Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ARC Review: We Can Work It Out (Lonely Hearts #2) by Elizabeth Eulberg

Publisher: Point Imprint of Scholastic
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Source: Print ARC
Rating: 4 Stars

When Penny Lane started The Lonely Hearts Club, the goal was simple: to show that girls didn’t need to define themselves by how guys look at them, and didn’t have to value boyfriends over everything else. Penny thought she’d be an outcast for life…but then the club became far more popular than she ever imagined it would be.

But what happens when the girl who never thought she’d date a good guy suddenly finds herself dating a great one? She doesn’t need a boyfriend… but she wants it to work out with this particular boyfriend. And he wants it to work out with her.

Only, things keep getting in the way. Feelings keep getting hurt. Words keep getting misunderstood.

Penny Lane worked hard to declare her independence. Now she needs to figure out what to do with it — and how to balance what she wants with what everyone else wants. In We Can Work It Out, Elizabeth Eulberg returns to the world of her first novel, The Lonely Hearts Club, and gets to the heart of how hard relationships can be… and why they are sometimes worth all the drama and comedy they create.


Penny Lane is back again, only this time she's got her club and her sweet as candy boyfriend by her side. Balancing out the two is s bit troublesome though; much harder to do than Penny expected. 

When I first read The Lonely Hearts Club, I fell in love with the story as a whole. I wish that there was such club that existed because I believe there should be that kind of support amongst young girls and women everywhere. So obviously, I jumped at the opportunity to read the sequel. In We Can Work It Out, Penny needed a good hard slap! I understood that she had duties as the leader of her club but the way she treated Ryan was horrible! He was so patient and kind when Penny would put him second. And she did that a lot. 

Everything just kept getting in the way such as going to club meetings, sitting with the club at lunch, and even Valentine's Day has been taken over by, you guessed it, the club! That happened a lot throughout the book until Ryan can't take it anymore. I never totally blamed him either. As I stated before, Penny reallllllly grated on my nerves. I hated how indecisive she was. I love the girl and think
 she's great role model but sheesh, learn how to prioritize! 

I loved how in this book the club is expanding. Other schools around The Club's school have heard about them and want to know if they could start their own chapters. It gets to be huge and people all over the world want in on it. I think the club is great and for it to get that big, well that's just awesome!

 Even though I liked this book, the first one will always be my favorite. Eulberg fans won't want to miss out on this fun story!

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Love is all you need... or is it? Penny's about to find out in this wonderful debut.

Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating. So she vows: no more. It's a personal choice. . .and, of course, soon everyone wants to know about it. And a few other girls are inspired. A movement is born: The Lonely Hearts Club (named after the band from Sgt. Pepper). Penny is suddenly known for her nondating ways . . . which is too bad, because there's this certain boy she can't help but like. . . .
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About the Author:
The short and sweet version:
Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to college at Syracuse University and making a career in the New York City book biz. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Better Off Friends, and We Can Work it Out. She lives outside of Manhattan with her three guitars, two keyboards, and one drumstick.

To check out the long version, head over to my webpage: http://www.elizabetheulberg.com/bio/

Also, I'm not checking e-mails on my Goodreads, see my website for information on contacting me! http://www.elizabetheulberg.com/faq/


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