September 13, — Shelved as: February 19, — Shelved as: Dec 14, OOOH, this one must be great!! What, did the author thought I would be like: I so won't read this". What, did the aut Apr 04, I really expected something great given all the 5 star reviews: Search for a book to add a reference. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. There were also some small plot elements like the question of whether the mic had indeed been sensitive enough to broadcast their entire conversation in the studio at the end that it would have been nice to get a definitive answer to.
I found it quite an enjoyable and easy read. Dec 14, ChelSEA rated it really liked it. Okay, so I have to admit, I initially judged this book based on it's cover and title I hadn't even allowed myself to read the summary due to the fact that every time I saw the cover I thought that this novel was targeted for middle school aged girls.
It wasn't until after I finally convinced myself to read the summary that I realized that this book was the exact opposite of what I had assumed. You know what they say about assuming I actually loved this book!!! It's about two childhood frie Okay, so I have to admit, I initially judged this book based on it's cover and title It's about two childhood friends Ian and Ivy attending college and doing a "sex education" radio show together. Ian is a player, who sleeps his way through the girls on campus and Ivy is a free spirited, independent women, who doesn't take anyone's crap especially Ian's.
As expected, these two start to develop feeling for each other and don't know how to handle these feelings or whether to act on them. This book was different than most other "friends turned lovers" novels because neither of the main characters had any hidden feelings for the other before we meet them in college.
Their feelings were brand new and we were discovering them right along as they were discovering them themselves. This genre has the perfect amount of the young adult feel mixed with mature content. It's perfect for when you want to read a romance novel without too much unnecessary detail in the sex scenes. Sometimes those just get to be too much in my opinion. A solid 4 stars!!! Give it a chance and you'll see what a great story and romance this novel has to offer. That's why this one right here is one of my all-time-favorites: You just keep getting excited for their next conversation, their next game, stupid behaviours, their magic and fireworks.
It has flaws, God knows it does. The drama is basically going to lead you to tear your hair off your head and wonder "Why the fucking hell don't they just TALK". But they have their stupid reasons to behave like ormonals teenagers and in the end you just let it go. It's so damn well written you just dont care. You read through it and when you finish it you don't realize you've read more than pages. That's when I know a book is perfect, no matter the pages, it doesn't feel enough. That's how beautiful this is.
Ivy has risked to have my fury thrown at her a couple of times, she's peculiar, but gets around.. Ian is the kind of man everyone deserves to have. I want a Ian, I'm a goner for a boy in love jealous because he doesn't want to share his girl with possible candidates.
He's extremely insufferable but oh so beautiful and funny-idiot, I love him. Nov 30, Adrienne rated it it was amazing. You know how with some books, once you start, you can't put it down until you're finished? This was an up-til-4AM read for me. Ivy is one of the more real heroines that I've read about in a while. Her situation is real, her dilemmas are believable, and her reactions while thoroughly frustrating are true to a 21 year old college student. I just loved the book and will definitely keep an eye out for future books by this new author! Feb 18, Marianne Mckinney rated it it was amazing.
OK, so the last time that I saw a quote in a book that struck me, I did not write it down and then could not find which book it was from.
So with that, I am going to quote the author, Jaycee DeLorenzo here. It was a conversation between Ivy main character and Chelsea her roomate. You're so focused on winning every battle that you don OK, so the last time that I saw a quote in a book that struck me, I did not write it down and then could not find which book it was from. You're so focused on winning every battle that you don't even realize you're losing the war.
I'm sure it feels good in the short-term but, Ivy, it's childish. You've got to start considering the consequences of your actions before going off half-cocked all the time, Otherwise, one day you're gonna look around and realize you've run everyone off who cares about you. We so often act without thinking about the affects of our actions. The honesty from one friend to another in that statement really meant something to me. This book was really good. Ivy was strong willed and her friendship with Ian was really cute.
I loved the banter back and forth. This was a fun, somewhat frustrating book about love and friendship and the importance of communication. I definitely recommend it. Aug 13, K.
The Truths about Dating and Mating has ratings and reviews. Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘ said: Re-read: Wow, shockingly the book was wa. Best books like The Truths about Dating and Mating: #1 In the Band ( Luminescent Juliet, #1) #2 HDU (HDU, #1) #3 The Fire of Merlin (The Return to Camelo.
Carrillo rated it it was amazing. I read this book almost a year ago. Now every time I come across the cover I think "wow that one was really good. I can't say it was perfect, the most romantic, the best book boyfriend, but it just had that something. I can't explain it. You will just have to read it to understand. Apr 03, Ashley rated it it was amazing. I bought it based on Amazon's recommendation and couldn't put it down! Ivy and Ian were the most perfect characters and even the supporting characters were fabulous!
I know I'm gushing but this book is probably at the top of my Favorite Books list! Nov 08, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is so incredibly good! The characters, the plot, the romance A perfect addition to the New Adult category. Will be stalking this author now: Dec 29, Taryn rated it really liked it. This book could not get any cuter, and thankfully not in that "makes me want to puke my guts" way.
Both of the main characters have obvious flaws but that's what makes them so endearing. I personally hate it when someone is implied to be perfect. Two best friends who fall in love but aren't sure whether it's worth the risk. Filled with uncertainty, witty banter and more mistakes than two people should be able to make, you can't help but fall in love with Ivy and Ian.
I turned back to look at him, wanting to see his reaction, but stepped back in surprise when I realized he was directly behind me. With a wicked glint in his eyes, Ian took the drink from my hand and put it on the table. Then he swayed us from one side to the other, winding us slowly and sinuously toward the ground and back up again in time to the music. His licorice-tinged breath tickled my cheek like a feather and his whiskers scratched my jaw. May 26, Heather andrews rated it it was amazing. Ian is a funny character and is protective when it comes to Ivy, "well, I can't remember the exact words, but I may have mentioned it wasn't illegal to dig a hole in the desert, and I had one dug out for anyone who mistreated you.
Where do I sign up? I don't want anything from you. You can stay here all night, for all I care, and kiss whoever you want or screw whoever you want, and you won't have to worry about little ole' drunk me. I didn't even want you to come in the first place. You can't just ignore me for a week, and then expect me to roll over and thank God that you've deigned to talk to me.
I'm done doing things on your time. Now, get out of my way. Dec 26, JenRider rated it liked it. When two best friends love each other and all of a sudden thay find themshelves attracted to one another, are they strong enough to express their feelings or are they going to lose what they value most?? A really nice book about people who learn about love for the first time..
Nice and funny story.. Immature decisions, jumping to the wrong conclusions and making some emotionally stupid mistakes. These are just some of the ways to describe the actions of the main characters of this book. Fvck me of I did not thoroughly enjoy this little gem of a book. Mar 12, Laci rated it really liked it. She did a great job of pulling me in with the characters. I love when a book makes me feel something.
I laughed, I cried, I even felt sick to my stomach. I couldn't put it down. Nov 27, Jess the cozy reader rated it really liked it. This was a cute read. I love the radio show that Ian and Ivy had together. But I have to say Ian was driving me nuts with his player ways, while having deep feelings for Ivy. I kept thinking, come on Ian just tell her already! Fingers crossed that Jayden will get his own book. Other than the fact that the title makes me cringe, this book was totally awesome. It comes across as generic and cliche which the BFF to lovers trope often is and I just couldn't get into it.
Ivy and Ian are your typical BFFs who have that sexual tension lying underneath their relationship but are too oblivious to clue in. I do enjoy their banter but Ian's alpha attitude and double standards were a little too much for me. She herself practices casual sex BUT she is the first to "slut-shame" the females who come up to flirt with Ian. How does that make any sense? Why can't these other girls go after who they want and what truly gives you the right to shame them for doing something you yourself practice?
It really made angry. I hate how this "every-girl-for-herself" attitude it constantly thrown into books. Because of the unknown series status, I will not be posting a review of this title on my blog at this time Check out more spoiler-free book and series reviews on my blog SERIESousBookReviews. Not at this time Actual Rating: Jan 13, Delilah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Whoever said one should never judge a book by its cover is damn right!
I must admit that when I first saw the cover to this book, I said "Hell naw! So I assumed the story was going to be super cheesy and bad. Oh boy, was I wrong! It took me less than 24 hours to finish this novel. Approximately six hours to be precise. What I thought was going to be one of the worst books on my iPad actually turned o Whoever said one should never judge a book by its cover is damn right!
What I thought was going to be one of the worst books on my iPad actually turned out to be one of the best!
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. That is until she walks into her boss' office and there sits Mr. Watching everything unfold and neither realizing what was really happening felt the most real and honest to me. I wanted to give up on it so many times but I just didn't. Just sex, that's all he needs.
This book is fun, flirty, cute, heartwarming, butterfly giving, emotional, hot, sexy, and surprisingly-- funny and witty. With this book I was able to get my daily dose of love plus steamy scenes without it being overdone. The Truths About Dating and Mating is a "friends turned lovers" story. Sadly, it's mostly predictable. I was pretty much able to guess what was going to happen in the following chapters.
The thing that kept me going, though, was the author's Jaycee DeLorenzo style of writing and how she chose to execute the plot. The story is told in first person POV. Add that with a radio talk show and a shitload of playful banter from the characters, and I was instantly hooked from the beginning. This book is ridiculously funny! I love funny stuff, but it's even better with smart remarks and sarcasm, all which this book has. The usage of everyday language and scenarios in this book was a delight.
This allowed me to easily identify with the characters. I like how I didn't feel like I was reading a book while I was reading this book. Does that make any sense? Instead, I felt I as if I listening to a close girlfriend tell me about her day, her problems, her deep feelings for her best friend, and how she has no clue what to do. As a reader, I loved how I was able discover each emotion that the characters felt as they were experiencing them at the same time. I love love love the characters!! She is funny, smart, strong, free-spirited, and independent.
She is all about pushing boundaries, especially when it comes to vocalizing her sexuality. Ivy is kickass and down-to-earth. To me, she exemplifies another form of what a heroine should be. She is not your typical innocent, virgin heroine who waits for her own Aladdin to show her a whole new world. Rather, she is all about living in the moment. Even though she might be scared and unsure, she is all about embracing life and its possibilities.
Then there's Ian her hot best friend with the bad boy reputation. His words and actions got me swooning. I love how Ian was never shy about his feelings for Ivy, but at the same time he was scared to take their friendly relationship to a whole new level. Ian is vulnerable, and that made him realistic to me. I give this book 5 stars. DeLorenzo, I cannot wait to read more from you! Some of my Favorite Quotes: Sometimes you have to gamble to achieve greatness, and it's stupid to let fear of the unknown stop you from achieving your maximum potential.
Jan 25, StScho rated it liked it Shelves: Rating this one 3. Really wishing GR would allow you to do half-measures but I digress. Ivy and Ian have been best friends since they were tadpoles. The bond between them has been forged through fire on his part and Ivy has always been there for him. Although, she regards him much like an appendage, necessary and taken for granted, Ivy started to see him a more hotter way hotter light. Too bad he is the town bicycle and most of the girls in their college have gone for a rid Rating this one 3.
Too bad he is the town bicycle and most of the girls in their college have gone for a ride. They were both in denial to the point that it was pushed back into their subconscious. Normally, I hate when the h acts in a passive-aggressive manner but the reader is lead to believe that she honestly thinks she does not know she is already more than halfway in love with her best friend. Her actions then become understandable. And Ian when Ivy shows any interest with someone else?
Well… There are face-palm moments a-plenty in this novel but it was well written and I enjoyed reading it. The other characters in the novel were well rounded enough that they can have their own stories hmmmm… smelling a series here? Ian watched me through dark, hooded eyes and I was too busy trying to figure out what to say to make out what he was thinking.
I waited for the smugness to appear. Not too enthused about the cover. I actually prefer the older version to this one.
The guy just looks I have learned to ingnore bad covers and bad titles and pay attention to the synopsis and reviews by my peers. You tend to pass over really good stories otherwise. Unfortunately, a lot of other readers will turn down a book just because the cover looks a little off.
So maybe, change it back Amazon? Jan 14, Angela Mclaurin rated it really liked it Shelves: First of all, don't judge a book by it's cover in this case. The cover seems to suggest that this is more of a novel geared towards teens, but it is exactly the opposite! This is a new adult novel that has adult situations and conversations as well as some pretty steamy loving!
After finishing the novel, the cover makes more sense to me and I'm thankful to be able to share that this is truly a book worth reading and no, it's not for teens! I loved the fact that the story revolved around the colle First of all, don't judge a book by it's cover in this case. I loved the fact that the story revolved around the college radio talk show "The Truths About Dating and Mating.
I found myself giggling out loud several times at the hilarious calls they would get during the show and thinking that those callers were so much like the people I knew in college. Ian and Ivy were friends first, but things changed and they were both contemplating the complication of becoming "more. The pulls at their hearts and desires were sparked during the timeline of the book and we got to discover all of the "newness" with them.
Ivy was a strong and independent woman who without fail always stood by her best friend, Ian, no matter what situation he found himself in. Ian, a player of gargantuan proportions, was always looking out for Ivy's love life, despite his frequent sexual encounters with almost every girl on campus.
Their chemistry was well developed and the story flowed quickly and effortlessly. This was not a book that had agonizing angst and deeply emotional dialog, yet it delivered a solid plot with loveable characters and humor that made it fit well into the new adult category. If you are looking for a quick and quirky read that will have you giggling and remembering your crazy college friends, pick this one up! I look forward to Jaycee's next projects and hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did! Dec 05, Tabitha R rated it it was amazing.
Jaycee DeLorenzo did a great job in this book. She had me from the first paragraph and I just couldn't put the book down. Ivy and Ian are best friend since childhood. They are now in college in their junior year and doing a talk radio show about relationships and sex.
Ivy is the type of girl that just doesn't care much of what others think. She was raised an independent strong willed women by her activist mom. Although her part in this duo radio show may make her fellow college students assume she Jaycee DeLorenzo did a great job in this book. Although her part in this duo radio show may make her fellow college students assume she is often sexually active she is quite the opposite.
She takes pride in helping her audience dispel many dating and sex faux pas. Ian is a more private guy. Although he is quite open and honest on the radio on a personal level he tends to keep everything private. Not having the best childhood has kept him in the mindset that he just isn't good enough. On accident he found himself in his freshman year being looked at as the bad boy that doesn't go for relationships but every girl wants to try to tame. One night Ivy and Ian find that their relationship has taken a turn and they are both looking at each other differently.
Neither wanting to acknowledge this puts them on a twist and turn path that you know will eventually collide. Not all was fun and games and you felt your heart break at times. This book isn't about all fluff. It's about loyalty, breaking down barriers and growing.