Wild Cards

Wild Cards A fresh and fun repackage of Wild Cards Better Than Perfect launches a romantic new series from NY Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles After getting kicked out of boarding school bad boy Derek F

A fresh and fun repackage of Wild Cards, Better Than Perfect launches a romantic new series from NY Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move theA fresh and fun repackage of Wild Cards, Better Than Perfect launches a romantic new series from NY Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois Derek s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else s family drama Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain people you care about leave without a backward glance So when her older sister comes home after abandoning her ten years earlier, with her hot new stepson in tow, Ashtyn wants nothing to do with either of them Then she comes up with a plan that would finally give her the chance to leave, but it requires trusting Derek someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and get the future she wants

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  1. Simone Elkeles is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of novels for teens Simone s books have won many awards including being YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, being named to the YALSA Popular Paperbacks and Teens Top Ten lists, and added to the Illinois Read for a Lifetime Reading List Simone also won the coveted RITA award from the Romance Writers of America for her book Perfect Chemistry Simone is especially proud of the fact that the Illinois Association of Teachers of English named her Author of the Year Simone was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, where she still lives today Simone went to the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign and received her Bachelor s of Science there in Psychology in 1992 She continued her education at Loyola University Chicago where she received her Master s of Science degree in Industrial Relations while working for a manufacturing company creating diversity programs for their employees.She loves animals she has two dogs a labradoodle and a German Shepherd , kids she also has two of those and her family In her spare time she s the Hockey Mom for her kids hockey teams and is an active Girl Scout leader specially trained in outdoor education She also spends time mentoring other teen and adult authors She also loves sushi, which you can probably tell by reading her books Simone writes about teens because she was a teen in the 80 s when spiked hair and blue eye shadow were rad and she loves writing about those exciting teen relationships and romances.

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  1. Dear Grilled Cheesus,First of all, you re super delicious.And second thank you so much for answering my prayer for this new series.Please, Grilled Chessus, please let this new book by Miss Simone be as amazing as the Perfect Chemistry There should be smokin hot guys like the Fuentes brothers and utterly sizzling romance scene Oh and please let me be the girl next to the hot guy on the soon to be cover.And in return, Mighty Cheesus, I ll make sure I ll honor you by not eating you till I have the [...]

  2. Normally with Ms Elkeles, you know what you re going to get Nothing too serious, a few touches of cliche, but generally a romance that is sexy, entertaining and filled with hilarious banter I might not be the ideal reader for this kind of novel, but I confess that I ve enjoyed her books in the past and fully expected to find myself a new guilty pleasure with Wild Cards Well, I m not sure what happened here but this just doesn t have the compulsive readability of Elkeles other books I never expec [...]

  3. 5 MIND BLOWN STARS You own a piece of me, he murmurs as he holds me Good, I tell him And just so you know I m never giving it back Wow Guys, what a book WHAT a book It s so good it actually went to my favorites shelf , and that in its self is a miracle because there are no books that are flawless, but those on that favorites shelf are freaking damn close This was such an emotional read I ve been waiting to get my hands on Wild Cards ever since i heard about it s existence Not to mention the amaz [...]

  4. Yes it was essentially a folly to believe Simone Elkeles could at least provide me with a feel good romance to curl up with during this holiday season when I didn t feel like picking up anything serious.The writing is so bad that it seems like she made a list of every single horrid stereotype found in YA literature reformed bad boy , good girl, jerk boyfriend, dysfunctional family, instalove lust and put them all into a blender The end product was this.

  5. I ve been a huge fan of Simone Elkeles since reading Perfect Chemistry, so I was excited and a little nervous when I heard she would be coming out with a book Turns out I didn t need to be nervous, because Wild Cards ended up being a sweet romance filled with simmering attraction Ashtyn is a girl with a plan and the motivation to carry it out She s all about football and she s good enough to be captain of her high school team A guys team mostly , mind you She hopes to be good enough to catch the [...]

  6. This book is so sweet, heartwarming and simply brilliant A must read Derek FitzpatrickAnd adorable football player girl, AshtynIt is interesting to see how these two have to meet, Derek is Ashytn sister s step son Period They start off with a fight and hiding each other feelings As they get to know each other, something between them becomes closer I want to kiss ou so bad right now Do you usually ask a girl, or do you just do it Usually I just do it So what you are waiting for Because I was too [...]

  7. All of your books that i ve read i gave them 5 stars And i expect this one wont disappointment me as you never did SIMONEELKELES FAN STRIKES I know you wont disappoint me I meant US.HAHAH I m SO HAPPY Another book from my FAVORITE AUTHORExpected publication 2013 FOR REAL I think im going to cry alt description Seriously people This book hasn t published yet And you already gave 1 2 stars Come on people Have some mercy Reading the reviews 30th October ARGH I m waiting this book for like AHHHHH 20 [...]

  8. This review will go live on the blog 09 19Wilds Cards is, unfortunately, a prime example of an intriguing plot that had a horrible execution Southern boy Derek has found himself in the headmaster s office after a prank gone wrong The prestigious school have given him numerous chances and this is the last straw After fessing up and taking all of the blame, Derek s told he has 48 hours to gather his things and leave With his dad stationed overseas and a spacey 25 year old stepmother, Derek isn t e [...]

  9. 4 Stars Wild Cards was a sweet, fun, light and enjoyable read Derek Fitzpatrick and Ashtyn Parker couldn t be different if they tried Derek goes to a private school, well he did until he got expelled for pulling one too many pranks His dad is in the Military and his step mom is young He doesn t have much supervision, he pretty much does what he pleases Ashtyn is one of the few female football players out there She lives with her father, and dates the school s quarterback Now that she s captain [...]

  10. A true feel good book, Wild Cards is the happily every after story we all need once in a while It may have clich s, but you read this book for the sappy, yet edgy romance that it is.Ashtyn and Derek make up our dual perspective in Wild Cards I found them both amusing but I connected with Ashtyn the most Football captain with abandonment issues, she doesn t make things easy on herself I didn t quite understand why she let her ex boyfriend get the best of her, however It was obvious he was cheatin [...]

  11. Had you given me this book three years ago, I would have devoured it right up It was about three years ago that I first read Perfect Chemistry I thought it was an amazing read, the chemistry that Elkeles had created between Alex and Brittany was tense and smouldering, and I remember staying up until the wee hours finishing it off Since then I ve become a real fussy reader and from the first few chapters I m able to tell whether a book will hit the right spots or not Wild Cards actually started o [...]

  12. 5 STARS This was such a fun and easy read I have wanted to read it for so long but kept putting it off Now with the World Cup on I thought it would be a perfect time to read a footy type romance So, one of my favourite films is She s The Man and even though this is completely different I did keep picturing it and Amanda Bynes before she went crazy in my head I love when I read about a heroine playing boy games I just always find them extra sassy and spunky I loved that she doesn t care what peop [...]

  13. So, Elkeles is back and so is my enjoinment for her books.I had this fear for a second, that I was becoming a bit too old for her stories, but on a second thought how can one be too old to have fun, right That s impossible Or so I hope.I assume that many of you are familiar with Simone s style I can t say that her books are emotionally intense or that one might learn something from them It is really not the case In fact, her books can be a hit or a miss, because they are meant for one s amusemen [...]

  14. See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsThank you Bloomsbury Australia for sending me this copy No compensation was given or taken to alter this review I m tryin to push you away when all I want to do is hold you I know you say you don t want a hero, but damn I d like to be that guy who ll save you from spiders and whatever and whoever else hurts you Despite the glaringly large number of flaws Wild Cards held, I still couldn t bear to give this anything under 3 stars Why Because there s this thing call [...]

  15. I definitly liked this book better than the Perfect Chemistry series by her Derek was bae, his sarcasm and humor made this book soo much funnier and easier to read The bad boy was so cute, and well bad obviously Ashtyn was the norm, but also had a strong and independent side She was kinda cool, but towards the end she got clingy, in my opinion Also i wanted to say that Landon is the biggest a hole on the planet The storyline was sexy and addictive and had an amazing voice The idea of having two [...]

  16. Very good book I didn t like it as much as Perfect Chemistry, but I still find Elkeles to have so much energy in her writing I liked the heck out of Ashtyn and Derek I can t wrap my mind around how sexual teens are today.Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine affairedecoeur.

  17. Wayyyyyyy to excitable about this new series from Elkeles She is one of my most cherished authors and really looking forward to stepping into this new world she will deliver us.

  18. Simone Elkeles won my heart over long before Jennifer L Armentrout.And I know I get a lot excited and super crazy when JLA s books come out But Simone s God It s 100 x WORSE I m salivating for this shit LOVE LOVE LOVE Simone Read all her books and LOVED them I AM DYING for this DYING DYING DYING Nobody pulls my heart strings and makes me all giddy like Mrs Elkeles can.AHHHH freaks out CAN NOT WAIT FOR OCTOBER FIRST tries to catch breath Ahhh I m a little disappointed I was expecting MAJOR sexual [...]

  19. Simone has knocked it out of the park again and has a really great start to a new series Full review to come closer to release date

  20. Nose Graze Young Adult book reviewsWild Cards was very meh.I started the book on good terms Derek seemed like a troublemaker, but a decent enough guy, and Ashtyn was a cool, tough, tomboy ish girl She was apparently really good at football, laid back, and kind of one of the guys But then this happened Derek wasn t a bad boy at all He constantly thought he was, but there was no evidence to support that whatsoever Ashtyn became clingy, needy, annoying, and a little pathetic The football plot was v [...]

  21. When Derek is expelled from Regents Preparatory Academy in California after pulling a prank during the senior s graduation ceremony, he s forced to move with his stepmother to Chicago until his father returns from his tour in the service The summer ahead of him is sure to be filled with huge adjustments, which he s prepared to face that is until he meets his stepmother s younger sister Ashtyn and the heat is suddenly turned up on his summer plans.Ashtyn Parker has no idea how drastically her lif [...]

  22. Read Review at Bewitched BookwormsSimone Elkeles is just an amazing Author and her books just belong to my must buy must read list I love her contemporary stories and I lover her happy ends When I found out about her new series about Football players I was barely able to hold back from jumping up and down Ever since watching Friday Night Lights I am a HUGE fan of American Football Characters made of Awesome The story is actually told from two POV, one is Ashlyn and one is Derek And I couldn t lo [...]

  23. 1,5 SterneOkay, Simone Elkeles schreibt einfach nicht meine Art von B chern Das halte ich jetzt zumindest mal so fest

  24. To think that just yesterday, I was plotting to kidnap a Fuentes brother to keep him in my basement of book boyfriends drooling over the Fuentes brothers.This book This new love interest Everything is just perfect.Note If Ms Elkeles does notice that Derek or a Fuentes brother suddenly er disappears I swear it wasn t me Even if the evidence proves otherwise.

  25. It would have been a 4 star review if the book had a fluid feel to it It was too slow, and then right up to 67% where she decided it was too slow she started running with until my head hurt.It needed an peilogue badly BUT I liked it a lot I didn t love it, but I saw the potential.All in all, a good ya read.

  26. So emotions, no connection I had high expectations for this book because I loved previous books, butis was a big disappointment for me It felt rushed, no character developmentI just didn t feel it Sorry.

  27. 3.5 Stars I love YA, so maybe I m just in a mood but this didn t really do it for me At times it was cute, others it was just sort of meh.

  28. This review also appears on Happy Indulgence Check it out for reviews Derek is a bad boy who has been unwillingly relocated to Chicago by his ditzy stepmother He meets his new stepsister, a gorgeous tomboy who is the captain of her football team Instantly attracted to each other, but not seeming to get along, the two undergo a love hate relationship throughout the course of the book.Wild Cards is filled with romance cliches, instant love, to an extremely good looking boy and girl, to an obstacl [...]

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