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About If I’m Being Honest

“This delightfully feminist rom-com has characters that feel like friends and will surely appeal to fans of Sarah Dessen.”–Buzzfeed

Cameron Bright is gorgeous, popular, and–according to her classmates–a total b*tch. But when her crush, Andrew, catches a glimpse of her cruelty up close, it’s enough to drive him away for good. To win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, like Shakespeare’s shrew, Katherine. If she can make amends to those she’s wronged, Andrew will have to take notice. Cameron’s apology tour begins 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 enjoys hanging out with Brendan, who views her honesty as an asset, and she wonders: maybe you don’t have to compromise who you are for the kind of love you deserve.

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A book lover’s holiday gift guide!

Presenting: the holiday gift guide you should give to the friends & family of all book lovers.   If your reader loves FANTASY… Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an … 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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Harry Styles’s FINE LINE is here and we’ve got your ultimate track match!

IT’S FINALLY HERE! Harry dropped the album. And you bet we’ve had it on repeat ever since. And guess what? WE’RE READY. It’s time for your ultimate Harry Styles FINE LINE Album YA Book Track Match!     Track 1: Golden Book Match: A Reaper at the Gates *spoilers on this one* Well, if this just doesn’t make you think … 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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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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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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