Aug 1, 2016

You Before Anyone Else.

You before anyone else.
julie  cross
mark pernini

Publisher : Sourcebook Fire.
Publication Date: August 2,2016
Genre: YA  Contemporary Romance. 
Format|Pages: E ARC | 400.
 Source:  Recieved from Netgalley, for review. 

Model Finley needs someone to help her shed her "good girl" persona, so she'll try Eddie on for size.

New York City model Finley is fed up with hearing the same feedback at castings: she needs to take some serious action to wipe the "good girl" stamp from her resume if she wants to launch to stardom.

Enter Eddie Wells. He's shallow, predictable…and just as lost as Finley feels. Deep down, Finley is drawn to Eddie's bravado, his intensity. Except Eddie is hiding something. A big something. And when it surfaces, both loving and leaving Finley will become so much harder.

I received Electronic ARC from Netgalley, in exchange of honest review. Thank you.


I wasn’t sure what to expect from this novel. Author JULIE CROSS who I read before and the cover along with the title captured my attention first. Can you not look at that gorgeous cover and not wonder about it? The way that two of them looking at one another and how she’s kissing him, you know that there is a story there and as a reader you will wonder what that story is. On top of that the title YOU BEFORE ANYONE ELSE doesn’t that capture your attention as well? Get you to wonder if there a story behind that title. I was. I haven’t read a lot books about models or celebs of any sort but I am glad that I read YOU BEFORE ANYONE ELSE It was a story that you will never forget. Even as I came to end and put the novel down I was still thinking about it, I was still thinking about Eddie and Finley and wondering, what’s next for them? . I was going back and forth about wanting to see how it ends and not wanting to come to end due to fact how attached I became to Eddie and Finley. They two of them became real for me. I could feel almost everything that the two of them felt. Those two became like my friends.

I had never read anything by MARK PERINI before but after reading YOU BEFORE ANYONE ELSE I am curious to check out what other stuff he had written. It fit the story well, alerting between Eddie and Finley’s story. Reading from both of their point view, you got a better feel of each character. If I got asked which character was my favorite I don’t think that I would be able to pick because I loved both Eddie and Finley. The two of them were unique in their own way. You could tell while you read the book, the significant change that the both characters went through. I felt like they were two completely different people by the time that I came to the end of the novel. Their love story started out differently. It started out as one nightstand to love. It’s not often that something like that happens. But way that Finley was there supporting Eddie when he was trying get custody of his kid, and when he gave up his kid, it had me smiling. I knew that it was love before even the two of them did. I loved the scenes between the two of them, most of them had me smiling. Of course I was rooting for two of them halfway through the book.

I thought the beginning started out just a bit slow, and I was little bit confused the first few pages. However that didn’t last long. Afterwards I could not put the book down and I only put it down when I had to. YOU BEFORE ANYONE ELSE was filled with quite bit of heartache, especially with all the drama that went with Eddie, his family and his child. My heart broke from him multiple times, but most when he decided give the baby to the family that Caroline picked out. I can’t even begin to imagine what he must been going through at that time. This wasn’t just a love story but it dealt with family, acceptance, responsibility, hope and following your dreams. I couldn’t get enough of Eddie and Finley’s story. It was astonishing. The emotions, the dialogue and the descriptions made a book more real. Finley and Eddie’s story is something that I can see happening in real life. I had enjoyed reading their story and I can’t wait to see what other stories JULIE CROSS & MARC PERINI comes up with next.

Be ready for a thrilling ride!


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