Title: Labeled Love
Series: Labeled Series #1
Author: Danielle Rocco
Genre: YA Romance
Release Date: August 6,2015
I was twelve years old when I met him. I guess you could say opposites attract. We didn’t know it then. Or maybe we did, but we didn’t care. It’s not easy growing up in Los Angeles. Well, for me it was. But, not for him.
I’m a Hollywood girl born and raised in the business.
I have everything I’ve ever needed
and only wanted him.
Is it possible to find your forever love when you’re thirteen? Maybe not for most, but I did.
I’m just a boy raised in the pits of Los Angeles.
I have nothing
and only ever wanted her.
It would only be her
It would only be him
Labels never defined us
But will they tear us apart
Super sweet read, I was surprised to hear this is a debut novel for this author – you definitely can’t tell because it’s great! This is one of those reads that you won’t be able to put down until you’ve reached the end. Jace is a boy who’s been dealt a crappy hand in life, his mom is worthless and his dad isn’t a part of his life. When Jace is 13 he goes to a community center where he meets Shay. Shay is pretty much the exact opposite of Jace, she has parents that adore her and have money so she’s been brought up with the best of everything. She’s a Tomboy and on her first day volunteering a the community center she joins a group of boys playing football and that’s how she meets Jace. She offers to teach him to play guitar and their relationship grows from there. They spend the next few years meeting weekly at the community center for guitar lessons until Shay gets her license and they’re able to be together even more.
I absolutely loved Jace and Shay, they’re so well written and so relatable. I also really enjoyed that the further the story progressed the more Contemporary the story became. The ending was killer though!
I’m giving this a 4 star instead of a 5 because I wanted a little less of their younger life and more of their older life but it’s still a great read that I recommend.
"One of my FAVORITE reads of the year and I don’t say that lightly. I love how this story begins at the "beginning" and we follow it all the way through in realistic and thought provoking way. The characters are easy to fall in love it. And yeah…" ~ My Book Boyfriend
"I am blown away this is Danielle's first book, she absolutely has an amazing talent and I feel privileged that I got to experience it. The emotions and the "feels" she brought out of me was extraordinary!" ~ Sugar Shack Book Blog
"I'm completely in AWE over the raw emotions these characters bring out in me. I'm not one to read YA Romances very often, but boy what I've been missing in a truly mesmerizing fairytale of love.. " ~ Goodreads Reviewer
I glance at him while twisting my lip up in amusement."She's the only one that makes me that way." He rolls his eyes at me, pushing me toward the girl that makes my hear beat. I can feel it the closer I get to her. As our eyes lock, she stands up and starts walking toward me. She looks so damn pretty. Long, dark, wavy hair, bright blue eyes, and the prettiest smile I've ever seen wraps her arms around me. It's comfort, it's familiar, and it's the best fucking feeling in the world.
Her embrace is all I need. Even over the smell of the fire, her intoxicating scent is around me, invading me to the point of surrender.
I don't want to let go of her...
I could try to think of a bunch of exciting things to say about myself, but really I'm just a Mom who has stayed home raising my four fabulous kids. How did I become a writer? Well, when you have a house full of teenagers and all their friends at the house all day, you find plenty of inspiration. I'm married to my junior high school love, who still swoons me just as much as when we were fourteen years old. I love to laugh, swoon, daydream, and watch scary movies. Spending time with my family and friends is my idea of a perfect day and getting lost in a book is part of my bliss. My debut novel Labeled Love is just the beginning of my writing journey. Happy reading!