Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Book review of Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins


Cami Broussard has her future all figured out. She'll finish her senior year of high school, then go to work full-time as an apprentice chef in her father's French restaurant, alongside her boyfriend, Luke. But then twenty-year-old ex-Marine Julian Wyatt comes to live with Cami's family while recovering from serious injuries. And suddenly Cami finds herself questioning everything she thought she wanted.

Julian's all attitude, challenges and intense green-brown eyes. But beneath that abrasive exterior is a man who just might be as lost as Cami's starting to feel. And Cami can't stop thinking about him. Talking to him. Wanting to kiss him. He's got her seriously stirred up. Her senior year has just gotten a lot more complicated….


I'm absolutely breathless! I loved this book SO MUCH. I came across it when I saw a giveaway by Jennifer L. Armentrout. She's my favorite author so I was definitely interested when I saw that she loved this book. I was in the middle of reading a not so good book when when I decided "what the hell" and bought Stir Me Up, I nearly devoured it in one sitting, unfortunately this thing called "real life" interrupted.  The audacity!   This book is an emotional terrorist (in a good way).  It had me in the feels constantly.

When I wasn't in the feels, I was hungry.  The protagonist is a chef and the way things are described are so vivid and perfect! I haven't loved any YA contemporary this much since Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. I loved all the characters and the story just developed so nicely. I also loved how the father was involved in his daughter's life.  I feel like nowadays YA parents kind of don't exist.  I'd definitely recommend this book to everyone! For 1.99 it's an absolute steal. I'm eager to follow Elkins through her writing journey! Hopefully she's working on something else already.

P.S: If I had to use just one gif to describe Julian, it would be this:

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