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Blog Tour with Review – Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson

Blog Tour with Review – Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid PaulsonWhy I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson
on June 6th 2017
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 287
Source: Chapter by Chapter

I received this book for free from Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Per her 537 rules, Harper Campbell keeps her life tidy—academically and socially. But the moment Sterling Lane transfers into her tiny boarding school, her twin brother gets swept up in Sterling’s pranks and schemes and nearly gets expelled. Harper knows it’s Sterling’s fault, and to protect her brother, she vows to take him down. As she exposes his endless school violations, he keeps striking back, framing her for his own infractions. Worst of all, he’s charmed the administration into thinking he’s harmless, and only Harper sees him for the troublemaker he absolutely is.
As she breaks rule after precious rule in her battle of wits against Sterling and tension between them hits a boiling point, she’s horrified to discover that perhaps the two of them aren’t so different. And maybe she doesn't entirely hate him after all. Teaming up with Sterling to save her brother might be the only way to keep from breaking the most important rule—protecting Cole.

Harper Campbell lives her life by 537 rules. Rules she started living by when her mother passed away. She uses these rules to make sense of life. In comes, Sterling Lane stirring up trouble and bringing Harper’s twin brother with him. Harper will stop at nothing to keep her brother safe. This turns into a feud of pranks. The strongest person will survive that is until Harper needs Sterling’s help. Her brother is in more trouble than she realized and Sterling is the only one that can help. She has to learn to trust someone she hates.

In ” an Oyster Shell –  It’s a provocative relationship between Harper and Sterling that keeps life interesting.

The Pearls – The rules of Harper life make it an interesting one. It’s super rigid and ripe for someone to come stir things up like Sterling. Sterling does just that and it makes for an entertaining read.

The characters were strong and distinctive. Harper was a league all on her own. She was a well-developed character with lots of quirks to make her memorable. Sterling was good bad boy. Kept things interesting all the time.

The romance was intriguing. It really was a love hate relationship. It was a push and pull until it went all the way. It was a really fun part of the book. It was interwoven into the story beautifully so it didn’t take over but was a nice addition.

The Sand – Harper was a bit rigid as a character.

3.5 Pearls!

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About Ingrid Paulson

Ingrid Paulson does not, in fact, loathe anyone. Although the snarky sense of humor and verbal barbs in Why I Loathe Sterling Lane might suggest otherwise (and shock those who think they know her best).

Ingrid lives in San Francisco with her husband and children and enjoys long-distance running, eavesdropping, and watching science documentaries. She has always loved books and writing short stories, but was surprised one day to discover the story she was working on wasn’t so short any more. Valkyrie Rising, a paranormal girl power story was Ingrid’s first novel. Expect another humorous contemporary romance to join the list soon.

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