Luca (Leaves of a Maple #4) by Haley Jenner

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Luca St. Kelly was a perfectly timed distraction. 
A temptation that quickly morphed into addiction. 
He’s closed off, and volatile. A self-proclaimed jerk... yet, I can’t seem to get enough. 
Hey... heartbreak... ‘sup old friend.....

Francesca Walker is certifiable. 
That’s one thing I’m sure of. That, and certain parts of my body really seem to like her.
Yeah... I know that too.
She strutted into my life, a complication I didn’t need but definitely wanted. 
I convinced myself I could handle her, problem is that measly organ beating in my chest, yeah, I didn’t quite factor him into the equation. 
Hey... heartbreak... f*ck you!! 

ellie’s $0.02:

Luca, Luca, Luca is finally here. His highly anticipated story is HERE. And brilliantly told by this Aussie author duo who never ever ever disappoints.

The scary thing was or is… Luca wasn’t planned to have a story. He just kinda earned one. We ALMOST DIDN’T EVEN HAVE LUCA!

So here we are. We finally have a Luca and Frankie (Francesca for those of you unfamiliar with the characters). Both destined to be single. Both destined to a life of one-nighters and no feelings. And would you believe they DO have feelings? For each other. Hope that wasn’t a spoiler.

A few parts you must read. The acknowledgments. Because. You just have to read them. Because I’m vain.

Second. Harry Potter lovers. You have a scene you’ll love. I mean, I think you will. Definitely made me smile and believe these authors are genius.

Third. Luca and Archer come to blows in this book. You feel it coming books ago, so I don’t feel like I’m spoiling it. But if you’re a fan of the whole gang of friends, you will probably love this scene too. Because of course Toby and Bennett have a running commentary of the fight.

It’s precious.

Fourth. The whole damn book. These two authors manage to pack their books full of all emotions and do it seamlessly. I finish a book and am always like “Whoa. I cried, I laughed, I was on the edge of my seat, I was angry, that was hot. What just happened.”

Mad talent. Beautiful writing. Brilliant story-telling.

Lastly, I’m impressed that I remembered all I wanted to point out. I think. I always have a list and freeze on the spot when someone asks me what I liked about something.

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