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DNF 34% I had a pretty lengthy internal battle with myself while reading Calling California.I wanted to like it I wanted to fall in love with the premise of the story I wanted to rate it 4 or 5 stars Alas, I could not do any of the above.You have a pretty strong idea as to where this happenstance relationship will go from the very beginning of the story.I could not connect with Griffen, nor Cali Calista, Cal, California, etc etc etc Griffen like many other stories I ve read, it s alwa DNF 34% I had a pretty lengthy internal battle with myself while reading Calling California.I wanted to like it I wanted to fall in love with the premise of the story I wanted to rate it 4 or 5 stars Alas, I could not do any of the above.You have a pretty strong idea as to where this happenstance relationship will go from the very beginning of the story.I could not connect with Griffen, nor Cali Calista, Cal, California, etc etc etc Griffen like many other stories I ve read, it s always a little frightening when a guy who is a self proclaimed skirt chaser all of the sudden sees this one girl who makes him want to be with just her instantenously It s a little unrealistic.I possibly could ve liked himbut there was something that came off a big wuss ish yeah, probably not a word but whatever and I couldn t get down with it His intentions were genuine and he meant well from what I ve read so far, but there was still something really missing that made me look the other way.Cali Calista, Cal, California, etc etc etc I think she ruined the story for me Pity Party table for one Every other page was a woe is me diatribe of her growing up poor throwing it in the face of anyone who even attempted to do something nice or normal for her And how much she dislikes rich people And how she felt inferior if she couldn t pay for a damn cup of coffee I mean, really I get it this is a realistic issue I will never judge that But, in the case of this fictional story, it was a bit much Every Other Page.I, personally, saw NOTHING that would attract this girl to me from Griffen s POV I really just didn t get it Couldn t connect And unfortunatley, didn t want to.Maybe Griffen got to loosen up the pity train a bit Maybe he didn t I will never find out this girl affects me big time And I m not sure if that s a good thing or not I ve developed butterflies, and I think, what fucking guy gets butterflies Great book Great premise Great ending As I was nearing the end and a resolution didn t seem to be coming, I thought that Calling California was going to end as a dreaded cliffhanger, but luckily it was not The story is told from the points of view of the two main characters, Calista Cali and Griffin Cali is poor Always has been this girl affects me big time And I m not sure if that s a good thing or not I ve developed butterflies, and I think, what fucking guy gets butterflies Great book Great premise Great ending As I was nearing the end and a resolution didn t seem to be coming, I thought that Calling California was going to end as a dreaded cliffhanger, but luckily it was not The story is told from the points of view of the two main characters, Calista Cali and Griffin Cali is poor Always has been Some Christmases she didn t even get a present from Santa Her parents worked hard to keep a roof over her head and they were too proud to ever take a handout from anyone They would rather work 80 hours a week than ask or take any help from someone She lives in a world where all of her clothes and many of her possessions come from a second hand store and buying a perfume or lotion is frivolous Griffin is a rich boy He never wanted for anything and if he did, he would get it just by asking his parents But he is humble about the money He doesn t rub it into anyone s face or brag about it He doesn t act or dress like a guy with money He is just Griffin After two hours pass by, I realize how pathetic I am waiting on a girl I just met Never in my whole twenty one years have I ever done this But I can t help it There s just something about her I could easily say it s her beautiful dark gray eyes, or thick, curly, nearly black hair It could be easy to say it s her ample breasts or long as hell sexy legs Or that beautiful, sensual, genuine smile of hers But it sthan that Something from deep inside her is calling out to me It s almost as if I can hear her soul And it s telling me she s perfect for me.Cali s dad is dying and life just genuinely sucks for her She doesn t know a life without struggle For the last two years, she has been working full time at a bank to save up enough to start going to college Her mom works two jobs just to attempt to keep food on the table because Cali s father is too sick to work Her entire life is a mess and she is having a hard time dealing with it all I m sorry, Daddy, that you re sick I m sorry, Daddy, that I avoid you I m sorry, Daddy, that I don t know how to talk to you any Or how to accept this Or even how to deal with it I m so sorry, Daddy, that I can t stop you from dying Cali has trust issues and is not sure if she should let Griffin in She feels inferior because of his wealth and doesn t want to own anyone anything She doesn t understand his world and doesn t think that she is good enough for him You have all thisthis pride and determination andand self respect That comes from a lifetime of learning to survive and learning that though life isn t fair, it s worth living You re beautiful, Calista Your soulthere s beauty in your soul, and it shines in your eyes In everything you touch Andand And CalistaI want to belike you More beautiful This book takes a turn that I didn t see coming I had a holy shit moment when the ball dropped Cali and Griffin grew up so much, and they learned so much about themselves and the world around them They are both so selfless and giving There love is a beautiful love A forever love I m not sure where his heartbeat starts and where mine ends But it doesn t matter Because within moments, they are beating together Rhythmically In sync Harmonizing while our tongues envelop each other s And though this is just a kiss, it s not only a kiss It s a declaration Our declaration Announcing the love that we so deeply feel for one another I started this book thinking of only reading a few pages and leaving the rest for the weekend, but I couldn t put it down once I started it Cali and Griffin are both at the same college, but they couldn t come fromdifferent backgrounds Cali comes from a poor family, and grew up was nothingthan a fight for survival The opening chapter depicts this so well it will break your heart I know it broke mine Griffin had a privileged upbringing, but he s very down to earth and sweet Both I started this book thinking of only reading a few pages and leaving the rest for the weekend, but I couldn t put it down once I started it Cali and Griffin are both at the same college, but they couldn t come fromdifferent backgrounds Cali comes from a poor family, and grew up was nothingthan a fight for survival The opening chapter depicts this so well it will break your heart I know it broke mine Griffin had a privileged upbringing, but he s very down to earth and sweet Both characters felt just SO real I instantly connected with them, and enjoyed seeing their love story unfold gradually Both of them grew as people throughout the book and learned a lot from each other I don t want to get into the detail of the plot because I don t want to rob you of the joy of experiencing it yourself But I will say this Cali and Griffin pull you in, keep you with them on their ride and never let you go I enjoyed every minute of it When it finished, I found myself wantingbecause I didn t want to let go of the characters The writing is BEAUTIFUL It s evocative and emotional and the best I ve read in quite some time It just flows naturally, with a hint of delicious lyricism To be honest, it captivated me just as much as the characters Read it, I promise you will enjoy it And maybe it will be for you the same thing it is for me the best NA romance I ve read this year Cali may be a poor person but she has a lot of pride She is going to school, working to help her family financially and help with her father who is dying She doesn t want pity or a handout and won t take them When she sees Griffin she is immediately attracted to him When Griffin meets Cali in a bank he knows she isn t like anyone he has met before She seems like an amazing girl who is very nice and giving, not to mention hot While he has been a player before Cali makes him forget everythin Cali may be a poor person but she has a lot of pride She is going to school, working to help her family financially and help with her father who is dying She doesn t want pity or a handout and won t take them When she sees Griffin she is immediately attracted to him When Griffin meets Cali in a bank he knows she isn t like anyone he has met before She seems like an amazing girl who is very nice and giving, not to mention hot While he has been a player before Cali makes him forget everything else but wanting to be with her The only problem is he is rich and she hates rich people He has to tell her soon he is rich and hope it doesn t tear them apart Another problem soon arises and this one may be the one to push Cali away forever.Cali is in some ways hard to describe She is the girl who would give you her last dollar if you needed it She gives up a lot to help her family She doesn t like rich people or handouts She can be caring at times She feels guilty sometimes about her family and wanting things to be better She is also very prideful Her pride is one thing that will leave you at times wanting to shake her She doesn t know when to stop it While it is good to have some pride at times she takes it to far She is also one who will hold a grudge What makes her great is she isn t perfect and has faults Griffin is the boy you dream of finding or hope you can call friend He may be rich but he really doesn t seem to flaunt it Yes he has nice clothes, stuff, cars and could have anything he wants but he also would help anyone he can He is sweet, caring and very sexy He likes working on cars, has plans for his future and doesn t like to hurt anyone in any way especially Cali Even when pushed he will not hardly give up I really loved both these characters as they seem perfect together and the whole book you keep hoping they end up together.This book will bring you through many emotions You can expect to feel love for the characters, hate at times, sorrow, excitement and so muchFrom the first scene I fell in love with a sweet little boy and a girl with nothing, after that I knew this was going to be a great book I don t know if the author has ever had someone close to them die but she does an amazing job showing how someone may feel Cali tries in some ways to put a wall up from her dad because she knows he is dying I know all about that wall You want to help them in any way but you also want to put distance between them so you think it won t hurt as bad when it happens She also does a great job showing both sides of the rich and poor I have never been rich and probably never will I also haven t been as poor as Cali I did grow up with parents who would help anyone and give you their last dollar if you needed it Both main characters really have this quality even being from different worlds Cali at times had me so mad I wondered if I hated this girl, but theI read I saw it really wasn t her fault She has a lot going on and has been taught certain things her while life it just made her who she is I don t really think there was a time in the book I didn t love Griffin He was just so amazing This isn t just a book about two people from different worlds There isto their story you just have to read and see There is a few twist and turns just waiting for you I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone Cali Parker is poor She has a lot on her plate her father is dying, she s working to help pay the rent, and she s two years behind in collegeGriffin Brooks is rich He has not a care in the world he s acing his engineering courses, his hobby is restoring his fifty thousand dollar classic car, and he has a different girl on his arm every weekWhen Cali sees Griffin on her first day of class, she s immediately smitten and thinks she s found the perfect guy When Griffin sees Cali at the bank, he immediately forgets the blonde he was with that morning Then they meet, and their worlds collideCali doesn t belong in Griffin s world, and he doesn t understand hers But just when Griffin convinces Cali that their two different worlds can blend, a secret is revealed that tears them apartIs their love strong enough to bring them back together, or will their worlds drift further apart ➲ Martha Anns Quilt for Queen Victoria Read ➺ Author Kyra E. 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Tyler ✽ – Lavons.co.uk and she s two years behind in collegeGriffin Brooks is rich He has not a care in the world he s acing his engineering courses ❰Ebook❯ ➧ Kate Vernon Author Mrs. Alexander – Lavons.co.uk his hobby is restoring his fifty thousand dollar classic car ❰EPUB❯ ✺ Sing, Unburied, Sing Author Jesmyn Ward – Lavons.co.uk and he has a different girl on his arm every weekWhen Cali sees Griffin on her first day of class ➶ [Lesening] ➸ I Am Football: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Nach Zlatan Ibrahimovic ➫ – Lavons.co.uk she s immediately smitten and thinks she s found the perfect guy When Griffin sees Cali at the bank ❰BOOKS❯ ⚦ The Overstory Author Richard Powers – Lavons.co.uk he immediately forgets the blonde he was with that morning Then they meet [Read] ➺ Frankissstein ➶ Jeanette Winterson – Lavons.co.uk and their worlds collideCali doesn t belong in Griffin s world ❧ [KINDLE] ❀ Waar die son omdraai By Vita du Preez ➠ – Lavons.co.uk and he doesn t understand hers But just when Griffin convinces Cali that their two different worlds can blend [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito By Erle Stanley Gardner – Lavons.co.uk a secret is revealed that tears them apartIs their love strong enough to bring them back together ✮ Fit And Superfit Books ✰ Author Laurie Plumridge – Lavons.co.uk or will their worlds drift further apart 3.5 starsCalista Cali Parker is a very proud but poor young woman who works hard to finish college, help her mom to pay their bills and to take care of her dying dad Griffin on the other hand grew up in a rich household where all his needs and wants are met Griffin is a notorious player and loves classic cars Cali and Griffin s lives intersect in college where they both attend They had an instant attraction on their first meeting Little did they know that they already share a connection i 3.5 starsCalista Cali Parker is a very proud but poor young woman who works hard to finish college, help her mom to pay their bills and to take care of her dying dad Griffin on the other hand grew up in a rich household where all his needs and wants are met Griffin is a notorious player and loves classic cars Cali and Griffin s lives intersect in college where they both attend They had an instant attraction on their first meeting Little did they know that they already share a connection in the past that neither had forgotten Despite their differences the two tries to make their worlds unite, so that they can be together However, there are family secrets that could threaten their happy ending.I have read a lot of NA novels and Calling California has the right formula under it s genre angst, romance, drama, crude language and sex I liked the writing style and the his her POV Also, I think the flashback in the first chapter was a nice touch I totally fell for the gameboy story, it was cute and sweet Reading Calling California is like watching a soap opera, it could be frustrating and emotional but despite the characters faults, you ll find yourself rooting for them anyway.Speaking of characters, let s talk about the heroine Cali I like Cali s determination and will to succeed She s also a hard worker and understands the value of giving However, Cali is too damn proud I understand where she s coming from I have the same issues about accepting gifts if there is no special occasion and someone is giving me a gift, it makes me feel uneasy and a little suspicious It s hard to explain, but like Cali, I feel like I owe them if I accept the gift I hate owing people anything I only ask favors from people I m really close to family, immediate relatives, best friends , I have zero debts, I don t even have a credit card LOL However, if I needed anything, I m not too proud to ask for help I was really annoyed with Cali and Cali s mom for turning down help when they were thrown out of their house.Then there s Griffin, the perfect hero He s too good to be true He s rich, handsome, smart, gentleman and he changed overnight from being a player to a one woman man Whatcan you ask for The guy could sweep you off your feet He s like the Richard Gere to Cali s Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, minus the hooker part who can provide and save her from her financial problems But our girl Cali didn t want help from anyone, poor Griffin Still, I liked the fact that Griffin was willing to do anything to help Cali even though Cali is refusing it so, he did it underhandedly.This is my first J P Grider book and I must say that it was a pretty entertaining read I wasn t very convinced with the romance because i m not a huge of insta love stories but what made this work is the drama Cali s life is rife with drama and I couldn t stop myself from turning the pages quickly The story is gripping and emotional I m looking forward to read the next book in the series Midnight Fairy This book was cute It had all the right elements, a rich guy who fell in love with a poor girl who was independent and wouldn t accept help from anyone I thought Cali was a little too hung up on money at times that I found myself saying alright I get it your poor and you hate people that aren t I thought they fell in love a little too fast for Griffin to do anything for her, even sell his prized car And the fact that the car brought in enough money to pay back rent and her college tuition wa This book was cute It had all the right elements, a rich guy who fell in love with a poor girl who was independent and wouldn t accept help from anyone I thought Cali was a little too hung up on money at times that I found myself saying alright I get it your poor and you hate people that aren t I thought they fell in love a little too fast for Griffin to do anything for her, even sell his prized car And the fact that the car brought in enough money to pay back rent and her college tuition was a little far fetched for me to wrap my head around I otherwise liked the book When I first started reading Calling California, I thought oh brother, not another one of these books but then I turned the page and kept on reading and I found that I could not put this book down The back of the book did not prepare me for the feelings that I felt while reading this book Cali s feelings on her dying father broke my heart because it was so easy to call her a brat, I also saw why and I empathized with her and saw myself in her reactions and the guilt oh the guilt she ha When I first started reading Calling California, I thought oh brother, not another one of these books but then I turned the page and kept on reading and I found that I could not put this book down The back of the book did not prepare me for the feelings that I felt while reading this book Cali s feelings on her dying father broke my heart because it was so easy to call her a brat, I also saw why and I empathized with her and saw myself in her reactions and the guilt oh the guilt she had it and so do I Then all the secrets that I didn t see coming holy crap I don t know if I would have forgiven her mother so easily or Griff s father who was NOT a good person he was a terrible, greedy man I need a book all on its own of him getting his frigging comeuppance what a pig Now I wasn t a huge fan of Cali regardless of the fact that I sympathized with her wholeheartedly when it concerned her father but other than that she was a pain I couldn t stand her Griff was too good for her talk about a stand up guy and she put him through the wringer REPEATEDLY for no reason at all except that she came from two rather selfish people and in the end that was who she was Not selfish in a materialistic way but in an emotional way they only thought of themxelves first and everyone else can just get over it until they were feeling generous ugh anyway this book is so worth the read it was well written with a layers and levels within the plot and storyline that will completely blindside you A fantastic book in general It had a great premise It had a really interesting ending I was nervous about this book at first because normally I am not a romance fan but this one might have changed me I found the characters to be well developed, the plot to have many good twists, and it was a little cheesy Which surprisingly I really liked The story is told from the points of view of the two main characters, Calista Cali and Griffin I really enjoyed both points of view The first main ch A fantastic book in general It had a great premise It had a really interesting ending I was nervous about this book at first because normally I am not a romance fan but this one might have changed me I found the characters to be well developed, the plot to have many good twists, and it was a little cheesy Which surprisingly I really liked The story is told from the points of view of the two main characters, Calista Cali and Griffin I really enjoyed both points of view The first main character is Cali, who is poor, like really dirt poor Always has been, like some Christmases she didn t even get a present from Santa Her parents worked hard to afford everything they could Every day working to just keep a roof over their heads They didn t take any handouts or benefits They worked sometimes up to eighty hours a week Everything she has comes from second hand shops Everything she has was as cheap as possible She doesn t by anything frivolous and is great with money Even lotion is too much for her liking Then we have the rich boy Griffin He has never wanted for anything Everything he ever wanted was bought by his parents Don t get me wrong though, he is super humble about everything he has He isn t a jerk flaunting his money everywhere, no rubbing it in or bragging Which was a pleasant surprise and completely different than the rich boy trope After two hours pass by, I realize how pathetic I am waiting on a girl I just met Never in my whole twenty one years have I ever done this But I can t help it There s just something about her I could easily say it s her beautiful dark gray eyes, or thick, curly, nearly black hair It could be easy to say it s her ample breasts or long as hell sexy legs Or that beautiful, sensual, genuine smile of hers But it sthan that Something from deep inside her is calling out to me It s almost as if I can hear her soul And it s telling me she s perfect for me Everything about Cali s life is a struggle Her father is dying and genuinely life isn t going her way Basically for the last few years she has been busting her bottom working full time at a bank to save money She has dreams of going to college Her entire life is a mess and she is just trying to stay afloat I genuinely connected with her story life Life has been a huge struggle for me and I can say I have felt some of the things she did I loved the following quote about her dad I m sorry, Daddy, that you re sick I m sorry, Daddy, that I avoid you I m sorry, Daddy, that I don t know how to talk to you any Or how to accept this Or even how to deal with it I m so sorry, Daddy, that I can t stop you from dying She has major trust issues Which is excepted from someone with Cali s background When she meets Griffin she feels inferior due to his wealth She doesn t know if she can let him in, or if things can work due to the financial differences in their lives Also, she doesn t want to own anyone anything She doesn t believe she is good enough, or worth enough for him The truth is that she is everything he needs andthis girl affects me big time And I m not sure if that s a good thing or not I ve developed butterflies, and I think, what fucking guy gets butterflies This book had a plot twist I honestly didn t see coming It was crazy good and had me wantingit was a fantastic turn of events I felt the characters change and grow in ways I have not seen in other books I felt like their love was genuine and real I felt it might even be true love I was so thankful this book didn t rush into instant love.Overall I really did enjoy the read Disclaimer I received a copy of Calling California in exchange for an honest review from Lola Tours FREE ontoday 7 30 2018 Blurb Cali Parker is poor She has a lot on her plate her father is dying, she s working to help pay the rent, and she s two years behind in college.Griffin Brooks is rich He has not a care in the world he s acing his engineering courses, his hobby is restoring his fifty thousand dollar classic car, and he has a different girl on his arm every week.When Cali sees Griffin on her first day of class, she s immediately smitten and thinks she s found the perfec FREE ontoday 7 30 2018 Blurb Cali Parker is poor She has a lot on her plate her father is dying, she s working to help pay the rent, and she s two years behind in college.Griffin Brooks is rich He has not a care in the world he s acing his engineering courses, his hobby is restoring his fifty thousand dollar classic car, and he has a different girl on his arm every week.When Cali sees Griffin on her first day of class, she s immediately smitten and thinks she s found the perfect guy When Griffin sees Cali at the bank, he immediately forgets the blonde he was with that morning Then they meet, and their worlds collide.Cali doesn t belong in Griffin s world, and he doesn t understand hers But just when Griffin convinces Cali that their two different worlds can blend, a secret is revealed that tears them apart.Is their love strong enough to bring them back together, or will their worlds drift further apart Calling California


About the Author: J.P. Grider

J.P Grider is a New Adult and Young Adult author who is a sucker for a good love story whether it s reading one or writing one And when she s not reading or writing a fairy tale, she s living one.


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