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Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Publishing Date: January 3, 2023


From the New York Times bestselling author of the Brown Sisters trilogy, comes a laugh-out-loud story about a quirky content creator and a clean-cut athlete testing their abilities to survive the great outdoors–and each other.

Bradley Graeme is pretty much perfect. He’s a star football player, manages his OCD well (enough), and comes out on top in all his classes . . . except the ones he shares with his ex-best friend, Celine.

Celine Bangura is conspiracy-theory-obsessed. Social media followers eat up her takes on everything from UFOs to holiday overconsumption–yet, she’s still not cool enough for the popular kids’ table. Which is why Brad abandoned her for the in-crowd years ago. (At least, that’s how Celine sees it.)

These days, there’s nothing between them other than petty insults and academic rivalry. So when Celine signs up for a survival course in the woods, she’s surprised to find Brad right beside her.

Forced to work as a team for the chance to win a grand prize, these two teens must trudge through not just mud and dirt but their messy past. And as this adventure brings them closer together, they begin to remember the good bits of their history. But has too much time passed . . . or just enough to spark a whole new kind of relationship?

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About the Author:

Talia Hibbert is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who lives in a bedroom full of books. Supposedly, there is a world beyond that room, but she has yet to drum up enough interest to investigate.

She writes steamy, diverse romance because she believes that people of marginalised identities need honest and positive representation. Her interests include makeup, junk food, and unnecessary sarcasm. Talia and her many books reside in the English Midlands.

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A few months ago I was looking through Amazon looking for new books and guess what I spy a Talia Hibbert YA Romance that so had to go on my wish list. I had already read the Brown Sisters Books and know that when Talia writes about disability is always on the money. I know this after reading Get a Life Chloe Brown I got an EArc of it and even though I was excited it took me a long time to read it as I knew it could well trigger me. You see at that time I was going through the process of being diagnosed and her book helped me to begin to come to terms with it.

Now let me just talk about the main characters of Celine and Bradley were top notch and the banter between them and their side characters was on an epic scale. I also loved the glossary at the front of the book that had me howling with laughter and it clearly showed that Talia was having a great time and I love that.

if you are expecting me to tell you more about the book then I am afraid to disappoint you by saying this will not happen. Instead I will tell you that I loved this book so much I bought it for my Kindle as Talia is an auto buy author for me. If Talia wrote a shopping list out I would read that too. Please can we have more books from this world maybe following other characters as it be sad if it was a standalone. You already know what star rating I am going to give yep 5 stars and I knew that after just reading the glossary that I was in for a great time and I did.

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