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About If I’m Being Honest

Mean Girls meets The Taming of the Shrew in this romantic follow-up to Always Never Yours

Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: b*tch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school–she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her brutal honesty. But when she slips up in front of her crush, Andrew, any affection he may have had for her quickly fades. To win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, much like Shakespeare’s infamous shrew, Katherine. If she makes amends with everyone she’s ever wronged, Andrew will have to take notice. Thus, Cameron begins her apology tour with Brendan, the guy whose social life she single-handedly destroyed. At first, Brendan isn’t so quick to forgive, but slowly he warms to her when they connect over a computer game he’s developing. To Cameron’s amazement, she actually enjoys hanging out with Brendan; he appreciates her honesty in a way Andrew never did, and she’s left wondering: maybe you shouldn’t have to compromise who you are for the kind of love you deserve.

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Taylor Swift’s LOVER is here and we’ve got your ultimate track match

She’s dropped the album, we’ve listened to it on REPEAT, just a few hundred times already and we’re READY: It’s your ultimate Taylor Swift Lover Album YA Book Track Match!   Track 1: I Forgot That You Existed Book Match: If I’m Being Honest Oh Cameron, she’s so blunt that her barbs come off as … Continued
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Read an excerpt of If I’m Being Honest

GREAT NEWS, EVERYONE! Emily & Austin of the #YAcouplegoals category are BACK and their new rom-com (with just a little bit of a Shakespearian twist) is hitting shelves in FOUR DAYS! So, we figure it’s only fair to share a sneak peek. Scroll down to read an excerpt of If I’m Being Honest! One “BITCH.” I … Continued
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BATTLE ROUND 4: March Movie Madness

It’s that time again! Get ready for BATTLE ROUND 4! Last round we saw beloved Netflix movies battle it out, leaving TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE as the last one standing. Today, it’s Emily Wibberley vs. Rachel Hawkins. That means 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU vs. THE PRINCESS DIARIES! How do you even choose?!   … Continued
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Reads for Romance Awareness Month!

It’s August, and you know what that means. It’s Romance Awareness Month! So, we’re celebrating with some of our top romantic reads, plus one bonus read!   8. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Boarding school? In Paris? Charming boy by the name of Étienne St. Clair? This irresistible will-they-won’t-they romance in which … Continued
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Cinnamon rolls to the rom-com front!

While we love writing unapologetic, unconventional girls—flirtatious, forward Megan and cutting Cameron—we don’t often discuss the other half of the romance equation in our YA rom-coms: the guys. We love our male leads, and we’re excited to unpack them in the context of important conversations in and outside YA on male stereotypes and masculinity.   … Continued
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Top 6 Swoony Summer Reads to Add to Your TBR

Summer may be a couple of months off still, but that just means it’s time to start on our Swoony Summer TBRs now! We can’t wait to fall in love with these 6 swoony summer reads. <3   1. Night Music by Jenn Marie Thorne The romance, the chemistry, THE MUSIC. This glance behind the … Continued
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COVER REVEAL: Time of Our Lives

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Are you ready? Are. You. READY?! In case you’re new here, Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka make up one of YA’s fav power couples. Wibbroka, if you will. They’ve co-written the swoony Always Never Yours, the irresistible If I’m Being Honest, and now, the we-can’t-wait-to-read Time of Our Lives. Not … Continued
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Books to #bookstagram this spring!

It’s that time of year again! And by that, we mean it’s finally not FREEZING so it’s time to go outside and take BOOK PICS! Speaking of which, we’ve been noticing some killer spring bookstagrammin’ going on so here are a few of our fav spring picks for pics!   If I’m Being Honest by … Continued
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People are recreating book covers and it’s amazing

So…we noticed something kind of great on Instagram today. First, let us catch you up: Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberley’s new rom-com If I’m Being Honest AND the paperback for Always Never Yours both came out today. And long story short people are recreating the covers and it’s AMAZING.   For instance, THIS Happy book birthday to one of … Continued
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Every book hitting shelves in April!

Dear April, we would just like to say thank you thank you thank you for all the new books.   4/2: Life Sucks by Michael Bennett and Sarah Bennet – A book for teens that shows readers that we all deal with crap in our lives and how to laugh at some of the things we … Continued
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