered a bit Agricultural Science for CSEC Examinations dated when they re all taken together None of this really bothered me all that much however as the narrative voice is so fresh and funny and thoroughly winning It just worked for me as a YA romance in a way that few others have everone The seuel Junk Miles wasn t uite as successful for me but this first installment was one that I really enjoyedThe next time you re in the mood to wriggle your toes over some adorable ates or swoon over some cute guys consider giving Double Clutch a try I think most fans of contemporary YA romance will fall in love with it in a big wayAbout the Book Double Clutch is available for ereaders for just 499 for Kindle or as a paperback from That s right this is a self published novel and aside from a couple of minor typos it s actually polished than many traditionally published books on the market Although I o support indie authors I rarely respond to indie review reuests these ays since I receive so many What caught my attention about Liz s note however was her warm and personalized approach her reference of the Oxford comma in her author profile and my sneaking suspicion that Brenna s name was a nod to the writer Karen Blixen aka Isak Dinesen I was right about that reference and I was right to give this was right about that reference and I was right to give this a chance I hope that if you re a romance lover you will too This review also appears in The Midnight Garden A review copy was provided by the author. BecomesBetween keeping the peace with her lovingly over protective parents esigning t shirts for her high school's rising punk band keeping up her grades in both academic and technical high school and running the track like a maniac Brenna has enough to worry about with out juggling two guys who make her heart thud and rive her crazy all at once She has to make a choice But how can she when giving her heart to one of them might mean breaking the other'sCover Design Steven PetersonRecommended Age Older ,and heavy make
Free ownload Double ClutchCLICK HERE TO READ MORE REVIEWS AT READING EATING AND DREAMING I WAS BLAIR WALDORFDouble Clutch is a realistic young adult romance about a girl who is caught between two guys I m a hard critic when it comes to love triangles because I hate it when you have A the obvious right choice and B the obvious wrong choice Golly GeeWho should I pick Come on there s no fun in that Well Reinhardt got it right with Double Clutch There are two guys in this story Both of them have their flaws and they both have their charm There was no obvious right choice for me and that s what I loved about this novel Reinhardt kept things realistic relatable and current in her exciting and fun Academic Body debut novel I think Double Clutch laid a sturdy foundation for a promising series I really enjoyed the authors voice and style The characters are also What a fantastic book I wouldn t have thought that a YA book about a pretty muchrama free love triangle would pack such a punch but it absolutely Saint Germain On Alchemy does Brenna is new to town and on her firstay at school she meeds moody bad boy Saxon She feels an instant connection to him but is Chasing the Red Queen disappointed to see him with a girl hanging off him talking about theirate that night Later that Haylee day she meets the boy from the wrong side of the tracks Jake Alsorawn to him Jake immediately puts her at ease and they fall into an easy relationship But as things progress with him she The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 (The Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945) discovers that the two boys in her life share a troubled past and Saxon just refuses to go awayWhat I loved about this book is that it s so real and incredibly honest The characters are all great likeable and realistic and they actually speak like their age In so many books teenagers talk and banter like witty 20 30 year olds but these kids actually sounded like kids intelligent and mature sure but still very much teenagers And it was so nice to read a book for a change where nobody iseeply traumatised or ealing with major issues although the boys aren t exactly pure and innocent and there are secrets revealed which throw some twists into the storyline Brenna is just a normal girl with a happy family life She is confident honest and straightforward and she s torn between two great guys both of whom I love just a little bit okay I love them heaps Oh I m torn I m sooooo torn I can usually spot the perfect couple in a love triangle straight away because I always fall for the guy that ends up with the girl and in this case I thought I had it picked early but as I got to know Saxon and Jake I loved them both and suddenly it wasn t so clear Then as things started to evelop I strongly leaned in one 僕のヒーローアカデミア 3-4 direction and suddenly it all shifted and Iidn t know what the hell to think I m pretty sure I have a favourite but the thought of either of these guys getting their hearts broken just The Path to Gay Rights devastates me They are both amazing in their own ways and I can absolutely sympathise with Brenna silemma over having strong feelings for one guy while Karen vs Alien dating another Her actions and thought processes are so well explained that you understand what she s feeling and why she makes theecisions that she Gendered Citizenships does And through it all there is no stupidness and no games Everybody is up front and honest and I love that It s not just aamn game Whatever it is that I feel for you is real than anything I ve ever felt beforeI Alien Disclosure at Area 51 don t want to be your Godamn friendThe writing is beautiful It flows easily and the pacing of the story is perfect Reinhardt really captures the feeling of first love and a few other firsts so brilliantly it was like living it all over again And even though the story is told from Brenna s POV the openness of the characters lets you know exactly what they re going through and you experience everything right along with them I absolutely loved it and can t wait to continue on with the next book 45 gorgeous stars 4 12 stars What happens when you fall in love with the perfect guy twice in one Singing the Law day I know what you re thinking Another YA Love triangle Well yes and no It is a love triangle But not really not your normal one On one hand the 2 guys are polar opposites which is a given for a triangle But on the other they are actually uite the same Meet Brenna Blixen Liz mentioned that she had bangs and mentions converse a lot I auto thought of this photo so she became Demi Lovato in my head Brenna is 15 going on 16 and in most ways wayyyyy mature than she should be at that age Brenna and her mother and Stepdad Fa have just moved back to the US after a year abroad in Denmark Brenna hasecided that she is going to Alchemic do timeshare which is half aay at normal high school and half a We Sell Drugs day at the tech school so she can focus on her love of art and graphicesign The thing I liked most about Bren is that she was real She wasn t an annoying whingy bitch stuck in the middle of a love triangle where you want to throw things at her every 2 seconds eg Keira from Thoughtless First Problem Solving in Data Structures Algorithms Using C++ day of High school she runs into Saxon Maclean HEELLLOO SAXON BANG Instant attraction Funny Flanter flirty banter uick comebacks photographic memory insanely smart full of badassness charismatic hard to breathe around type of guy that could get you pregnant just by kissing you Basically everything your mother ever warns you about After her halfay at high school it s off to Tech and then BANG HEEEELLLLLLLOOOOOOO JAKE KELLY Jake is Literature of Africa dyslexic hence why he is at the tech But he is Insanely gorgeous funny as hell great with the flanter smart but shy a gentlemen caring and vulnerable BUT Turns out to be a reformed BAD BOY We then enter into the journey of Saxon vying for Blix s attention Jake falling madly in love with her and not knowing how to handle it with his past Brenna trying to be a teenager in love for the first time and handle everything else that society expects her too As well as her Mum Throw into the mix that Jake and Saxon actually used to be best friends but Jake now hates Saxon with everything he has Meanwhile Saxon is holding onto a Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews With 14 Agents of Change dark secret about Jake that he shares with Blix but makes her keep secret PhewLiz Reinhardt hasone an excellent job with this book Honestly it was just the right amount of everything No betrayal nor lies so bad it couldn t be forgiven The right amount of awkwardness and gushing transporting you back
to a teenager those awkward first kisses touches heavy petting Ita teenager those awkward first kisses touches heavy petting It was hard to pick a guy You fell head over heels for both of them view spoiler Especially when Saxon gave her the book for her birthday and the note sigh hide spoiler Do you think it s possible that one person the right person can make you better know matter what your past was like I believe it can happen and Double Clutch is a great example of exactly thatBrenna Blixen is the new girl in town but it Crossing the color line in American politics and African American literature doesn t take long before a guyor two are competing for her heart Brenn is a great character totally knows how to handle her own knows what she wants and she ll beamned before anyone tells her otherwise I respect that in a character She also has uite the elimma since she s attracted to two very appealing boysLets meet the boys Jake Kelly has a shady past but he s open and honest with Brenn He s Sweet And Kind He S Good For Her And She and kind He s good for her and she good for him MrRight SafeHis rivial Former best friend Saxon Maclean Full of issues and sarcasm tough and rough makes toxic intoxication and would put a snake charmer to shameBut these boys have there own sordid history which makes it harder for Brenna since. What happens when you fall in love with the perfect guytwicein one ayBrenna Blixen spent her freshman year homeschooling in Denmark; now that she's back in the States she's etermined to make her sopho year unforgettable And by unforgettable she imagined awesome classes fun friendships and maybe a little romance What she got was a whole lot of romance and all at once The same ay that Therapy of Love dark brooding Saxon Maclean charmed her with his killer good looks and whip smart wit Jake Kelly stole her breath away wit. She feels like she s in the middle She cares for both guys ultimately picks one but lying about how she feels about the other This is story of who you should be with and who your scared to want to be with It s a story about love Complicatedmessyreal exactly what love is suppose to look and feel like when your new and young At first I struggled with this book in the beginning but as it started to unfold it was pretty hard to not fall for these characters I had a really hard time picking which guy to root for since they are both really really great guysJake has a lot of smooth swoon worty moves and the things that he and Brenn explore was tasteful and sexy But then there s Saxon who is totally my kind of guy Funny witty a total bad boy andefinitely earned a few warm smirks along the way But it s when he finally shows his true colors that really made my heart go out to him It means coming from him somehow which makes it bittersweetLiz Reinhardt Democratic Phoenix: Reinventing Political Activism does a really great job of writing a realistic and convincing book filled with angst jealousy and the complexity of young love Say what you want about love triangles but whenone right it could be one of the most alluring elements in literature Liz Museum Activism did it right She nailed that flavor of being confused and conflicted I also liked that my affections weren t so easily placed These boys both come with emotional baggage but they are both just as genuine when it comes to how they feel for Brenn It reminded me of when I was young and in love for the first time The late night phone calls going to the movies introducing you to friends and then there s the physical part and how explosive it feels for the first time with someone you actually care about Due to some of those heated scenes I think this book is for the mature reader It s not overly graphic but it might make some uncomfortable so be warnedI also really liked that I had to g Ahhhh thats the sound of me relishing over this ah mazing book I can t say that there is ONE character or scene that kept this book together Because lets admit that that usually happens in novels We love one scene or something in the book and it keeps us going in the end And when you ve finished reading something felt off so you give it a 3 or 4 stars Umm won t happen here Everything combined in this book the characters plot tension and romance makes it a perfect read And thats a lot for me because I m the pickiest reader out there I m horrible at flipping through many pages if I m bored or just annoyed by a character I finished this book within a few hours and then suffered through a morning with bleary eyes I wasn t even able touck from the many blocks and toys being thrown back and forth from my 2 year to my 1 year old My game was off and I was left with a Tonka truck floating in my coffee but all s right in the world when you ve read a GREAT book I think one of the MAIN reasons I loved this book so much was that there was NO paranormal nothing in this book Now I love my paranormal books as much as the next person but it becomes a little too much when thats all there is to read It was relaxing to read about a NORMAL girl ealing with average issues OH With a healthy balance of parents Did I understand that correctly I enjoyed Thorsten her step father and Brenna s mom very much They were a constant in this book And many times I laughed aloud when Brenna s mom would mention something about her friend Kelsi s low forehead probably because I remember my mom making a comment about one of my friends Her mother was concerned and loving and it was so refreshing Brenna First off was a realistic voice for all girls Spunky sarcastic smart and went to the beat of her own rum And the funny thing is you as the reader SEE that everyone sees that You Falling For A Kingpin don t have to uestion Hmm whyo these two boys like her so much It s plain to read that she s interesting It s a uniue twist to have her travel abroad for a year to Denmark She seems older than her 15 years for good reason travel for a year to Denmark She seems older than her 15 years and for good reason around the world opens yours eyes in a Violence and Trauma in Selected African Literature different way Believe ME At 19 and never stepped foot anywhere My 5 11 self stuck out like a sore thumb in South KoreaLet s move on to this little love triangle eh Saxon I enjoyed this perfect bad boy from the start I m pretty sure if you look up the word Bad in any thesaurus you ll see a picture of Saxon MacLean in the corner smoking a cigarette It s a nice little picture He s pretty much the school s man whore But there is so much to him than people see And Brenna is the person who ends up seeing right through it And there s Jake Sweet hott Jake I just wanna hug him Brenna meets him at Techinical School gasp But it s there that we get to see the sweetest character ever Some of the best scenes IMO are there And nothing is sweeter than when Brenna writes Jake a letter Read it you ll see You can see how much he adores Brenna And I loved it You won t really be able to pick a favorite guy because both are gorgeous have their own bad boy behaviors and show a side of themselves that no one else has ever seen And they re both gorgeousThis is when we bring Saxon and Jake together these two have a tense history that of courseidn t end well at all Ensue the tension The Social Rebellion drama and romance And you have a TOP READ for 2011 and for many years to comeLet s not forget the most important thing about this book Liz writes this book with YA and mature YA in mind There s no kiddie feel to this book I went into this book a little skeptical because Brenna is only a soph so I was bracing myself for the kiddie feel I was pleasantly surprised I actually think it s the most truest to form YA book I ve read because iteals with the real emotions urges feelings that happens when you re that age The most Best African American Essays 2010 depressing issue is that I m now gonna have to wait before Iig into another book because it s just a known fact that when you read one of those perfect books the one after that can t compare I think I ll just re read through my favorite parts like an obsessed stalker Now I m just hoping for a seuel to this bookIf you enjoyed Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire or Thoughtless by SC Stephens you ll adore this book Every time I Navigating The Seven Seas decide toelve into self published shaky territory I get worried My experience in this field is uite limited and truly I am not sure I feel like actually getting This year I was certainly heartened by instances such as Flat Out Love but I am still burned by previous wrist slitting catastrophes Thankfully Double Clutch is a keeper Mind it is not pe One of the things I love most about books and reading is the fact that they re so subjective Each person brings to their reading experience something personal and uniue and leaves with a slightly ifferent interpretation Add to this individual tastes and preferences and the field of opinion gets fascinatingly broad For every person who loves fantasy there is someone who prefers contemporary For every person who thinks the love interest is mysterious and enticing there s someone who thinks she s a swaggering arse hat And for those of my friends who adored Double Clutch and whose opinions I respect and value there s me I have mixed feelings about this story and overall while I
"thought it was fun and rather cute in parts I idn t love it But credit where credit is "it was fun and rather cute in parts I William Wells Brown: An African American Life didn t love it But credit where credit is this is a s Holy freaking CROW I m completely torn I love Jake and Saxon There must be another book on the way because this story is sooo. H his heart wrenching smile and intelligent thoughtful focusBut Saxon is a proud player who makes it clear that heoesn't know why he can't get Brenna off of his mind and out of his system and Jake's sweet and humble attitude hides a secret past life that might be The Alien Surrogate darker and complex than Brenna's willing to handle Complicating the matter is the fact that Saxon and Jake were once best friends and are now arch enemiesand the Brenna finds out about their connection to each other the intrigued and worried she.