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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

Girl Behind the Scandalous Reputation - Michelle Conder Girl Behind the Scandalous Reputation is a cross between a Wild Girl/Straight-Laced Boy story and a Mistaken Identity story and the mix is done very well. In addition, it's a best-friends-big-brother story. I consider those effectively the same as big-brother's-best-friend stories (and they share a calibre tag in my library) and I love those so this book made me very happy. I had a lot of sympathy for both characters. They've both got mistaken impressions of each other but unlike some HPs its actually reasonable that they have them in this book. The heroine's reputation is largely created by tabloids while the hero's cold exterior is mostly an attempt to keep the heroine and the world how much he feels. They gradually learn a lot about each other and themselves through the course of the book. Ms. Conder writes a very believable romance and engaging, fun characters. She's an author I 'll be on the lookout for and this is an HP I may even re-read.