PSA: This is the second book in her Lost & Found series, I recommend reading her first book Left Behind because it is also amazing but it is not absolutely necessary.
In a nutshell (aka Goodreads description):
Ariana Andrews is innocent and pure, for the most part. She’s all about the rules. Rules are good. Rules prevent you from behaving recklessly. Keep you from making irreversible mistakes. Like sleeping with someone you shouldn’t.
Caleb Carlisle is sinful and immoral, for the most part. Notorious playboy, charmer, manwhore. But with Ariana, he’s fiercely protective and compassionate. With her, he’d never go there, or at least he never thought he would.
There are just some lines you don’t cross.
Sleeping with your best friend’s sister is wrong.
The answer to his problem is simple.
Forget about her.
There are plenty more out there.
Easy, until Caleb realizes that Ariana is exactly what he needs.
She isn’t the problem.
She’s the answer.
My review (aka Diana’s review):
Why in the world is C.L. Stacey not a super famous writer y’all?! She writes some pretty darn amazing books! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of her new book Say Love and it didn’t disappoint.
Say Love is a the story of Caleb and Ari. Ari is Caleb’s best friend’s sister and they’ve known each other for ten years. The book begins when Caleb and Ari suddenly see each other for the first time after a while because Ari has moved back to L.A. with her boyfriend for a few months. The story keeps you at the edge of your seat because you don’t know anything about their history and you feel the NEED to know what happened that had them apart for so long. But lucky everyone! You just have to read about 15% of the boring present and then the trip down memory lane begins! And then the book goes back to the present because DUH! That’s how it works. We need that happy ending in our lives.
I loved Ari’s character. She was definitely my favorite. She’s so strong and independent yet she’s innocent and vulnerable at the same time. Honestly, both of the main characters feel incredibly real while reading them but I just had to choose Ari because she’s the sweetest!
Another thing that made me love this book so much is that it is definitely a page turner, you can’t seem to read fast enough! Or maybe I’m just a desperate little piece of crap and I was dying to know what was going to happen.
In general, this book is fan-freaking-tastic. Say Love is incredibly well written. It’s a very easy read that keeps you at the edge of your seat and you’ll finish it in one sitting. You won’t even think of making a trip to the kitchen to get more food. And that comes from the girl who wants to eat like every 5 seconds.
If you’re a contemporary romance fanatic then go pre-order this book now. NOW.
5/5 flowers ✿
Let me know in the comments what is the best page-turner book you’ve ever read.