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Featured Review: Lily and The Wedding Date Mistake (Seven Steps)

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About This Book: IT WAS THE WORST FIRST DATE EVER! When seventeen-year-old Lily McAlister meets a witty, mysterious boy at her aunt's wedding, sparks instantly fly between them. There's only one problem. She's lost her glasses and can't see his face. Worse, when she finds her glasses she gets a front...
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Featured Review: The Secret Lives Of Princesses (Seven Steps)

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About This Book: ONE RULE. DON'T FALL FOR THE BAD BOY. Sixteen-year-old Jasmine Patel dreams of becoming a painter. When an art contest win gives her the opportunity to paint the school mural, she's overjoyed at the chance to leave her artistic mark on St. Mary's Academy. There's just one problem....
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Featured Review: Chasing Mermaids (Seven Steps)

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About This Book: A HOT EX-BOYFRIEND, A DETERMINED SWIM STAR, AND A BATTLE OF WILLS THAT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH, CRY AND CHEER. Ariel Swimworthy thought her life was perfect. She was the new captain of her school's swim team, she had a new best friend, and even a shiny new...
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Featured Review: The Golden Boy by Seven Steps & Audrey Rich!

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About This Book: Meg has it made. She has money to spare, attends an exclusive private school with the best film production program in the country, and, to top it off, she has a super-hot boyfriend. But when her father’s business goes under, and her boyfriend cheats on her with a...
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Featured Review: The Boyfriend Agreement by Seven Steps

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About This Book: Fake boyfriends are hard work. When 16-year-old Bella’s dream boy asks her to be his fake girlfriend, Bella does the unthinkable. She says yes. The rules are simple. Two weeks, no kissing, and a few big lies. But things turn complicated when Bella begins to develop feelings for...
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