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
"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 love reading YA for many reasons. It cleanses my palette after reading so much Adult or NA. When I first came across this author on FB I was intrigued, then I saw her cover and I knew I had to read this book.
Shay and Jace fall for one another at a very young age. In this book I got to see their relationship blossom from their teens into adulthood. The way Jace protects and adores her is phenomenal. I love the fact that this kid is from the wrong side of the tracks, his mother is a junky and yet he is the complete opposite. He is caring, loving and protective. Upon meeting Shay you see how they click and as kids before all the BS of the world taints people's perspectives this is exactly how we all saw the world and I loved that.
The first 75% of this book, was really sweet almost too sweet for me to the point that I had to stop reading for a bit, I realized in that though that this is exactly how kids would see a relationship, sugary sweet. Even still Jace was amazing, he never wanted Shay to see how he grew up or where, he wanted to shield her from all that ugliness which I thought was cute. The last 25% was whoa! I was like YES and you all know I'm all about angst and drama. Not in real life but in books it's good so when I hit this certain spot I couldn't read fast enough.
Danielle took me on an unexpected ride at the end one which is still stuck with me even weeks later. Yes the first 75% was a bit too sweet but once I got over that I really enjoyed this story. The last 25% was beyond amazing. I really enjoyed watching Shay and Jace grow in their lives and this relationship. Love doesn't know boundaries, it doesn't care about the neighborhood you are from. Love can overcome if you are willing to be open to it. That is what I took away from this book!!
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!